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Rusty Hardin: NFL has yet to interview Deshaun Watson

More than three months ago, the off-field controversy involving Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson first emerged. In less than half that time, the Texans will report for training camp. Before then, the NFL will have to decide whether to place Watson on paid leave, given the 22 lawsuits pending against him, alleging misconduct during massage sessions. [more]

Amazon reportedly considers a pursuit of Peyton Manning

Amazon is building a weekly NFL production from scratch. And it has the scratch to do it right. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Amazon “has grappled with the idea” of pursuing Peyton Manning to serve as the lead analyst for the Thursday Night Football package that debuts next year on Amazon [more]

Broncos cancel final minicamp practice for team bonding

Broncos coach Vic Fangio informed players at the team meeting Thursday morning that he was canceling the final minicamp practice, Mike Klis of 9News reports. The Broncos instead held a fun day of events for team bonding. They had a dunk tank and various games, including basketball shooting, golf chipping and a home run derby. [more]

Broncos waive Natrez Patrick with injury designation

The Broncos made a bevy of moves Thursday. They included signing receivers Amara Darboh and De’Mornay Pierson-El. They waived punter Max Duffy and outside linebacker Natrez Patrick in corresponding moves. All the moves previously were reported except Patrick, who received an injury designation. The Broncos claimed Patrick off waivers from the Rams in February. Patrick [more]

Broncos waive Max Duffy

The Broncos have made a move at punter. Denver waived Max Duffy on Thursday, per Mike Klis of KUSA. The Broncos signed Duffy late last month as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky. But as Klis notes, the club already has veteran Sam Martin on the roster, and Denver signed a pair of receivers [more]

Broncos aren’t signing Shaquem Griffin, will sign Amara Darboh

The Broncos had a couple of former Seahawks working out for them at their mandatory minicamp and they’ll be adding one of them to the roster. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the team is signing wide receiver Amara Darboh and that they are not going to sign linebacker Shaquem Griffin. The team is also [more]

Broncos signing De’Mornay Pierson-El

The Broncos are adding another player to their receiving corps. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Denver is signing wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El to their roster. Pierson-El has spent time with the Raiders during the offseason the last two years and has been on the practice squad for stretches of both seasons. He’s never appeared [more]

Ronald Darby: We could definitely be the NFL’s best defense in Denver

Running back Melvin Gordon recently said that the Broncos aren’t talked about enough in the AFC West — a division that includes the two-time defending conference champions and the reigning offensive rookie of the year. One way to change that would be to have a defense that matches the caliber of the Denver team that [more]

Broncos see both Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock “getting better”

With the possibility, slim as it may be, of the Broncos adding a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers or Deshaun Watson still looming over the franchise, the two main quarterbacks currently on the roster are competing to be the Week One starter in Denver. And while the competition between Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock will be [more]

Looking at the non-quarterbacks likely to make a leap in 2021

Wednesday’s PFT Live included a draft that focused on players who are most likely to take a leap in 2021. We left out quarterbacks to make it more interesting. The attached video includes the picks made by Simms and me. Feel free to watch it and then chime in with your own thoughts. We do [more]

Travis Kelce: AFC has good teams all over the place

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said recently that he thinks they and the Browns are “definitely neck and neck” when it comes to teams who can contend in the AFC, but that doesn’t end the list of teams that are on his radar heading into the 2021 season. Kelce was asked about that comment during [more]

Teddy Bridgewater: I probably should have shut it down after knee injury in 2020

Last year, Teddy Bridgewater suffered a knee injury against the Buccaneers in Week 10, which kept him out of the Panthers’ Week 11 matchup versus the Lions. He was back for the following contest against the Vikings and started for Carolina’s through the rest of the year. But Bridgewater’s performance lagged in those last five [more]

Melvin Gordon “very confident” he can win RB battle in Denver

The Broncos have some significant competitions on offense as they wrap up minicamp this week. The most high-profile battle is at quarterback between Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater. But when Denver selected Javonte Williams in the second round of this year’s draft, it also created a competition at running back with incumbent starter Melvin Gordon. [more]

Drew Lock: My confidence is high right now

Drew Lock was the Broncos’ starting quarterback last year and has a shot at staying in the job for 2021. He’ll have to beat out Teddy Bridgewater to do so, and may have taken a step toward that on Tuesday. Per Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post, Lock did not throw an interception and finished [more]

NFL should let Texans, Deshaun Watson know whether he’ll be on paid leave if cases aren’t settled

It’s been nearly three months since the first of 22 lawsuits was filed against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson alleging misconduct during massage therapy sessions. The NFL has had a full and fair chance to conduct a preliminary investigation. Soon, the NFL should decide whether Watson will be placed on paid leave pending the resolution of [more]

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