Archive for the ‘Denver Broncos’ Category

Broncos TE Jake Butt ready to make comeback after third ACL tear: ‘There’s no excuse’

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Jake Butt's season last fall was cut short after he tore his ACL in practice, just as he was becoming a solid piece in the Denver Broncos' offense. Butt, now nearly recovered, will join Jeff Heuerman — who stepped in for Butt last season — and rookie Noah Fant at training camp next month, will have to compete for his spot in the starting line up again. “I'm used to being a guy that the team can rely on, used to being at the top of the depth chart,” Butt said, via the Denver Post. “For me, I'm probably going to be starting off at the bottom and work my way up.

For hundreds of football players and coaches, the XFL provides optimism

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Nearly 100 athletes were at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday for the XFL's Los Angeles Summer Showcase. Nearly 100 athletes were at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday for the XFL's Los Angeles Summer Showcase, an opportunity for former players from the NFL, college, and other professional leagues to participate try for a spot on one of the league's eight teams. Ex-NFL players invited to the showcase — the fifth of eight held by the XFL across the country — included former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Will Sutton, former Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore and former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis.

Von Miller says he wants Bruce Smith’s career sack record, but is that possible?

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller is tied for 33rd on the NFL's all-time sack list, behind guys like Jim Jeffcoat and William Fuller. He has a long way to go to get to the top of that list, but that's his goal. Miller told USA Today's Lila Bromberg that his goal is to finish his career as the NFL's all-time sack leader.

Thousands of Broncos fans pay tribute to Bowlen

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

More than 5,000 Denver Broncos fans attended owner Pat Bowlen's memorial service on Tuesday, according to the team. Bowlen died last week at age 75 after a fight with Alzheimer's disease. The team hosted a public memorial service at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, where fans walked past photos and memorabilia from Bowlen's life and watched a video tribute in his honor.

Fans arrive in droves to honor Bowlen at public tribute

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Some wore full costumes and others sported jerseys, including one Denver Broncos supporter with "P. Bowlen" on the back. The fans arrived in droves Tuesday to pay respect to owner Pat Bowlen, who died last week at 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer's, and just two months shy of his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The public tribute to Bowlen at Broncos Stadium at Mile High featured all sorts of memorabilia, including his famous fur coat , Super Bowl trophies , vintage photos, videos and numerous footballs marking big moments.

Joe Ellis: Pat Bowlen left a succession plan for Broncos

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

The Broncos already had a bit of an ugly family squabble over future ownership of the team, before the death of Pat Bowlen. But the guy who has been overseeing the team says nothing has fundamentally changed because of Bowlen's departure. Via Mike Klis of KUSA, Broncos CEO and team president Joe Ellis said Bowlen left plans in place to cover the future of the team.

Broncos won’t rename stadium after Pat Bowlen

Monday, June 17th, 2019

After Broncos owner Pat Bowlen's death last week, some in Denver have proposed honoring him by changing the name of the team's stadium to Pat Bowlen Field at Mile High. At a Monday press conference, Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis was asked about that possibility. Ellis said that such a change was not in the team's plans.

Manning pays tribute to late Broncos owner

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Peyton Manning offered a warm tribute Saturday to longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who died this week at age 75 after battling Alzheimer's disease. Manning said his respect for Bowlen had "a lot to do" with him joining the Broncos in 2012 after spending his first 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. Manning won a Super Bowl championship with the Broncos in following the 2015 season, which marked his final one in the league.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Friday, June 14th, 2019

It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, ''This one's for John!'' following the franchise's first Super Bowl championship, a 31-24 win over Green Bay in San Diego after Elway helicoptered his way into NFL immortality in his fourth shot at a title. Elway called it the greatest moment of his Hall of Fame career, and he was determined to return the favor after rejoining his beloved Broncos as Bowlen's general manager and vice president of football operations in 2011.

Broncos owner Bowlen dies at 75

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Pat Bowlen, who won three Super Bowls over three decades as owner of the Denver Broncos, died Thursday at age 75 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. The Broncos revealed in a statement shortly after midnight local time Friday that Bowlen passed away at his home in Denver. The Bowlen family released a statement via the team that said: "We are saddened to inform everyone that our beloved husband and father, Pat Bowlen, passed on to the next chapter of his life late Thursday night peacefully at home surrounded by family.