Archive for the ‘Denver Broncos’ Category

Broncos’ QB competition has a familiar feel to it

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The first real day of the Broncos' quarterback competition looked a lot like last year's no-contest audition when ex-third-stringer Trevor Siemian beat rookie Paxton Lynch and veteran Mark Sanchez. On Tuesday, Siemian was poised, patient and precise while facing Denver's ''No Fly Zone'' secondary and pass rushers for the first time this offseason. Although things settled down after that, the first day of OTAs proved one thing: if Lynch is going to win this job, the 2016 first-round pick has a long way to go to unseat Siemian, the 2015 seventh-rounder who was an afterthought until emerging as Peyton Manning's surprise successor last season.

Denver Broncos player from Manchester reacts to attack outside concert

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

DENVER — Born and raised in Manchester, England, Menelik Watson said he was shocked by Monday night’s terror attack. The 28-year-old tackle for the Denver Broncos posted a public message on Twitter after the bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Watson called the people involved in the attack “absolute scumbags” in an interview with TMZ Sports. “Scumbags want to impose their will on people, you know, through terror and it doesn’t work. It never works,” Watson said. “And the city of Manchester will only get stronger from this.” “Whatever they’re trying to get across, there’s ways of doing it. I have no sympathy for them. None whatsoever,” Watson said. “To go out and attack

Peyton Manning once wrote apology letter to referee he chewed out

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Peyton Manning now has been retired for more than a year, but the tales of his prolific letter writing and thoughtfulness continue to roll in. Hat tip to PFT, which passed on the story about recently retired referee Butch Hannah and his interaction with Manning during a game toward the end of his career. Hannah relayed the story to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press about how Manning got on his case — and then later tried to make amends in a way that was unique to the ref but very much how Manning handled his business.

Von Miller surprises Broncos staff by attending employee recognition day ceremony

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Miller thanked more than 200 team employees, something no player has done before. Von Miller is one of the biggest stars the NFL has to offer, but he still took the time to be at the Broncos ceremony that honors the team’s employees on Thursday. “We couldn’t do what we do if it weren’t for you,” Miller told the audience of employees.

15 Big-Name NFL Players Who Were Massively Overpaid in 2016

Friday, May 19th, 2017

This may sound like an outlandish statement, but as a whole, players in the National Football League are grossly underpaid. On the flip side, there are also players in the NFL who are severely overpaid. With that said, we compiled the following list of 15 NFL players who were all massively overpaid in 2016. 1.

Von Miller honors Broncos employees at ceremony

Friday, May 19th, 2017

For the last 18 years, the Broncos have held an annual employee recognition day to honor team staff, from grounds crew members to stadium personnel. Players don't attend the event, but this year one member of the Broncos decided to show up: Von Miller. Miller joined more than 200 team employees at Thursday's service recognition day, honoring the men and women behind the scenes in a speech, according to the Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala.

Broncos’ Von Miller thanks, honors team employees at ceremony

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

All-Pro linebacker Von Miller made a surprise appearance at the Denver Broncos' service awards ceremony Thursday to honor and say thank you to more than 200 team employees. The ceremony, which took place inside the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse, recognized service milestones that were reached by employees from the stadium as well as the team's practice facility in Englewood, Colorado. Members of the grounds crew, equipment managers and the team's chefs were among those who were honored. "We couldn't do what we do if it weren't for you," Miller said at the ceremony. Miller, 28, stayed to shake hands with the employees who received awards and also took part in a raffle, the Denver Post reported. He is

Stanford grad Ed McCaffrey back Down Under, 18 years later

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Three-time Super Bowl champion Ed McCaffrey's only previous trip to Australia came as a member of the Denver Broncos in a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers in 1999. McCaffrey was back Down Under on Thursday to run an American football combine for media and personalities to help promote the Sydney Cup between his alma mater, Stanford University, and Rice, on Aug. 27. The game is set for the 45,500-seat Sydney Football Stadium, just minutes from downtown.

Jamaal Charles no lock to make the Broncos’ roster

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The Broncos are planning a committee approach at running back this season. But will Jamaal Charles be part of that committee? Not necessarily. Longtime Denver reporter Mike Klis of KUSA puts Charles’ odds of making the 53-player roster to start the season at only 50-50. Klis notes that Charles has a history of knee injuries and missed 13 games last year after missing 11 games in 2015. Charles’ minimum-salary contract makes cutting him relatively painless under the salary cap. With last year’s co-starters C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker back along with rookie De’Angelo Henderson, it’s easy to envision the Broncos keeping three running backs, and Charles not being one of them. Charles has averaged

25 Biggest Steals in NFL Draft History

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

To effectively build a championship-caliber roster in the National Football League, it’s a necessity for teams to find impact players in more than just the first and second rounds of the NFL draft. In today’s NFL landscape — where the league’s hard salary cap makes it nearly impossible to build a team through free agency — finding game-changing talent in rounds three through seven is pretty much a requirement for the long-term success of most franchises. There is a good chance that we’ll eventually remember guys like Prescott, Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (seventh round), Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (fifth round), and Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (fourth round) as some of the biggest steals in NFL draft history.