<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> broncos]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/broncos Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:33:13 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Mike Vick, Steve Smith, Justin Forsett ready for retirement]]> http://gazette.com/mike-vick-steve-smith-justin-forsett-ready-for-retirement/article/feed/471095?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mike-vick-steve-smith-justin-forsett-ready-for-retirement/article/feed/471095?custom_click=rss

Life after football hits some NFL players harder than others.

Michael Vick, Steve Smith and Justin Forsett are adjusting to their post-NFL careers in different ways.

Vick, the dynamic four-time Pro Bowl quarterback who was honored with a retirement ceremony by the Atlanta Falcons last week, isn't hanging up the cleats just yet. He signed with the American Flag Football League as both a player and adviser for the 7-on-7 organization that debuts in 2018. He's planning to play in a demonstration game Tuesday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.

"I think it's great being a retired NFL player (and having) another outlet, to have a chance to go play football and be competitive," Vick told The Associated Press. "It's flag

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]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:01:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos release 2017 training camp schedule, including food truck and 'Kids Day' information]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-release-2017-training-camp-schedule-including-food-truck-and-kids-day-information/article/1605708?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-release-2017-training-camp-schedule-including-food-truck-and-kids-day-information/article/1605708?custom_click=rss

The Denver Broncos will return to the field July 27 for the first of 12 training camp practices open to the public. The team will conclude their camp in Santa Clara, Calif., where they will have two joint practices with the 49ers (Aug. 16-17) and one solo practice (Aug. 18) before the teams meet for a Week 2 preseason game at Levi’s Stadium (Aug. 19, 8 p.m. MT).

This year will be the third consecutive training camp in which the Broncos have practiced with the 49ers ahead of their preseason matchup. But it will be the first time since 2007 (Dallas) the Broncos have traveled for joint practices.

New this year for the 12 practices at Dove Valley will be the presence of food trucks by the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse, and



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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:02:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Jaguars CB Ramsey has surgery to 'treat core muscle injury']]> http://gazette.com/jaguars-cb-ramsey-has-surgery-to-treat-core-muscle-injury/article/feed/469511?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jaguars-cb-ramsey-has-surgery-to-treat-core-muscle-injury/article/feed/469511?custom_click=rss JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is recovering from surgery to "treat a core muscle injury" sustained during organized team activities.

Ramsey had surgery Thursday, the same day the Jaguars wrapped up a mandatory, three-day minicamp. Jacksonville offered no timetable on Ramsey's return, making it unclear whether he will be ready for the start of training camp in late July.

The Jaguars say they "felt this was the best course of action for Jalen to properly recover and train for the 2017 season."

Ramsey, the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, was one of the franchise's bright spots last year. He led all NFL rookies with 14 passes defensed.

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]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:42:39 -0600 <![CDATA[ON FOOTBALL: Where some teams and players stand]]> http://gazette.com/on-football-where-some-teams-and-players-stand/article/feed/469469?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-football-where-some-teams-and-players-stand/article/feed/469469?custom_click=rss

It's mid-June, which means for the next month or so, NFL teams basically hibernate.

Yes, even those 24/7, sleep-in-the-office, watch-film-around-the-clock coaches take some sort of a break.

It's also a good time to look at key developments of the offseason, and where some teams stand heading to training camp at the end of July.

"I think they're very aware of a lot of the things we're trying to teach," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says. "I think they're in a good place right now.

"Sometimes you just get here and run plays, but you're not learning how to play the game.

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]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:16:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos D-lineman Adam Gotsis undergoes knee surgery]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-d-lineman-adam-gotsis-undergoes-knee-surgery/article/feed/469233?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-d-lineman-adam-gotsis-undergoes-knee-surgery/article/feed/469233?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — One of the Denver Broncos' biggest offseason stars, Adam Gotsis, missed the final day of mandatory minicamp Thursday to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Coach Vance Joseph said he expects the rising second-year defensive lineman to be back by the first week of training camp, which begins July 27.

"It's a really minor thing. It's a scope," Joseph said. "It's probably an injury that if it had happened in the regular season he'd probably play in a couple of weeks. But we're going to take our time with this because we've got five weeks to get him healed up and get him ready for camp.

