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  Broncos | Shane Ray will likely be limited    Mon May 18, 07:44 AM

Denver Broncos DE Shane Ray (toe) is likely to be limited in his work at minicamp this week, if he can participate. The team just lost TE Jeff Heuerman, their third-round pick, to a torn ACL and the Broncos do not want another higher-profile rookie injury.

Footballguys view: Ray's turf toe did not require surgery to repair, but the Broncos want to make sure he's healed properly before they push him too much in practice. We'll likely see the rookie pass-rusher limited in practice until the team gets to training camp. Ray will serve as a backup pass-rusher this year for the Broncos, spelling DeMarcus Ware or Von Miller on certain downs.

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  Broncos | Shane Ray may practice Monday    Sun May 17, 10:25 AM

Denver Broncos DE Shane Ray (toe) may be able to participate in some of the drills during practice Monday, May 18, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.

Footballguys view: The Broncos will take it easy on Ray as he continues to deal with turf toe. The injury did not require surgery, but it can linger if not given the proper amount of time to heal. They moved up in the first round to select Ray, and he should play as a part-time pass-rusher at outside linebacker behind stars Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.

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  Broncos | Cody Latimer to play on outside    Sat May 16, 11:45 PM

Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer will step in as an outside receiver when the team uses three-receiver sets this year.

Footballguys view: This move was anticipated ever since the Broncos moved up to draft Latimer in the second round last year. Emmanuel Sanders can move back inside to his more natural position in the slot, and Latimer can be a force on the outside. Latimer has a large wingspan, great leaping ability and he can be dominant at the point of the catch. This offense under Gary Kubiak won't utilize three wide receivers that often, so make sure to temper your expectations for the talented second-year wide receiver.

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  Broncos | Trevor Siemian signs deal    Sat May 16, 11:00 AM

Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian signed a four-year contract with the team Friday, May 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: We have no idea why the Broncos would draft Siemian. His film at Northwestern was bad, and he had trouble staying in the starting lineup as a collegian. His throwing motion is a 3/4 release, and he struggles with accuracy on passes 10 yards or more downfield. He'll be on the practice squad this year for Denver, but they could also put him on season-ending Injured Reserve as he's still recovering from a knee injury he suffered last year.

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  Broncos | Rookie TE Heuerman torn ACL out for season    Sat May 9, 09:59 PM

Cecil Lammey, from ESPN Denver and Footballguys.com, reports Denver Broncos rookie tight end Jeff Heuerman suffered a torn ACL in rookie minicamp and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Footballguys view: A blow to the Broncos tight end corps here. Heuerman was a third-round pick for the Broncos, and he was expected to develop this year behind Owen Daniels and Virgil Green. Without Heuerman, we could see more playing time for James Casey as the team's third tight end.

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  Broncos | C.J. Anderson overweight last year?    Fri May 8, 10:42 PM

Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson was a 'little chubby' and wore down quick at times last year, according to former offensive coordinator Adam Gase, who now works for the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: Well, for wearing down quick last year Anderson led the league in rushing over the final six weeks of the season with 648 rushing yards. His eight rushing touchdowns during that time also led the NFL. Anderson's 779 all-purpose yards (rushing and receiving) was good for third in the NFL behind New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (853) and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (780). Anderson will start for the Broncos this year and has the ability to finish as a top-10 fantasy running back in 2015.

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  Broncos | Shane Ray to be ready for camp    Fri May 1, 12:21 PM

Denver Broncos DE Shane Ray (toe) said he will 'definitely' be ready for training camp later this summer.

Footballguys view: The Broncos loved Shane Ray and proved it with a big jump up to grab him. If he can get on the field in time for camp, as this report suggests, he will rotate in with Demarcus Ware and Von Miller. The defense could be very scary in Denver this year.

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  Broncos | Denver acquires 23rd overall pick    Thu Apr 30, 10:43 PM

The Denver Broncos acquired the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft from the Detroit Lions in exchange for C Manuel Ramirez, the 28th overall pick, the 143rd overall pick and a 2016 fifth-round pick.

Footballguys view: Ramirez was an odd fit in the new zone-blocking system, so trading him away is no big deal. The Broncos wanted pass-rusher Shane Ray, and they added him with this move. They had to get in front of Baltimore who could have selected Ray before Denver was on the clock at 28th overall.

