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  Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders not worried about deal    Sun Jun 26, 04:54 PM

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is entering the final year of his contract but is not worried about his contract situation because he believes something will be worked out.

Footballguys view: Sanders probably won't ever get paid close to the level that he earned during the last two years with Peyton Manning, entering free agency next year as a 30-year old. The Broncos got him at a relatively cheap three-year, 15 million dollar deal that he could eclipse next year, but not significantly.

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  Broncos | Von Miller talks dormant    Fri Jun 24, 02:22 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller hasn't had contract discussions with the team since early June, according to sources. Miller is under the team's control for 2016 via the franchise tag.

Footballguys view: The Broncos have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal under the CBA, but the team had set an earlier deadline to get the deal done that coincided with the negotiations coming to a halt. Denver could rekindle talks at the deadline, but if they can't finish a deal, Miller could hold out instead of playing under the 14.129 million franchise tag.

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  Broncos | Von Miller talks are stagnant    Tue Jun 21, 02:50 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller's long-term contract negotiations with the Broncos have gone cold over the past 10 to 12 days, according to ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler. The two sides still have sizeable gap regarding guaranteed money. Fowler said Miller has supposedly explored holding out until March, at which point he would become a non-exclusive franchise player. Then, another team could offer a first-round pick and third-round pick for Miller.

Footballguys view: It's late June....and we'll be more optimistic about this situation than others. The two sides have until July 15th to make Miller the highest-paid defender in the NFL. Miller is entering his prime and the Broncos defense is the best in the league....so long as Miller is pressuring QBs on the outside. The math here is simple; pay the man!

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  Broncos | Ronnie Hillman the favorite for backup    Mon Jun 20, 05:37 PM

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is still ahead of RB Devontae Booker to back up RB C.J. Anderson, according to Andrew Mason of denverbroncos.com. RB Kapri Bibbs will also compete with Hillman and Booker for backup duties.

Footballguys view: Hillman led the team in rushing last year, but they let him hit the free agent market where he got very little interest. The Broncos brought back Hillman, but only after they paid C.J. Anderson with a much larger deal. Hillman has speed, but in the postseason it was Anderson who led the league in rushing. Anderson should be the team's bellcow, and Hillman is no lock to be his primary backup.

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  Broncos | Demaryius Thomas fell behind last year    Mon Jun 20, 04:20 PM

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas said he was thinking too much last season. Thomas missed a good portion of the 2015 offseason program while waiting for a long-term deal and his mother was set to be released from prison. Thomas said it was tough trying to catch up with the new offense after missing so much time and with his off-field life.

Footballguys view: Thomas was the team's franchise player last year and it took right until the July 15th deadline to get him signed. He's in year two of the Gary Kubiak system, but in this balanced (leaning towards run-heavy) system we see Thomas as a WR2 for fantasy owners.

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  Broncos | Devontae Booker to push for RB2    Mon Jun 20, 08:45 AM

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (knee) ran well after he recovered from a torn meniscus and appears poised to push RB Ronnie Hillman for the No. 2 running back job.

Footballguys view: Booker is a talented all-purpose back. He can make his living between the tackles, is tough to bring down with arm tackles and he's a fantastic receiver out of the backfield. The Broncos are unlikely to use a RBBC this year with C.J. Anderson getting a contract that makes him the third-highest paid RB in 2016. Booker has starter's upside, but fantasy owners should consider him a three-down-back-in-waiting to begin the season. With Anderson's injury history, Booker is a must-handcuff.

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  Broncos | Cody Latimer playing faster    Sun Jun 19, 02:40 PM

Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer is starting to play faster, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Latimer said he's ready for a big step in 2016. 'I just have a lot of confidence right now, I'm just ready to play,' Latimer said. 'I feel like it's time to make an impact.' Latimer added that he has a good grip on what the Broncos are doing offensively and what his role is.

Footballguys view: Even if Latimer starts to play up to his potential, we don't see much fantasy relevance for him in the run-heavy Kubiak system. The Broncos moved up in the second round of the talent-rich WR class of 2014, but Latimer had bad chemistry with Peyton Manning and has only eight catches in his two-year pro career. He's competing with Bennie Fowler for the WR3 job behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

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  Broncos | Kenny Anunike will be ready    Thu Jun 16, 02:03 PM

Denver Broncos DE Kenny Anunike (knee) didn't take part in the offseason workouts as he continues to recover from a knee injury late last year. However, he said he's 'feeling great' and expects to be on the field by the start of training camp next month. Anunike could have a greater role on the defensive line in 2016. He plans to spend most of his time rehabbing at the team's facility until next month.

