Gary Kubiak: C.J. Anderson will enter OTAs as Broncos’ starting RB

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports C.J. Anderson will enter the Denver Broncos offseason program as the No. 1 running back. “He made a big jump as a player, and I think he’s earned the right to walk in to the offseason program — the OTAs — and line up as our starter,” head coach Gary Kubiak told the team’s website. “But he’s got to continue to earn it on a daily basis...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cody Latimer Needs to Step Up in 2015

During last year’s NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos used their 2nd round pick on Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer. Despite not seeing much playing time this past year for the Broncos, the team will expect a huge improvement in Cody Latimer.This is crucial for the Denver Broncos next season that will not feature Julius Thomas and (possibly) Wes Welker.Expect Latimer to play outside...
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Cody Latimer hopes to be Peyton Manning’s No. 3 target

Denver Broncos second-year receiver Cody Latimer is looking forward to the 2015 season. Latimer suited up for just eight games last season, recording just two catches for 23 yards.  But with  Julius Thomas and Wes Welker gone, Latimer should fill the void as the No. 3 target in the passing game behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Latimer told CBS Sports...
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Gary Kubiak talks Peyton Manning-led offense

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos new head coach Gary Kubiak will not run a carbon copy of the offenses he ran in Houston or Baltimore.  There will be principles that Kubiak uses from those stops, but it will still be a Peyton Manning-led offense. “What we’ve done is study what Peyton has done for many, many years and taken some things that I feel good about and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Broncos Need to Re-Up Demaryius Thomas

Yesterday, via the team’s official web site, Denver Broncos executive vice president and general manager John Elway indicated that he wants Demaryius Thomas to be a part of his team for years to come. Thomas, an All-Pro wide receiver scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, had the franchise tag placed on him earlier this month, keeping him in Denver for at...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos working with Demaryius Thomas on long-term deal

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is optimistic the team can get wide receiver Demaryius Thomas signed long term. “We’re going to continue to work with DT and his agent to hopefully get something done for a long-term solution for him,” Elway told Broncos TV’s Chris Hall at the league meetings in Phoenix on Monday. “We’d like...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: C.J. Anderson surprises his grandmother with a new car

  Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson surprised his grandmother with a new car. Anderson used some of his $150,963 playing time bonus check that he received a few days ago to buy a new Honda CRV EX for his grandmother, Barbara Gaddies. “I always told her that when I got to the NFL that I was going to buy her a new car and new house,” Anderson said Saturday to The...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos should consider Philip Rivers as Peyton Manning’s replacement

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos are set a quarterback for the 2015 season, but beyond this season, the future remains unknown. With Peyton Manning, who turns 39 on Tuesday, possibly entering the final season of his NFL career, the Broncos should be preparing for life after the future Hall of Famer. The Broncos have a few options after the 2015 season...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Broncos still a playoff team?

The Denver Broncos have had a turbulent offseason. After getting Peyton Manning to take a $4 million pay cut a few days prior to free agency opening, there was speculation general manager John Elway would retain a key player or two. It turns out Elway had no designs on keeping some of his talent that was hitting the market, only using the franchise tag to harness Demaryius Thomas...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Elway: Broncos don’t draft All-Pros, we develop them

The Denver Broncos expect to have a 10-player draft class this season. Broncos’ executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway believes the team will get four compensatory picks next week when the NFL officially hands them out.  The team already has six picks, one pick each in the first, second, third and sixth rounds to go with two in the fifth...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC West Power Rankings After First Wave of Free Agency

One week into the new league year, and most of the top free agents are already off the market. As teams start to turn their attention to the draft, we can take a step back and check in on how each squad stacks up following the initial wave of free agency. In the first part of an eight-article series power ranking each division in football, we start with the AFC West. All four teams...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning’s deal includes a no-trade clause

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Peyton Manning agreed to a $4 million pay cut with the Denver Broncos to give the team some cash earlier this month.  He can earn the money back through incentives. The deal also includes a no-trade clause, according to ProFootballTalk.  Which means Manning doesn’t want to leave Denver. The clause also means the Broncos might have traded Manning...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos sign CSU Ram Shelley Smith