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  Broncos | Shane Ray selected 23rd overall    Thu Apr 30, 10:37 PM

Missouri DE Shane Ray was selected 23rd overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.

Footballguys view: This is a great pick for the Broncos. Ray gives them a young pass-rusher to groom behind DeMarcus Ware. The Broncos are going to have a much more aggressive defense this year under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. It wouldn't surprise us to see Ray compile 5-7 sacks this year as a rookie.


  Broncos | Montee Ball eyes starting role    Thu Apr 30, 03:22 PM

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball is confident that he will regain the lead-back role with the team, but admitted that RB C.J. Anderson deserves the job right now. Ball is currently behind Anderson and RB Ronnie Hillman on the depth chart. Ball blames an appendectomy in August of last year for weakening his core, which then led to a torn right groin that put him on Injured Reserve. He had just 172 yards on 55 carries and a touchdown in 2014. Ball started feeling better in February and has spent the last three months working on his flexibility with a personal trainer.

Footballguys view: He's going to have to fight off CJ Anderson, and that won't be easy. Anderson had a stellar 2014 and Ball didn't. He should be able to overcome Hillman easily, but Anderson looks like the favorite to win the lead back job in 2015.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan to be ready for training camp    Wed Apr 29, 04:51 PM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) said he should be at full speed when training camp starts in late July. Trevathan is practicing on a limited basis during voluntary minicamp as he is recovering from season-ending knee surgery.

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  Broncos | Peyton Manning may play more seasons    Wed Apr 29, 02:27 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he feels good physically and does not see the 2015 season as a farewell tour. Manning said the team has been learning head coach Gary Kubiak's offense during offseason workouts.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan limited    Wed Apr 29, 01:03 PM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) said he has been limited during offseason workouts since he is returning from multiple knee injuries. Trevathan said his goal for this upcoming season is to stay healthy.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan works out    Wed Apr 29, 01:42 AM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) was able to take part in workouts as the team started its offseason program Tuesday, April 28.

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  Broncos | Peyton Manning at veteran's mini camp    Tue Apr 28, 08:37 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning took part in the first day of veteran's mini camp Tuesday, April 28. Manning wouldn't say whether 2015 would be his last season in the NFL, 'I feel good physically, and the whole team, including me, is just excited to get back on the field,' Manning said. 'We've been here a couple weeks, lifting and meeting, but it's always nice to get back on the football field.'

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  Broncos | Quanterus Smith failed physical    Tue Apr 28, 01:16 PM

Updating a previous item, Denver Broncos DE Quanterus Smith (knee) was waived Tuesday, April 28, after a failed physical on his left knee. Smith played in 15 games last year and had 11 tackles and zero sacks.

Footballguys view: Smith's knee problems date back to 2012 when he was leading the NCAA in sacks before his injury. Those problems lingered through his entire career with the Broncos, and it will prevent other teams from having a ton of interest in the pass-rusher.

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  Broncos | Quanterus Smith waived    Tue Apr 28, 10:27 AM

Denver Broncos DE Quanterus Smith was waived Tuesday, April 28, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Smith just couldn't stay healthy during his brief time with the Broncos. A fifth-round pick in 2013, Smith was an interesting developmental prospect. He led the NCAA in sacks during his 2012 season at Western Kentucky, but a knee injury cut his season short. That knee injury kept him out of action in 2013 as a rookie with the Broncos, and it slowed him down in 2014 as well.

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  Broncos | Tony Carter signs tender    Mon Apr 27, 04:34 PM

Denver Broncos CB Tony Carter signed his restricted free-agent tender Monday, April 27. The tender is worth $1.542 million.

Footballguys view: Carter is a reserve cornerback for the team who will only see the field in sub-package situations. He likes to take chances, can make big plays...but he can also get burned.

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  Broncos | Kerry Taylor waived    Thu Apr 23, 05:38 PM

Denver Broncos WR Kerry Taylor was waived Thursday, April 23.

Footballguys view: After going undrafted out of Arizona State in 2011, Taylor has bounced around to eight different teams between now and then. He was a longshot to make the Broncos final roster as they're jampacked at the position.

