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« Reply #420 on: August 20, 2013, 05:54:58 PM »

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Per @ProFootballTalk Von Miller will lose $806,161.76 of his $2,284,125 salary. Ouch.
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« Reply #421 on: August 20, 2013, 09:23:51 PM »

An obviously uber-fit 35-year-old Paris Lenon looked slightly shocked at the question Tuesday when, fresh off a newly-minted contract with the Broncos, he was asked how he’s kept himself in shape in recent weeks and months.

“Well, I work out a lot," Lenon said. “I train a lot ... I feel good."

The Broncos obviously agreed. They worked out Lenon in the morning to potentially help their depth chart at linebacker, then signed him just before practice and he was back on the field as soon as they could fit him for shoulder pads.

With Von Miller now suspended six games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy and Stewart Bradley set for wrist surgery, the Broncos tabbed Lenon as a potential reinforcement. Entering his 12th year, the veteran has been both productive and durable in his career, having played in 16 games in 10 seasons and 15 games in the other. He has started 16 games in six of the past seven seasons as well. He topped 100 tackles in four of the past seven years, including 2012 in Arizona.

At 240 pounds the Broncos will give Lenon a look at the middle linebacker position in their 4-3 -- he has played on the inside of a 3-4 defense -- but he could also get a look at one of the outside spots. With Miller now out until Week 7 and if Bradley takes several weeks to recover from his surgery the Broncos are down two starters at the position.

At the moment the Broncos have moved Wesley Woodyard into the middle with Danny Trevathan on the weak side and Nate Irving expected to fill in at Miller’s strong side spot in the base defense.

“What’s important for me right now is getting the playbook and really learning it,’’ Lenon said. “That’s No. 1. It’s hard to go out there and do anything when you don’t know what you’re doing. The No. 1 objective is to learn what they do.’’

Center/guard Ryan Lilja, who had knee and toe surgeries earlier in the offseason, has been held out of practice the last two days with a knee issue and Chris Kuper is still working his way back from offseason ankle surgery as well as treatment for an infection in the joint. And the Broncos felt enough uncertainty there to make a trade Tuesday. Even as Von Miller’s suspension was being handed down, the Broncos sent defensive tackle Sealver Siliga to the Seahawks in exchange for guard/center John Moffitt.

Both teams got an up-close look at the respective players this past Saturday when Moffitt played 21 snaps on offense for Seattle in the Seahawks’ 40-10 preseason win over Denver. Siliga played 30 snaps on defense for the Broncos in the game. It is an indication the Broncos have enough concerns about Lilja and Kuper over the long haul to have traded a player they’ve invested the ast two years developing. Siliga was going to have a difficult time making the Broncos’ final 53, but he did spent the 2011 season on the Broncos’ practice squad and spent last season on the team’s roster -- he was a game day inactive in 15 regular-season games and the playoff loss to Baltimore.

Moffitt was a third-round pick in the 2011 draft by the Seahawks. Seattle had tried to trade Moffitt to the Browns earlier Tuesday, but the deal was voided when the Browns had concerns about a knee injury Moffitt had suffered as a rookie in ’11. “We had an opportunity to get a good football player, a guy that was a third-round pick,’’ Broncos coach John Fox said. “A guy that we are familiar with. (He) played in a good college offense. He’s got some versatility. He‘s played primarily guard but he has had some center versatility in his past. He’s a guy our scouting people liked -- both pro and college and we think it helps our football team.’’

With Champ Bailey expected to miss the remainder of the preseason with a left foot injury, the Broncos continued to work through the combinations in the secondary in Tuesday’s practice. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who worked some at Bailey’s left cornerback spot Monday, was back at his right cornerback spot Tuesday. Chris Harris worked at the left corner with the starters in the base defense.

Guard Louis Vasquez, who was treated for a knee injury after the preseason loss in Seattle, was back in the lineup Tuesday after being held out of Monday’s workout.

Fox said Tuesday the Broncos were considering moving Woodyard into the middle linebacker spot even before Bradley’s injury. When asked after practice if Woodyard had been moved because Bradley injured his left wrist, Fox said; “That was going to be a move we made regardless.’’

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« Reply #422 on: September 04, 2013, 04:51:25 PM »

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« Reply #423 on: September 16, 2013, 05:58:09 PM »

Ryan Clady's streak of 82 consecutive regular-season starts is about to end.

