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  Broncos | Jerry Jeudy hurt by QB play    Wed Jan 20, 06:45 PM

Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy was targeted on a catchable pass on just 59 percent of throws by his quarterbacks in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Jeudy is better than he produced in 2020, but we'll see if Lock improves or if the Broncos just flat out replace him (Matthew Stafford?) as the starter in 2021.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock on shaky ground?    Tue Jan 19, 02:09 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock is a player that president of football operations John Elway is 'still high on,' but Elway indicated Tuesday, Jan. 19, that new general manager George Paton 'will continue to look to fill that spot if we don't think that Drew is that guy.'

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Lock did look better as the 2020 season went on but he was only able to look good against bad defenses like the Panthers or the Raiders. He still struggles way too much under pressure and it looked like he was working with a reduced playbook later in the year. The Broncos gave Lock the 2020 season to see if he could be 'the guy' for them, and he failed to impress. They are at least going to bring in competition at the quarterback position if not out-and-out replace Lock as the starter for 2021.

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  Broncos | Coach wants Justin Simmons back    Mon Jan 18, 11:09 PM

Denver Broncos impending free-agent S Justin Simmons is a player that head coach Vic Fangio wants to return next season.

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  Broncos | Von Miller under investigation    Fri Jan 15, 02:39 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller is under criminal investigation by the Parker (Colo.) Police Department, which declined to get into further specifics. 'We're not commenting on nature of the allegations,' a Parker PD spokesperson said Friday, Jan. 15. 'We haven't completed the investigation.'

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  Broncos | Melvin Gordon pleads not guilty    Thu Jan 14, 02:47 PM

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon's attorneys on Thursday, Jan. 14, in virtual court entered a not guilty plea to a DUI charge last Oct. 14 in Denver. Gordon's next hearing is a disposition on Feb 24.

Footballguys view: Gordon is facing a three-game suspension from the league if found guilty. He's the Broncos lead back and the team may be moving on from RFA Phillip Lindsay in 2021. We'll see what is next for Gordon after his disposition in late February.

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  Broncos | George Paton hired by Denver    Wed Jan 13, 12:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton was hired by the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Jan. 13, as general manager and signed a six-year deal. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: An incredible move for the Broncos franchise. Paton was a top-tier candidate who has had plenty of interest as a GM for years. He sees the Broncos as a 'sleeping giant' and that may be the case if he gets an upgrade at quarterback. Looking at his history with the Vikings, Paton may lean towards getting a veteran starter instead of rolling with third-year pro Drew Lock. We'll see if the Broncos can pull off a trade for someone like a Matthew Stafford or if they go in the direction of free agent veterans like Andy Dalton or Jameis Winston.

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  Broncos | Terry Fontenot interviews again with Denver    Tue Jan 12, 02:13 PM

New Orleans Saints scouting director Terry Fontenot completed his second interview with the Denver Broncos for their general manager opening Tuesday, Jan. 12.

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  Broncos | Two have contracts expire    Mon Jan 11, 06:48 PM

Denver Broncos practice squad DT Darius Kilgo and PK Taylor Russolino had their contracts expire Monday, Jan. 11.

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  Broncos | Natrez Patrick claimed off waivers    Fri Jan 8, 09:56 PM

Former Los Angeles Rams LB Natrez Patrick was claimed off waivers by the Denver Broncos Friday, Jan. 8. He will not officially join the Broncos until Feb. 8.

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  Broncos | Jon Halapio let go    Thu Jan 7, 11:46 PM

Denver Broncos C Jon Halapio was released from the practice squad Thursday, Jan. 7.

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  Broncos | Patrick Morris signed to future deal    Tue Jan 5, 06:14 PM

Free-agent C Patrick Morris (Broncos) was signed to a Reserve/Future contract Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock receives tepid endorsement    Tue Jan 5, 03:40 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock 'can be' the team's starting quarterback in 2021, according to head coach Vic Fangio, who noted Lock will 'have to improve.'

Footballguys view: Lock improved slightly as the year went on but he regularly was one of the worst quarterbacks in the league, so even average play was an upgrade. A new general manager will have to decide what caliber of competition to bring in this offseason. John Elway stepped away as the GM and he was Lock's biggest supporter. There's a reason why Fangio is rather lukewarm when talking about the young QB.

