Denver Broncos - Remaining Free Agent Fits?

Each year teams tend to sign a few free agents around draft time or training camp to help fill depth needs. This has held true for the Broncos the past few season with the signings of Keith Brooking, Jim Leonhard, Brandon Stokely, Justin Bannan, Paris Lennon, Quentin Jammer, Shaun Phillips and Ryan Lilja. All of these signings at the time filled depth need on the roster to go along...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Are Busy With Roster Moves

The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen after they put defensive end Jason Jones on the IR earlier this week, but that isn’t the the only change the defensive line will see when the team takes the field against the Bears on this Sunday. Defensive tackle D’Anthony Smith will also be joining the lineup. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings  news that...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions bringing in veteran players after poor game

APNewsNow. Jim Schwartz insists that he's not trying to send any of his players a message. That's not going to stop him from bringing in veteran players, though. After bringing in four defenders in the wake of a poor performance Thursday in Cleveland, the Lions signed offensive tackle Kevin Haslem, who has played 10 games in a three-year career. Now on his fifth NFL team...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions relying on veteran presence to aid defense

The Lions have looked like anything but a solid team this preseason, and it has irked head coach Jim Schwartz. Although some, including yours truly, have criticized the talent that has been assembled in Detroit, the Lions are still trying to better themselves. Since the Lions were outplayed in every way by the Cleveland Browns, the team has added three veteran defensive players...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions relying on veteran presence to aid defense

The Lions have looked like anything but a solid team this preseason, and it has irked head coach Jim Schwartz. Although some, including yours truly, have criticized the talent that has been assembled in Detroit, the Lions are still trying to better themselves. Since the Lions were outplayed in every way by the Cleveland Browns, the team has added three veteran defensive players...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions add Bannan, McIntosh and Mathis

The Detroit Lions are clearly not content with their depth on defense. In the last couple days, the Lions have added three defensive players a tackle, a linebacker and a cornerback with a combined total of 28 years of NFL experience. The newcomers include tackle Justin Bannan (6-foot-3, 305 pounds), linebacker Rocky McIntosh (6-2, 235) and cornerback Rashean Mathis (6-1, 200...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions Sign Veteran CB Rashean Mathis

Tim Twenytyman of DetroitLions.com rpeorts that the Lions have signed CB Rashean Mathis. CB Trevor Coston was released to make room for the more experienced Mathis. In the past few days, the Lions have also signed veterans DT Justin Bannan and LB Rocky McIntosh. Mathis, who will be 33 years old later this month, is no longer the Pro-Bowler he once was, especially after having torn...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Sign DT Justin Bannan

The Detroit Lions have signed veteran defensive tackle Justin Bannan. Justin started 15 games for the Denver Broncos last season totaling 42 tackles. This is a great signing the Lions and will provide nice depth behind one of the better looking defensive lines in the country. Now if they could only get some help on the O-line they might be in good shape! The post Detroit Lions...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Bannan visiting with the Lions, may also check out the Chargers

According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, free agent Justin Bannan is visiting with the Lions and will also check out the Chargers if he leaves Detroit without a contract. Free agent DE Justin Bannan arrived in Detroit today. Will take physical, visit w/ Lions on Tuesday. Chargers also have interest in veteran. — Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) July 22, 2013 Bannan...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions Will Host DT Justin Bannan Next Week

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that free agent DT Justin Bannan will visit with the Detroit Lions on Monday. Klis finds it “baffling” that Bannan is still available at this point in the offseason. The Broncos drafted Sylvester Williams in the first-round of the recent NFL draft and added Terrance Knighton in free agency, so it’s clear that they have made the decision...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos re-sign DT Kevin Vickerson

(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) The Denver Broncos‘ second free agent signing of 2013 was agreeing on a new two-year deal with defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson. The news was first reported by ESPN‘s Adam Schefter and later confirmed by the Denver Post‘s Mike Klis.  Details of Vickerson’s contract are unknown, but he will likely eat up to $4 million of Denver’s 2013...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos: Gap Control Vital to Success of Defense

Part 7 of 9Position Breakdown and Off-Season Analysis: Defensive TacklesJustin Bannan, 2013 base salary: Free agent: The soon to be 34 year old veteran was a key part of the Broncos run defense last year which allowed 37 year old middle linebacker Keith Brooking to flow freely to the ball carrier. According to Pro Football Focus Bannan graded out as the sixth best defensive tackle...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton Could Be An Option For The Broncos