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  Broncos | GM questions Demaryius Thomas' absence    Thu Apr 23, 03:21 PM

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has decided not to participate in offseason workouts because he does not want to suffer an injury, but general manager John Elway does not know why Thomas is sitting out. 'That makes no sense to me, him not getting hurt,' Elway said. 'If he gets hurt here, he's covered. If he gets hurt on his own... I don't understand it all. It makes no sense for him.'

Footballguys view: Elway seemed to be fired up talking about the absent wide receiver. Thomas had the franchise tag placed on him, and the two sides have until July 15th to work out a new long-term deal. Thomas has not signed his tender, and currently is staying away from team workouts at Dove Valley. We have a feeling Thomas and the Broncos will get something done in the 11th hour of the deadline.

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  Broncos | Louis Vasquez back to RG    Thu Apr 23, 01:51 AM

Denver Broncos OG Louis Vasquez will move back from right tackle to right guard for the 2015 season, and he is very happy. 'My mentality is I'm a guard,' Vasquez said Wednesday, April 22. 'I would love to stay inside the trenches. That's how my mentality is. I'm a big, strong guy. I like to get physical. Being out on the outside, it's more finesse. Guys want to rush the passers and that's not my forte.'

Footballguys view: Vasquez showed he was a team-first guy last year by moving outside to right tackle. He was okay at that spot..and the best the team could muster at the position in 2014. However, at right guard Vasquez is--and has been--and All-Pro. Expect him to regain that status moving back inside for the 2015 season.

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  Broncos | Cody Latimer ready for next step?    Mon Apr 20, 03:20 PM

Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer believes he has already improved this offseason after participating in QB Peyton Manning's Duke passing camp. 'I got a lot of repetitions... I am faster than I was [last season], shiftier,' Latimer said. Latimer's counterpart, WR Emmanuel Sanders, has already heaped praise on him. 'He's a special player. He has strong hands, the physical tools. I think this is going to be the year he jumps onto the map.'

Footballguys view: Latimer is certainly a player to be excited about in dynasty leagues. In deeper re-draft leagues, we'd feel comfortable taking a late-round flier on Latimer. He's incredibly talented, but the new Gary Kubiak offense just doesn't use three wide receiver sets that often.

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  Broncos | Offense to be catered to Peyton Manning    Sat Apr 18, 09:07 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning won't be forced into a playbook that doesn't suit his gifts, according to head coach Gary Kubiak, and Kubiak added that it has been easy to mix his playbook with the playbook Denver used last season.

Footballguys view: This has to be the case. Kubiak's system is built for a more athletic quarterback to work from under center. Manning loves to work from the shotgun, and he is not fleet afoot. The two will work diligently to meld the two systems to create the best offense possible for the Broncos in 2015.

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  Broncos | Angelo Blackson visits    Sat Apr 18, 03:00 AM

Auburn DT Angelo Blackson visited with the Denver Broncos in advance of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: At 6'4" 318 pounds, Blackson can eat up space in the middle of the line at nose tackle. He's not an explosive athlete, and Blackson offers little push against the quarterback. We should see Blackson as a late-round pick in the draft.

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  Broncos | Brandon Marshall undergoes surgery    Fri Apr 17, 02:59 PM

Denver Broncos LB Brandon M. Marshall (foot) underwent foot surgery last month. Marshall should be ready for the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Marshall is going to be asked to do a lot in the team's new 3-4 defense under Wade Phillips. Working as the "Sam" (strong-side inside) linebacker, Marshall will clean up as a run-defender. It won't be a surprise to see him lead the team in tackles this season so long as he can stay healthy.

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  Broncos | T.J. Clemmings, Ty Sambrailo visit    Fri Apr 17, 02:41 AM

Pittsburgh OT T.J. Clemmings visited the Denver Broncos earlier this week, as did Colorado State OL Ty Sambrailo. Sambrailo worked out for the club as well.

Footballguys view: This fits the narrative for the Broncos. They are most likely going to select a right tackle in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. At this time, they only have Michael Schofield and Chris Clark at the position. They need to find an upgrade.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan back at 100%    Thu Apr 16, 09:51 PM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) participated in team-organized workouts Monday, April 13, and said he was at 100% after suffering a dislocated kneecap last season.

