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Broncos players hold a pair of meetings with CEO Joe Ellis

The Broncos are not among the teams that has issued a statement about the killing of George Floyd or the unrest that has followed over the last week, but not because they were avoiding the issues. The team held a pair of meetings on Tuesday so that players and coaches could share their thoughts directly [more]

Linebacker Brandon Marshall on anthem protests: “This is what we were talking about”

The ongoing social unrest has caused many to remember the message from quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others in 2016 and 2017, even if some didn’t like the way the message was sent. On Monday free-agent NFL linebacker Brandon Marshall addressed the situation with Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “Back then, we were called rogues, people said [more]

The Simms top 40 QB countdown No. 32: Case Keenum

The Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown continued Monday on PFT Live, and there’s at least one backup who has made it among what should be the spots reserved for starters. Veteran Case Keenum comes in at No. 32. A journeyman in the truest sense, Keenum is now with his fifth team in five seasons, [more]

Peyton Manning preaches the gospel of preparation during lockdowns

Peyton Manning was busy recovering from neck surgery in 2011, but he saw the work his brother Eli Manning put in during the lockout. And he also saw what that work led to, so he’s spreading the word. Peyton Manning told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America that the topic came up during [more]

Justin Simmons led protesters in Florida: “Something needs to change”

Broncos safety Justin Simmons put action behind his words Sunday, leading a protest in Florida. Simmons spoke to hundreds before the peaceful march in his hometown of Stuart, Florida. “I understand the pain and the grief, but this has not just been an act of George Floyd,” Simmons told them, via Nicki Jhabvala of TheAthletic.com. [more]

Jake Butt is healthy again, but still faces a challenge

For a change, Jake Butt is glad to be unable to go to the Broncos facility to work out. Since that abiility is limited to players recovering from injuries and rehabbing, he’s relieved to not be in that club for a moment. The oft-injured Broncos tight end told Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post he [more]

Seven classic Super Bowls coming to NBCSN, NBC this week

As we wait for live sports to return, why not enjoy some of the best live sports from days gone by? You’ll get to do that this week on NBCSN and NBC, with seven classic Super Bowls re-aired from Monday through Sunday. All were originally televised by NBC. It starts Monday night at 8:00 p.m. [more]

Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little is battling cancer

Broncos running back Floyd Little, who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame a decade ago, has been diagnosed with cancer. Via Syracuse.com, former teammate Pat Killorin has organized a fundraiser to help Little fight what Killorin said is an aggressive but treatable form of the disease. “No doubt it will be the toughest fight of [more]

Broncos’ front office changes include a promotion for Matt Russell

The Broncos are making some changes to their front office, including a promotion for John Elway’s second in command. Elway has announced that Matt Russell has been promoted from Director of Player Personnel to Vice President of Player Personnel. He’ll continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of the pro personnel and college scouting departments. He [more]

Melvin Gordon on playing with no fans: “We didn’t have fans anyway”

If COVID-19 forces NFL teams to play in empty stadiums, Melvin Gordon says it won’t feel much different for him. Gordon, who played his entire career for the Chargers before signing with the Broncos this offseason, noted that the Chargers played in front of plenty of empty seats. “We didn’t have fans anyway,” Gordon said [more]

Chris Harris happy to have a clear mind this year

Getting used to being part of a new team from a distance because in-person offseason work has been put on hold because of a pandemic seems like a lot to process, but Chargers cornerback Chris Harris says he isn’t feeling too much mental stress right now. Harris spent the early part of the 2019 offseason [more]

“The Match” could become an annual event

With record cable ratings for a golf event, “The Match II” delivered. It may now be delivering on a more annual basis. Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times reports that talks have commenced regarding the possibility of making it an annual event featuring Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and various other athletes and celebrities. [more]

Joe Flacco wants to play but knows role is to help Sam Darnold

Joe Flacco entered every one of the previous 12 seasons as his team’s starter. He was given no opportunity to join a team as a starting quarterback this offseason, so he signed a one-year deal with the Jets. Flacco will backup Sam Darnold. “For me personally, I want to play football,” Flacco said on SiriusXM [more]

NFL-themed SNL episodes coming tonight on NBCSN

Live sports eventually will be back. Until live sports return on a given Saturday night, how about some Saturday Night Live featuring men who play sports? It’s SNL week on NBCSN, and it gets started at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday with four classic episodes featuring NFL players. The evening begins with Tom Brady hosting [more]

Peyton Manning leaves open possibility of TV announcing in future

ESPN keeps asking Peyton Manning to become its lead analyst on Monday Night Football. He keeps saying no. The future Hall of Famer hasn’t ruled out becoming an announcer in the future, though. Manning joined The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday and said announcing is “not in the cards for me right now, but I [more]

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