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Zach Thomas, Sam Mills, LeRoy Butler are Hall of Fame finalists for first time

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the modern-era finalists for the Class of 2020 on Thursday night. Seven of the 15 finalists made the list for the first time. The inclusion of first-year eligible players Troy Polamalu and Reggie Wayne was expected. They were joined by five others who previously were eligible for the [more]

Cardinals, Lions, Broncos, Jaguars, Steelers can be forced to do Hard Knocks

When no teams volunteer to appear on Hard Knocks, the NFL forces someone to do it. This year, five teams meet the criteria to be told they’re on the annual HBO documentary show whether they want to be or not. The Cardinals, Lions, Broncos, Jaguars and Steelers all can be required to do Hard Knocks. [more]

Broncos will exercise 2020 option on Von Miller’s contract

The Broncos don’t have to make a decision on exercising their option on linebacker Von Miller‘s 2020 contract until March, but they aren’t going to keep anyone in suspense until then. General Manager John Elway said on Monday that the team will exercise the option that guarantees $6 million of Miller’s $17.5 million base salary [more]

If family doesn’t support Brittany Bowlen, Broncos could be sold

The Broncos have brought 29-year-old Brittany Bowlen back into the organization with the plan for her to take over for her late father Pat Bowlen as controlling owner. But if the rest of the family can’t get behind that plan, there may be no other choice but to sell the team, according to team president [more]

Broncos claim defensive end Joel Heath off waivers from Texans

The Denver Broncos claimed defensive end Joel Heath off waivers from the Houston Texans on Monday, per Field Yates of ESPN.com. Heath was waived by the Texans on Saturday as the team promoted tackle Elijah Nkansah from their practice squad. The NFL waiver process runs from the day after the Super Bowl through the end [more]

Chris Harris Jr. moves toward free agency, but he’d “love to” stay with the Broncos

The fourth-best cornerback of the decade will become a free agent in March, for the first time since he signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2011. On Monday, Chris Harris Jr. expressed public interest in remaining in Denver. “I’d love to,” Harris told reporters. “We’re getting the right pieces back — [more]

John Elway: Drew Lock is the only option at QB for Broncos

After the Broncos used three different quarterbacks this season, General Manager John Elway doesn’t see anyone other than Drew Lock getting the job next season. Elway said today that Lock is the clear choice, and he doesn’t expect a quarterback competition in 2020. “I don’t see any options right now. He finished and did a [more]

John Elway says Broncos will look at new deal for Phillip Lindsay

Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay made some history in Sunday’s win over the Raiders. Lindsay ran 18 times for 53 yards, which gave him 1,011 rushing yards for the year. Lindsay ran for 1,037 yards as a rookie and he’s the first undrafted player to run for at least 1,000 yards in each of his [more]

Joe Flacco still unsure if he’ll need neck surgery

Broncos quarterback will know in the next few weeks about his health status, though his professional status seems to be settled. Via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, Flacco said he planned to have an MRI in the next month to see if he’ll need surgery to repair the herniated disc which ended his season. He said [more]

Top 20 spots in 2020 NFL Draft order now set

Only 12 teams are still in business this morning, which means 20 of them are in full offseason mode. At least one of them’s on the clock, but perhaps two as the Bengals’ expected selection of Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow from LSU will clear the way for Washington to pick second from a strong field. [more]

Emmanuel Sanders plays a 17-game season

Receiver Emmanuel Sanders arrived in San Francisco after the 49ers’ bye and before the Broncos’ bye. As a result, Sanders has now played in 17 games during the 2019 season. He’s now the ninth player to play 17 games, joining the likes of defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison, who did it last year. The list [more]

Broncos hold off Raiders late rally

The Titans made it a moot point by beating the Texans. But the Raiders didn’t do the one thing they most needed to do to have a chance. The Raiders lost a 16-15 decision to the Broncos, ending their own playoff chances and their history in the city of Oakland with their late fade. They [more]

Raiders miss scoring chances on review

The Raiders don’t have much of a chance, and they’re not helping themselves at the moment. After an apparent touchdown was overturned on review, the Raiders were stopped on a fourth-and-goal try and another review. Derek Carr‘s apparent touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow was ruled down just short of the goal line, so the Raiders [more]

Raiders without Richie Incognito, Josh Jacobs today

With their slim playoff hopes on the line, the Raiders won’t be fully staffed. Running back Josh Jacobs and guard Richie Incognito are inactive for the Raiders, for today’s game against the Broncos. Both were listed as doubtful for the game, but made the trip. Also down for the Raiders are quarterback DeShone Kizer, wide [more]

2020 promises a who’s who of free-agent quarterbacks

As the 2019 regular season ends, an irregular 2020 offseason could be looming. Free agency currently promises to consist of a laundry list of quarterbacks with recognizable names. And while contracts done (and/or tags applied) between now and the middle of March could remove some of the names from the list, plenty of veteran quarterbacks [more]

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