• Brock Osweiler - QB
    Posted 2/12/16 1:07am ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent QB Brock Osweiler could be pursued by the Cleveland Browns. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway believes the Browns are Denver's top competition for Osweiler.

    Huddle Up: Hey, the Browns could be leery of their past draft QB failures (Brady Quinn, Brandon Weeden and Johnny Manziel) and could look for their next QB via the free agency route. Outside of his seven starts this past season, Osweiler is unproven, but he is only 25.

  • Brock Osweiler - QB
    Posted 2/12/16 1:32pm ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent QB Brock Osweiler is hoping that he can remain with Denver if QB Peyton Manning decides to retire in the offseason. 'Every single guy on this team embraced me, and that is something I think they all know how thankful I am for that, but this is the best team in the world and we have a very special group in our locker room,' Osweiler said. If LB Von Miller receives the franchise tag, signing Osweiler to a new deal may be necessary.

    Huddle Up: The timing of the Manning decision will be a key here as the Broncos would like to get a deal done before Osweiler can hit the open market and have a team or two up the bidding.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 2/11/16 9:05am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has 'no deadline' for making a retirement decision, general manager John Elway said Tuesday, Feb. 9.

    Huddle Up: While there's no official deadline, expect a decision by early March so the Broncos can plan accordingly for free-agent-to-be Brock Osweiler as well as their salary cap.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB
    Posted 2/11/16 6:13pm ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent RB C.J. Anderson thinks he can be a bell-cow running back after rushing 23 times and catching four passes for 100 total yards from scrimmage in the Super Bowl. 'You know, we chose to go the two-back route and we chose to split time with me and Ronnie (Hillman) and just try to get a change of pace. You know, keep defenses off balance. But I mean if they want me to touch the ball 25 times, 27 times, 28 times, either way whether it's all carries or carries and catches I believe I can handle it always, whether it's being a third-down back catching the ball out of the backfield or picking up the blitz and also being first- and second-down just every-down back,' Anderson said.

    Huddle Up: Anderson's 27 Super Bowl touches marked the first time he had 20 or more all season, and of the top two Broncos backs, Anderson is the most likely to return as he's a restricted free agent while Hillman is among the team's many unrestricted FAs.

  • Owen Daniels - TE
    Posted 2/9/16 10:05am ET

    Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels has admitted that he will think about retirement after winning Super Bowl 50. 'Of course, of course. That's definitely an option,' Daniels told USA TODAY Sports. 'But I'm a man of my word, I signed a three-year deal, so I'd like to keep playing. I feel good enough as long as I can get some work done on my 33-year-old knees.' He has no more meniscus in his left knee, but his right knee caused him more pain during the 2015 season.

    Huddle Up: Another Bronco who might choose to go out on top. The tight end is always a fantasy contributor in a true Gary Kubiak offense, so as long as Daniels is getting the snaps he's at least worthy of fantasy attention.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 2/9/16 7:25pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning still has one year remaining on the contract he signed in 2012. His $19 million base salary becomes guaranteed on March 9, and the deal counts $21.5 million against Denver's salary cap. The Broncos' available cap space will be impacted greatly by his decision.

    Huddle Up: In other words, the Broncos would like to know well before March 8 as they a number of key free agents to sign, topped by Super Bowl MVP Von Miller.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas caught one pass for eight yards in a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was a fantasy disappointment all postseason, though for the most part the Broncos rode their defense and ground game to the Super Bowl title. With a quarterback change likely in Denver he shouldn't suffer a similar fate next season, but the Broncos are most certainly transitioning from a high-flying passing game to a defense/run game squad that's more in line with the Gary Kubiak blueprint.

  • Von Miller - LB
    Posted 2/7/16 3:15pm ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent LB Von Miller likely will receive the franchise tag this offseason if the two sides are not able to agree on a long-term contract, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Miller's already-high pricetag jumped a bracket or two after his dominating performance in the AFC title game, and if he follows up with a similar effort in Super Bowl 50, the franchise tag might be even more of a definite possibility.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 2/5/16 9:44am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning knows he likely won't be back with the Broncos if he decides to play in 2016, according to Archie Manning.

    Huddle Up: The hope for the Broncos is that Manning rides off into the sunset after the Super Bowl, at which point Denver can turn its attention to re-signing free agent-to-be Brock Osweiler. If, however, Peyton decides to play another season then things get dicey.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR
    Posted 2/5/16 7:18pm ET

    Carolina Panthers CB Josh Norman said he doesn't expect to line up at all against Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders in Super Bowl 50. Norman is expected to cover Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas instead.

    Huddle Up: Drawing the main attention of an All-Pro CB is only the latest bad news for Thomas, who has caught only six of his 15 post-season targets for 52 yards and no scores.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 2/4/16 11:07am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (hip) said he's been told he'll need a hip replacement surgery 'down the road' and that he'll try to handle any potential issues with his neck and back in the future.

