Devontae Booker - RBPosted 5/24/16 4:04pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (knee) has been doing almost all of the drills the other running backs are doing in organized team activities, and it appears he's close to 100 perdent in his recovery from a knee injury in college.
Huddle Up: Good news for the fourth-round pick who will need to establish himself early to earn a significant role in the Broncos' RB rotation with the team bringing back its top two rushers (C.J. Anderson & Ronnie Hillman) from last season.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 5/22/16 2:02pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker said he wants to become one of the best running backs in franchise history, and he plans to 'take someone's job' this year.
Huddle Up: Right now, that job looks to be Ronnie Hillman's with C.J. Anderson and his new contract penciled into the No. 1 role, but another uninspiring training camp or slow start by Anderson could open the door for the fourth-round rookie.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 5/19/16 1:21pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez (thumb) is hopeful he'll be able to participate when organized team activities begin next week. Sanchez is currently recovering from surgery on his left thumb, and he is encouraged by the progress of the recovery.
Huddle Up: No rush or sense of urgency as the Broncos' first game that counts is still more than three months away. If Sanchez can't participate in OTAs, it'll mean more much-needed reps for young QBs Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 5/17/16 1:24pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez injured his left thumb in the weight room Thursday, May 12, and underwent surgery Saturday, May 14. He will miss a few organized team activities, according to Mike Kils of 9news.com.
Huddle Up: Not a huge deal given the calendar, but it reiterates the fragility of the Broncos' QB situation with only raw rookie Paxton Lynch and untested second-year Trevor Siemian the only other QBs on the roster. In any case, it's not looking overly promising for wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Virgil Green - TEPosted 5/17/16 2:12pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green could see more opportunities in 2016 after a career-high 12 catches last season, according to Mike Klis of 9news.com. Green said he wants to prove in training camp that he can be an every-down tight end.
Huddle Up: The Broncos have an opening for a productive tight end, and Green appears to be the best option on the current roster to fill that role. Moreover, tight ends have generally fared well in Gary Kubiak-coached offenses.
Brock Osweiler - QBPosted 5/12/16 10:29am ET
Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler said Wednesday, May 11, that it has been fun learning a new offense and trying to get comfortable in his new surroundings. 'It's fun,' Osweiler said. 'It's hard to judge that progress because we haven't hit the practice field and gone against a defense, but it's like you speak Spanish your whole life and then all of a sudden one day, they tell you to go learn French and do it in front of 70,000 people.'
Huddle Up: Osweiler will have more freedom in Houston than he did in Denver, with a similar array of offensive weapons. Let's see if it's enough for him to live up to his big contract, or more importantly put up quality fantasy numbers.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 5/12/16 12:56pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson will receive the bulk of the carries in 2016 with RB Ronnie Hillman providing a change of pace. RB Devontae Booker will have a chance to play on third downs if he can pick up pass protection.
Huddle Up: To remain -- and thrive -- in the role, Anderson will have enter the regular season in top shape, fight off the nagging injuries and avoid the slow starts that have hampered him in recent seasons. If not, don't be surprised if the fourth-round pick Booker leaprogs Hillman and emerges as the Broncos' lead horse.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 5/10/16 9:19am ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (knee) missed the last part of the 2015 season with a knee injury, but the team expects him to be ready by June. He is the three-down back in waiting in Denver, and he has good ability as a receiver and third-down blocker.
Huddle Up: Gary Kubiak's offense has made a living off of versatile late- round running backs, and Booker fits the mode. If he's at full go by June, expect him to battle for significant touches in the Denver offense.
Von Miller - LBPosted 5/5/16 3:37pm ET
Denver Broncos franchise free-agent CB Von Miller said he wants to sign a long-term contract that will keep him in Denver for the rest of his career. 'I'm going to be here in Denver no matter what,' Miller said. 'The contract is going to take care of itself. I'm going to be a Denver Bronco for life.' However, Miller isn't expected to show up for workouts this week.
Huddle Up: Miller and the Broncos have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal or he'll play under the franchise tag this coming season. Miller's IDP owners can't quibble, but they wouldn't mind seeing his 2015 postseason production (five sacks, two forced fumble, interception) carry over into the regular season after he had 11 sacks in 2015.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 5/1/16 11:08pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker should push for playing time as a rookie, according to ESPN beat writer Jeff Legwold.
