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The other McCaffrey is looking good in Green Bay

Packers wide receiver Max McCaffrey has often been known as the “other” McCaffrey, overshadowed by his father, longtime Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey, and his little brother, Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey. But Max is taking steps toward making a name for himself in Green Bay. “Max [has] been making a lot of plays in [more]

John Elway is fine with protests, within reason and with action

Broncos executive John Elway doesn’t mind his players exercising their right to protest, as long as they satisfy a few conditions. First, he wants to make sure their primary focus is on football. But he also wants anyone who does to make their protests meaningful by following up with action, the way Broncos linebacker Brandon [more]

Aqib Talib on tiff with Pierre Garςon: “I’ve been in real fights; that was nothing”

Aqib Talib and Pierre Garςon mixed it up during a joint practice between their teams. But apparently all’s well that ends well as the two posed for a photo with Von Miller after the practice ended. “At the end of the practice, they were sitting, laughing with each other, talking,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said, [more]

John Elway wants one of his QBs “to take the reins and take over”

John Elway continues to patiently wait for one his quarterbacks to win the starting job. “We’d like the decision made by itself,” the Broncos General Manager said Thursday, via Josh Dubow of the Associated Press. “We want one of them to take the reins and take over. That would be the ideal situation. We’ll get [more]

Von Miller has high praise for the 49ers’ offensive tackles

The 49ers have a lot of work to do on rebuilding from last year’s 2-14 season, but they’re set at the important position of offensive tackle. That’s the word from Broncos pass rusher Von Miller, who has been going against the 49ers’ offensive tackles in the teams’ joint practices. Miller said Trent Brown, the 49ers’ [more]

John Lynch: Joint practices “great opportunity” to explore trades

When teams hold joint practices during the summer, there’s often talk about the benefits that come from working against other players after spending weeks with the familiar faces on their own roster. The 49ers hope to get some of those benefits while working with the Broncos this week, but that’s not the only potential plus [more]

Jamaal Charles set to sit this week, play next week

The Broncos signed running back Jamaal Charles this offseason in hopes that the veteran has enough left in the tank to help them during the regular season, but they’ll wait at least another week before putting that to the test in game action. Coach Vance Joseph said on Tuesday that Charles will not play against [more]

Demaryius Thomas on Paxton Lynch: Don’t go out there and overthink

Paxton Lynch will start at quarterback for the Broncos when they face the 49ers this week in what could be his best chance to convince the coaching staff that he’s the right guy to get the start when the regular season opens in September. Lynch relieved Trevor Siemian in the Broncos’ first preseason and went [more]

Who are the most polarizing figures in NFL history?

Tim Tebow turned 30 on Monday. Plenty of you wish he was still playing in the NFL. Plenty of you are glad he’s gone. Tebow was, and still is, one of the most polarizing figures in league history. Which inspires Tuesday’s question of the day: Who are the most polarizing figures in NFL history? It [more]

Jared Crick carted off at Broncos practice, reportedly has back injury

The cart driver at Broncos practices is getting more work than anyone with the team would like right now. Defensive end Jared Crick was carted off after getting hurt during Monday’s practice. That comes two days after defensive end Derek Wolfe needed help getting off the field after injuring his ankle. Mike Klis of KUSA [more]

Welcome to PFT Live, Chris Simms

Change is good. Unless it isn’t. In this case, it is. Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms will be joining PFT Live as a co-host next week. Simms, who spent eight years in the NFL, entered the league as a third-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2003. He spent four seasons in Tampa Bay with Jon [more]

John Fox compares hype around Mitch Trubisky to Tim Tebow

In Chicago, the hype surrounding Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has reached a fever pitch after his strong performance in Thursday’s preseason opener. Bears coach John Fox has seen this before. Fox said the excitement fans have for Trubisky reminds him of what he experienced as the coach of the Broncos when Tebowmania hit in [more]

Broncos rookie Carlos Henderson having thumb surgery

Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe‘s ankle injury turned out to be a sprain, but another member of the team will be heading for surgery after a thumb injury. According to multiple reports, third-round pick Carlos Henderson will have thumb surgery. Henderson got hurt during Thursday night’s game against the Bears and remained in the game, [more]

Tim Tebow beaned in the head, stays in the game

Port St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow took a hit to the head in last night’s game, but he’s a football player so he’s used to it. Tebow was at bat when he was drilled with a fastball, causing a loud crack when the ball hit his batting helmet. It was a scary sound, but [more]

Phil Taylor continues stunning comeback

One of the most overlooked stories of the preseason is unfolding in Washington, where defensive tackle Phil Taylor  is on track to earn a spot in the Week One starting lineup after two years out of football. His new head coach wasn’t even aware that Taylor was out of football. “I was in Cincinnati for [more]

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