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  Broncos | Denver reach out to Champ Kelly    Tue Jan 5, 02:47 PM

Chicago Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly has been requested for an interview by the Denver Broncos.

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  Broncos | Noah Fant elbowed on the sidelines    Tue Jan 5, 12:42 AM

Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant was pushed out of bounds late in the first half after a reception in Week 17 against the Las Vegas Raiders. He avoided contact with head coach Jon Gruden, but defensive backs coach Jim O'Neil was caught trying to sneak a deliberate elbow at the tight end. Fant threw the ball at O'Neil, missed, then gave the coach a one-hand shove. 'That's never happened to me before,' Fant said Monday, Jan. 4. 'I thought that was very unprofessional. I'm not sure what coach does that...he went out of his way to shoulder me and he totally turned me around. I feel like I acted accordingly.'

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  Broncos | Ja'Wuan James will be welcomed back    Tue Jan 5, 12:40 AM

Denver Broncos OT Ja'Wuan James (knee) missed most of the 2019 season due to a knee injury which was questioned by the team, and he opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID. OT Garrett Bolles said he he stayed in touch with James, and he will be welcomed back. 'He knows what he has to do to earn our trust back,' Bolles said Monday, Jan. 4. 'At the same time, we're going to open our arms and love him and take care of him. He has a lot of work to do to get where he needs to be, and I know he'll do that.'

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  Broncos | Justin Simmons played every snap in 2020    Tue Jan 5, 12:33 AM

Denver Broncos S Justin Simmons played every single defensive snap in 2020, the third consecutive season he has done so. He played on the franchise-tag salary for safeties, earning $11.441 million. He enters the offseason after a career-best five interceptions and a Pro Bowl selection, looking for a big payday and he is not interested in playing on another one-year contract with the high risk of injury. When asked about the franchise tag being a possibility, he responded: 'I haven't had the chance to really sit down and have a conversation with my agent yet, so don't really have an answer.'

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  Broncos | Denver signs 10 to futures deals    Mon Jan 4, 06:11 PM

Denver Broncos practice squad OT Quinn Bailey, OT Darrin Paulo, WR Trinity Benson, WR Fred Brown, WR Kendall Hinton, CB Chris Cooper, RB Jeremy Cox, RB Damarea Crockett, TE Jordan Leggett and DT Deyon Sizer signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Broncos Monday, Jan. 4. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Fred Brown has flashed a bit here and there during his time with the Broncos. That's worth monitoring but only in the deepest of deep dynasty formats.

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  Broncos | Matt Russell moving on from Denver    Mon Jan 4, 03:35 PM

Denver Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell announced his retirement Monday, Jan. 4.

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  Broncos | Denver looking for new GM    Mon Jan 4, 03:25 PM

Denver Broncos general manager and president of football operations John Elway announced Monday, Jan. 4, that he intends to take on an elevated role within the organization. Elway is expected to remain the president of football operations but give up his title as the general manager.

Footballguys view: Elway is stepping up in the organization and will help choose the new General Manager. His first draft pick as GM of the Broncos was a future Hall of Famer in LB Von Miller, and Elway did put together a team with Peyton Manning that went to two Super Bowls in four years with one championship. Since that victory in Super Bowl 50 it's been all downhill for the Broncos. We'll see what the new GM thinks of QB Drew Lock but this move by Elway, Lock's biggest supporter, has to be seen as potentially bad news for the young passer.

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  Broncos | Denver comes up just short in finale    Sun Jan 3, 09:03 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock completed 25-of-41 passes for 339 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Las Vegas Raiders. RB Melvin Gordon also registered a game-high 93 rushing yards nad a touchdown, while RB Royce Freeman chimed in with 21 rushing yards on two totes. WR Jerry Jeudy had a career-high 140 yards on five catches with a score, while TE Noah Fant added four catches and 48 yards, while fellow TE Troy Fumagalli ended with two grabs, 15 yards and a touchdown. DT Dre'Mont Jones ended up with six total stops, 1.5 sacks, a tackle for loss and two quarterback hits.

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  Broncos | Tim Patrick exits with a foot injury    Sun Jan 3, 06:03 PM

Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick (foot) left the Week 17 game against the Las Vegas Raiders due to a foot injury and he is questionable to return.

