• Klee: Taking attendance at Denver Broncos first day of school

    BY PAUL KLEE paul.klee@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD - It's 2 hours before the Broncos' first practice of training camp - a practice, not a game, not a game - and the line of cars already snakes around the corner. Some folks, possibly including Ben Garland, got here at 5 a.m. Guy in the Julius Thomas jersey? Bummed, kind of....

  • Jackson's strained calf adds to Denver D-line woes

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' biggest area of concern is their defensive line, where starting end Derek Wolfe is facing a four-game drug suspension. Midway through the first day of training camp, fellow defensive end Malik Jackson, who actually logged more snaps than...

  • Antonio Smith says he trusts he'll be cleared

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Defensive end Antonio Smith says he's confident he'll be cleared of any wrongdoing in a criminal sexual complaint against him in Texas. Smith missed OTAs and minicamp after news of the complaint surfaced in May, a month after signing a one-year, $2 million deal...

  • Manning and Thomas back together after 201-day separation

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas and Peyton Manning are a long ways from being on the same page. At least they're back on the same field. The Denver Broncos kicked off Gary Kubiak's first training camp as head coach with their star passer and his top target together on the...

  • Friday Faceoff: Who is the Bronco nobody is talking about (but should be)?

    Paul Klee and David Ramsey, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Survey says: Watch out for Sanders By Paul Klee Peyton Manning? Nah. Every Coloradan and their chocolate Lab talks about the quarterback: Too old/motivated by records/still Peyton, depending on whether your pint of 90 Shilling is half full or half empty. Von Miller? The...

  • Chiefs veterans return to Missouri Western for training camp

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito made it through all of training camp last season, through the long practices and insufferable heat on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Neither of them made it through their first game of the season. Johnson, a...

  • What's new in NFL? Plenty

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan sang about them. So did David Bowie. For 2015, the NFL is embracing the message from those musical giants. Yes, the most successful of American sports leagues is into changes. Extra-point attempts have been altered. Medical timeouts are the latest player...

  • Klee blog: Denver Broncos' first move of new era: Limiting Peyton Manning

    Paul Klee, The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — It will happen again, Friday morning around 9:53 or 9:54, just as it happened three years ago and two years ago. On a sunburned day at Dove Valley, thousands of Broncomaniacs seated and standing alongside the practice fields will erupt as though John Elway just...

  • Kubiak hoping history repeats itself with Elway, Manning

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — Gary Kubiak sure has the blueprints. He helped guide the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 1990s as John Elway's backup-turned tutor and now he's trying to steer them back to the top of the NFL behind 39-year-old Peyton Manning. On the eve of his...

  • Kubiak hoping history repeats itself with Elway, Manning

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Gary Kubiak sure has the blueprints. He helped guide the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 1990s as John Elway's backup-turned tutor and now he's trying to steer them back to the top of the NFL behind 39-year-old Peyton Manning. On the eve...

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