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  Broncos | Von Miller threatens to sit out    Thu Jun 16, 12:29 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller posted on Instagram Thursday, June 16, that he will not play the 2016 season under the franchise tag.

Footballguys view: We've heard this before and we'll see. Not playing the whole season impacts his benefits and other aspects fans don't know about, which is why you rarely see guys actually follow through. The Broncos wouldn't fall apart if he sat out, but the defense would certainly take a hit. We'll keep you updated as things progress.

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  Broncos | Von Miller doesn't want to sit out    Wed Jun 15, 03:49 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller said he does not want to sit out the 2016 season to wait for a long-term extension. Miller said he and the Broncos still have a month to negotiate that long-term deal and he would like to remain with Denver for the rest of his career.

Footballguys view: Fully guaranteed money seem to be the hold-up for this deal. We'll see if the two sides can find a middle ground. This defense would be hurt - though likely not devastated - if Miller sat out.

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  Broncos | Devontae Booker impressing    Wed Jun 15, 03:30 PM

Denver Broncos rookie RB Devontae Booker has impressed running backs coach Eric Studesville from his pass protection to picking up the offensive scheme.

Footballguys view: C.J. Anderson got paid, so we expect him to get the bulk of the carries and do think an RBBC is unlikely. That said, Booker could be a good handcuff in case Anderson gets hurt or starts to slip. Pass-protection is the bugaboo for rookie backs, and if he can lick that, he could see some time. We don't expect more than RB4 numbers as of now, but that could change this summer if this keeps up.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib off crutches    Tue Jun 14, 08:10 PM

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) recently stopped using crutches as he continues to progress from a gunshot wound to his right leg. Talib continued his treatment with trainers Tuesday, June 14 and the Broncos do not expect him to miss any regular season time.

Footballguys view: We won't see Talib on the practice field until training camp. He's fortunate the injury is not more severe.

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  Broncos | Denver extends Brandon Marshall    Tue Jun 14, 04:23 PM

Denver Broncos LB Brandon M. Marshall agreed to a four-year extension Tuesday, June 14, according to a source. It includes a $10 million signing bonus.

Footballguys view: Marshall was cut three times by the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the Broncos scooped him up in 2013 and he's developed into one of their best players on the league's best defense. He'll take over at WILL for the Broncos this year with Danny Trevathan (Bears) moving on in free agency.

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  Broncos | Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian gridlocked    Tue Jun 14, 02:44 PM

Denver Broncos QBs Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian are 'looking each other in the eye' for the starting quarterback position, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. QB Paxton Lynch is the clear No. 3 quarterback at this point.

Footballguys view: Siemian was airmailing passes at practice on Tuesday. He's got a big arm but little control or consistent accuracy. Sanchez makes some boneheaded throws from time to time, but he's in more control of where the ball is going than Siemian. We think Sanchez begins the season as the starter. The development of Paxton Lynch will determine how long Sanchez remains in the top spot. Fantasy owners need to downgrade the WRs in the Broncos passing attack. They'll run the ball as much as possible this season.

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  Broncos | Consistency key for Denver QBs     Tue Jun 14, 02:27 PM

Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez still holds the starting spot for now, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch assume the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, respectively. Kubiak did add that he's looking for the most consistent quarterback to be the starter.

Footballguys view: The most consistent passer at this time is Sanchez. That's not an exciting option for fantasy owners, and WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will see their numbers impact this year. We see Thomas as a mid-range WR2 and Sanders as a WR3/flex with upside.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib remains day-to-day    Tue Jun 14, 02:24 PM

Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) remains day-to-day. 'We're doing everything we can to get him back for training camp,' head coach Gary Kubiak said.

Footballguys view: Talib's gunshot wound was not serious, so expect him on the field come training camp. The authorities will look into what happened that night, then expect the league to hand out any punishment if needed.

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  Broncos | Bradley Roby seizing the opportunity    Sun Jun 12, 09:09 PM

Denver Broncos CB Bradley Roby said he has been taking advantage of the extra reps he has seen as a result of Aqib Talib's (leg) absence.

Footballguys view: Roby has star potential written all over him. He's a strong player who can harass WRs at the line of scrimmage, and Roby has the speed to stay with them downfield. We feel Talib will spend his last year in Denver this season, then Roby will take over as the starter opposite Chris Harris Jr.