The Denver Broncos all-pro left tackle, who has started every game since being taken in the first round of the 2008 draft, suffered a Lisfranc sprain of his left foot in Sunday's win against the New York Giants. He is expected to be sidelined for several weeks, a person with knowledge of the injury told USA TODAY Sports.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Broncos had not released specifics of Clady's injury.

A Lisfranc injury typically entails separation of ligaments and joints in the mid-foot area.

Clady wore a walking boot as he left MetLife Stadium on Sunday evening, and Broncos coach John Fox declined to give a timeline for the lineman's potential return.

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"I'm not into fortune telling or tea leaves," Fox said Monday. "It's a left foot sprain. When we know something, we'll let all the fortune tellers know."

Clady has dealt with injuries before. He played in last season's January playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He had surgery to repair it in the offseason.

In 2010, Clady suffered a torn patellar tendon in April and missed all of the offseason and training camp.

He signed a five-year contract worth $52.5 million ($33 million guaranteed) in July.

Clady's backup, Chris Clark, signed a two-year contract extension Monday. He is the second Broncos blocker to agree to a new deal in the past week, joining center/guard Manny Ramirez.

Clark practiced with the first-team offense through the offseason and much of training camp. Clark took the bulk of the offseason reps while Clady, who received the franchise tag but stayed away from the team until signing his new deal, recovered.

"We have the utmost confidence in Chris Clark," Fox said.

Clark will now protect the blind side of quarterback Peyton Manning, who's only been sacked three times in the first two weeks.

The Broncos may need to sign another offensive tackle while Clady copes with the foot injury. Clark is the only reserve tackle on the active roster, though guard Zane Beadles could play tackle in an emergency. The Broncos have two rookie tackles on the practice squad, including fifth-round draft pick Vinston Painter

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« Reply #424 on: September 18, 2013, 01:16:27 PM »

That's it for Ryan Clady in 2013.

The Broncos' all-pro left tackle will have season-ending surgery on his injured left foot, according to an NFL source.

The Broncos will place Clady on injured reserve and replace him in the starting lineup with Chris Clark and on the roster with Winston Justice, a veteran who played with the Indianapolis Colts last year.
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« Reply #425 on: September 22, 2013, 11:51:20 AM »

Miller, collector tried to cheat test


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Suspended Denver Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller unsuccessfully attempted to corrupt the NFL's drug-testing program with the help of a urine collector before each was caught in a matter that will affect how the NFL's collection testing procedures are done, league sources said.


This helps explain why Miller's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy suddenly and mysteriously was increased to six games and easily could have been up to a year, the sources said.


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« Reply #426 on: September 24, 2013, 06:34:47 PM »

Yes, there were a few flaws among all those touchdowns.

Because they're facing a short work week, the Broncos will only receive a small ''corrections reel'' that details mistakes they made in their latest runaway win over Oakland.

And really, that's probably all they'll need.

Denver's 37-21 victory over the Raiders was yet another near-perfect performance from Peyton Manning and an offense that essentially only gets stopped when it stops itself.

That happened in a few instances Monday night, giving Manning and coach John Fox just enough material to remind themselves that there's work to be done.

''It's still only Game 3. We're not even a quarter of the way into the season,'' Fox said Tuesday. ''I hope we do a lot of improving.''

While there isn't much room for Manning to improve after a 32-for-37, three-touchdown night that gave him a record 12 scoring passes through three games, there are areas around him that could use some shoring up.

Rookie running back Montee Ball lost his second fumble in two weeks. This one came when the Broncos were trying to run out the clock while leading by 23. It was a perfect, no-pressure opportunity to work on the so-called ''4 minute drill'' that the Broncos could not execute in their playoff loss to Baltimore last year, which, in turn, played a role in drafting Ball in the second round.

''It's something we obviously need to get cleaned up,'' Fox said. ''We need to work at it very hard but he's still going to play a lot of football for us.''

As will left tackle Chris Clark, whose overall solid night was marred by the blindside sack and fumble he gave up to Lamarr Houston in the third quarter. It was a play the Broncos could shrug off because they won big and nobody got hurt. Of course, not all blindside crushings of quarterbacks come without consequences.

''Like a lot of things at this time, you remember some of the negatives,'' Fox said. ''He did a lot of good things. What rings true without looking at the tape is the sack-fumble. But all-in-all, we have great confidence in Chris.''