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos announced on Friday that former Miami Dolphin guard and CSU Ram Shelley Smith is returning to Colorado on a two-year contract worth up to $5.65 million. Smith began his NFL career in Houston under head coach Kubiak for two seasons before being signed by the Rams for two years and then the Dolphins. He has started in 11 of his 36...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos Avoiding Spotlight in Free Agency

Denver’s only moves since free agency have revolved around locking down the tight end position after losing Julius Thomas to free agency. On March 10, the Broncos signed a three-year contract with former Baltimore Raven Owen Daniels and resigned Virgil Green. Meanwhile, the rosters of the Broncos’ top AFC rivals, the Patriots, the Colts and the Ravens, have been significantly...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Denver Broncos Have the Best Offense in the NFL?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write an offensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss teams’ current...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos sign DE Vance Walker to two-year deal

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos signed defensive lineman Vance Walker to a new two-year contract, the team announced on Thursday. Source: #Broncos signed former #Falcons, #Chiefs DT Vance Walker to a 2-year deal woth $5 million. — Dov Kleiman (@NFL_RealUpdates) March 12, 2015   Walker, 6-foot-2, 305 pounds spent his first four seasons in Atlanta,...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick analysis: Broncos having uneven offseason

The Denver Broncos have endured an interesting offseason since losing in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. Following an upset loss to the Indianapolis Colts, general manager John Elway cleaned out the coaching staff by firing John Fox, hired Gary Kubiak as his replacement, got Peyton Manning to return at a $4 million discount and then franchise-tagged Demaryius Thomas. All of this happened...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos sign TE Owen Daniels to 3-year deal

Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos have signed free agent tight end Owen Daniels. According to The Denver Post, the former Baltimore Ravens tight end has agreed to a three-year deal with Denver. Daniels, 32, has played every snap of his nine-year career with Gary Kubiak as his coach, in Houston then Baltimore. Daniels caught 48 passes for the Ravens in 2014 when...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Virgil Green decides to re-sign with Broncos

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Virgil Green will not be joining John Fox and Adam Gase in Chicago.  The tight end has told the Bears he will re-sign with the Denver Broncos. From ESPN: Virgil Green has informed #Bears hes staying with #Broncos. — Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) March 10, 2015 “The Broncos have talked to me. They didn’t tell me what my role would be...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Thomas to sign multiyear deal with Jaguars

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Tight end Julius Thomas is expected to sign Tuesday with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a multiyear deal worth about $9 million-a-year, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Thomas has caught 108 passes for 1,277 yards and 24 touchdowns the past two seasons with the Denver Broncos. Thomas, 26, was a fourth-round pick by the Broncos in the 2011...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Franklin leaving Broncos to sign 5-year deal with Chargers

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Free-agent guard Orlando Franklin has told people he is leaving the Denver Broncos to sign a five-year deal with the San Diego Chargers, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. When it gets done, Orlando Franklin’s 5-year deal with Chargers expected to come in close to $36.5 million with $20M guaranteed, per sources — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow attempts NFL comeback, will likely attend veterans combine

It’s been nearly three years since Tim Tebow last played in an NFL game, but the former quarterback is looking to change that. The NFL will be holding its first-ever veterans combine later this month, and Tebow is strongly considering being a participant, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. Furthermore, Tebow has been working out with Tom Brady’s personal coach, Tom...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Virgil Green not ready to sign Broncos contract offer

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos have offered tight end Virgil Green a multiyear contract, but he’s not ready to sign it with “six to eight” teams remaining as serious suitors, reports The Denver Post. “The Broncos have talked to me. They didn’t tell me what my role would be but they made it clear how valuable I was to them. I love playing in Denver...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos embrace analytics

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway told ESPN’s Jeff Legwold at the end of the 2014 season that the team was interested in the idea of analytics, the use of advanced statistics, as part of its personnel evaluations. “I’m a numbers guy; I know the power they have. … I want to know what they...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL teams shed Top 5 salaries, eye free agency

On Tuesday, I posted a column here at FBF entitled "What NFL Teams Carry the Most Top 5 Salaries?"  The link is here for reference:  It's only been three days, and several teams have begun to move away from current Top 5 salaries.  Welcome to the NFL...where the contracts are less real than...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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