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  Broncos | Two OGs leave game for Denver    Sun Jan 3, 05:59 PM

Denver Broncos OGs Graham Glasgow (shoulder) and OG Dalton Risner (ankle) left the Week 17 game against the Las Vegas Raiders, and both are questionable to return. Glasgow was replaced by OL Netane Muti, while OL Austin Schlottmann came on for Risner.

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  Broncos | Week 17 Denver Broncos inactives    Sun Jan 3, 03:03 PM

The Denver Broncos have declared QB Jeff Driskel, OT Demar Dotson, LB Anthony Chickillo, LB Bradley Chubb and DB Trey Marshall inactive for Week 17.

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  Broncos | KJ Hamler headed to IR    Sat Jan 2, 03:41 PM

Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) on Saturday, Jan. 2, will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: That ends Hamler's season, and his rookie season was mostly about flashes and not about consistency. Hamler has upside because of his elite speed, but he also showed improvement as a route runner. The 2020 second-round pick finishes the 2020 season with 30 catches for 381 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games. We'll see Hamler continue to improve as a pro and appreciate his value in dynasty formats going forward.

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  Broncos | Josh Watson added to roster    Sat Jan 2, 03:38 PM

Denver Broncos LB Josh Watson on Saturday, Jan. 2, was signed to the active roster from the practice squad, per a source.

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  Broncos | Denver's Week 17 injury report    Fri Jan 1, 04:44 PM

Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Las Vegas Raiders. S Trey Marshall (quad) did not practice all week and is listed as questionable. LB Bradley Chubb (ankle), LB Anthony Chickillo (ribs) and OG Graham Glasgow (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and are listed as questionable. RB LeVante Bellamy (ankle) was upgraded to a full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. DL DeShawn Williams (knee) and OT Demar Dotson (hand) also practiced in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Broncos | KJ Hamler out for finale    Fri Jan 1, 01:16 PM

Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) was held out of practice Friday, Jan. 1, and will miss the team's Week 17 game Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, according to head coach Vic Fangio.

Footballguys view: DaeSean Hamilton should play a larger role this week with Hamler sitting. Hamler showed the speed that made him a second round pick at times, but the Broncos offense never gelled around Drew Lock to maximize Hamler's value.

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  Broncos | KJ Hamler misses practice    Thu Dec 31, 08:17 PM

Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.

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  Broncos | Denver's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 31, 06:16 PM

Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) and S Trey Marshall (quad) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. LB Bradley Chubb (ankle), RB LeVante Bellamy (ankle) and LB Anthony Chickillo (ribs) were limited. DL DeShawn Williams (knee), OT Demar Dotson (hand) and OG Graham Glasgow (shoulder) practiced in full.

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  Broncos | Shelby Harris headed to injured reserve    Thu Dec 31, 05:29 PM

Denver Broncos DL Shelby Harris (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Dec. 31. TE Jake Butt was activated from the Reserve/Injured list to replace him on the roster.

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  Broncos | Denver's practice report from Wednesday    Wed Dec 30, 06:20 PM

Denver Broncos LB Bradley Chubb (ankle), DE Shelby Harris (knee) and S Trey Marshall (quadriceps) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. RB LeVante Bellamy (ankle), LB Anthony Chickillo (ribs) and DL DeShawn Williams (knee) were limited. OT Demar Dotson (hand) practiced in full.

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  Broncos | KJ Hamler doesn't practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 30, 06:09 PM

Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Footballguys view: Hamler doesn't seem to be trending in the right direction. The rookie has flashed some ability this season but he's been banged up with various injuries along the way. We'll see if Hamler can continue to use his speed and quickness to make plays for the Broncos in 2021 and beyond.

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  Broncos | Bradley Chubb's status uncertain    Mon Dec 28, 07:43 PM

Denver Broncos LB Bradley Chubb (ankle) is considered questionable for the Week 17 game at this point, according to head coach Vic Fangio.

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  Broncos | KJ Hamler placed in protocol    Mon Dec 28, 02:21 PM

Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) was placed in the league's concussion protocol Monday, Dec. 28.

Footballguys view: Hamler will have to get through the protocol before he's able to play in Week 17. The Broncos passing game is not what you're looking for if your fantasy championship is in Week 17.

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  Broncos | Six grabs for Jerry Jeudy    Sun Dec 27, 09:32 PM

Denver Broncos RB Jerry Jeudy caught six of his 15 targets for 61 yards in a 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.

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  Broncos | DaeSean Hamilton leads air attack    Sun Dec 27, 09:29 PM

Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton caught five of his nine targets for a team-high 77 yards in a 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.

