Fantasy Football News & Views
Broncos | Russell Okung expected to be released Sun Feb 19, 02:30 PM
Denver Broncos OT Russell Okung is expected to be released this offseason, but the Broncos could look to re-sign him if they want him back.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos have until March 13 to decide on his option. Okung would be under contract for four more years and receive $21 million in guaranteed money if the option is exercised.|
Broncos | Denver will talk with Earl Mitchell Sun Feb 19, 02:15 PM
Free-agent DT Earl Mitchell (Dolphins) is scheduled to meet with the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 23, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: This is one of many stops for Mitchell. He was slowed by injuries during his time with the Dolphins, but he could be a rotational run-stuffer no matter where he lands.|
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Broncos | Mike McCoy confident he can improve DEN QBs Thu Feb 16, 02:03 PM
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy believes he can adjust his system to get the most out of either QB Trevor Siemian or QB Paxton Lynch. McCoy previously held the same position with the Broncos before becoming the San Diego Chargers' head coach, and he was known for his ability to create offenses tailored to his personnel.
|Footballguys view: Everything old is new again. Can McCoy succeed in vaulting either quarterback to the next level? McCoy made Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow look good, then pivoted to cushion Peyton Manning's landing in Denver. After that he made Philip Rivers play extremely well for several years in San Diego. If anyone can get the most out of Siemian/Lynch, we think it's McCoy.|
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Broncos | Matt Paradis undergoes another surgery Wed Feb 15, 06:49 PM
Denver Broncos C Matt Paradis (hip) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Tuesday, Feb. 14. He underwent right hip surgery in January and hopes to be ready for the start of training camp.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos need to upgrade their offensive line, but not inside at center. Paradis showed incredible toughness playing through hip problems for most of 2016. If at full strength, Paradis should be able to dominate inside for a team that should get back to power concepts on the ground with Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator.|
Broncos | Denver interested in re-signing Kayvon Webster Wed Feb 15, 04:49 PM
The Denver Broncos have reached out to impending free-agent CB Kayvon Webster about the possibility of a new contract, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Webster has been a good reserve cornerback for the team, but he's been outstanding on special teams. He may want to stay with Denver, but Webster isn't going to get a larger role on defense in the Mile High City. Webster could move on to a team where he'll get more of a chance at playing time.|
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Broncos | Broncos plan to meet with Victor Cruz Tue Feb 14, 11:17 PM
The Denver Broncos are 'working' to meet with free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants).
|Footballguys view: The team needs a third asset in the passing game behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Cruz is not the same player he used to be, but the team might consider him a possibility for the right price.|
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Broncos | Sylvester Williams likely will test market Fri Feb 10, 07:09 PM
Denver Broncos impending free-agent DT Sylvester Williams likely will test the free-agent market this offseason.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos didn't fifth-year option Williams, so he's an unrestricted free agent. His play didn't improve that much with the Broncos, so Williams shouldn't expect a white hot market for his services.|
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Broncos | Kayvon Webster expected to hit market Fri Feb 10, 07:08 PM
Denver Broncos impending free-agent CB Kayvon Webster is expected to test the free-agent market in hopes of finding a bigger defensive role and a bigger salary.
|Footballguys view: He was a fourth corner for the Broncos, but he was a standout player on special teams. Webster is big, physical and fast in a straight line.|
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Broncos | Denver unlikely to pursue Colin Kaepernick Fri Feb 10, 12:05 PM
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is not expected to be a trade target again this offseason for the Denver Broncos.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos are happy with the two quarterbacks they already have on the roster. Paxton Lynch, their first-round pick in 2016, will push last year's starter Trevor Siemian for the starting job. While this has been categorized as an "open competition" the team may put an offense in place that is more friendly to Lynch.|
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Broncos | Denver a fit for Calais Campbell? Thu Feb 9, 11:33 PM
Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Woods said a lack of depth at the defensive tackle position hurt the run defense in 2016, and beat writer Cameron Wolfe believes Arizona Cardinals DT Calais Campbell would be a good fit if Campbell hits free agency.
