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The Colquitts: In The Mannings and Matthews Footsteps?

In the National Football League there have been since its inception families of football players. The most famous were the six Nesser brothers, who were part of the long-defunct Columbus Panhandles in 1920. In 1921 Ted Nesser played with his son Charley for the Panhandles, making the only time in NFL history that a father-son combination were active in the same season. The first...
Via Football Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL to suspend Matt Prater four games

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater will be suspended the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, reports Mike Klis of The Denver Post. According to Klis, the violation was alcohol-related.  Prater has been in the league’s alcohol program since he was charged with driving under the influence Aug. 12, 2011. The suspension is...
Via Sports-Glory
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks rout Broncos for World title

Defense wins championships.  Boy, does it ever. Sporting the league's number one ranked defense, nicknamed the "Legion of Boom", the Seattle Seahawks came into Sunday evening's Super Bowl with enough swagger and trash talk for both teams - and backed up every bit of it with a hard-hitting, dominating victory over the Denver Broncos to claim their first World...
Via Patriots Life
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Punter Colquitt has chance to follow dad’s Super footsteps

The father sat in the basement family room scattered with memorabilia from his decorated NFL career, including the two Super Bowl rings he won while punting for the Steelers in the 1970s, looked at his two young sons and had a sentimental moment. “These Super Bowl rings,’’ Craig Colquitt told 7-year-old Dustin and 4-year-old Britton, “are yours when I die.’’ The boys’...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Broncos players that must step up: Super Bowl edition

Orange flags fly from the porch of seemingly every other house, orange hats, shirts and jerseys everywhere you go. Heck, even orange — the fruit — sales have gone up in the last two weeks. Broncos fever is in full effect, and the whole state is United in Orange. It’s a pretty amazing thing to see an entire state rally around a team like this, our already friendly community...
Via cover32 - Broncos
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Prater has the longest field goal in NFL history 64 yards (Video)

Today Matt Prater’s kick, out of an Aaron Brewer snap and a Britton Colquitt hold, set an NFL record, at 64 yards. It gave the Broncos a boost along the way as they went on to a 51-28 victory at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. “Such an awesome moment, I’m glad it came in […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos' Prater breaks NFL record with 64-yard field goal vs. Titans

Denver kicker Matt Prater kicked an NFL-record 64-yard field goal as the first half expired in the Broncos' game against Tennessee on Sunday. Prater's kick on a clear day in 14-degree weather with nary a hint of wind barely cleared the crossbar. He and holder Britton Colquitt jumped in jubilation as their teammates rushed into the tunnel for halftime. The record-breaking...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 brother duos in the NFL

This Thanksgiving, families will come together and gather around the table to break bread — eating turkey and telling stories. Some of those...
Via Athlon Sports
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Why the Broncos-Jaguars 28 point spread is not nearly high enough

On Sunday the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Denver to face the Broncos in what could be one of the most one-sided games in NFL history. Denver is favored by 28 points, the largest point spread for any regular season game since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, and it's not enough. Former Jaguar quarterback (and possible multiple concussion sufferer) Mark Brunell told Fox Sports he...
Via The Hot Read
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Colquitt now NFL's highest-paid punter

Britton Colquitt spent close to an hour with his wife and their 1-year-old son in one of the corporate tents at the Denver Broncos headquarters following practice Monday. The NFL's new highest-paid punter swears he wasn't being a snob. He just didn't realize he was keeping a throng of reporters waiting for him at the podium. It's not every day that punters get this...
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Britton Colquitt agrees to new Broncos deal, now among NFL's richest punters

Take that big brother. The Broncos have agreed to terms on a new four-year $13 million contract with punter Britton Colquitt. He can make another $1.2 million in incentives. The deal will be signed Monday morning when Colquitt reports to the Broncos' training camp practice. Colquitt was scheduled to draw a $1.323 million salary as a restricted free agent this year. The three...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos' Colquitt gets extension

The Denver Broncos and punter Britton Colquitt on Sunday agreed on a three-year contract extension through 2016. Colquitt is the franchise leader in career gross (46.1 yards) and net (39.5) punting average. In 48 regular season games, he's had 79 punts inside the 20 with just 18 touchbacks. In three playoff games, he has placed five of 16 punts inside the 20 with no touchbacks...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos’ preseason game; Colquitt extension.

