Posted May 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
Brian Xanders is out as general manager of the Denver Broncos after three years in that role and with a year left on his contract. Broncos boss John Elway said the decision to part ways was made in a meeting between the two men Monday. Elway said in a statement that Xanders' ''hard work and dedication played a major role in the recent success of our team, most notably last season's division title and playoff win.'' Xanders joined the Broncos as assistant GM under coach Mike Shanahan in 2008 and was promoted to general manager following Josh McDaniels' hiring as coach a year later. But Xanders never had final say on roster decisions under Shanahan, McDaniels or Elway, who took over as vice president of football operations last year.

Broncos give away Marcus Thomas’ No. 79

Defensive tackle Marcus Thomas appears to have finished his stint with the Denver Broncos.  The team announced new jersey numbers on Monday (rookie numbers here), and Thomas’ No. 79 was assigned to defensive lineman Jeremy Beal. Jacob Tamme — No. 84 Cornelius Ingram — No. 82 Tracy Porter — No. 21 Jeremy Beal — No. 79 Sealver Siliga — No. 98 Thomas was drafted by the...

Broncos and GM Xanders part ways

Daily Links: Denver Broncos News – 5/6/12

The Denver Broncos drafted a quarterback, so you knew an in depth story on Brock Osweiler was coming. [Denver Post] The woman who was not raped by Perrish Cox as filed a civil suit against him and Demaryius Thomas.  History shows she is more likely to receive damages than a conviction, but I’m not sure how Demaryius Thomas fits into all of this – other than he has more disposable...

Broncos may end up dumping Knowshon Moreno

Bill Williamson of believes there’s a good chance that the Denver Broncos could end up moving on from running back Knowshon Moreno after an utterly disappointing career so far. This past season Moreno tore his ACL, which is clearly not good for any NFL player, nevermind a running back.  He’s also had some off the field problems that have led to him being arrested. When...

Daily Links: Denver Broncos News – 5/8/12

Be sure to follow me on Twitter for more Broncos updates throughout the day. Denver Broncos News Brian Xanders out as Broncos’ general manager after 3 years in that role | Washington Post Brian Xanders is out as general manager of the Denver Broncos after three years in that role. Broncos, GM Brian Xanders agree to part ways after four years in Denver | Denver Post After spending...

Derek Wolfe not listed as a DT on team’s roster

(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) The Denver Broncos may not use Derek Wolfe — who was selected 36th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft — solely as a defensive tackle this season.  A rotational role for Wolfe appears to be more likely. On Monday, Stuart Zaas mentioned Wolfe as a defensive end on the team’s official website and Wolfe is listed as a defensive lineman on the team’s official...

Ravens sign suspended former Bronco Ryan McBean

Ryan McBean in 2011 (Peter Aiken/Getty Images) The Denver Broncos appear set to approach 2012 with an entirely new set of defensive tackles from a year ago. 2011 starter Brodrick Bunkley is gone. 2011 starter Marcus Thomas remains unsigned and is now jersey-less. And today, one of the Broncos’ bigger rotation DT’s signed elsewhere for 2012 — even if only for ten games. Ryan...

Denver Broncos Fire GM Xanders

The Denver Broncos have fired GM Brian Xanders. Fantasy Spin: Xanders held the GM position in Denver since 2009, and will not be around to see the AFC West club defend their division title with prized offseason acquisition Peyton Manning under center. He will likely find another job in the NFL, and does have ties to Chicago GM Phil Emery (through their time spent together in the...

Denver Broncos players new numbers

The Denver Broncos released the numbers for its newest members along with number changes among current Broncos.  Here are the changes: #84 TE Jacob Tamme#82 TE Cornelius Ingram#21 DB Tracy Porter#79 DL Jeremy Beal#98 DL Sealver Siliga
 Broncos' 2012 draft class: #95: DE
 Derek Wolfe#6:
  QB Brock Osweiler#34: RB
 Ronnie Hillman#47: CB
 Omar Bolden#64: OL

Denver Broncos’ rushing attack will go from first to worst under Manning

Let’s face it. Low rushing totals are a byproduct of the pass-friendly league that is now the NFL. Teams pass so much now that it seems like they sometimes forget to run the ball.This is especially true of teams that have a signal-caller the quality of a Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers or a Drew Brees. Manning who usually called his own plays as quarterback of the Indianapolis...

Report: Free agent CB Drayton Florence to visit Broncos

And after Former Bills CB @DraytonFlorence visits the Titans on Wednesday, he is scheduled to visit the Broncos in Denver. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 8, 2012 Drayton Florence is a solid cornerback who started 45 games in the past three seasons for the Buffalo Bills. In production and age, he’s similar to recently released Andre Goodman… if the Broncos can get him...

Raven signs DT Ryan McBean for 1 year

The Baltimore Ravens have signed defensive tackle Ryan McBean, who will sit out the first six games of the season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. Denver withdrew his $1.272 million restricted free agent tender following his suspension, making McBean a free agent. The former Denver Bronco was added for depth along the defensive line and signed a one...

Ravens sign nose tackle McBean

The Baltimore Ravens have signed nose tackle Ryan McBean, adding depth to their defensive line. McBean, 28, had 33 tackles and four sacks in 2011 for the Broncos. He had been a restricted free agent, but the Broncos rescinded the offer on April 16, making him an unrestricted free agent. Originally a fourth-round pick of the Steelers in 2007, McBean played just one game for the...

Broncos, GM Xanders part ways

The Broncos and general manager Brian Xanders have "parted ways," the team announced. While not defining any additional changes or how Xanders' duties will be distributed, Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said the move was part of a shift in the structure of the football operations. Xanders had been with the organization since 2008, and...
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