|Footballguys view: Campbell is hitting the open market for what will be his third contract. He turns 31-years old when the season begins, but Campbell still has plenty left in the tank. A Colorado native, Campbell would be a welcome addition to the vicious Broncos defense. Campbell would start opposite Derek Wolfe and help strengthen the rush defense.|
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Broncos | Denver sticking with quarterbacks Tue Feb 7, 05:10 PM
Denver Broncos QBs Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch received a vote of confidence from new head coach Vance Joseph Tuesday, Feb. 7. Joseph said he and the Broncos are committed to the young quarterbacks and that competition between the two is the plan going forward.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos have to see if Lynch can be the franchise quarterback they envisioned when they moved up to select him in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Siemian is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery to his non-throwing arm, and his availability for OTAs is unknown at this time. Lynch should get plenty of work with the first team in the open competition this spring. The Broncos may not announce their starter until the third week of the preseason.|
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Broncos | Justin Forsett considering retirement Fri Feb 3, 04:18 PM
Denver Broncos impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett said he is considering retirement and will make a final decision in about a month.
|Footballguys view: Forsett had a nice renaissance in Baltimore but he doesn't have much to offer the NFL at this point. That Devontae Booker didn't decisively outperform Forsett at the end of the season doesn't bode well for Booker's future.|
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Broncos | DeMarcus Ware wants to return to Denver Fri Feb 3, 04:00 PM
Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware stated that he plans on playing 2017 and that he would like to remain with the organization. 'Hopefully I come back there, and I want to,' Ware said. 'But it's also about the man who writes the checks and that's (general manager John) Elway. But I'm ready, I'm passionate and I want to lead that defense.'Link to story
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Broncos | John Elway to discuss new deal Fri Feb 3, 11:01 AM
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway will likely begin negotiations on a contract extension soon, according to president/CEO Joe Ellis.Link to story
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Broncos | DeMarcus Ware not done Fri Feb 3, 10:23 AM
Denver Broncos impending free-agent DE DeMarcus Ware (back) said he feels like a new man a month after back surgery, and he wants to play in 2017.
|Footballguys view: Ware might not be as effective without Von Miller on the other side of his defensive front, but he can still provide an edge rush presence that many teams need in a small role a la Dwight Freeney, who has a chance to get a ring with the Falcons on Sunday. Broncos head coach Vance Joseph apparently wants Ware to return, but his price on the open market and the team's strong depth at OLB could make that a tough sell if they decide to pony up for the services of Tony Romo.|
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Broncos | Trevor Siemian on the mend Thu Feb 2, 11:49 PM
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) said his rehab is progressing well and his arm will be out of a sling in a couple of more weeks.
|Footballguys view: Siemian needs every offseason rep he can get under the new coaching staff to hold off Paxton Lynch. There's also a possibility that the Broncos bring in another veteran quarterback to push both youngsters.|
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Broncos | Matt Paradis may be ready for camp Wed Feb 1, 07:43 PM
Denver Broncos C Matt Paradis (hip) said he believes there is a good chance that he will be ready for the start of training camp even though he has undergone surgery on his right hip and is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left hip next week.Link to story
Broncos | C.J. Anderson expects to be cleared soon Wed Feb 1, 07:29 PM
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) said he has been running at full speed and expects to be cleared for all football-related activities later this month. He said he has not make any cuts while running yet but is not feeling much pain.
|Footballguys view: Anderson was reportedly in consideration to return if the Broncos made the playoffs, but this report makes it clear that that was never a possibility. Devontae Booker was a bust in his stead, so expect Anderson to be the clear starter going into next season, albeit one that still hasn't had a full healthy season in the NFL.|
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Broncos | Eric Studesville receives additional title Mon Jan 30, 06:56 PM
Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville will also serve as the team's assistant head coach.
