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Paxton Lynch earns a roster spot in the CFL

Paxton Lynch’s quest for a return to the NFL continues. Lynch, a first-round pick of the Broncos in 2016 (who nearly was a first-round pick of the Cowboys instead, which would have kept them from drafting Dak Prescott), has made the team in Saskatchewan. Via Justin Dunk of, Lynch has earned a roster spot [more]

Vic Fangio has seen “no separation” from QBs so far

It’s only been a few days and players are not in pads, so perhaps this is to be expected. But when it comes to the Broncos’ quarterback competition, it appears Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater are neck and neck. Head coach Vic Fangio was asked what he’s seen from the two QBs in his Friday [more]

Jake Butt retires from NFL

Tight end Jake Butt signed a one-year deal with the Bears in June. He lasted only one month with the team, though. Butt wrote Thursday that he has lost his passion for the game and is retiring after four NFL seasons. “Football gave me some of the best times of my life,” Butt said in [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick takes issue with his Madden 22 rating

As we’ve mentioned when listing the Madden ratings at various positions for the upcoming edition of the game, some players could be motivated by the rating they’ve received. Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick definitely will take motivation from the fact that he has landed at No. 10 among all safeties, with a rating of 89. “I [more]

Broncos announce five diversity coaching fellowships

The Broncos added five staff members through the team’s season-long diversity coaching fellowship, the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship program, and the Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship program. Mateo Kambui, the Broncos’ diversity coaching fellow, will join Chaz McKenzie and Ish Seisay, the Nunn-Wooten scouting fellows, for the entire 2021 season. James Daniels IV and Marcus [more]

Teddy Bridgewater: We’re all competing to make this team a better team

Denver’s quarterback competition will result in either Drew Lock keeping his job or Teddy Bridgewater taking over. Lock said on Wednesday that he’s found the competition to be motivating, noting that he’s trying to take the approach of controlling what he can control. Bridgewater spoke of a similar approach on Wednesday, saying that he’s all [more]

Conditional draft picks hinging on availability could make for the most fair Deshaun Watson trade

Quarterback Deshaun Watson wants the Texans to trade him. The Texans currently are trying to do that. The problem is that the Texans apparently want a return that ignores the fact that Watson faces 22 civil lawsuits, 10 criminal complaints, the likelihood of an eventual unpaid suspension from the league, and the ever-present possibility of [more]

Drew Lock: If anything, I’d say the QB competition is motivating

After quarterback Drew Lock took a step back in his second season, he’s in a camp competition with Teddy Bridgewater to keep his job as the starter. Lock was positive about it throughout the offseason once Bridgewater arrived in Denver, and he’s kept that same energy as the Broncos begin training camp this week. “If [more]

Von Miller: I definitely don’t feel like I’m 32

Some were surprised back in March when the Broncos elected to exercise edge rusher Von Miller‘s option for 2021, which kept him in the fold on an $18 million salary. But even after missing the entire 2020 season with an ankle injury, Denver appears confident Miller can return to being one of the league’s best [more]

NFL’s statement on Deshaun Watson leaves door open for paid leave at any time

Some believed that the failure of the NFL to promptly place Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on paid leave when he reported for training camp on Sunday meant that the league won’t do it. The statement issued Tuesday by the league proves how incorrect that conclusion was. “The NFL’s review of the serious allegations against Deshaun [more]

Broncos intend to have a single owner again in 2022

The Broncos don’t have an owner. They haven’t had one since the late Pat Bowlen placed the team into the control of a three-person trust as his health failed. By next year, the team hopes to once again have one owner in charge of the team. Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis, one of the [more]

Lions claim Bruce Hector off waivers

The Titans waived defensive lineman Bruce Hector on Monday. The Lions claimed him off waivers Tuesday, according to Hector’s agent, Christina Phillips. The Lions had an opening on their roster and in the defensive line after placing defensive tackle Brian Price on the retired list. The Titans cut Hector after signing defensive tackle Kyle Peko. [more]

Broncos release Patrick Morris

As one offensive lineman enters, another one exits. With the Broncos signing former Vikings center Brett Jones, Denver is releasing center Patrick Morris, per Mike Klis of KUSA. Morris had been with the Broncos since December of 2019 when the club claimed him off waivers. He appeared in two games for Denver in 2019 and [more]

Report: Brett Jones signing with Broncos

Free agent center Brett Jones has found a job. He is signing with the Broncos, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Jones played the past three seasons with the Vikings, and the Broncos General Manager is former Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton. Jones played 15 games and started two last season for the [more]

Vic Fangio: Ideally, you’d like to made a decision on QB sooner than later

The Broncos are one of the few teams this summer with an open quarterback competition between two players in Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater. Head coach Vic Fangio has been adamant since Denver traded for Bridgewater that the reps between the QBs will work out to 50-50. That was true in the offseason program, and [more]

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