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  Broncos | Noah Fant solid in loss    Sun Dec 27, 09:25 PM

Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant caught six of his nine targets for 65 yards in a 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.

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  Broncos | Melvin Gordon leads backfield    Sun Dec 27, 09:11 PM

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon rushed 16 times for 79 yards in a 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.

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  Broncos | Rough outing for Drew Lock    Sun Dec 27, 09:03 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock completed 24 of his 47 passes for 264 yards and two interceptions and rushed five times for 15 yards and a score in 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.

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  Broncos | KJ Hamler suffers concussion    Sun Dec 27, 06:55 PM

Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) suffered a concussion during the Week 16 game and will not return.

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  Broncos | Week 16 Denver Broncos inactives    Sun Dec 27, 02:43 PM

The Denver Broncos have declared QB Jeff Driskel, OT Demar Dotson, DL Sylvester Williams, LB Bradley Chubb and WR Tyrie Cleveland inactive for Week 16.

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  Broncos | Bradley Chubb to sit out Sunday    Sat Dec 26, 03:53 PM

Denver Broncos LB Bradley Chubb (ankle) will miss the team's Week 16 game Sunday, Dec. 27, against the Los Angeles Chargers with an ankle injury, according to a source Saturday.

Footballguys view: Chubb hasn't been 100 percent healthy all season. He is only about 13 months from his ACL surgery in 2019 and this ankle problem has slowed him down. Without Chubb, Chargers QB Justin Herbert should have more time to throw against the Broncos on Sunday.

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  Broncos | Phillip Lindsay's season over    Sat Dec 26, 02:15 PM

Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee/hip) on Saturday, Dec. 26, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, ending his season.

Footballguys view: Lindsay is set to be a restricted free agent in 2021. As an undrafted free agent in 2018, Linday might get an original round tender from the Broncos. That means they would have right of refusal if some team signs him but they would receive no compensation if he leaves. Lindsay rushed for over 1,000 yards in both 2018 and 2019, but this season he has battled multiple injuries as the reserve to Melvin Gordon.

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  Broncos | Denver's Week 16 injury report    Fri Dec 25, 07:35 PM

Denver Broncos DE Bradley Chubb (ankle), RB Royce Freeman (hip) and CB Nate Hairston (toe) were limited during practice Friday, Dec. 25, and are listed as questionable for Week 16. DE DeShawn Williams (knee) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. OT Demar Dotson (hand), OG Graham Glasgow (foot, hand) and DE Shelby Harris (elbow) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Broncos | Phillip Lindsay to miss Week 16    Fri Dec 25, 07:34 PM

Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (hip, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 25, and has been ruled out for Week 16.

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  Broncos | Phillip Lindsay misses practice    Thu Dec 24, 08:16 PM

Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (hip, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 24.

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  Broncos | Denver's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 24, 06:10 PM

Denver Broncos LB Bradley Chubb (ankle) and RB Phillip Lindsay (hip, knee) did not participate in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Dec. 24. CB Nate Hairston (toe) was added to the injury report Thursday and also did not practice. RB Royce Freeman (hip), DL DeShawn Williams (knee) and OT Demar Dotson (hand, non-injury) were limited. OG Graham Glasgow (foot, hand) and DE Shelby Harris (elbow) practiced in full.

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  Broncos | Phillip Lindsay's status iffy    Thu Dec 24, 12:32 PM

Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee, hip) will need to 'rally' to be able to play Sunday, Dec. 27, in Week 16, according to a team beat reporter, as he deals with knee and hip injuries.

Footballguys view: Lindsay's body has broken down this year. After back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons as a runner, Lindsay is not doing much as a reserve behind Melvin Gordon. We could see Gordon with a larger workload against the Chargers (his former team) if Lindsay can't play.

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  Broncos | Brandon McManus set for return    Wed Dec 23, 07:14 PM

Denver Broncos PK Brandon McManus was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Dec. 23.

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  Broncos | Denver's Wednesday injuries    Wed Dec 23, 05:29 PM

Denver Broncos DE Bradley Chubb (ankle) and RB Royce Freeman (hip) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23. DL DeShawn Williams (knee) was limited. OT Demar Dotson (hand), C Graham Glasgow (foot, hand) and DT Shelby Harris (elbow) practiced in full.

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