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Montee Ball after possible final game for Denver Broncos: “I can help any team win”

  77 rushing touchdowns. That’s what Montee Ball had in college to set the NCAA career mark for rushing touchdowns. This played a part in prompting the Broncos to draft him in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft. Just two years later Montee Ball may not have a job in Denver. Ball was given ample opportunities in the final preseason matchup against the Cardinals to make his...
Via BSN Denver
14 minutes ago  |  Discuss

MHS Rapid React: Bring your playbook, please

Thursday’s preseason finale against Arizona gave Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak and his staff to make a final evaluation of the players whose NFL futures are in jeopardy. Some players shined. Some players punched their tickets to the practice squad. And some will find themselves in the unfortunate position of being unemployed as of Saturday when final rosters are due. Only Kubiak...
Via Mile High Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

MHS Rapid React: The battle for fourth back

Whether you believe Montee Ball or Kapri Bibbs secured the spot as the Broncos’ fourth running back might have depended on what part of the game you tuned in. If you were flipping back and forth between the Broncos, a dozen other preseason finales and the kickoff of college football season, there’s a chance you missed some good (and some bad) play by both. And as the game unfolded...
Via Mile High Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Veteran players may be casualty in Denver Broncos roster trimming

  The fourth and final preseason game in the NFL may not be interesting to most, but it’s the Super Bowl of the preseason to most of the guys on the field. The preseason finale can make or break a players chances at making the 53-man roster. For a lot of them it is the determining factor between them being a professional football player or having to update their resume come Monday...
Via BSN Denver
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos Keys to Victory: Week 4 preseason

  This is it, the final tune-up before the Denver Broncos kick off their regular season versus the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Sept. 13. Tonight, the Broncos face the Arizona Cardinals – a team they seem to play every preseason – only 10 days away from kickoff. Of course, winning the game would be great, and would mean a perfect 4-0 preseason for the orange and blue, but the...
Via BSN Denver
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Don’t turn the page on the preseason just yet

Mercifully, the preseason ends tonight. After tonight, Broncos fans can cheer for football that matters. After tonight, everyone can stop debating which players look better in shorts and t-shirts. All of that can happen after tonight. The fourth preseason game is an afterthought in the minds of most football fans. It gets crumpled up and tossed aside as if it were a piece of scrap...
Via Mile High Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Enter the Nest: 3 questions with Denver

  The Arizona Cardinals head to Denver for their final preseason game of 2015.  It's not about starters anymore. Thursday night, the guys looking to make the final spots on the roster, battle for their jobs before the Arizona Cardinals cut down the roster from 75 to 53 players.  With the Cardinals in Denver to take on the Broncos, Spot Broncos writer Andrew Wiedemann dropped by...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three players to watch Thursday

The Denver Broncos (3-0) take on the Arizona Cardinals (1-2) Thursday night at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The battle between teams and the end score is not the compelling piece of entertainment or the important one to take from the evening. What is important is the fleeting opportunity for the members of both teams (almost entirely back ups) to make one last impression...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Early round draft picks remain a problem

In the NFL draft exists an opportunity unlike any other across all of sports. In no other league can a team improve its fortunes so drastically, and so immediately, as it can with one strong, consistent NFL draft. Expand that consistency out across more than even a few years and your team could become one of the league’s elite franchises. On the other hand, the NFL draft has the...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big time media member says key Bronco on bubble

Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball has a very uncertain future. Earlier today I outlined three possible outcomes for Ball: Cut him, trade him or he makes the team. All three seem to be in play, but one major media member just confirmed the suspicion Ball is firmly on the bubble. Montee Ball among them RT @InsideNFLMedia: Ahead of Week 4 preseason games, @RapSheet lists players...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thompson’s determination and size set him apart

A year makes all the difference. Last August Juwan Thompson was merely a face among the crowd of players at Dove Valley, an undrafted college free agent from Duke University, looking for a spot on the roster. Flash to one year later and he is a shoe-in for the third spot on the depth chart at running back. Thompson scrapped and clawed his way to a roster spot in 2014 under John Fox...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Montee Ball fighting for roster spot with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Montee Ball predicted in the spring that he'd unseat Pro Bowler C.J. Anderson as the Denver Broncos' starting running back. Now, he's fighting just to make the roster. Ball started camp as Anderson's backup but slipped behind Ronnie Hillman, who's averaged 7.4 yards a carry this preseason, and Juwan Thompson, who also shines on special teams, something Ball...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three possible outcomes for Montee Ball

Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball has gone from possible Week 1 starter to potentially looking for a job in the coming days. Ball, for whatever reason, has completely fallen out of favor with Gary Kubiak and his staff. He was the solid No. 2 back after minicamp and OTAs but is now clearly the No. 4 back and maybe even No. 5 if you talk to CSU super fans who still think Kapri...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Time

(with interviews by Robin Carlin) “Gotta go! Gotta go! Gotta go! Gotta go!” C.J. Anderson zigs and zags; he ducks and darts. But he’s not on the football field. He’s coming off of it. Just as he does between the lines, Anderson is making his way through a wall of people – his legs and his mouth in constant motion. “Gotta go!” He’s ducking and darting because everyone...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Montee Ball: “The lack of playing time caught me off guard”

When the Denver Broncos drafted Montee Ball, the expectation was for him to be their starting running back at some point. After three pre-season games, things have not gone according to plan for Ball and the Broncos. Last week,  Ronnie Hillman handled the duties in the first half and then shared the load with Juwan Thompson in the third quarter. Ball didn’t make his first appearance...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC Notes: Broncos, Colts, Jets, Ravens, & Titans

Broncos Mike Klis of 9news.com doesn’t project former second-round pick RB Montee Ball to make the Broncos’ 53-man roster. Colts ESPN’s Britt McHenry reports Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is expected to clear the league’s concussion protocol on Thursday. Jets Jets HC Todd Bowles indicated that veteran RB Stevan Ridley could be headed for the PUP list ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Anderson just keeps pushing — and he’s taking the Broncos with him

  C.J. Anderson thrives off hard work. And when the chips are down, he just keeps pushing. With all the talk of Montee Ball’s collapse and Ronnie Hillman’s rise, Anderson hasn’t gotten much attention heading into the 2015 NFL season. Which is fine. Because the C.J. I’ve grown familiar with over the last few years doesn’t care much about that sort of thing. As C.J. would...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: The perfect draft

It will never happen. No matter what you do, how much research you do, and no matter how hard you try, you will never have a perfect fantasy football draft. This season, I’ve played out multiple scenarios in my head as I near some of my most important drafts–something I do every year–and every single time weird things happen when draft time comes, players I didn’t expect...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver's defense carrying the load while offense struggles

DENVER (AP) His Pro Bowl receivers haven't been on the field with him all offseason. He hasn't found the end zone all month. And he's coming off his first three-sack outing since mid-2013. Yet, Peyton Manning is thoroughly impressed. With his defense. The Broncos' starters have allowed just six points in 11 drives this preseason. Wade Phillips' unit has 15 sacks altogether, most...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three trends through three games

The Denver Broncos improved to 3-0 Saturday night with a late 19-12 victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The game was a back and forth tilt with several lead changes and primarily only the first and second string players participating. When the clock struck zero and the Broncos exited the field, three trends were crystal clear. The Peyton Manning...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Juwan Thompson pushing Montee Ball to Denver Broncos roster bubble

  Cuts are coming and the Broncos have some decisions to make. The first round of cuts will take place on Monday as Denver has to trim their roster to 75 players. Most veterans will survive those first round of cuts, but the fourth and final pre-season game will be crucial for players on the brink to earn a roster spot. One of the players possibly on the bubble is Montee Ball, and...
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MHS Rapid React: Position and bubble battles

The third preseason game is typically considered the dress rehearsal for the season, but with a total of 37 player cuts needing to be made within seven days, Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak had plenty of game-action evaluation to do on Saturday night against San Francisco. The Broncos have an exceptional wide receiver tandem in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but who will fill...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Running back handcuffs

Click Here to Play FOX Fantasy Football Are you a running back handcuffer? I'm generally not, but there are circumstances - particularly if your league is on the deeper side - when it's a solid idea. Unfortunately, finding handcuffs isn't as easy as it used to be, since backfield committees have become more prevalent over the years. With that said, below are my five favorite RB handcuffs...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Colts, Dolphins, Giants, & Texans

Broncos Mike Klis of 9News writes that Ronnie Hillman has surpassed Montee Ball on the team’s depth chart for the backup job to C.J. Anderson. Klis adds that Ball is being pushed by Juwan Thompson for the No. 3 spot. Colts The Colts removed OLB Robert Mathis from the active/PUP list on Tuesday. (Zak Keefer) Mathis ... The post NFL Notes: Broncos, Colts, Dolphins...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Quick Hits: Optimistic outlook for Texans' Foster

Click here to play FOX Fantasy Football Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that he had no update on Arian Foster's timetable to return from groin surgery. However, Houston Chronicle beat writer John McClain said on Sirius XM Fantasy's Football Diehards show that he believes Foster will not need to be placed on the "injured reserve/designated for return" list that requires...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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