|Footballguys view: Studesville was in consideration to be the Jets offensive coordinator, so he is moving up the ranks in the NFL coaching pipeline. He was an interim head coach way back in 2010 and should be a big voice in new head coach Vance Joseph's staff.|
Broncos | Shane Ray may start in 2017 Mon Jan 30, 06:32 PM
Denver Broncos LB Shane Ray may be one of the starting outside linebackers next season since LB DeMarcus Ware is an unrestricted free agent and is coming off back surgery. Ray played 58.1 percent of the defensive snaps this season and finished with eight sacks.
|Footballguys view: Ray was able to be a good complement to Von Miller as a pass rusher, and the team also has Shaq Barrett, who has already made his share of big plays. Ray will get the immediate bump in IDP leagues, but the Broncos will be in good hands without Ware even if Ray's production levels off.|
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Broncos | Denver could target Ted Ginn Mon Jan 30, 05:13 PM
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. could be eyed by the Denver Broncos this offseason in an effort to improve their return game, in the opinion of The Denver Post's Cameron Wolfe. CB Kalif Raymond is expected to be a key competitor for the return position, too, with impending free-agent WR Jordan Norwood hitting free agency.
|Footballguys view: Ginn's fantasy value would take a hit in Denver with their quarterback situation, but he could be a huge help to a team that had trouble generating offense by giving them better field position through the return game.|
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Broncos | Tony Romo could interest Denver Sun Jan 29, 10:33 AM
The Denver Broncos could be interested in Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo if they can acquire him as a free agent, according to a source in the organization's football department.
|Footballguys view: Broncos general manager John Elway has previously stated that he's happy with their quarterback situation, but if he can get Romo free and clear that could change some things. At this time, it looks like Denver is setting things up for 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch to win the job. He'll have to beat out 2016 starter Trevor Siemian for that spot. Adding Romo would further delay Lynch's development.|
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Broncos | Russell Okung could restructure Fri Jan 27, 11:17 PM
Denver Broncos OT Russell Okung has a $1-million team option due March 9 which would kick in a four-year, $48-million contract with $21 million guaranteed. Beat writer Cameron Wolfe doesn't expect the option to be picked up but believes the two sides could restructure.Link to story
Broncos | Denver to feature physical running game? Fri Jan 27, 10:19 PM
Denver Broncos new offensive line coach Jeff Davidson is expected to replace retired head coach Gary Kubiak's zone blocking scheme with a power running scheme.
|Footballguys view: That's good news for C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker. If Anderson and Booker can stay healthy, the Broncos could be a team that is among the best in the league on the ground. Of course, they need an improved offensive line to make that happen.|
Broncos | Broncos name Geep Chryst their TEs coach Fri Jan 27, 03:45 PM
The Denver Broncos hired Geep Chryst as their tight ends coach Friday, Jan. 27
|Footballguys view: That gives the Broncos three coaches on that side of the ball who have been offensive coordinators. Mike McCoy will be their offensive coordinator, but quarterback coach Bill Musgrave ran the Raiders offense (2015, 2016) and Chryst ran the 49ers offense last year. The Broncos have A.J. Derby as their best tight end, but they're likely to draft one as well with this draft class being unusually strong at the position.|
Broncos | Paxton Lynch to work with quarterback guru Fri Jan 27, 12:05 PM
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch is expected to work with quarterback guru Charlie Taaffe again this offseason. The pair worked together last spring as well to help Lynch prepare for the 2016 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Taaffe's coaching career goes all the way back to 1973. Most recently, Taaffe was the offensive coordinator for Central Florida (2009-2014) and worked with Blake Bortles in college. After he resigned from that position, Taaffe accepted a job as a quarterbacks coach with a company called Quarterback Country. We'll see if Lynch can take great strides this offseason. The Broncos are counting on it as they've set things up for Lynch to win the starting job in 2017.|
Paxton Lynch player page
Broncos | Kendall Wright could interest Denver Wed Jan 25, 11:02 PM
Impending free-agent Kendall Wright 'could be a good pick-up at a cheap price,' according to the Denver Post's Cameron Wolfe.
