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Mike Shanahan says he was “close” to returning to Denver as head coach in 2018

Earlier this year, former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan returned to visit the team for the first time since he was fired more than a decade ago. He says that he almost returned for something more than a visit in 2018. Via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, Mike Shanahan said Saturday at a joint 49ers-Broncos practice that [more]

John Elway: Drew Lock has had his good days and his bad days

The Broncos will start Joe Flacco on Monday night against the 49ers, but Broncos coach Vic Fangio has yet to decide the order of his quarterbacks after that. Rookie Drew Lock took most of the second-team reps this week. He is competing with Kevin Hogan for the backup job behind Flacco. The Broncos used Lock [more]

Broncos offense “very choppy” in joint practice with 49ers

The Broncos hosted the 49ers for a joint practice on Friday and their offense proved to be quite the hospitable host. Quarterback Joe Flacco said that the unit was “below average” over the course of the session while offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello went with “very choppy” as his description of how things played out on [more]

Drew Lock still in competition for backup job with Kevin Hogan

Broncos rookie Drew Lock won’t win the starting job out of training camp. Will he even be the backup to Joe Flacco? Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello said the No. 2 spot “absolutely” remains a competition. “We’ve had a plan from Day One of training camp and we’re executing it,” Scangarello said, via Ryan O’Halloran [more]

Vic Fangio ends rookie haircuts in Broncos’ camp

Rookie hazing is a tradition in most training camps. It mostly involves rookies carrying veterans’ shoulder pads and helmets after practice, bringing food for the meeting room or team plane and singing in a team meeting. Sometimes, though, it goes too far or a rookie objects to the “special” treatment. Broncos coach Vic Fangio, who [more]

Jon Gruden: Antonio Brown will play Week One

The status of Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has been the biggest question of the NFL preseason, with Brown missing time both because he injured his feet in a cryotherapy session gone wrong, and because he was fighting the league to get permission to wear his preferred helmet. But Raiders coach Jon Gruden says there’s [more]

Looking at the best left-handed quarterbacks of all time

It’s International Left-Handers Day. Which for a pair of left-handers who co-host PFT Live made it a very important day. Even though the right-handers who rule the world relegated our one day of the year to August 13. We commemorated the occasion by drafting the all-time best left-handed NFL quarterbacks. Chris Simms did not make [more]

Emmanuel Sanders reveals he had offseason ankle surgery

The Broncos expect receiver Emmanuel Sanders to play in the preseason. That’s comeback enough considering he underwent surgery on his left Achilles’ in December. But Sanders revealed Monday that he underwent offseason surgery on his other ankle. He told Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News that he had “tightrope” surgery on his right ankle. It’s the [more]

Cardinals claim Jeff Holland off waivers

Linebacker Jeff Holland played for Vance Joseph when Joseph was the head coach of the Broncos last year and he will get a chance to play for Joseph again this year. Holland was waived by the Broncos when they signed cornerback Rashard Causey on Sunday. The Cardinals, who now employ Joseph as their defensive coordinator, [more]

Broncos expect Emmanuel Sanders to play in the preseason

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders may not be waiting until the regular season for his first game action since tearing his Achilles late last season. Sanders has steadily progressed through different stages of practice participation this summer and Kyle Fredrickson of the Denver Post reports that Sanders was a full participant in 11-on-11 work during Monday’s [more]

Broncos sign cornerback Rashard Causey

The Broncos added some secondary depth Sunday, signing cornerback Rashard Causey. To make room for him on the roster, they waived outside linebacker Jeff Holland. Causey played against the Broncos in the Hall of Fame Game, when he was a member of the Falcons. He was cut last week. Holland made the Broncos practice squad [more]

Broncos’ Theo Riddick suffers shoulder fracture

Theo Riddick didn’t make it long in Denver without getting hurt. Riddick, the running back signed by the Broncos this month, suffered a shoulder fracture in his first preseason game with the team, according to Mike Klis of 9 News. The injury is expected to sideline Riddick the rest of the preseason and for the [more]

Tim Tebow’s finger injury ends his baseball season

Tim Tebow’s baseball season is done, ended prematurely by injury for a second consecutive season, MLB.com reports. The Mets’ minor leaguer lacerated a finger on his left hand while fielding a ball in the outfield last month and required eight stitches. In 77 games at Triple-A Syracuse, Tebow batted .163/.240/.255. He struck out 98 times [more]

NFL wants offsetting penalties when players lower helmet into each other

The NFL is planning a crackdown on players who initiate contact by lowering the helmet this season, and in some cases that will mean throwing flags on both players in a collision. NFL head of officiating Al Riveron said in a video distributed by the league that in the Hall of Fame Game, when Falcons [more]

Broncos sign Adam Bisnowaty, place Austin Fort on IR

The Broncos placed rookie tight end Austin Fort on injured reserve Friday, the team announced Friday night. Fort tore an anterior cruciate ligament in Thursday’s preseason game against the Seahawks. Denver signed offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty in a corresponding roster move. Bisnowaty, 25, has played one career regular-season game, seeing action in a 2017 game [more]

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