    Huddle Up: As if you needed further evidence Peyton is getting old, now he needs a hip replacement. Enjoy what may be Manning's final rodeo in Super Bowl 50 before he heads off to late-afternoon buffets and shuffleboard tournaments at the rest home.

  • T.J. Ward - S
    Posted 2/4/16 12:36pm ET

    Denver Broncos Ss T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) and OG Louis Vasquez (knee) all practiced Wednesday, Feb. 3, and head coach Gary Kubiak expects all three to play in Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers. Ward only slightly favored his ankle while running, and Stewart was running well without limitations.

    Huddle Up: Good news for an already-strong Denver defense which had to finish the regular season and the fourth quarter of the AFC title game with its fifth- and sixth-string safeties.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 2/2/16 10:00am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is expected to retire after Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers. 'The reality is he let the cat out of the bag a little bit,' NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said. 'I also know he has told close friends that he expects this to be his last game as well.'

    Huddle Up: Peyton's retirement would come as no surprise to anyone, and he'll have one more game to put a stamp on his Hall of Fame legacy. Then the Broncos could turn to retaining free agent-to-be Brock Osweiler.

  • Brock Osweiler - QB
    Posted 2/2/16 10:15pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Brock Osweiler is expected to be the Broncos' starting quarterback next season if they can sign him to an extension, even if QB Peyton Manning decides that Super Bowl 50 isn't his final game. Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp said Monday, Feb. 1, that Osweiler has done everything to put himself in a position to start for Denver next year. President and general manager John Elway said he's excited about Osweiler and is 'hoping to get something done with Brock this offseason.' Osweiler can become a free agent March 9.

    Huddle Up: Osweiler averaged 245.9 yards per game and threw for 10 TDs and six interceptions in seven starts in place of the injured Manning, and that's a good-news, bad-news scenario for the Broncos as the pricetag of the 2012 second-round pick shot up as the result of his strong play.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 1/29/16 9:55pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning as thrown an interception on 5.1 percent of his pass attempts this season, which is a career high for him and the most among qualified quarterbacks.

    Huddle Up: That's certainly a cause for concern heading into a Super Bowl matchup against a Panthers' D, which intercepted a regular-season-most 24 passes and has added six more in two playoff games, but Manning has yet to throw a pick in 78 passes since returning in Week 17.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 1/28/16 10:18pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) and TE Owen Daniels (knees) were full participants in practice Thursday, Jan. 28.

    Huddle Up: It was the AFC champs' first Super Bowl practice, and Daniels is key weapon for Manning having caught five of Manning's 11 TD tosses this season, including a pair in the AFC title game.

  • Von Miller - LB
    Posted 1/28/16 10:18pm ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent LB Von Miller figures to be at the top of the Broncos' priority list this offseason, especially coming off a dominating performance in the AFC Championship Game. Denver's other big-name impending free agents on defense include DE Malik Jackson and LB Danny Trevathan.

    Huddle Up: The price of poker just went up as Miller's already lucrative pricetag just climbed after 2.5 sacks and an interception vs. the Patriots. A similar-type game against Cam Newton and the high-scoring Panthers could send the asking price into orbit.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 1/26/16 2:06pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning was captured on camera telling New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after the AFC Championship Game that the Super Bowl could be his last game. 'Hey, listen, this might be my last rodeo. So, it sure has been a pleasure,' Manning told Belichick. Manning is under contract for the 2016 season and carries a salary cap charge of $21.5 million, which is larger than his cap figure last year when the Broncos asked him to take a pay cut. Manning has said that he won't make a decision about 2016 until this season is over.

    Huddle Up: All signs continue to point toward the first-ballot Hall-of-Famer bowing out -- win or lose -- Feb. 7 with the Broncos liking what they see from impending free agent Brock Osweiler.

  • Chris Harris Jr. - CB
    Posted 1/24/16 2:48pm ET

    Confirming a previous report, Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. (shoulder) will play in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots, despite continuing to experience some weakness and pain. He has a deep-tissue shoulder bruise that has required 24-hour treatment and even had difficulty brushing his teeth. However, the injury will not require surgery. Meanwhile, the Broncos have declared DT Darius Kilgo, RB Juwan Thompson, DB Lorenzo Doss, OG Robert Myers, C Sam Brenner, CB Taurean Nixon and QB Trevor Siemian inactive.

    Huddle Up: The second-team All-Pro will give it a go, giving the Broncos a boost, but expect the Patriots to put him to the test early.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 1/24/16 10:54pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning earned a $2 million bonus with a 20-18 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 24.

    Huddle Up: Hey that's one way to recoup part of the $4 million paycut he accepted in the offseason after throwing for 176 yards and two TDs Sunday and helping guide the Broncos to the Big Game for the second time in the last three seasons.

  • Owen Daniels - TE
    Posted 1/24/16 10:54pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels had two catches for 33 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-18 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 24.

