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Duke Ihenacho an important part of the Broncos future

Denver Broncos’ safety Duke Ihenacho spent most of last season as a member of the practice squad. In his second season he started Super Bowl XLVIII as he finished the season with 72 tackles, third on the team with only 14 starts. Duke Ihenacho played as a Spartan at San Jose State and led the FBS in interceptions by mid October, 2008. He even showed the versatility to play LB inâ€...
Via The Penalty Flag
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Duke Ihenacho works to improve

What do NFL players do during the offseason? Some play in golf tournaments, others travel, but a select few stay on the grind. Duke Ihenacho, second-year safety of the Denver Broncos, is one that works out early and often, even now, in late February. This tweet, from Ihenacho this morning: I like when I come to workout and people say "damn you're here early". I'...
Via cover32 - Broncos
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ihenacho's unlikely path to Super Bowl XLVIII

Duke Ihenacho's road to the Super Bowl was not a straight line. It was an uncertain and wildly unpredictable path, from start to finish. Ihenacho, the Denver Broncos starting strong safety, didn't begin playing football until his junior year at Serra High in Gardena. He played his college ball at San Jose State, not at a major program. He wasn't drafted into the NFL and...
Via Fox Sports West
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos’ Julius Thomas and Duke Ihenacho Suffer Ankle Injuries

While the Denver Broncos are 7-1 and are only one game behind the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West, they have shown chinks in their once thought impregnable armor recently. The Broncos entertained the idea of losing a second game in-a-row, but ultimately rattled off 38 unanswered points to easily dispose of the turnover heavy Washington Redskins. The Broncos bright...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho says he will play vs. Oakland Raiders

The Duke promises to play in Denver on Monday night. Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho who injured his right ankle Sunday tweeted from his account @Nacholyfe on Monday: "Ankle is fine everyone. I'm definitely playing on MNF!" The Broncos host the rival Oakland Raiders on Monday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Denver coach John Fox said Ihenacho's injury will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos training camp closes; preseason game 2

With a record-breaking attendance of a total of 83,364 fans training camp is officially closed to the public and a lot of work has been accomplished but a lot of work has to be done. A few notable moments from Thursday’s last day of camp: Duke Ihenacho made an impressive pass breakup from Peyton Manning to Wes Welker. Rookie Kayvon Webster also had a great pass breakup in the...
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Ihenacho: The next star in Denver?

The Denver Broncos are widely considered a favorite to represent the AFC in the 2014 Super Bowl, mainly because of players like Peyton Manning, Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Champ Bailey and Von Miller. These players are the face of the Broncos for the 2013 season. Although their spring camp and preseason has been marred by several big story lines – Miller’s potential...
Via The Penalty Flag
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Ihenacho working with Denver's No. 1 defense

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Around these parts, John Elway is affectionately known as the ''Duke'' for scrambling and slinging his way to a Hall of Fame career. Now, there's another ''Duke'' on the Denver Broncos field and he's quickly creating a name for himself, even if no one can properly pronounce it. Duke Ihenacho...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos waive rookie safety Ihenacho

The Denver Broncos have waived safety Duke Ihenacho, opening a roster spot that could be filled by linebacker D.J. Williams. Williams was reinstated Monday after sitting out the first nine games of the season while serving two separate NFL suspensions. He'll practice Wednesday for the first time since training camp, where he was relegated to individual drills and backup duty...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos activate rookie safety Duke Ihenacho

(Image courtesy of Ron Chenoy/US Presswire) The Broncos placed middle linebacker Joe Mays on the injured reserve list earlier today.  Taking Mays’ spot on the active roster will be rookie safety Duke Ihenacho, who was activated from the team’s practice squad this afternoon. Replacing Ihenacho on the practice squad will be cornerback Mario Butler, who has spent time on the...
Via BroncoTalk
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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