Footballguys view: The Broncos would still be wise to stay cautious with Trevathan. He came back from his first knee injury last year only to almost immediately suffer another knee injury. Look for the team to ease him back into action with the hopes of having him fully participate at the beginning of training camp. He will play the "bow" linebacker spot (weak-side inside) in the Broncos new 3-4 defense under Wade Phillips.

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  Broncos | Tre McBride, Keith Mumphery visit    Thu Apr 16, 02:27 PM

William & Mary WR Tre McBride and Michigan State WR Keith Mumphery have met with the Denver Broncos this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Broncos are just looking at potential depth at the wide receiver position here. McBride is looked at as a third rounder while Mumphery will likely be a late-round pick or priority free agent. Seems like Denver is looking at all levels for more receivers. Our very own Cecil Lammey was impressed by Mumphery at the East-West Shrine Game earlier this year. Mumphery showed good quickness in and out of his breaks, and he could work well as a return man too.

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  Broncos | Jeremy Langford visits    Thu Apr 16, 01:47 PM

Michigan State RB Jeremy Langford recently met with the Denver Broncos.

Footballguys view: After a successful season from C.J. Anderson and with Montee Ball still around, Langford would be a potential backup first. Langford is strong in pass protection and catches the ball well. He isn't very shifty or elusive though and carried the ball a lot for the Spartans. He's a part-time player in the NFL and Langford is a mid-round pick at best.

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  Broncos | Ryan Clady at full strength    Wed Apr 15, 02:36 PM

Denver Broncos OT Ryan Clady said his injured foot took longer to heal than originally expected but is now 100% healed.

Footballguys view: The Broncos should get better play out of Clady this year. The new zone-blocking system is a great fit for his skill set.

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  Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders likes Cody Latimer    Mon Apr 13, 07:53 PM

Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer, who is expected to line up across from WR Demaryius Thomas in 2015, has been praised by WR Emmanuel Sanders, who figures to move inside to the slot position in three-wide receiver sets. 'Cody is a special player. He has strong hands and is a physical tool. I think this is going to be the year that he jumps onto the scene. I think he's going to have a big year and I'm happy he's on my team and in our receiver group,' Sanders said.

Footballguys view: We like Cody Latimer too, but realize there are going to be limitations for the Broncos passing game this year under new head coach Gary Kubiak. The team is going to use three wide receiver sparingly, and that's Latimer's best bet to get on the field. He may not break out as much as some think this year due to the balanced offense Denver will have. We think 25-30 catches with perhaps 6-7 touchdowns sounds about right.

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  Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders to play some in slot    Mon Apr 13, 02:26 PM

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders said he will play in the slot when the Broncos play with a three wide receiver set and that he's comfortable in that position.

Footballguys view: The Broncos may not use a ton of three wide receiver sets under Gary Kubiak, but when they do Sanders will be moved inside. Second-year pro Cody Latimer would then be on the outside. Latimer has incredible upside, but the limitations of this balanced offense may keep him from breaking out as much as some think.

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  Broncos | James Casey agrees to terms    Sat Apr 11, 12:54 PM

Free-agent TE James Casey (Eagles) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos Saturday, April 11. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Casey is a jack of all trades, but a master of none. He's big and athletic, but Casey has never played up to his potential as a pro. Casey will give the Broncos a good special teams player, fullback, H-back and part-time tight end.

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  Broncos | Two ERFAs signed    Fri Apr 10, 05:53 PM

Denver Broncos exclusive rights free-agent OT Paul Cornick and OG Ben Garland re-signed with the team Friday, April 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Broncos | Demaryius Thomas plays waiting game    Tue Apr 7, 09:14 PM

The Denver Broncos and WR Demaryius Thomas are unlikely to reach a long-term deal soon. It is likely that Thomas' representation waits to see what kind of deal the Dallas Cowboys and WR Dez Bryant reach before proceeding with a deal for his client. Thomas will be paid $12.822 million on the franchise tag this year, and that's close to the $13 million per year the Broncos offered last summer, so Denver can afford to wait.

Footballguys view: The Broncos have until July 15th to sign Thomas to a new long-term deal. We have a feeling there will be an 11th hour contract that is signed as we get closers to the deadline.