The defense also left Monday's game feeling less-than-perfect. Denver gave up 342 yards, including 289 in passing to Terrelle Pryor, who came in with a total of 335 in his first two games.

Of course, almost all of it came after the game had gotten well out of hand.

But the Broncos are always looking for the complete game.

''We probably played a little bit loose,'' cornerback Chris Harris said. ''I'm not giving excuses. They made plays. A lot of things happened when he scrambled. We have another scrambling quarterback this week. That's something we need to improve on.''

Indeed, the Broncos must get prepared for Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles played last Thursday and have nine days to prepare. The Broncos get five.

Agitated at the disparity?

''I'm just agitated I'm not upstairs working right now,'' Fox said during his 8-minute, 29-second news conference.

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Tuesday is game-plan day around the NFL, even for teams that played the night before.

When Manning starts looking at the Eagles defense, he'll see a unit that ranks 29th in pass defense, giving up 323 yards a game.

Manning has averaged 381 a game and has yet to throw an interception.

Fox, not surprisingly, was unwilling to call this the best offense he's ever been around.

But even with the few flaws, he concedes he likes what he sees.

''Well, 3-0. It's hard to be better than that in three games,'' he said.

Notes: Fox offered no updates on DBs Duke Ihenacho and Tony Carter, both of whom left Monday's game with ankle injuries, other than to say ''nothing serious.'' ... Fox said the story that the running backs played ''Rock, Paper, Scissors'' to see who would get the carry near the goal line with Denver ahead 30-14 in the fourth quarter was hogwash. Hillman got the carry and the 1-yard touchdown: ''That's just little stuff people like (to say) to get on TV,'' he said. ''Ronnie Hillman was going back in the game. Ronnie was running the ball. We decide that, not them.'' ... After gaining 536 yards against the Raiders, the Broncos are ranked first in the league in total offense.

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« Reply #427 on: November 23, 2013, 01:33:22 AM »

Huff is a DOnkey

http://predominantlyorange.com/2013/11/19/michael-huff-joins-star-studded-broncos-secondary/

I hope we torch him when we see them next.
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« Reply #428 on: January 10, 2014, 06:52:48 PM »

Peyton Manning concedes the end of NFL career is near




Although Peyton Manning's contract with the Denver Broncos carries through the end of the 2016 season, the quarterback has reached the "year to year" stage of his career at age 37.


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There's no concern that Manning will walk away from the game after a record-breaking campaign. The greatest regular-season quarterback in NFL history does concede that retirement is visible on the distant horizon, however.

"It's going to be a great atmosphere on Sunday, playing a good football team, and there is nothing else I would rather be doing than be in that opportunity," Manning said Wednesday, via the Broncos' official website. "And so that is certainly my goal to enjoy the preparation -- not just the game --to actually enjoy the preparation part of it, enjoy being around the guys.

"Because certainly, the light is at the end of the tunnel for me -- no question. And so, I think you enjoy these things maybe even more than maybe you have in the past."

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has already gotten more than he expected from his investment. With the organization in win-now mode, might Manning walk off into the sunset with a Lombardi Trophy as executive V.P. of football operations John Elway did in 1998?

Back in August, Manning made it clear that going out on top is "really not" a priority. As long as he enjoys the preparation and can remain effective, he's going to continue playing.

No other quarterback ever has been more effective than Manning in 2013. He just stated that he still savors the preparation. There's a chance he could break his own single-season passing records next season while leapfrogging Brett Favre for a host of career marks.

If Manning earns his second Super Bowl victory in February, he will be seeking his third next season. Where it goes from there is anyone's guess.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000311172/article/peyton-manning-concedes-the-end-of-nfl-career-is-near

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« Reply #429 on: February 04, 2014, 12:49:17 AM »



Nothing cures the agony of defeat like furious masturbation -- at least that's how Broncos Nation decided to deal with its grief last night ... after losing the Super Bowl 43-8.

XXX giant PornHub.com just released some fascinating stats from last night's porn viewership on its website -- showing overall viewership was down 32% during the big game ... down even more in Denver (51%) and Seattle (61%). Makes sense.

The tide turns around the halftime mark (EST) ... when most of the audience bailed on the game ... but things got even more interesting after the final score.

While porn viewing numbers in Seattle and Washington dropped below average in the wake of their massive victory -- presumably because everyone was out partying -- the numbers in Denver and Colorado surged to 10.8% and 7.6% above average, respectively.