Huddle Up: The Broncos' selection of the the former Utah standout was anything but good news for C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and their fantasy owners as the team's RB touches could now be split three ways instead of two like last season.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 4/29/16 12:33pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch was being pursued by the Dallas Cowboys, but Dallas was unable to find a trade partner to move back into the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys could still make a play for Connor Cook as their developmental quarterback, though they pick third in the second round behind the Browns and Titans.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 4/28/16 11:18pm ET
The Denver Broncos selected Memphis QB Paxton Lynch with the 26th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28. The Broncos traded up with the Seattle Seahawks, giving up their first-round pick a third-round selection to move up five spots.
Huddle Up: The selection of the Memphis standout would seem to close the door on a trade for Colin Kaepernick or Sam Bradford, but it isn't necessarily bad news for Mark Sanchez as Lynch projects as a project who could need a season to adjust to the pro level. In the meantime, though, fantasy expectations for WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders should be kept in check with the Denver passing game in a state of flux.
Garrett Graham - TEPosted 4/26/16 2:24pm ET
Free-agent TE Garrett Graham (Texans) has signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: After a career-best 49-catch, 545-yard season in 2013, Graham has logged only 22 receptions and 227 yards the last two seasons, but now he is reunited with old coach Gary Kubiak. Overall, though, it's shaping up to be a fantasy-unfriendly TEBC in the Mile High City with Graham joining the likes of 2015 third-round pick Jeff Heuerman and veteran Virgil Green.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 4/21/16 5:14pm ET
The Denver Broncos seem fine with going to training camp with QBs Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and a rookie quarterback, in the opinion of The Denver Post's Cameron Wolfe.
Huddle Up: Sanchez has grown on the Broncos and the Mile High City since his arrival last month. Meanwhile, the other veteran QB options have thinned, and that's not a good fantasy combination for pass-catchers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Brandon McManus - PKPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Denver Broncos exclusive rights free-agent PK Brandon McManus signed his tender offer to return to Denver Monday, April 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: McManus' fantasy prospects dim slightly as the Broncos transition from their 2014 Peyton-led high-powered offense to their current defense-and-ground-game iteration. There's still the Mile High altitude boost for longer field goals, though, and a defensive force like the Broncos won't be afraid to settle for three so there's still much to like here.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman re-signed to a one-year deal Monday, April 18.
Huddle Up: Yay. Hillman swipes some touches from CJ Anderson. Everybody get excited.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 4/19/16 1:21pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is set to make $5.6 million in 2016, the final year of his contract. He said Monday, April 18, that he isn't worried about his contract and is focused on winning championships. 'I mean this sincerely: The city of Denver has been really good to me,' Sanders said. 'I want to be a Bronco. I want to be a Bronco for a long time. I want to retire a Bronco. Hopefully everything works out. I'm sure both sides will come to something. We're going to see how it goes, but right now it's not about me. It's about this team and about winning championships, and that's what I'm focused on.'
Huddle Up: Even though Demaryius Thomas finished with the better numbers last season, Sanders finished the year as the team's most reliable wideout and was definitely more productive in the postseason. However, Thomas' 5-year, $70 million deal signed last year certainly clouds Sanders' Mile High City future beyond this coming season.
Bennie Fowler - WRPosted 4/15/16 10:44pm ET
Denver Broncos exclusive rights free-agent WR Bennie Fowler signed his tender offer Friday, April 15. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: The second-year undrafted free agent finished with only 18 catches for 235 yards last season -- including three playoff contests -- but made some under-the-radar big plays and looks to be the odds-on favorite to firmly establish himself as the team's No. 3 wideout.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 4/10/16 7:42pm ET
Free-agent RB Ronnie Hillman (Broncos) has exchanged contract proposals with the Denver Broncos, according to two NFL sources.
Huddle Up: Hillman -- an not C.J. Anderson -- actually was the Broncos' leading rusher last season with 863 yards and seven TDs on 207 carries but was maddeningly inconsistent with four 100-yard games but 60 or fewer in the other 12 contests. With the Broncos matching the Dolphins' 4-year, $18 million offer to Anderson last month, look for Hillman to take more of a backseat if he does re-sign.
Jeff Heuerman - TEPosted 4/9/16 12:23am ET
Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman is working hard to return from knee surgery, head coach Gary Kubiak said, and ESPN beat writer Jeff Legwold believes Heuerman could earn the No. 1 tight end job during training camp.
Huddle Up: With only journeyman Virgil Green realistically the only other current competition at the position, Heuerman -- the 2015 third-round pick -- has the inside track to the starting gig and should be near full health by the time training camp rolls around considering it's almost already been a full calendar year since he tore his ACL in rookie camp.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 3/29/16 11:04am ET
Free-agent RB Ronnie Hillman (Broncos) is one running back the Green Bay Packers have shown interest in.