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  Broncos | Brandon Marshall talking deal with DEN    Fri Jun 10, 02:44 AM

Denver Broncos restricted free-agent LB Brandon M. Marshall is in advanced contract negotiations with the team before his deadline Wednesday, June 15. He has a second-round, $2.553 tender attached to him. If he doesn't sign by Wednesday, Marshall's deal could be reduced to a 10% raise from the $585,000 salary he made last season, although the Broncos would probably re-up him for the $2.553 million.

Footballguys view: Marshall is taking over at weak-side inside linebacker since Danny Trevathan (Bears) moved on in free agency. We have a feeling the team will be able to get something done with Marshall before next Wednesday's deadline.

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  Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders talking extension    Fri Jun 10, 02:43 AM

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders received a contract proposal last week from the team, and his agent recently sent back a counter offer.

Footballguys view: The Broncos seem intent on keeping Sanders around for the foreseeable future. With this QB situation in Denver, Sanders should see his numbers stay around what they were last year. Gone are the days of the Manning pass-happy offense. The Broncos are going to run as much as possible and limit what they do through the air. That makes Sanders more of a WR3 for fantasy owners. His current ADP is WR27 (5.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Broncos | C.J. Anderson in top condition    Thu Jun 9, 02:25 PM

Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is in the best condition that head coach Gary Kubiak has seen him in, and Anderson has responded to competition. 'He's ready to be an every down back,' Kubiak said.

Footballguys view: Anderson made his money this offseason, but we aren't worried he will slack off now that he got paid. Unlike last season, it looks like he will hit Week 1 fully healthy and that's great news for his owners and offense. We see him as a high-end RB2 with RB1 upside.

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  Broncos | Von Miller talks still ongoing    Thu Jun 9, 01:43 PM

Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller and the Broncos continue to have contract negotiations, according to a team source, despite reports that talks broke off.

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  Broncos | Paxton Lynch agrees to deal    Thu Jun 9, 11:10 AM

Updating an earlier report, Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch agreed to a four-year deal with a fifth-year option Thursday, June 9. The total value is expected to be around $9.5 million, and it includes a $5,091,860 signing bonus.

Footballguys view: A tall, athletic but raw quarterback who the Broncos hope will lead them in the near future, it's important to have Lynch in the fold as soon as possible. As much as we assume Mark Sanchez will win the starting job, Lynch could show enough to snatch the job from him. He'll need all the snaps he can get to do it though, so getting the deal done was critical. We don't know that anyone feels terribly comfortable with either quarterback heading into the fantasy season, despite a potentially great offense around them. We'd only take the winner of the job as a third quarterback.

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  Broncos | Paxton Lynch nearing deal completion    Thu Jun 9, 11:00 AM

Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch is expected to finalize his rookie deal Thursday, June 9. Rookie deals are four years in length with a fifth-year option for being selected in the first round. He's slotted to make $9.49 million.

Footballguys view: This is why the Broncos wanted to make sure they got their quarterback in the first--that extra year could be huge if Lynch is the guy. We don't feel either Lynch or likely starter Mark Sanchez will be worth having as anything but bench depth for fantasy purposes, but the sooner Lynch gets going the better for Dynasty owners looking to grab a quarterback of the future.

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  Broncos | Von Miller could sit out in 2016    Wed Jun 8, 11:34 PM

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller rejected a six-year, $114.5 million deal at some point between Monday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 8. A source close to Miller said the player actually accepted two significant parts of the offer Monday: specifically, the length of the contract (six years) and the overall money ($114.5 million). However, the guaranteed money is apparently where the impasse is, and the impasse has escalated so quickly that Miller could sit out the 2016 season entirely.

Footballguys view: The Broncos were hoping an early offer would get him at minicamps and assure them that he would be in training camp, but he didn't accept it quick enough we guess. We suspect Miller will be in camp, but keep your eyes locked here--and listen to our own Cecil Lammey on 104.3 the Fan in Denver - to make sure you have all the information.

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  Broncos | Several WRs get their chance to shine    Wed Jun 8, 11:27 PM

Denver Broncos WRs Bennie Fowler, Cody Latimer, Jordan Norwood and Jordan Taylor each had their chance to make an impression Wednesday, June 8, as they bid to become the third wide receiver behind veteran WRs Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Sanders and Thomas were rested, opening up first-team reps.

Footballguys view: We've loved Latimer on paper for two years but he just hasn't shown enough to make us feel good about him, despite having a solid outing. Mason reported that Taylor looked pretty good, but it sounds as if we have no real clear indication of what will shake out here. There's also a real chance that the No.3 receiver might not be a productive receiver in this offense anyway. Watch this, but don't expect much value from this battle.