So far, no word from Kleenex or Vaseline.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2sKUuynzO
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« Reply #430 on: March 12, 2014, 02:38:53 AM »

You have to be ecstatic if you are a Donk fan bout now.

Horseface is going all in with his signings. They will be formidable.
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« Reply #431 on: March 14, 2014, 03:44:14 AM »

USA Today reports Aqib Talib's "six,-year, $57 million contract" could end up as a one-year, $12 million deal.

Only $11.5 million of the deal is truly guaranteed. Another $500,000 is available for 2014 through per-game roster bonuses. Talib's 2015 and 2016 salaries are guaranteed for "injury only," meaning that, barring a career-ending injury, the Broncos could theoretically move on next offseason. Doing so would incur a $4 million cap hit. It's unlikely to happen, but as is often the case, deals are trumped up in the early days of free agency.
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« Reply #432 on: March 14, 2014, 04:50:30 AM »

Report: Rodgers-Cromartie rejected huge deal from Broncos

Before the Broncos handed Aqib Talib a six-year, $57 million contract, they reportedly wanted to back up the Brinks truck to retain their own cornerback, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

He wasn’t interested.

A source tells Profootballtalk.com that Rodgers-Cromartie rejected a deal believed to be worth $54 million over six years. Specifics of the proposed pact, such as guaranteed money, weren’t mentioned, but it likely would have been in the same range as Talib’s $26 million in guarantees.

The Broncos then turned their attention to Darrelle Revis, who’d similarly rebuff them to sign a one-year, $12 million deal with the Patriots. Talib was, in fact, their third choice.

As for Rodgers-Cromartie, he remains on the open market, twisting in the wind as the top corner available. Though he’s still in his prime — he’ll turn 28-years-old next month — Rodgers-Cromartie’s market is barren, with nary a free agent visit scheduled. His seemingly gargantuan financial demands won’t do anything to help his stock, either.

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« Reply #433 on: April 06, 2014, 05:37:20 PM »

Denver Broncos

Why they remain heavy favorites:

It's not just the high-profile additions of DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward -- a trio of Pro-Bowl caliber impact defenders.

Speedster Emmanuel Sanders is capable of filling Eric Decker's shoes, and Montee Ball's promotion to the starting lineup offers potential for more big plays in the ground attack. The Broncos' offense remains the league's most dangerous.

The Broncos made it to Super Bowl XLVIII in spite of injuries that wiped out a handful of core players last season. They are now welcoming back their best offensive lineman (Ryan Clady), most dominant defensive player (Von Miller), a pair of stout run defenders (Derek Wolfe and Kevin Vickerson) and a rangy safety (Rahim Moore) in addition to the high-profile acquisitions.

Armed with a generous new contract, John Fox is back to steer this ship back to the playoffs.

What's next:


» Lock up Thomas and Thomas: Elway deemed Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas more important to his record-breaking offense than Decker. Both of the Thomas playmakers are entering the final year of their rookie contracts. The team's capologists can figure out a way to dole out new deals with cap-friendly 2014 figures.

» Middle linebacker: Nate Irving finally showed signs of life as an early-down thumper during the playoff run. The courting of D'Qwell Jackson suggests the coaching staff still isn't completely sold on the 2011 third-round draft pick, though.

» Backfield questions: Has Ball mastered the fundamentals to the point where he's ready to step into Moreno's three-down role? Can Ronnie Hillman escape the doghouse? Fox has always harbored a bit of veteran fetish in the backfield. Might Elway have one more trick up his sleeve?
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« Reply #434 on: May 26, 2014, 09:41:25 PM »

Secret Superstars 2014: Broncos

It was tough for a player to stay anonymous on the 2013 Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning’s record-breaking season was so impressive it had its own gravitational pull, attracting media praise to all players on his offense. And by the time the Super Bowl came with its corresponding hype, even lesser-known defenders like Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton were becoming household names.

And yet one Denver player managed to slip under the radar despite ranking near the top of our grades and emerging as one of the most versatile defensive linemen in the league. It’s time to give more recognition to Malik Jackson, the Broncos Secret Superstar.

From ‘Tweener To Starter

For many draft prospects, the “‘tweener” label has been a career death knell. It can signify a player who is a jack-of-all-positions, master of none, and such athletes often never find a fit in the NFL. That was the word that surrounded Jackson as he approached the 2012 NFL draft. He spent two seasons as a 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end at USC, and then another two as a 270-pound hybrid end/tackle at Tennessee.