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  Broncos | Demaryius Thomas excited about offense    Mon Apr 6, 05:46 PM

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas thinks the team will have a much more balanced offense under new head coach Gary Kubiak in 2015. 'They've got everybody saying we're going to run, run, run and I know the coaches have run the ball before and that's good, I think,' Thomas said. 'We know we can throw, we know we have guys who can make plays, I don't think coach Kubiak is going to just ignore that. But I think we all feel like if we can add in a good running game, you can win the Super Bowl.'

Footballguys view: The Broncos will have a good rushing attack with C.J. Anderson leading the way. Manning should be able to mesh with the Kubiak system, and it's the best way for the Broncos to approach things at this point in Manning's career. Keep this in mind when drafting guys like Manning, Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in your fantasy drafts.

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  Broncos | Antonio Smith signed    Thu Apr 2, 02:44 PM

Free-agent DE Antonio Smith (Raiders) signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos Thursday, April 2, worth $2 million.

Footballguys view: Smith didn't do much with the Raiders, and will likely be limited to a rotational and situational pass-rushing role. He was miscast as a defensive tackle last year, but with the Broncos he'll likely play defensive end.

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  Broncos | Cody Latimer working with QB    Thu Apr 2, 01:41 PM

Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer is participating in QB Peyton Manning's workouts at Duke University this week. Latimer was dropped to the scout team last season but could have a bigger role in the offense in 2015 since the team lost TE Julius Thomas to the Jacksonville Jaguars and are not expected to re-sign free-agent WR Wes Welker. Latimer has a good chemistry with Manning even though it did not translate to games.

Footballguys view: Latimer has potential and with Julius Thomas and Wes Welker gone, he might see some more targets if he can show he deserves it. A guy to watch in OTAs and Training Camp, Latimer is a late round flier type of guy in redraft leagues. With Peyton Manning throwing the ball, he has nice upside.

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  Broncos | Demaryius Thomas sitting out workouts    Thu Apr 2, 01:40 PM

Correcting a previous report, Denver Broncos franchise free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle) is not working out with QB Peyton Manning and the other receivers at Duke University because he is allowing his ankle to heal.

Footballguys view: Thomas has been slapped with the franchise tag, but he has yet to sign his tender. The two sides have until July 15th to work out a new long-term deal. Generally, we're not worried about him not doing the extra workouts as long as he shows up to camp on time and in shape. If he does, he remains a solid WR1.

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  Broncos | Showed interest in Chris Myers    Wed Apr 1, 04:13 PM

Free-agent C Chris Myers (Texans) has drawn interest from the Denver Broncos, but Denver may not be in the market for Myers anymore after trading for C Gino Gradkowski.

Footballguys view: The Broncos should have went for Myers instead. Myers has more experience with Gary Kubiak, and he's a better player than Gradkowski.

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  Broncos | Trade for Gino Gradkowski    Wed Apr 1, 04:11 PM

Baltimore Ravens C Gino Gradkowski was traded to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2016 fourth-round draft pick. The Broncos also received a 2016 fifth-round draft pick, according to a source.

Footballguys view: It's not a bad trade--even if Gradkowski busts for the Broncos. He started 16 games in 2013 for the Ravens, but PFF graded him as the worst center in the league. Gary Kubiak (and Rick Dennison) got a good look at Gradkowski last year with the Ravens even though Gradkowski was a backup. In Denver, Gradkowski will compete for the starting center position with Manny Ramirez and Matt Paradis.

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  Broncos | Demaryius Thomas' ankle fine    Tue Mar 31, 07:05 PM

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle, Achilles') took 'about a month' to recover from an ankle/Achilles' injury that he suffered last December. Thomas said his ankle will be fine this offseason. 'Ankle will be fine, I could go out and run routes right now if I had to,' Thomas said. 'But I don't want to have any pain, I'm pretty sure I'll be good in another month or so, with the Achilles', I'll be fine, I'll be great.'

Footballguys view: Good news for Thomas and the Broncos here. He's not yet signed, but the two sides should be able to work out a new long-term deal before the July 15th deadline for franchise-tagged players.

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  Broncos | Demaryius Thomas will miss offseason program    Mon Mar 30, 02:12 PM

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas will not be present at the Broncos' offseason program or attend workouts with QB Peyton Manning at Duke University. Thomas is currently in Los Angeles for a charity event.

