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Alfred Williams claims Mike Gundy used racial slur in 1989

That OAN T-shirt is going to end up being the tipping point for plenty of problems for Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy. The incident, which prompted a non-apology from Gundy followed by an apology that looked and sounded more like a hostage video, dusted off a claim made by Alfred Williams and other Colorado Buffaloes [more]

Kareem Jackson tests positive for COVID-19

Broncos safety Kareem Jackson is the latest NFL player to test positive for COVID-19. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Jackson has tested positive, and has “cold-like symptoms, but expects to make a full recovery.” The 32-year-old Jackson joins teammate Von Miller, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Rams center Brian Allen as known cases [more]

Broncos great Jerry Sturm dies at 83

Jerry Sturm, an offensive lineman who had a 15-year career in pro football, was named by the Broncos last year as one of the Top 100 players in franchise history, and once thwarted an attempt by gamblers to fix an NFL game, has died at the age of 83. Sturm’s death was announced today by [more]

Broncos hoping for best, preparing for every option for fans

The public line from the NFL is that fans may still be able to be part of the equation whenever games return. But individual teams are obviously already working through the options if that’s not the case. Broncos chief commercial officer Mac Freeman said the team had looked at computer models to determine how to [more]

Chiefs announce they are commemorating Juneteenth

Count the Chiefs in. Not long after the Broncos announced they will make Juneteenth a permanent, paid holiday for the organization, the Chiefs tweeted they will commemorate “Juneteenth by learning, listening, and celebrating those around us.” Chiefs’ employees will have Friday off. “As our community and the country work toward a future without racial inequality [more]

Broncos to observe Juneteenth as permanent paid holiday

After a series of town hall meetings with employees, the Broncos now are taking action. Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis announced Monday that the team is making Juneteenth a permanent, paid holiday for the organization. The team’s offices at UCHealth Training Center and Empower Field at Mile High will close Friday to give employees [more]

Broncos announce sports betting partnership with FanDuel

There was a time when the NFL would never have stood for teams forming partnerships with promoters of sports gambling. Times change. The Broncos and FanDuel announced a new deal that makes FanDuel an official sports betting partner of the Broncos. They’re the first team to have a sports betting partnership, which the NFL approved [more]

Revisiting the Colin Kaepernick false narratives

Given our support for the return of Colin Kaepernick to the NFL, a sports league that has wrongfully denied him employment for more than three years, plenty of negative and/or hostile emails have arrived in recent days. Most contain key factual errors regarding Kaepernick’s experiences since becoming a free agent in March 2017. For starters, [more]

Ed Donatell says Bradley Chubb is “full speed and ready to go”

Linebacker Bradley Chubb has been one of the few Broncos players allowed at the team’s facility this offseason because he’s been rehabbing last year’s torn ACL and Chubb said recently that it has been “weird” to be working in an empty building. It also appears to have been a productive period of time. Broncos defensive [more]

Bryce Callahan running full speed, ready to go as team’s No. 2 corner

The Broncos signed Bryce Callahan to a three-year, $21 million contract a year ago only to see him spend the season rehabbing after foot surgery. A bent screw in Callahan’s foot kept him from taking a single snap with his new team. Callahan, 28, is fully healed and penciled in as one of the Broncos’ [more]

Broncos may use Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay at the same time

As narratives go, I hadn’t previously seen or heard the one that Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur “pounded the table” for running back Melvin Gordon. But the narrative apparently is out there, and Shurmur was asked about it on Thursday during a conference with reporters. “I think that’s a false narrative,” Shurmur said. “Listen, I’m [more]

Broncos veterans wrap up offseason program Thursday

Broncos veterans are going to put their screens away after Thursday’s meetings. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the team is bringing its offseason program to an end for veteran players after a final day of remote meetings. Rookies will continue for another week before going on break until camp gets underway in July. The [more]

Von Miller writes an essay on racism: This time may be different; I pray it is

Von Miller has become the latest big-name NFL star to write an essay. His appeared in Time. The Broncos linebacker begins by relating his respiratory challenges, growing up with asthma and not being able to breath. “Since George Floyd died, tears have overcome me at least once a day,” Miller writes for the magazine’s website. [more]

Bradley Chubb found it “weird” to rehab in empty Broncos facility

Just about everyone was barred from coming into team facilities when NFL teams shut them down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but players rehabbing serious injuries were exceptions to those rules. Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb was one of those players as he is coming off of a torn ACL he suffered early last [more]

The Chris Simms top 40 QBs: No. 25, Drew Lock

He slide to round two in 2019, and he didn’t play much as a rookie due to a wrist injury. But when he played, he played very well. Broncos quarterback Drew Lock comes in at No. 25 on Simms’ top 40 quarterback countdown. We spent some time on Monday morning’s PFT Live talking about Lock’s [more]

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