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  Broncos | DeMarcus Ware still a spectator    Wed Jun 8, 11:27 PM

Denver Broncos LB DeMarcus Ware (back) continued to watch practice from the sideline Wednesday, June 8, as the team remains cautious with him following back problems that flared up in the past two weeks. Head coach Gary Kubiak now expects Ware to remain sidelined for the entire minicamp. 'I don't think it makes much sense. What do we have here? Four days or something like that to really do that,' Kubiak said. 'We'll get the entire summer to make sure he's feeling good before we get back out there.'

Footballguys view: It's not that big of a concern, but it is a bit surprising that he has yet to practice this offseason. Ware is going to be a part-time player for the Broncos this year, opening the door for guys like Shaq Barrett and Shane Ray to do more.

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  Broncos | Max Garcia comfortable at left guard    Wed Jun 8, 11:26 PM

Denver Broncos OG Max Garcia has settled in on the left side at guard after shuffling back and forth between the right and left side last season. 'Being in one spot will help him,' offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said Wednesday, June 8. 'The experience he got through the year in games really has helped him. I think he's just settled in. He's one of those guys that you don't notice because he's doing his job.'

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  Broncos | Ty Sambrailo works at right guard    Wed Jun 8, 11:26 PM

Denver Broncos OG Ty Sambrailo (shoulder) saw his first work of the offseason at right guard in practice Wednesday, June 8. He saw snaps with the first-team offense and then returned to the sideline, as he slowly recovers from a torn labrum suffered last September. 'He looked very rusty yesterday; he'd be the first one to tell you that, but we expected that,' head coach Gary Kubiak said.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib back, being evaluated    Wed Jun 8, 11:25 PM

Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) returned to the training facility Wednesday, June 8, for the first time since suffering a gunshot wound. He was evaluated by the team's medical personnel. 'We sent him to our doctors today, and then they will meet sometime this afternoon and try to gather a plan and see where we're at and where we'll go,' head coach Gary Kubiak said. After organized team activities (OTAs) Talib will remain in Denver for rehab.

Footballguys view: There's still much left to be found in this Talib situation. The authorities have an ongoing investigation, and once the legal process has taken its course then we should see the league make a move for a possible fine or suspension.

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  Broncos | Von Miller talks break off?    Wed Jun 8, 02:01 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller passed a team-imposed deadline Tuesday, June 7, to agree on a long-term contract. The Broncos have withdrawn their multi-year offer, and Miller will play the 2016 season on his $14.129 million franchise tag. The two sides reached a partial agreement on years and total value in recent days that would have made Miller the highest-paid defensive player, but there were significant differences in how the deal was structured.

Footballguys view: There's five weeks to work out a deal. Miller has not yet signed his franchise tender, and the two sides have until July 15th to work something out. The total contract sounds good ($114.5 MM) but the guaranteed money that reportedly offered ($39.8 MM) is way too low for a player like Miller. The Broncos will have to pay more guaranteed money if they want Miller on a long-term deal.

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  Broncos | Denver makes offer to Von Miller    Wed Jun 8, 01:09 PM

The Denver Broncos proposed a six-year, $114.5 million deal to LB Von Miller that includes $39.8 million guaranteed in the first two years of the deal, according to sources close to the team. However, no deal is imminent.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib, DeMarcus Ware not practicing    Wed Jun 8, 01:00 PM

Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) and DE DeMarcus Ware (back) are not taking part in practice Wednesday, June 8.

Footballguys view: Talib was involved in another incident involving a firearm and was shot in the leg. He's going to be okay as the injury was incredibly minor, but right now with an ongoing investigation underway the veteran corner is not going to be on the practice field. Talib could be in a lot of trouble with the law..and the league, but it may take some time to lay down any punishment (if any).

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  Broncos | Jeff Heuerman back at practice    Tue Jun 7, 11:17 PM

Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman (hamstring) returned to a full practice Tuesday, June 7, after missing time last week due to a sore hamstring.

Footballguys view: Heuerman has looked smooth on the practice field when healthy. He was basically a super-sized WR in college at Ohio State, but you have to go back to 2013 film to see him look like a player who could make an impact. Heuerman missed all of his rookie season in 2015 due to a knee injury, so he needs to stay healthy this year if he wants to play up to his potential. Heuerman could be the lead TE for the Broncos in 2016.

