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In the wake of D.J. Williams‘ looming suspension(s), the Denver Broncos must plug-in several players to fill the void at linebacker.  In addition to special teams ace Wesley Woodyard, the Broncos will be giving increased workloads to a pair of young linebackers. Youngsters Nate Irving (drafted 67th overall last year) and Danny Trevathan (drafted 188th overall [...]

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Published on 08/17/2012 at Fri Aug 17 12:30.   4 Comments
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The Denver Broncos‘ first depth chart of 2012 has been released. It’s more or less as expected based on our observations from camp, but here are a few items of note. BROCK AT #3 QB I wrote not an hour ago that I expected the backup quarterback order to be Caleb Hanie, Brock Osweiler, then [...]

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Published on 08/06/2012 at Mon Aug 06 11:26.   9 Comments
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“This is a little different,” Ring of Famer Karl Mecklenburg, a special guest of the Denver Broncos, said after practice today. “The idea that they got a day off coming up, and these one-a-days instead of two-a-days. It was nothing like that when I was playing.” Indeed, Sunday was the fourth day of the Broncos’ [...]

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Published on 07/29/2012 at Sun Jul 29 19:22.   10 Comments
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1. The Denver Broncos will kickoff training camp on Thursday (full schedule) and three of their five 2011 team captains will be returning this summer. Head Coach John Fox is expected to announce the 2012 captains shortly before the regular season. The team’s Week 1 captains last season were Kyle Orton, Champ Bailey, Wesley Woodyard, Chris [...]

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Published on 07/22/2012 at Sun Jul 22 07:30.   4 Comments
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The NFL’s 2012 supplemental draft was held last week.  The Cleveland Browns were the only team that selected a player — using a 2nd round selection on wide receiver Josh Gordon. Carson-Newman linebacker Larry Lumpkin signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent.  The Denver Broncos had shown interest in Lumpkin. Rookies Brock Osweiler [...]

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Published on 07/15/2012 at Sun Jul 15 08:00.   1 Comment
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The Denver Broncos and kicker Matt Prater agreed on a four-year deal Monday.  Terms of the deal are now available. Prater’s deal is worth $13 million — including a $3 million signing bonus, according to The Denver Post.  That’s $3.25 million per season for those doing the math at home. With a new deal, Prater [...]

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Published on 07/02/2012 at Mon Jul 02 14:40.   16 Comments
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This offseason, we’re going to do a Speak Up series looking at each position (o-line, d-line, etc).  Today, we’re looking at the linebackers. We want to know who you think should be the three main linebackers in the Denver Broncos‘ 4-3 defense this season.  Who should play base, who should play nickel? Returning:  MLB Joe [...]

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Published on 06/28/2012 at Thu Jun 28 10:00.   27 Comments
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Remind me to never get on Joe May‘s bad side.  Otherwise, I could end up looking like the Chiefs’ Tony Moeaki. Chiseled Broncos’ middle linebacker Joe Mays has a 250-pound frame and the reputation of being a “thumper,” entering his third season in Denver, and he has a message for the rest of the NFL. “We’re going [...]

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Published on 06/14/2012 at Thu Jun 14 23:13.   1 Comment
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On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos traded cornerback Cassius Vaughn to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for fullback Chris Gronkowski. According to Mike Klis, it was the first trade executed by Matt Russell, the team’s new Director of Player Personnel. That presumably means that Russell has essentially taken over duties which were held by former General Manager [...]

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Published on 05/26/2012 at Sat May 26 09:30.   20 Comments
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Good ol’ No. 6 is coming back to Denver’s quarterbacking corps.  Rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler, who was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, has chosen to wear jersey No. 6 this season. The newest Broncos were assigned their numbers recently and the team announced it on Monday.  [...]

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Published on 05/07/2012 at Mon May 07 10:11.   15 Comments
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