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The Denver Broncos keep bringing in veteran free-agent cornerbacks and Chris Harris keeps fending them off.
He aims to do the same with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Denver this spring.
Last season, the Broncos brought in Drayton Florence and Tracy Porter. Florence was cut in training camp and Porter started the season as the right cornerback but got sick and never won his job back with Harris playing so well.
Rodgers-Cromartie is slated to start opposite Champ Bailey this season with Harris moving to nickel back.
That's not really a demotion because in today's pass-heavy NFL, teams consider the third cornerback another starter.
Harris also wants to start in the Broncos' base defense, though, and history shows he has a good shot.
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Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore will be forever haunted by one play.
In the divisional round of the 2012-13 AFC playoffs, Moore gave up a 71-yard floating touchdown pass to the Baltimore Ravens Jacoby Jones.
The fact that the play happened is bad within itself. Its the timing of the play that has subjected Moore to scorn.
The play happened late in the game at a point in which...
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio understands where the NFL is heading and he wants a middle linebacker who can travel in the same direction. NFL offenses are exploding, the read-option, the no huddle, and the hurry up are just a few new wrinkles teams are throwing at opposing defenses. Del Rio is looking for a player who can diagnose what’s going on and then get his teammates...
The Denver Broncos have gotten word that safety Blake Gideon is retiring from the National Football League. Gideon, who was an undrafted free agent just a year ago has given up on the thought of making it as a player in the game and will now focus on the next part of his life. FFLockerRoom wishes Gideon well in any venture that he takes on.
In another move, Denver has also waived...
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker participated in his first organized training activities as a member of the team on Monday. “It was good to get out there and get some work in,” said Welker. The former New England Patriot agreed with the
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, running back Willis McGahee won’t be attending this week’s voluntary organized team activities
RB Willis McGahee not expected to attend OTA today. As they like to say for such things, OTAs are voluntary.
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 20, 2013
McGahee’s agent released a statement to clarify why his client decided to not show up.
Wes Welker, Demaryus Thomas and Eric Decker all caught over 80 passes last season. All three players should expect to a dramatic reduction now that Welker came over from New England.
Welker sounds like he’s fine with not catching a lot of balls this season.
“If I have to catch 112 balls, that probably means we’re in trouble,” Welker said, per the Denver Post.
During his time with the New England Patriots, Wes Welker was arguably the most reliable receiver in the league. The 112 passes he caught per year proved he was Tom Brady’s favorite target, but that does not mean he will serve the same role for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Welker played alongside Randy Moss for three seasons, but he has never played with as talented a...
The story of Rahim Moore and the blown coverage in the 12012 AFC Divisional game is well known. Moore has been battling through an offseason of 'bad comments’ and regaining his confidence to go back out there and finish the job. The courting of veteran safety Charles Woodson puts Moore in a tough place. He wants to redeem himself, but if a player of Woodson’s ilk comes...
Rahim Moore wants so badly to forget it all. No one seems willing to let that happen.
Ever since Moore mistimed his leap and fell helplessly to the grass as Baltimore wide receiver Jacoby Jones hauled in Joe Flacco's desperation 70-yard TD in the playoffs, the Denver Broncos' free safety has been absolutely bombarded.
With words of encouragement and consternation.
New Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker doesn’t believe he needs to catch over a hundred balls for the team’s offense for them to be successful.
Welker feels it should be the inverse, the less he has to catch, the more productive the offense will be.
During his time in New England, Welker was a pass catching machine from the slot position.
As Tom Brady’s security blanket...
According to the Mike Klis of the Denver Post, RB Knowshon Moreno is expected to resume practicing after having his knee scoped almost three months ago.
Lindsay Jones of USA Today reports that Moreno has not yet been medically cleared for practice.
Moreno, 25, was a first-round draft pick back in 2009 and has the talent to be a productive back but injuries have derailed his career...
Broncos running back Willis McGahee is apparently healthy, but didn't show for Monday's start of OTAs.Fantasy Spin:McGahee (broken leg, torn MCL) progress back from the injury and his relationship or lack of one with the team will go a long way in determining rookie Montee Ball's fantasy value.
All four Denver Broncos who are in the Hall of Fame gathered Wednesday night at a gala in honor of team owner Pat Bowlen's contributions to the community.
With John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Floyd Little and Gary Zimmerman on hand, the 69-year-old Bowlen received the Mizel Institute's 2013 Community Enrichment Award for his philanthropic leadership in Colorado and his nearly...
Prima donna wide receivers are all the rage in today's air-it-out NFL, demanding passes and attention, preening for crowds and cameras.
Not in Denver.
Led by the shy Demaryius Thomas, the soft-spoken Wes Welker and the selfless Eric Decker, the Broncos represent the antithesis of those high-maintenance superstars who are always going back to the huddle telling the quarterback...