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Sean Payton won’t talk about Russell Wilson’s knee surgery

Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson reportedly underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. Broncos coach Sean Payton was asked about the reported surgery during the league meetings in Arizona.Payton had very little to say.“Injury-wise, I’ll keep you posted,” Payton said, via Chris Tomasson of the Denver Gazette. “That’s something we’re probably not going to talk about, probably ever.”It’s something [more]

Sean Payton: Jarrett Stidham can become an NFL starter, he was an important signing

The Broncos signed quarterback Jarrett Stidham to be Russell Wilson‘s backup, but Broncos head coach Sean Payton believes Stidham has starting potential.Payton said today that he thought highly of Stidham coming out of Auburn in the 2019 NFL draft and liked what he saw of Stidham playing for the Raiders late in the 2022 season.“I [more]

Sean Payton: Roughing the passer stands out as one thing NFL needs to officiate better

Roughing the passer penalties are being scrutinized at this week’s league meeting, and Broncos coach Sean Payton says that’s necessary.Payton told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network that roughing the passer needs to be officiated better.“Roughing the passer, I’m not going to say it’s a crisis, but whatever is next,” Payton said. “Let’s say crisis is [more]

Sean Payton: Broncos won’t trade Jerry Jeudy or Courtland Sutton

Despite talk that the Broncos might shop one of their top receivers this offseason, coach Sean Payton says Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy are staying put.“We’re not trading those two players,” Payton said. “When people call and the phone rings like it does this time of year, [Broncos General Manager] George Paton’s job is to [more]

Shannon Sharpe has removed Brett Favre’s case against him to federal court, too

On Friday, Pat McAfee exercised his prerogative to move to federal court the defamation lawsuit filed against him by Brett Favre. Earlier in the week, former Ravens and Broncos tight end (and also, like Favre, a Hall of Famer) Shannon Sharpe made the same move.Sharpe’s position is the same as McAfee’s. Because Sharpe isn’t a [more]

Sean Payton hires Joe Vitt out of retirement as assistant coach on Broncos’ staff

Longtime Sean Payton assistant coach Joe Vitt is coming out of retirement to work for Payton again.The Broncos have announced their full coaching staff for 2023, and Vitt’s name was a surprise on the list, as senior defensive assistant.Vitt coached on Payton’s staff in New Orleans from 2006 to 2016, including as interim head coach [more]

Offensive lineman Kyle Fuller agrees to terms with Broncos

Free agent offensive lineman Kyle Fuller has agreed to terms with the Broncos, agent Scott Casterline of T Sports Agency announced.Fuller spent the past three seasons in Seattle, two of those with Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson. He started a career-high nine games at center in 2021. Fuller did not start last season but played all [more]

Marquez Callaway to sign with Broncos

Broncos head coach Sean Payton is bringing in another one of his former Saints players to Denver.Receiver Marquez Callaway has agreed to a one-year deal with the Broncos, according to multiple reports.Callaway entered the league as an undrafted free agent with New Orleans in 2020. His most productive season was Payton’s last with the Saints, [more]

Tony Jones signs one-year deal with Broncos

Running back Tony Jones signed a one-year deal with the Broncos on Thursday, Mike Klis of 9News reports.Jones, 25, is following Sean Payton from the Saints.Jones went undrafted in 2020 but signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent. He spent most of the season on New Orleans’ practice squad before making the season [more]

Final rule proposals do not include prohibition on pushing ballcarrier

The rugby maul play will likely remain in place for 2023, and perhaps beyond.The full set of proposed rule changes for next week’s annual meetings — from teams and from the Competition Committee — do not include a rule prohibiting teammates from pushing the ball carrier. Unless the owners do it on their own (and [more]

Sean Payton’s two-back system drew Samaje Perine to Denver

Samaje Perine spent three-plus seasons behind Joe Mixon in Cincinnati. He became a core special teams player and a valuable reliever.But Perine never played more than 41 percent of the offensive snaps and never saw more than 133 touches with the Bengals. Perine signed a two-year deal worth up to $7.5 million with the Broncos, [more]

KJ Hamler out 4-6 months with torn pec

Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler has suffered a significant injury during offseason training.Hamler suffered a partiall torn pectoral and recently underwent surgery, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.It is estimated that Hamler will miss four to six months, which on the short end of that range would mean he’d be ready to star training [more]

Mike McGlinchey: Russell Wilson is a Hall of Famer and Sean Payton will elevate his game

Offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey sees plenty of opportunity ahead in Denver.The former 49ers right tackle agreed to a five-year deal worth a reported $87.5 million with over $50 million guaranteed to join the Broncos, setting himself up to play with a quarterback he might hold in higher regard than many after 2022.In an interview with [more]

Report: Russell Wilson had arthroscopic knee surgery after 2022 season

Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson may be healthier in 2023.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Wilson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after the 2022 season. The procedure was to correct a nagging issue that had affected Wilson for the last few seasons.Rapoport adds that Wilson is already throwing and should be able to [more]

Report: Browns haven’t closed door on possible trade for Jerry Jeudy

A recent report indicates the Broncos are unlikely to trade Jerry Jeudy or Courtland Sutton. The Browns, though, haven’t given up on a deal for Jeudy, Mary Kay Cabot of reports.The Browns have pondered an offer of second- and fourth-round picks, Cabot adds. They do not have a first-round selection this year or next.Cabot [more]

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