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Nick Vannett sounds ready to forget last season in Seattle and Pittsburgh

The best thing about 2020 for Nick Vannett is it’s not 2019. The tight end began his fourth season with the Seahawks, who traded him to the Steelers. He ended up with 17 catches for 166 yards and few good memories. Vannett signed a two-year deal with the Broncos in free agency. “I always felt [more]

Nick Vannett expects Broncos to rely on tight ends a lot

Nick Vannett signed with the Broncos as a free agent last month despite the presence of Noah Fant, Jeff Heuerman, Troy Fumagalli and Andrew Beck on the roster, but the size of the tight end room doesn’t bother him. The reason for that is the history of offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Shurmur’s offenses have frequently [more]

Derek Wolfe: I’ll show Ravens I’m worth a longer stay

Defensive lineman Derek Wolfe has had his eye on the Ravens for some time. Wolfe told the team’s website that he thought they were going to draft him in 2012, but he wound up landing with the Broncos. He also said he came close to requesting a trade last year in hopes of getting to [more]

Drew Lock working out, throwing, studying from his home in Kansas City

Broncos quarterback Drew Lock wants to build on his rookie season. Lock is doing the best he can on his own. Lock is staying at his parents’ house in Kansas City, maintaining a schedule that includes working out, throwing and studying the team’s new offensive system. His private quarterbacks coach is in Kansas City, and [more]

Broncos inform season-ticket holders of possibility of canceled games, games without fans

Officially, the NFL plans to conduct a full season in full stadiums. The Broncos agree with that approach, informing season-ticket holders that the team is “preparing for the season and fully anticipate playing an uninterrupted schedule.” But the Broncos, in that same message, have broached the possibility that games won’t be played, or that they’ll [more]

Giants sign another long snapper, add Casey Kreiter

The Giants had the same long snapper for 13 years, now they have two different guys at that position. According to Ralph Vaccniano of SNY, the Giants have signed long snapper Casey Kreiter. Kreiter spent the last four years with the Broncos, and went to the Pro Bowl last year. He went to camp with [more]

Tonight’s Football Week in America has plenty of Peyton Manning

You won’t be seeing or hearing Peyton Manning on Monday night anytime soon. But you will be seeing him (and periodically hearing an Omaha or two) tonight. Wednesday night is Peyton night on NBCSN, with two of his Broncos games re-aired back to back. First, it’s his debut with the Broncos, a Week One Sunday [more]

John Elway on Phillip Lindsay extension: No guarantees, but we’ll see what we can do

Broncos General Manager John Elway said early this month that the team would take a look at extending running back Phillip Lindsay’s contract after free agency and he addressed that possibility again during a Tuesday conference call. It was the first time that the topic came up for discussion since the Broncos signed Melvin Gordon [more]

Teams preparing for virtual offseason programs

Owners were told Tuesday that teams will hold “virtual offseason programs” in place of on-field work. Zoom, a video conferencing platform, likely will facilitate the film study and position group meetings. It will be like the 2011 lockout, only different. In 2011, coaches had no contact with players, but players had off-site facilities where they [more]

Vic Fangio on Melvin Gordon: Always good to add good players

The Broncos made a big addition to their backfield this month when they signed running back Melvin Gordon as a free agent. Gordon joins Phillip Lindsay on the depth chart in Denver, which has led to discussion about how the workload will be divvied up between the two backs. Head coach Vic Fangio didn’t divulge [more]

Could Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson be planning a match with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning?

A possible sequel to 2018’s match play contest between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson might be in the works with an NFL twist added to the mix. According to author and golf writer Robert Lusetich, the possibility of a second match between Woods and Mickelson could become a reality with each player having a partner [more]

Phillip Lindsay on addition of Melvin Gordon: “I’m going to do my job”

Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay isn’t just going to give his job away to the new guy. But he’s not mad at Melvin Gordon either. Lindsay told Mike Klis of KUSA that he’s not prepared to just surrender his starting job — and after rushing for over 1,000 yards there’s no real reason to. “Melvin’s [more]

Former AFL defensive back Goldie Sellers dies at 78

Goldie Sellers, a cornerback and kick returner who played four years in the AFL, has died at the age of 78. Via ESPN.com, Sellers’ family announced that Sellers died due to complications from cancer. He played in 55 career games during a pair of seasons with the Broncos (1966-67) and two more with the Chiefs [more]

Former Broncos receiver Orlando McDaniel dies from COVID-19

Orlando McDaniel, who played three games for the Broncos in 1982, has become the first known NFL-related death from COVID-19. McDaniel was 59. According to The Advocate, McDaniel recently traveled to Washington, D.C., and fell ill upon his return home to Dallas-Fort Worth. He died Friday night. McDaniel competed in track and football at LSU. [more]

Shelby Harris: One-year deal another chance to prove myself

Defensive lineman Shelby Harris re-signed with the Broncos on Friday after a tour of the free agent market that didn’t quite work out the way he expected. Harris called it “interesting to go through” a process that didn’t result in the kind of multi-year offers he was hoping to see. Once the Broncos joined others [more]

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