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Denver Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey runs with the football during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, June 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
The Denver Broncos are a day away from their first full-team, mandatory workouts this 2012 offseason. The team’s 2012 Mini-Camp opens tomorrow, with each session open to the media in its entirety. Among the storylines we’ll be watching:
Will Matt Prater be present? The franchise-tagged kicker has been missing the voluntary OTA’s while he and the Broncos negotiate a long-term deal, but if he misses mandatory workouts, it would signal an elevation in his discord. The Broncos and Prater have one more day to try and finalize a deal and avoid Prater either unhappily reporting to camp, or unhappily holding out.
Derek Wolfe debuts. The Broncos’ top draft pick was absent from OTA’s due to Collective Bargaining Agreement rules. He was present at rookie mini-camp, but this will be his first appearance with the Broncos’ entire defensive line present. It’s time to see how the rook compares to his teammates (including recently-made happy camper Ty Warren).
The D.J. Williams fallout. Most fans are up-in-arms about D.J. Williams tweeting a play from the Broncos playbook, and some media reports suggest the Broncos may be, too. While we don’t expect to see any on-the-field consequences for D.J. at this point, coach John Fox and a host of players will be available for media questions after each practice, and maybe Williams himself will be too. You can bet that tweet will be a hot topic of conversation.
The Peyton Manning Effect. It’s been all Manning, all the time from the voluntary OTA reports, and we like that very much. Manning even commented how he’s never had to explain incompletes in practice in his entire football career before now. Expect that to continue; fans want to hear how Manning’s arm looks, how the receivers are adjusting, and so the MSM will surely give the fans what we want.
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The Denver Broncos are trying out a kicker in Matt Prater‘s absence. Prater, the Broncos’ franchise-tagged player, is holding out as he and the Broncos hammer out what he hopes is a five-term deal.
In the meantime, the Broncos will look elsewhere, and he’s wearing Prater’s predecessor’s (Jason Elam‘s) number.
Adi Kunalic is an undrafted second-year...
Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee catches a pass during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, June 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Just because the Denver Broncos brought in one of the NFL’s all-time greatest passers this offseason doesn’t mean they will be abandoning the run game. The common message from the Broncos...
We told you on Friday that D.J. Williams‘s Twitter mishap won’t damage the Denver Broncos‘ defensive plans this season. Today, coach John Fox said as much.
When asked if the security “breach” would affect the Broncos’ defense, Fox replied, “Not very much.”
Fox continued, “All our guys do a great job of keeping our fans informed, and you’re going to have a couple...
The large man you see to the right is Harry Dumervil, a 6-foot-8 400-pound offensive tackle from Oakland Park, FL. Dumervil is the cousin of former Louisville defensive end Elvis Dumervil, who is now a member of the Denver Broncos.
This picture of Harry Dumervil landed on Twitter yesterday, courtesy SB Nation’s college football recruiting account. Dumervil is a member of the 2014...
Teammates of Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams are coming to his defense after the team's top tackler was blasted on social media for tweeting a photo of his playbook last week.
Williams blew past reporters without stopping to answer questions after the start of a three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday. But several of his teammates said that while Williams might have breached...
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is shown at the courthouse in Castle Rock on Feb. 29, 2012. (Image courtesy of Ed Andrieski/The Associated Press)
The woman who accused former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages against Cox and current Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, according to The Associated Press...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the health of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is looking good so far. He likely won’t have many limitations this season.
“Doesn’t look like he’s gonna have many limitations at all,” said Schefter, via Evan Silva. So far, so good in Denver.”
So far Manning has been throwing the ball all over the field during...
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Derek Wolfe eager to get his NFL career started with the Denver Broncos | Denver Post
Derek Wolfe was given a three-week free pass. He didn’t have to endure the drudgery of the Broncos’ offseason practices. He wasn’t asked to take copious notes during those boring position meetings...
A federal judge has dismissed a complaint filed against the NFL by Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams, who was seeking to overturn his drug suspension.
Attorney Peter Ginsberg said Thursday that Williams would appeal the decision.
Williams had sued the NFL to overturn a pending six-game drug suspension. He contended that the league violated protocol in collecting urine samples...
A woman who accused former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages against Cox and current Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
The woman's lawyer, Craig Silverman, says he filed the lawsuit electronically Sunday. A jury in March acquitted Cox of all charges and Cox then signed a two-year contract with the San...
Acquitted of sexual assault in March, former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox is being sued by the woman who accused him of the crime. Current Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas is also listed in the civil suit seeking unspecified damages. Cox did not testify at his trial. Because the burden of proof isn't as weighty in civil lawsuits, the 2010 incident will be brought back to...
Every NFL Franchise has it’s own pantheon of football gods. That group of players who are not only historic in terms of talent, but even more than that, these are the players who you have to talk about when you tell the story of your team. This is part of a 32 article series where I tell you who I would put among that elite group. For this, it’s Mt. Rushmore. 4 players only...
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Tim Tebow is the NFL messiah and “The Passion of Tebow” chronicles Timmy’s religious journey from backup NFL quarterback in Denver to playoff hero…to backup quarterback in New York. For some reason we cannot get enough of this man?
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