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The decision has been made: Brady Quinn will start at quarterback for the Kansas City when the Chiefs host the Broncos this weekend.
“I like his leadership qualities,” Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel told DenverBroncos.com. “He has experience with a couple different teams and he’s seen a couple different things. I think that will bode well for him.”
Quinn has a unique history with the Broncos. His first career start came against the Broncos in 2008, when Jay Cutler led the Broncos to a 34-30 win over the Browns in Cleveland.
A year later, Quinn faced the Broncos again, losing 27-6 in Denver. During the loss, Quinn was sacked four times by Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil.
The next offseason, Quinn was traded to the Broncos to compete with Kyle Orton to win the Broncos’ starting gig. Quinn ultimately lost the job to Orton and eventually backed up Tim Tebow through the 2011 season. Through two seasons in Denver, Quinn never played a down.
“I haven’t had as many opportunities in six seasons as some guys get in one season. Any opportunity for me to play is good. I’m always learning, always trying to get better,” said Quinn.
One year removed from leaving Denver, Quinn is preparing for his third career start against the Broncos. Denver’s defense, led by pass rushers Von Miller and Dumervil, will be looking to make Quinn 0-3 against his former teammates.
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Brady Quinn is getting another shot on the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback merry-go-round.
Coach Romeo Crennel announced Wednesday that Quinn will start Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, regaining the job he lost when he sustained a concussion against Oakland.
Quinn was cleared to play last week against Cincinnati and came on in the second half for the ineffective...
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For the first time since October, both cornerback Tracy Porter and offensive guard Chris Kuper could be out on the field on Sunday.
When the Broncos take on the Chiefs this weekend, Porter (illness) and Kuper (ankle) should be able to play.
Both players fully participated in practice throughout week and Porter was cleared to play on...
On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos placed running back Willis McGahee on injured reserve, the team announced via Twitter.
Per CBA rules, the Broncos placed McGahee on IR with a designation for return, meaning he may be able to play again this season. In six weeks from today, McGahee will be allowed to practice with the team again—he will be allowed to play again in eight weeks...
Last week: 31 (+0)
I used to think the Chiefs were better than the Jaguars, but I don’t really think there’s any difference between the two now that Brady Quinn is going to be the Chiefs’ starting quarterback; in fact, the Jaguars might even be better if Chad Henne can establish himself as clearly better than Gabbert (he had a great game last week, but he’s known...
Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Dwayne Bowe (head/back)
and Jonathan Baldwin (head/neck) were among the players that were able to fully
practice yesterday, while offensive linemen Brandon Albert (back) and Ryan
Lilja (knee) didn’t participate once again.
Bowe was able to suit up for last weekend’s matchup against
the Cincinnati Bengals, but he exited to game due to injury...
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On Wednesday, the NFL announced that Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Against the Chargers on Sunday, Miller notched six tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in Denver’s 30-23 win over San Diego. His three sacks and two forced fumbles both represented career highs.
Peyton Manning has been doing his job for a long time, but the past year has to have been the hardest of his brilliant career.
Overcoming two neck surgeries within a year, extensive rehabilitation, and leaving his longtime home Indianapolis for Denver had to be challenging.
Manning doesn't want to hear excuses, he hasn't made any; and because of that, the Broncos sit...
Peyton Manning says he’s not trying to do the things he did at 28. Once again, he’s trying to fake everyone out. Manning is an MVP and Comeback Player of the Year candidate. The latter is pretty much a wrap.
It’s true that he isn’t trying to do the same things at 28; he had 49 touchdowns and a passer rating of 121.1. That would be ridiculous.
Maybe he was talking about...
Even though the Denver Broncos placed running back Willis McGahee on injured reserve, they put him on the designation to return list in hopes that he’ll be back in time for the AFC Championship game. Of course they’re being optimistic that they’ll make it that far this season.
IR for Willis McGahee expected as @jayglazer reported. But it would be with designation to return...
Willis McGahee has been placed on recallable injured reserve by the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos.
The Broncos (7-3) put their 31-year-old running back on the list Wednesday, meaning he can return to practice after missing the final six regular-season games and play in a game after missing two more.
That would bring Denver up to the AFC title game.
McGahee tore the medical collateral...
If only Lance Ball could have found the umpire faster, Matt Prater might just have written his name in the record books.
The Denver Broncos had crossed midfield and Prater was all set to try a 67-yard field goal right before halftime in their 30-23 win over San Diego, but the clock ran out before the umpire could spot the ball for Peyton Manning to spike.
Oh well, maybe next time...
With every free agent running back and his brother wanting to fill the void in Denver’s backfield, the Broncos decided to workout just one free agent, Steve Slaton.
Per Mike Klis of the Denver Post:
The Broncos worked out former Houston Texans running back Steve Slaton on Tuesday morning. As of Tuesday evening, the Broncos had not yet signed the former West Virginia...
The 2012 NFL Power Rankings with the Denver Broncos a top the charts.By Tyler Lurkins Denver(7-3)-Power rankings are not set due to record. At the end of the week, who is the best team. Denver is playing tough as Manning is leading them to the post season.(Last week:2)Houston(9-1)-A team that wishes to have playoff success needs to put away a team like Jacksonville. Houston...
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Broncos RB Willis McGahee has been placed on the injured/reserved list with the designated to return tag.
McGahee tore his MCL and broke his leg in the Broncos week 11 game and is currently expected to miss 6-8 weeks which would place his return sometime around the AFC Championship.
RB Ronnie Hillman has been praised by the Broncos coaching...
Last night we all spent our time focusing on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s performance in his first career start and the implications that it had for Alex Smith (myself included) without considering the impact of Aldon Smith’s equally impressive night. Smith went on a tear against the Bears offensive line recording 5.5 sacks; and this performance begs the...