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  Broncos | C.J. Anderson the No. 1 back    Tue Jun 7, 11:16 PM

Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson has looked like the No. 1 running back throughout organized team activities so far, and his cuts have been decisive like they were in the second half of last season after he recovered from his sprained ankle. Anderson is also adjusting well to having a fullback in front of him, with FBs Juwan Thompson and Andy Janovich competing for the role.

Footballguys view: How is this even a debate? The language of the NFL is money, and the Broncos paid Anderson a $5 million bonus as part of his new contract earlier this year. Along with those bags of money will come the football...as much as he can handle. Expect a workload similar to what he had in the Super Bowl where Anderson was allowed to control how much he was on the field and got 24 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown against a tough Panthers defense. If he can stay healthy, Anderson can thrive for the Broncos run-heavy offense.

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  Broncos | Paxton Lynch praised by Gary Kubiak    Tue Jun 7, 11:16 PM

Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch worked with the third-team offense in practice Tuesday, June 7, but he guided the No. 3 offense to a touchdown against the No. 3 defense. Afterwards, head coach Gary Kubiak praised the quarterback's work. 'I think Paxton did some really good stuff. He took the young kids down the field at the end of practice,' Kubiak said.

Footballguys view: Lynch is their franchise QB of the future. He's been making progress during OTAs and minicamp in regards to his footwork and deep touch. We're not shocked (or dismayed) that Lynch begins mandatory minicamp as the third-string QB. He needs to prove that he can handle the NFL if he wants to eventually win the starting job. While Mark Sanchez may begin the year as the starter, we think Lynch takes over at some point.

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  Broncos | QB Siemian, Jordan Taylor have rapport    Tue Jun 7, 11:15 PM

Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian and WR Jordan Taylor built rapport working the scout team for most of the 2015 season, and the two worked together nicely during seven-on-seven drills in practice Tuesday, June 7. 'That's my guy,' Siemian said. 'I just got a ton of reps with him - even last year in camp, I got a ton of throws with him.'

Footballguys view: Siemian has a big arm, but he does not have much control when he throws. Taylor is a tall/fast receiver the Broncos picked up out of Rice as a UDFA in 2015. He spent his rookie season on the practice squad, but Taylor has a real shot to make the 53-man roster this year.

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  Broncos | Andy Janovich, Juwan Thompson battling    Tue Jun 7, 11:14 PM

Denver Broncos FBs Andy Janovich and Juwan Thompson are battling for the starting fullback job. RB C.J. Anderson has worked with Thompson and built a relationship over the past two season, so they have timing down while working together. That's something Janovich will have to build with Anderson over time.

Footballguys view: The Broncos will have a real fullback this year, something that was missing last year. The fullback will take on the linebackers trying to tackle Anderson, and that could help keep Anderson healthier. The key to the Broncos rushing attack is keeping Anderson healthy. They've paid him a $5 million bonus earlier this year, and with those bags of money also comes the expectations that he can handle the largest workload of his pro career.

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  Broncos | Young corners stepping up in Denver    Tue Jun 7, 11:14 PM

Denver Broncos CB Bradley Roby worked opposite CB Chris Harris Jr. with CB Aqib Talib sidelined. CB Kayvon Webster moved up to work as nickel cornerback, while CBs Lorenzo Doss and Taurean Nixon also might see more work and opportunities to prove themselves.

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  Broncos | Devontae Booker on the field    Tue Jun 7, 08:59 PM

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (knee) was able to participate in some team drills during practice Tuesday, June 7. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Booker could receive more work during practice next week.

Footballguys view: Booker's head is reportedly spinning as he gets used to the NFL. He's not quite yet at full strength as he's still recovering from a meniscus injury that required two surgeries to repair. Booker is a talented all-purpose back, but consider him a three-down-back-in-waiting for the Broncos. C.J. Anderson is the starter, and he's set up to carry the largest workload of his career...if he can stay healthy in 2016.

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  Broncos | Paxton Lynch moving well    Tue Jun 7, 08:48 PM

Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch has done well throwing the ball while rolling to his left as well as to his right during offseason workouts. Head coach Gary Kubiak said he was impressed with Lynch during practice Tuesday, June 7.

Footballguys view: Lynch is the QB of the future in Denver, and we wouldn't be surprised to see him start this season at some point. He's athletic, tall, has a good arm and rarely makes bad decisions with the football. Lynch was the best QB in this draft class when being blizted, and he threw 11 TDs with only 1 INT when defenses brought five or more pass-rushers. The Broncos will run the ball as much as possible this year to keep things simple for their rookie QB.