Mike Klis of the Denver Post writes that the Denver could target Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton in free agency. There’s no question that the Broncos have to get younger on their interior defensive line. Justin Bannan and Kevin Vickerson both will be unrestricted free agents and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio spent time with Knighton in Jacksonville, so there’s...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Suggs convinced ref not to flag him for challenging a friend to a fight

Terrell Suggs got out of a penalty last weekend by telling the referee he and the Broncos defensive tackle were friends (Credit: AP Photo) Last week, we posted an NFL Film’s clip of Richard Sherman during the Seahawks vs Redskins game that showed, among other things, Sherman and Trent Williams’ fight at the end of the game. This week, NFL Films has caught another interesting...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos Offseason Notes: Brandon Stokley, Tracy Porter, Knowshon Moreno, Justin Bannan

The Broncos season was abruptly ended Saturday night by the Ravens. Now that there season is over, here are a few headlines for the Broncos entering this offseason. Defensive tackle Justin Bannan and safety Jim Leonhard hope to be retained by the Broncos this offseason as they are entering free agency. (Denver Post) Following Saturday night’s playoff loss to the Ravens, running...
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos: Week 14 NFL Power Rankings (#5)

Last week: 5 (+0) Record: 9-3 Net points per drive: 0.62 (5th) DVOA: 37.0% (2nd) Weighted DVOA: 38.1% (2nd) Studs C Dan Koppen: Did not allow a pressure on 43 pass block snaps, run blocked for 32 yards on 8 attempts LG Zane Beadles: Did not allow a pressure on 43 pass block snaps, run blocked for 0 yards on 1 attempt, 1 penalty TE Jacob Tamme: Caught 9 passes for 89 yards on 13 attempts...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Say, does this jersey make me look fat?

(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer The NFL's new form-fitting uniforms are a big hit, especially among players with sculpted physiques. ''It makes you look like you're playing out there with nothing on,'' Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore said. ''It makes you feel like you're free, like you&...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos focus on faster starts

Nobody has been better than the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter of games this season. They've scored 58 points and allowed just six, and they haven't been scored upon in the final quarter since Week 1. They've figured out how to manage the endgame. It's the rest of the game they have yet to decipher. "I'd like to start it the other way, to start...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos: analyzing Denver's performance on sunday night

The Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 on Sunday in their season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won, Peyton Manning not only escaped the game without injury, but had a near-perfect performance, the defense looked a lot better than they were last season and Demaryius Thomas embarrassed the Steelers defense for the second time in a mere eight...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Denver Broncos Roster – Defensive Tackle

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson in 2010. (Joe Amon/Denver Post) A position of terrible need last year has become a position of incredible depth. On paper, the Denver Broncos should continue their climb back to defensive respectability against opposing rushing attacks. The first team defense was stellar in the three preseason games and only faltered during the Seattle...
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September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

BroncoTalk’s 2012 Speak Up Series Results

Over the past week, we conducted a Speak Series on the blog addressing all of the basic positions on Denver’s roster.  Below are the results of our fan polling: Nobody knows what the offensive line should look like – Fans were in a dead split as of Tuesday afternoon on what the offensive line should look like this season.  Fifty percent of fans voted to keep the 2011 unit...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Speak Up: What should the D-line look like?

(Ed Andrieski/AP) This offseason, we’re going to do a Speak Up series looking at each position (o-line, d-line, etc).  Today, we’re looking at the defensive line. We want to know what you think the Denver Broncos‘ defensive line should look like this season.  Who should be the No. 3 DE, who should be the No. 1 DT? Returning:  DE/DT Jason Hunter, DE/DT Robert Ayers, DE Jeremy...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Links: Denver Broncos News – 5/29/12

Be sure to follow me on Twitter for more Broncos updates throughout the day. Denver Broncos News Denver’s Dynamic Duo | DenverBroncos.com When Von Miller first joined the Broncos following the 2011 NFL Draft, he said he wanted to play Robin to Elvis Dumervil’s Batman. The Broncos’ outside pass rushers took down their share of bad guys last year in the form of opposing quarterbacks...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Knee and thigh pads mandatory starting in ’13

Bronco players may be required to wear more padding next season. NFL owners met on Tuesday to vote on three new proposed rules.  The new rulings aren’t locked in yet, but they’re likely to become reality starting in 2013. The first change was moving the Week Six trade deadline to Week Eight, which is self explanatory.  The second ruling involves injured reserve lists.  The...
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May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Thigh/knee pad rules stirs debate among players

Players will be required to wear thigh and knee pads beginning with the 2013 season, the NFL announced Tuesday. The players' union could still oppose the move because it wasn't collectively bargained. "While the NFL is focused on one element of health and safety today, the NFLPA believes that health and safety requires a comprehensive approach and commitment,"...
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May 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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