|Footballguys view: He has the talent to be more than depth at the position and past Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, the Broncos don't have much. With his upside and the price tag on the other two, the Broncos could grab him with the thought he might turn into a replacement for one of them. He has a lot of work to do, though.|
Kendall Wright player page
Broncos | Chris Gould promoted by Denver Tue Jan 24, 02:15 PM
Denver Broncos assistant coach Chris Gould was named assistant special teams coach Tuesday, Jan. 24.Link to story
Broncos | Geep Chryst close to joining Denver staff Sat Jan 21, 11:00 AM
The Denver Broncos are close to naming former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst as their new tight ends coach, according to a league source. He was interviewed by Denver for the job earlier this week.
|Footballguys view: That would make the third former offensive coordinator to join the Broncos staff this offseason. Mike McCoy (their new OC), Bill Musgrave and Chryst have all ran an offense in the NFL before. There's no doubt the Broncos want a revamped offense, and one that's built towards QB Paxton Lynch's strengths. We'll see if their hires turn out the type of offense they need in 2017.|
Broncos | Johnnie Lynn hired Thu Jan 19, 11:59 PM
The Denver Broncos hired Johnnie Lynn as the team's assistant defensive backs coach.Link to story
Broncos | Brock Olivo hired by Broncos Thu Jan 19, 11:38 AM
Kansas City Chiefs assistant Brock Olivo was hired by the Denver Broncos Thursday, Jan. 19, as their special teams coordinator.Link to story
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Broncos | Denver's defensive staff expected to stay Tue Jan 17, 04:41 PM
Denver Broncos defensive coaches Bill Kollar, Reggie Herring and Fred Pagac are expected to return under new head coach Vance Joseph. Those moves have not yet been finalized, however.
|Footballguys view: Herring was up for the defensive coordinator position vacated by Wade Phillips, but it was Broncos DB coach Joe Woods who won that job. The Broncos defense is in good hands with Woods, and they're capable of maintaining their incredible play with most of the staff (on that side of the ball) staying in place.|
Broncos | Denver hires Marcus Robertson Tue Jan 17, 04:34 PM
Former Oakland Raiders defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson was hired for the same position with the Denver Broncos Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to a source.Link to story
Broncos | Joe Woods officially promoted Tue Jan 17, 02:40 PM
Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Joe Woods was officially promoted to defensive coordinator, as expected, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
|Footballguys view: Woods, who has 25 years of coaching experience, has instructed defensive backs in the NFL for the last 13 seasons with Denver (2015-16), Oakland (2014), Minnesota (2006-13) and Tampa Bay (2004-05). During his NFL coaching tenure, Woods has coached five players to 10 total Pro Bowl selections. His secondaries have been part of No. 1 pass defenses on three occasions (2004, '15-16), and his teams have allowed fewer than three 300-yard passers per season.|
Broncos | Denver to talk with Greg McMahon Mon Jan 16, 07:04 PM
Former New Orleans Saints special teams coach Greg McMahon will interview for the Denver Broncos special teams coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 17.Link to story
Broncos | Richard Hightower talks with Broncos Mon Jan 16, 06:56 PM
Chicago Bears assistant special teams coach Richard Hightower interviewed for the Denver Broncos special teams coaching position Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Broncos | Denver talks with Kevin Spencer Mon Jan 16, 06:46 PM
Former Los Angeles Chargers special teams coach Kevin Spencer recently interviewed for the Denver Broncos special teams coaching position.Link to story
Broncos | Joe Woods to be Denver's DC Sun Jan 15, 02:45 PM
Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Joe Woods will be named the team's new defensive coordinator, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Woods is an up-and-coming coach in NFL ranks, and the team can keep the Wade Phillips system with Woods taking over. A very popular coach among the Broncos players, Woods helped craft the "No Fly Zone" aka the best secondary in the NFL. The Broncos defense should continue to be tough on opposing quarterbacks in 2017.|
Broncos | Denver unlikely to trade for Tony Romo Sun Jan 15, 01:49 PM
The Denver Broncos are not inclined to trade for Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo this offseason even though they are Romo's No. 1 preferred spot, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Romo struggled to stay healthy behind the league's best O-Line...what in the world could he possibly do behind Denver's Swiss cheese unit? The Broncos added Peyton Manning and it resulted in two Super Bowl appearances and one World Championship. We can't say that adding Romo would yield similar results. They're seemingly set with 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch and 2016 starter Trevor Siemian.|
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Broncos | Denver to interview Craig Aukerman Sun Jan 15, 10:52 AM
Los Angeles Chargers special teams coach Craig Aukerman will be interviewed for the same position by the Denver Broncos.Link to story
Broncos | Denver talks with Derius Swinton Sat Jan 14, 01:41 PM
San Francisco 49ers special teams coordinator Derius Swinton interviewed for the Denver Broncos special teams coordinator position Friday, Jan. 13, according to a source.Link to story
Broncos | Jeff Davidson joins Denver staff Sat Jan 14, 11:41 AM
The Denver Broncos have hired Jeff Davidson to be their new offensive line coach, according to a source. He had previously fulfilled the same role with the Los Angeles Chargers but was let out of his contract.