Huddle Up: The Packers worked well with a two-running back punch last season, and are specifically searching for a pass-catching back. Hillman resembles that description and is available in free agency--but not the big-ticket free agency the Packers are known for avoiding.
Jeff Heuerman - TEPosted 3/27/16 2:37pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman will factor big time into Denver's 2016 plans. Heuerman has already recovered from a torn ACL that cost him his rookie season last year. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Heuerman was very impressive when he came to rookie camp last May. The Broncos believe he can be a complete tight end.
Huddle Up: Right now, the 2015 third-round pick has a clear path to the No. 1 TE gig with the recent release of veteran Owen Daniels and the team's lack of interest in re-signing free-agent Vernon Davis, but there remains much question about how high Heuerman's ceiling is after catching only 52 passes for 792 yards in four years at Ohio State.
Jordan Norwood - WRPosted 3/24/16 10:21am ET
Free-agent WR Jordan Norwood and the Denver Broncos reached an agreement Wednesday, March 23, on a one-year contract.
Huddle Up: Norwood will hold a depth role in the Denver receiver rotation, which as the team becomes more run-focused holds less and less fantasy value.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 3/15/16 10:17am ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez is compared to compete for a starting role this season. 'Get in here and compete your butt off for a starting role. That's my goal to start this coming fall and be ready to play and help this team win,' Sanchez said.
Huddle Up: Right now Sanchez is the best option on the Broncos' roster, though all indications are John Elway is attempting to change that. Sanchez opening the season as the Broncos' starter isn't optimal, but it's not as if Brock Osweiler or the 2015 version of Peyton Manning were doing fantasy owners of Denver wideouts any favors either.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/15/16 3:43pm ET
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent RB C.J. Anderson's offer sheet from the Miami Dolphins is being matched by the Broncos on Tuesday, March 15, according to a source. Miami's offer sheet was four years in length and worth $18 million.
Huddle Up: The Broncos could've saved money and hassle by placing a second-round tender on Anderson in the first place, but decided that they couldn't lose their top postseason rusher and one of the more popular players in the Mile High City. Anderson's numbers should increase this coming season, but fantasy GMs won't make the mistake of drafting him high in the first round again.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/10/16 4:04pm ET
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent RB C.J. Anderson visited the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, March 10 and is expected to sign somewhere other than Denver. The only question is whether the Broncos will match a likely front-loaded contract offer from another team.
Huddle Up: Anderson, the Broncos' second-leading rusher last season and a key playoff performer, oddly received only a low tender from the Broncos, meaning the team would get no compensation if the RB signs elsewhere and Denver declines to match the offer.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/10/16 5:11pm ET
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent RB C.J. Anderson signed a four-year, $18 million offer sheet from the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, March 10. The Broncos have five days to match Miami's offer.
Huddle Up: Anderson would be reunited with former offensive coordinator Adam Gase, now the Dolphins' head coach, on a team needing a RB after losing Lamar Miller in free agency. We'll see, though, how much the Broncos want to keep Anderson with Ronnie Hillman a unrestricted free agent.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 3/8/16 4:43pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels was released Tuesday, March 8.
Huddle Up: The veteran tight end finished third on the team last season with 46 receptions for 517 yards and three TDs, but it sounds like the Broncos have other plans at the position this coming season. That plan is sure to include 2015 third-round pick Jeff Heuerman, who missed his rookie season with a knee injury.
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 3/6/16 7:14pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who will hold a retirement news conference Monday, March 7 in Denver, currently holds 11 all-time records for quarterbacks, including most career passing yards (71,940), most career passing touchdowns (539), most single-season passing yards (5,477), most single-season passing touchdowns (55) and most wins (200 total).
Huddle Up: Manning, a top-10 fantasy QB regular for his first 17 seasons, was anything but last season, throwing for only nine regular-season TDs and 17 interceptions as the Broncos' D carried to the team to a Super Bowl win. But we think Manning's dynasty league owners -- and a certain group of voters in Canton -- might let that slide.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 3/6/16 10:52pm ET
Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Vernon Davis said he would like to play another four or five years if possible.
Huddle Up: Davis just turned 32, and his career arc has taken a noticeable downturn over the last two seasons, catching a total of 64 passes for 640 yards and only two TDs during that span. Davis has considerable work to do to even climb back into TE2 territory.
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