He continued to add weight as he entered the draft, in hopes of establishing himself as a better defensive tackle prospect, but many scouts still didn’t see him fitting an exact NFL role. The Broncos, however, saw his versatility as a positive and selected him in the fifth round.

Jackson’s rookie season passed quietly. Denver had a deep defensive end rotation led by Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, and Jackson played just 123 snaps. But it soon became apparent in the 2013 offseason that he would be in for a bigger role in his second season. Dumervil’s contract memorably ended amid a fax machine snafu, Miller was handed a six-game drug suspension, and even the departure of Justin Bannan left the Broncos a bit lighter in their defensive tackle depth. Denver needed some help up front, and Jackson was up for the task. By Week 4, he’d already eclipsed his 2012 snap total.

Then in Week 6 against the Jaguars, after Robert Ayers’ injury left the Broncos even weaker on the defensive line, Jackson played a career-high 48 snaps and posted a career-high +4.0 PFF grade. He’d officially established himself as a crucial piece of the Broncos’ defense in what would become a very productive season.

He went on to play 726 snaps in the regular season and playoffs, earning a +19.2 grade that placed him 13th among defensive tackles. He was a disruptive force against both the run and pass; his 9.3 Run Stop Percentage in the regular season was 14th at his position and his 9.2 Pass Rushing Productivity  was sixth.

Versatility And Productivity

Jackson’s numbers are impressive, but it’s not just what he did last season that stands out, but where he did it from. The versatile background that made him a ‘tweener to draftniks turned him into a Swiss Army Knife against opposing offensive lines. Here’s a breakdown of where Jackson lined up last season:

Position   Snap %   QB Pressures   Run Stops
Edge DE   18%   9   10
Interior DE   50%   15   6
DT   17%   12   4
NT   13%   10   0
To see Jackson’s versatility in a nutshell, look no further than his single-handed destruction of a Jaguars drive in that aforementioned Week 6 matchup. On 1st-and-10 with 4:02 left in the third quarter, Jackson lined up in a wide stance off the right tackle. He kept contain on a bootleg and chased the quarterback down for a sack.

On the next play, the Jaguars ran power straight at him. Jackson stonewalled the pulling guard and tackled the running back for a loss. On third down, Jackson lined up inside as a nose tackle, then sped around the helpless right guard on a stunt for another sack. Three straight plays, three tackles for loss by Jackson.

At 6-foot-5 and 293 pounds, Jackson has the strength to set the edge and bully offensive tackles on the outside. And yet he still has much of the same speed he had when he was a 245-pound defensive end, making him too quick for guards and centers on the inside. In the same way that a big and fast tight end can create mismatches on offense, that’s what Jackson’s versatility brings to the Broncos defense.

Denver is very creative with its fronts to get Miller into the best situation to rush the passer, and Jackson fits perfectly into that strategy. In a Week 11 matchup against the Chiefs, with 11:49 left in the first quarter, Jackson lined up at nose tackle while Miller lurked on the edge. Kansas City slid their protection to the linebacker’s side, and Jackson quickly beat right guard Jon Asamoah inside for the sack.

Later, with 00:23 left in the second quarter, Miller hovered over the center, threatening a blitz. While Kansas City kept a guard in front of the linebacker, Jackson was left with plenty of space to operate against left tackle Branden Albert, first bullrushing him back and then beating him inside for another QB takedown. Miller’s presence frequently left Jackson in these one-on-one situations, and he often took advantage.

Strong Finish

The Broncos may have had a tough finish to their season, but Jackson had nothing to be ashamed of down the stretch. After defensive end Derek Wolfe and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson were both lost for the season in Week 12, Jackson played a grueling 73.1% of the Broncos snaps.

His pass rush wasn’t as powerful with the increased workload (especially after Miller himself went down in Week 15), yet he still earned a +4.3 overall grade in that final stretch and was one of five Denver players to grade “in the green” in the Super Bowl. Playing in every one of the Broncos 19 games last season, Jackson earned a positive grade in all but four of them.

Denver signed DeMarcus Ware this offseason, but with Ayers and Shaun Phillips both departed in free agency, Jackson will once again be called upon often to man the trenches. He’ll line up all over the Broncos defensive front, and should continue to have success from different spots. He may have flown under the radar last season, but if the Broncos contend as they’re expected to, it’s hard to believe that this superstar will stay a secret for much longer.

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