Silly me. On Thursday, I sat around all day waiting for the game to start. I checked my T.V. listing, not on local cable. So then I press the “Watch the game online” button on the denverbroncos.com homepage. *Facepalm*. Completely spaced that the NFL Network channel has exclusive preseason rights to air the games. Only $19.99 for the season, only about $6 in my bank account....
Via isportsweb.com
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos, Colquitt agree to 3-year extension

The Denver Broncos and punter Britton Colquitt on Sunday agreed on a three-year contract extension through 2016. Colquitt is the franchise leader in career gross (46.1 yards) and net (39.5) punting average. In 48 regular season games, he's had 79 punts inside the 20 with just 18 touchbacks. In three playoff games, he has placed five of 16 punts inside the 20 with no touchbacks...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Broncos Reach An Agreement With P Britton Colquitt

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos have reached an agreement with P Britton Colquitt on a three-year extension. Klis adds that the new money included in Colquitt ‘s extension will make him the highest-paid punter in terms of annual average at $3.9 million per year. Colquitt’s brother, Dustin, averages $3.75 million. The two sides were reportedly in discussions...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

2012-2013 Final Season NFL Punter Rankings

This article ranks the top punters following the conclusion of the 2012-13 NFL season. There are currently 32 ranking spots based off of the qualifications required for each punter. These rankings do not reflect a player's longevity, but rather focuses on their overall talent and success during the recent season.These rankings also will not reflect on the entry season rankings...
Via Football Nation
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos Re-Sign Punter Britton Colquitt to One-Year Deal

NFL News: Britton Colquitt was re-signed by the Denver Broncos to a one-year deal worth 1.3 million dollars. The Broncos high-flying offense should help to keep Colquitt’s leg staying fresh all season. Fantasy Ramifications: Unless you are in a league that employs punters, this signing has no bearing. BUT, if you are in a league that does play punters, Colquitt is one of the...
Via FF Locker Room
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos P Colquitt signs free agent tender

Denver punter Britton Colquitt has signed his free agent tender that will pay him $1,323,000 next season. The Broncos gambled slightly by tendering him with a ''right of first refusal'' distinction, a tender that paid him less than the $2,023,000 that comes with a ''second round'' distinction and opened the possibility of other teams making a bid...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos use 1-year RFA tenders on five players

Jeff Gross/Getty Images On Friday, the Denver Broncos placed tenders on five players.  Details below via the Denver Post: “The Broncos tendered restricted free-agent punter Britton Colquitt with a “right of first refusal” distinction that would pay him a $1.323 million salary for the 2013 season. “The Broncos also offered right-of-first-refusal tenders to two other restricted...
Via BroncoTalk
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos expected to tender Colquitt for $2M

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Last week, the Denver Broncos locked up Ryan Clady by placing their franchise tag on the Pro Bowl left tackle.  Once the new league year begins, they are expected to place a second-round tender on punter Britton Colquitt. “Colquitt is already a restricted free agent. To make sure he stays restricted, the Broncos are expected to place a second...
Via BroncoTalk
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL players don't want lose kickoffs

Each of the eight teams still standing in the NFL playoffs can thank their special teams for helping to get them there. It's part of any winning formula. That's just one reason players remain upset that Commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of abolishing kickoffs altogether. Baltimore Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones returned two kickoffs for touchdowns this...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL players don't want kickoffs to get the boot

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Each of the eight teams still standing in the NFL playoffs can thank their special teams for helping to get them there. It's part of any winning formula. That's just one reason players remain upset that Commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of abolishing kickoffs altogether. Baltimore...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Colquitt unsung star for losing team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The job description alone should scare away all but the most confident of souls. Must be able to kick an awkwardly shaped ball at least 50 yards. Must generate enough hang-time to enable proper coverage. Must do it all in the midst of thousands of screaming fans, with half a dozen defenders bringing pressure and the game's outcome hanging in the balance...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Special teams is the glue of the Denver Broncos

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Britton Colquitt's right leg seemed to get as much work as Tim Tebow's left arm last year. He punted an astonishing 101 times, which he likens to packing two years' worth of experience into one season. This year, it's down to 37 punts, on pace for 66. Such is life with Peyton Manning under...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Links: Denver Broncos News – 7/2/12

Be sure to follow me on Twitter for more Broncos updates throughout the day. Denver Broncos News Reasons Broncos will win in 2012 | First and Orange 1. Peyton Manning is their quarterback. He’ll run the no-huddle in altitude. Reasons Broncos may struggle in 2012 | First and Orange 2. Manning may need a year to shake off rust and rebuild arm strength. A look at the opponents:...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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