    Huddle Up: Daniels proved to be the Broncos' semi-secret weapon Sunday, and he wound up hauling in all three -- yep, only three -- TD passes Manning threw at home this season.

  • Chris Harris Jr. - CB
    Posted 1/22/16 10:17pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. (shoulder) is ready for a full workload in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 24, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Harris practiced in full all week and has shown that he is ready to play. 'I think Chris is fine,' Kubiak said. 'He had a good week. ... Everything I've seen this week in practice tells me Chris is fine, ready to go. ... I think he's feeling a lot better than going into last week's game.'

    Huddle Up: Harris, a second-team All-Pro selection and a slot cover specialist, figures to be a key player for the Denver D defending against Julian Edelman.

  • Gary Kubiak - HC
    Posted 1/21/16 2:07pm ET

    In 12 meetings since 2000, Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak's rushing offenses have averaged 28.3 carries for 122.4 yards (4.3 yards per carry) per game with 19 total touchdowns against New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

    Huddle Up: Both C.J. Anderson (season-high 113 yards, two TDs) and Ronnie Hillman (59, one) both found their way into the end zone against the Pats in their Nov. 29 meeting, and expect the Broncos to try and duplicate that success Sunday with the limitations of Peyton Manning and the passing game.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 1/21/16 8:26pm ET

    Denver Broncos president and general manager John Elway won't comment on the future of QBs Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler, saying the team is 'staying in the moment' right now.

    Huddle Up: It's unlikely the 39-year-old Manning will be back to play out the final season of his contract, but the Broncos would like to re-sign the free agent-to-be Osweiler, who's pricetag has climbed with his solid play this season. In the meantime, though, that's all on the back-burner with the team a part of the NFL's Final Four.

  • Peyton Manning - QB
    Posted 1/19/16 3:46pm ET

    Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said he never considered benching QB Peyton Manning in favor of QB Brock Osweiler in the second half of the divisional round win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. 'No,' Kubiak said. 'We were struggling because we didn't catch the ball. We would have had a really big first half. There was 100 yards of plays we left out there. We just need to keep plugging away.'

    Huddle Up: Kubiak and the Broncos' brass firmly believe the 39-year-old QB gives them the best chance to win this postseason, and aside from injury or a total turnover-filled QB meltdown, it'll be Manning going the distance as long as the Broncos can remain alive.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB
    Posted 1/19/16 10:47pm ET

    Denver Broncos RBs C.J. Anderson (113) and Ronnie Hillman (59) combined to rush for 172 yards in a Week 12 win over the New England Patriots. Anderson closed out the divisional round win over the Pittsburgh Steelers running well, and he could see the ball more often early against the Patriots.

    Huddle Up: After ranking as a early-round bust for most of the season, Anderson has averaged 6.29 yards per carry and has rushed for five TDs over his last six games and the Broncos will certainly be looking to test the Pats again on the ground with Peyton Manning and the passing game struggling.

  • Brock Osweiler - QB
    Posted 1/17/16 3:35pm ET

    The Denver Broncos have declared DT Darius Kilgo, RB Juwan Thompson, DB Lorenzo Doss, OG Robert Myers, C Sam Brenner, SS Shiloh Keo, QB Trevor Siemian inactive for Sunday's AFC divisional-round playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: That means Brock Osweiler -- who has been hobbling around in practice with a knee issue most of the past two weeks -- will indeed be available as Peyton Manning's backup.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB
    Posted 1/17/16 10:32pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson carried 15 times for 72 yards and a touchdown and two catches for 11 yards in a 23-16 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday, Jan. 17.

    Huddle Up: Anderson accounted for 72 of the Broncos' 109 rushing yards and scored the team's only TD to continue his late-season surge. Ronnie Hillman is getting a near-equal split of the carries, but Anderson is the slightly better bet for fantasy productiveness.

  • Brock Osweiler - QB
    Posted 1/14/16 5:25pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Brock Osweiler (knee) is expected to return to practice Friday, Jan. 15, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Osweiler didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday.

    Huddle Up: Don't look now, but the healthiest of the top three QBs in Sunday's AFC divisional-round matchup is 39-year-old Peyton Manning. If Osweiler isn't ready Sunday, seventh-round rookie Trevor Siemian would back up Manning.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR
    Posted 1/14/16 5:44pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas' mother, Katina Smith, could see him play in a football game for the first time in over 17 years in the divisional round game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Jan. 17. Thomas was 11 years old when his mother was arrested for trafficking narcotics. 'Yeah, she can travel now, so we're working on that,' Thomas said. 'It would mean a lot. It would be her first game. I would be excited. I know she'll be excited. It would mean to see her first game live.'

    Huddle Up: Definitely one of the feel-good stories of the divisional playoffs, and we'll see if yhat boosts Thomas, who posted four-year lows in receiving yardage (1,304) and TD catches (six) this season.

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