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  Broncos | Mark Sanchez performing well    Tue Jun 7, 08:47 PM

Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez has thrown only one interception in his last six practices after throwing an interception in the first offseason workouts. He had several connections with WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders during practice Tuesday, June 7.

Footballguys view: Sanchez worked with the first team today, and he has to be considered the frontrunner to begin the year as the starter. The Broncos want Paxton Lynch to take over at some point, and they're microwaving his learning curve. We'll continue to see this competition in training camp.

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  Broncos | Von Miller not at minicamp    Tue Jun 7, 04:41 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller was not present for the first day of minicamp Tuesday, June 7. Miller is not under contract at this point, so he can't be fined for not being in attendance.

Footballguys view: Miller has yet to sign his franchise tag, and the two sides have until July 15th to work out a new long-term contract. We should see the Broncos reward Miller with a contract that makes him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history.

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  Broncos | DeMarcus Ware making progress    Tue Jun 7, 02:52 PM

Denver Broncos LB DeMarcus Ware (back) is making good progress in his recovery from a back injury and could participate in some drills before they finish offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: There's no need to rush things here. Ware hasn't practiced at all this offseason, but the team wants him ready for training camp and the regular season. The future Hall of Fame pass-rusher is going to be a part-time player for the Broncos in 2016. That means more playing time for Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett.

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  Broncos | Mark Sanchez works with starters    Tue Jun 7, 02:51 PM

Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez worked with the first-team offense during practice Tuesday, June 7, and had a good day. QB Trevor Siemian worked with the second-team offense, while QB Paxton Lynch worked with the third team.

Footballguys view: The Broncos had been splitting the first-team reps evenly between the three. Now that it's mandatory minicamp, the Broncos are using Sanchez as their starter. Lynch is the QB of the future, and the 2016 first-round pick has a chance to beat out Sanchez for the starting job in training camp. Even if Sanchez wins the job at the beginning of the year, we think Lynch takes over at some point this season. Fantasy owners need to realize the Broncos are going to run the ball as much as possible and limit the passing game--no matter who is QB.

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  Broncos | DeMarcus Ware not practicing    Tue Jun 7, 01:13 PM

Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware (back) is at minicamp Tuesday, June 7, but he is not participating in drills.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib situation under review    Tue Jun 7, 12:38 PM

Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib's (leg) incident that led to him suffering a gunshot wound is being actively investigated by the NFL, according to a league official. The Broncos immediately notified NFL about the shooting after they found out about it, and now the NFL is exploring the determining facts behind the incident, the official said. One league source said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't like guns, he doesn't like guns in the hands of intoxicated players, and he especially doesn't like guns in the hands of intoxicated players who have a history with guns like Talib has.

Footballguys view: The legal process will first need to be exhausted, but after that expect the league to take swift and strong action. Goodell is likely to put his foot down on such behavior, and handing out a year-long suspension wouldn't be a shock. However, that suspension may not come until next season.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib to miss OTAs    Mon Jun 6, 08:10 PM

Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) is not expected to participate much, if at all, in the Broncos' organized team activities after being shot in the leg at a Dallas nightclub over the weekend. His injury did not require surgery. Talib is expected to be back with the team this weekend to be examined by the medical staff.

Footballguys view: Information is still coming out about Talib's mishap with a firearm...another one. The league will take action with Talib at some point, and we could see a fine or a suspension (or both) coming for the veteran corner. First, the legal process will need to run its course...and that may not be rectified until after the 2016 season.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib released from hospital    Mon Jun 6, 05:22 PM

Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) was released from the hospital Monday, June 6. Ideally, Talib will arrive in Denver Tuesday, June 7, or Wednesday, June 8.

Footballguys view: Mandatory minicamp begins for the Broncos this week, and it will be interesting to see if Talib talks to the media. After another incident involving a firearm, Talib is likely to face discipline from the NFL. However, the legal process will have to run its course and then the league may consider a fine or suspension for the oft-troubled corner.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib escapes major injury    Mon Jun 6, 10:07 AM

Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) didn't receive damage to any arteries or ligaments from his gunshot wound. He received stitches and will not require surgery.

Footballguys view: We're just glad this wasn't much worse. The NFL will now investigate yet another gun-incident involving Talib. Stay tuned.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib expected to recover    Sun Jun 5, 09:08 PM

Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg, the team announced Sunday, June 5.

Footballguys view: It sounds like he got incredibly lucky here as the bullet entered and exited his leg. It did not hit any arteries and tore no ligaments.

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