|Footballguys view: Davidson has coached with new Broncos OC Mike McCoy in San Diego and in Carolina with the Panthers. He should help coach the OL better in Denver, and we should see better development of the players up front. Davidson was the OL coach for the Vikings when Adrian Peterson went over 2,000 yards on the ground. That's good news for a team who wants to get more out of the O-Line and RB C.J. Anderson.|
Broncos | Eric Studesville staying in Denver Fri Jan 13, 09:40 PM
Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville will be back with the team in 2017.Link to story
Broncos | Denver hires Bill Musgrave Fri Jan 13, 08:26 PM
The Denver Broncos hired former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave as their quarterbacks coach Friday, Jan. 13.Link to story
Broncos | Greg Knapp will not return Fri Jan 13, 07:18 PM
Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp has been relieved of his duties, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Knapp was part of the Kubiak regime that decided not to play first-round pick Paxton Lynch in a meaningless Week 17 game. It's no surprise that he's being shown the door. The coaching staff was supposed to get Lynch ready all year, and the rookie barely saw the field as the coaches kept going back to a banged up (and largely ineffective) Trevor Siemian.|
Broncos | Tyke Tolbert staying with Denver Fri Jan 13, 07:15 PM
Denver Broncos wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert will remain on the team's coaching staff under head coach Vance Joseph, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Tolbert was getting some interest from the Titans, but he ends up staying in Denver. The Broncos have two great WRs in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but the team sure could be helped by finding that solid no.3 wideout. We'll see if Tolbert can develop a guy.|
Broncos | Mike McCoy named Broncos OC Fri Jan 13, 07:12 PM
The Denver Broncos hired former NFL head coach Mike McCoy as their new offensive coordinator Friday, Jan. 13.
|Footballguys view: McCoy has been with the Broncos before in the same capacity, and he showed great versatility. He was able to craft offenses around Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning. We feel McCoy will surge some much-needed life into the Broncos offense.|
Broncos | Three fired by Broncos Fri Jan 13, 11:13 AM
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, offensive line coach Clancy Barone and tight ends coach Brian Pariani were fired Thursday, Jan. 12.
|Footballguys view: Dennison should be interviewed by the "Two Bobs" from Office Space, because "what is it you exactly do here?" He was a friend of former head coach Gary Kubiak, but Dennison didn't do much and the Broncos offense was one of the worst in the league. Speaking of worst in the league, PFF had the Broncos offensive line ranked 24th in the league so it's no surprise Barone has been shown the door.|
Broncos | Denver hiring Mike McCoy as OC Thu Jan 12, 10:23 PM
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy is finalizing a deal to become the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos Thursday, Jan. 12.Link to story
Broncos | Mike McCoy to interview for Denver OC job Thu Jan 12, 06:08 PM
Former San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy will meet with Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph Thursday, Jan. 12, regarding the team's vacant offensive coordinator position.
|Footballguys view: McCoy is versatile and would be able to craft an offense to the strengths of QB Paxton Lynch. The Broncos are getting the first crack at his services and may elect to keep him there.|