Footballguys view: Thomas has the franchise tag, and he currently has not signed his tender. He probably won't so he doesn't lose leverage in negotiations on a new long-term deal. The Broncos and Thomas have until July 15th to work out a new contract. We feel confident the two sides will get something done in July, and Thomas should then be available for training camp.

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  Broncos | C.J. Anderson enters OTAs as starter    Sun Mar 29, 07:16 AM

Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson will open OTAs in April as the starter, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.

Footballguys view: Anderson will open up the year as the starter. So long as he stays healthy, Anderson should be able to shine as the lead back in Denver. The zone-blocking system is perfect for his skill set, and there's a chance Anderson could rush for well over 1,000 yards this season.

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  Broncos | Denver RB competition fierce    Fri Mar 27, 07:25 PM

Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson, who finished 2014 with 648 rushing yards in the last six games, will enter the 2015 season at the top of the running back depth chart, according to new head coach Gary Kubiak. However, competition will be fierce for touches in training camp, with RBs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman still around. Ball vowed 'to get back my job' at the end of last season after landing on the Injured Reserve. Hillman is a wild card, and he has yet to top 106 carries in any one season. RB Juwan Thompson is a possibility as a fullback/running back hybrid.

Footballguys view: Anderson enters camp as the starter, and he's the best fit--a near-perfect fit--for the zone-blocking system. Ball will look better in this system, but he needs to stop dancing in the backfield if he wants to play up to his potential. We think Hillman is a bad fit for the new system, and his role may be quite small in 2015.

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  Broncos | Peyton Manning to play less in 2015?    Wed Mar 25, 04:20 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning may not play as much as usual next season in order to give him more rest. Head coach Gary Kubiak has indicated that he will tailor the offense to benefit Manning, including running the ball more.

Footballguys view: Good news for C.J. Anderson here. In this offense, Anderson has the ability to be a 1,500 yard rusher as the featured back. Fantasy owners need to take note. Anderson will enter camp as the starter according to Kubiak.

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  Broncos | Denver wants Cody Latimer to be No. 3    Tue Mar 24, 09:25 PM

The Denver Broncos plan to use WR Cody Latimer as the third receiver behind WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in 2015. 'I think it's time for him to make a big jump,' head coach Gary Kubiak said. 'Not just a little jump. Obviously his play time is fixing to pick up, and it needs to pick up, so we need him to make a big jump in year two.'

Footballguys view: Latimer's dynasty value has been hurt by the coaching change. Kubiak uses two-tight end sets as a base formation, and WR3s don't do much in his offenses. We're hopeful the team can be creative in the way they use Latimer--maybe even lining him up at tight end if need be. He's a strong blocker and can be a fine presence in the red zone.

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  Broncos | Prefer Shelley Smith at LG    Tue Mar 24, 09:24 PM

The Denver Broncos want to use OG Shelley Smith at left guard, although he is able to play center as well. The preference for head coach Gary Kubiak is to keep Smith at guard.

Footballguys view: Smith should play left guard since Orlando Franklin (Chargers) moved on in free agency. The Broncos still need to find a center and a right tackle.

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  Broncos | Brandon Marshall slowly healing    Tue Mar 24, 09:23 PM

Denver Broncos LB Brandon M. Marshall (foot) is still recovering from a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot, and he might not be available until the start of training camp. LBs Lamin Barrow, Todd Davis, Steven Johnson, Corey Nelson and Reggie Walker will see plenty of time during the offseason program with Marshall on the shelf.

Footballguys view: Marshall was a standout player for the Broncos last year, but he did get a little banged up. This year, in the new 3-4 defense, Marshall will be counted on to lead the team in tackles from the ILB (SAM) position.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan still recovering    Tue Mar 24, 09:21 PM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) continues to recover from two fractures in his left knee. He might not be available until training camp. LBs Lamin Barrow, Todd Davis, Steven Johnson, Corey Nelson and Reggie Walker will see plenty of time during the offseason program with Trevathan on the mend.

Footballguys view: The multiple knee injuries are a concern for Trevathan. He'll play ILB (BOW) this year for the Broncos, and Trevathan will be facing a lot of traffic in the team's new 3-4 defense. He'll need to stay healthy this year.

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