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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Eric Decker hopes to play another starring role in the Denver Broncos' hurry-up offense.
As for stealing the spotlight in an upcoming reality TV series with his wife, country singer Jessie James, well, that's her stage. He'll just stick to what he does best - catching passes from Peyton Manning.
Decker is coming off a season in which he caught 85 passes for 1,064 yards and 13 TDs. Those numbers figure to go down this season, with the addition of Wes Welker and the emergence of Demaryius Thomas.
Not that Decker is too concerned, even if he's in the last season of his contract. With Manning running the show, there will be plenty of passes to go around for this version of the Broncos' ''Three Amigos.''
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The Denver Broncos were able to lure former Colt Ryan Lilja out of retirement to play center with his old teammate Peyton Manning, the team announced Wednesday.
Lilja played guard while with Manning from 2004-2009, and is familiar with QB Peyton Manning's line calls. Manning probably would've preferred Jeff Saturday, but he'll settle for Lilja.
Before his retirement...
The beginning of NFL Training Camps means rookie hazing season, and the Denver Broncos are already in prime form when it comes to making their first-year players look foolish. Here’s a picture of rookie safety Ross Rasner transporting his teammates’ pads and helmets during practice.
Well, uh….we think it’s Rasner. As you can see, it’s pretty hard to tell.
We reported earlier that Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was carted off the practice field today.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a high ankle sprain.
Some relief in Denver. From a Broncos source, Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a high ankle sprain.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 31, 2013
High ankle sprains...
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Training camp looks to be all smiles, even with a few injuries, for the Denver Broncos and their fans. Check out this short clip from Wednesday when the fans checking out training camp partook in some team stretching drills. Pretty cool. [Denver Post], via Traina Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Somebody has to run the ball for the Broncos right? It’s no secret that Denver’s offense is going to be pass heavy, but they still have to have someone to take the handoffs from Peyton Manning to keep opposing defenses guessing. As far as your draft goes, Hillman could be a sneaky pick-up for your team and here’s why.Last year when Willis McGahee went down with a knee injury...
According to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post, Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left the practice field via a cart on Wednesday. Rodgers-Cromartie suffered an injury to his left knee or ankle.
According to Lindsey Jones of USA TODAY Sports, Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was carted off the practice field today.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie driven off the field. Put no weight on left leg as he was helped into locker room. #Broncos
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) July 31, 2013
Rodgers-Cromartie has had a very good camp so far. It would be a shame...
The Broncos were on an 11-game winning streak last season going into the playoffs, but saw it come to a screeching halt with a home playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. What happened? You can blame Rahim Moore for one of the most boneheaded defensive plays of the season, but the Broncos also had two special teams touchdowns to help them. From a pure offense vs. defense...
(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It happens to so many of the great cornerbacks and Champ Bailey knows it will happen to him, too.
Entering his 15th year in the NFL and still in search of the Super Bowl title that is the only piece missing from a Hall of Fame-bound career, Bailey knows the move from cornerback to safety is inevitable for...
When Denver Broncos center Dan Koppen was carted off the field with a torn ACL at Sunday's practice, it put the team in desperation mode to find a replacement center. In fact they are so desperate that they have reached out to offensive lineman Ryan Lilja who just announced his retirement at the end of the 2012 season about the possibility of coming out of retirement.
The Broncos haven't been having a great run lately either with potential suspensions (Von Miller) or major injuries (center Dan Koppen most notably). And they might have taken another hit Wednesday with cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie being carted off the field after suffering what appears to be a leg injury.
According to Lindsay Jones of USA Today the cornerback "...
Hopefully, nothing too serious, but we will updated when we have more details.
BREAKING: Broncos CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie carted off field with leg injury.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 31, 2013
If Peyton Manning has his way he may be get to take snaps from his former Colts teammate afterall. While Jeff Saturday has no plans to unretire, the same may not be true for Ryan Lilja.
The Broncos have offered Lilja, 31, a contract in hoping to bring him out of possible retirement, reports the Denver Post. Lilja had previously discussed a comeback attempt with the Kansas City Chiefs...
Ryan Lilja will step out of retirement to reunite with Peyton Manning.
The veteran offensive lineman agreed to terms Wednesday with the Denver Broncos, who are desperate for a starting center following a season ending knee injury to Dan Koppen.
Lilja, who turns 32 in October, has quite a bit of familiarity with Manning after playing guard for six seasons in Indianapolis.
Ryan Lilja and Peyton Manning go way back.
They were teammates for six years with the Indianapolis Colts. They won a Super Bowl together in 2006.
As of now Lilja is retired a little earlier than most offensive linemen at 31 years old. That's what the last three years with the Kansas City Chiefs will do to a guy.
The Broncos though are trying to make Lilja and Manning teammates...