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]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:55:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Journeyman Bernard Pierce lands in Denver with the Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/journeyman-bernard-pierce-lands-in-denver-with-the-broncos/article/1605190?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/journeyman-bernard-pierce-lands-in-denver-with-the-broncos/article/1605190?custom_click=rss

Bernard Pierce has found a new home with the Denver Broncos.

There are no guarantees how long that will last, as the Bronco backfield is cluttered with former starters and up-and-comers. Pierce understands this. He says he's willing to take any role coach Vance Joseph and his staff see fit.

"I just come out here every day and grind it out man," Pierce said. "There's a lot of backs out here that have talent. Each of us are better at certain things than the others, but as a group, you know, we're a damn good stable."

Pierce's adaptive attitude is nothing new. After all, he's touched the football just nine times and for three teams since 2015.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:09:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Denver Broncos LB Shane Ray up for the task]]> http://gazette.com/denver-broncos-lb-shane-ray-up-for-the-task/article/1605187?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-broncos-lb-shane-ray-up-for-the-task/article/1605187?custom_click=rss

Shane Ray does not feel the cleats he has to replace are too big for him.

He knows, without a doubt, his time has come. After two years of being a backup and spot starter, Ray is ready to show why the Denver Broncos traded up in the first round of the 2015 draft to take him No. 23 overall.

Through his first two seasons in Denver, Ray has been the protege of possible Hall of Famer, DeMarcus Ware. But now, the man who recorded 21.5 sacks in his three years at Mile High has retired. And the Broncos are looking toward Ray to fill the void.

"(DeMarcus) taught me how to be a pro," Ray said.

That was not the only thing Ware taught Ray. The teacher also gave the former student insight on pass rushing techniques.



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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:56:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Terrell Davis' visit with Broncos brings back memories]]> http://gazette.com/terrell-davis-visit-with-broncos-brings-back-memories/article/feed/468988?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/terrell-davis-visit-with-broncos-brings-back-memories/article/feed/468988?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Terrell Davis' first visit to Denver Broncos headquarters since being elected to the Hall of Fame brought back memories of his first training camp when he couldn't see much of a future in football and came close to quitting.

The Broncos were in Tokyo practicing for a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers in the summer of 1995.

"Let's just say, if I spoke better Japanese I wouldn't be here," Davis said Wednesday. "I'm telling you, I was this close to walking out of there because I looked at everything around me and I just had no shot of making the team.

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]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:55:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos sign DB Chris Lewis-Harris, waive Taurean Nixon]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-db-chris-lewis-harris-waive-taurean-nixon/article/feed/468884?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-db-chris-lewis-harris-waive-taurean-nixon/article/feed/468884?custom_click=rss ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have signed six-year veteran cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris and waived cornerback Taurean Nixon 24 hours after his pick-6 of Paxton Lynch at the team's mandatory minicamp.

Lewis-Harris spent four full seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before splitting last season between the Bengals and Baltimore Ravens.

"I had him in Cincinnati," said Broncos coach Vance Joseph, who was Lewis-Harris' position coach with the Bengals. "He was my fourth or fifth corner my two years there. He's a smart player and he's an experienced player. He's played nickel and he's played as an outside corner also."

Joseph said the Broncos had a void of experience at backup cornerback following the departure

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]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:41:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Terrell Davis' visit with Broncos brings back memories]]> http://gazette.com/terrell-davis-visit-with-broncos-brings-back-memories/article/1605182?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/terrell-davis-visit-with-broncos-brings-back-memories/article/1605182?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Terrell Davis' first visit to Denver Broncos headquarters since being elected to the Hall of Fame brought back memories of his first training camp when he couldn't see much of a future in football and came close to quitting.

The Broncos were in Tokyo practicing for a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers in the summer of 1995.

"Let's just say, if I spoke better Japanese I wouldn't be here," Davis said Wednesday. "I'm telling you, I was this close to walking out of there because I looked at everything around me and I just had no shot of making the team.



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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:15:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos sign DB Chris Lewis-Harris, waive Taurean Nixon]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-db-chris-lewis-harris-waive-taurean-nixon/article/1605162?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-db-chris-lewis-harris-waive-taurean-nixon/article/1605162?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos have signed six-year veteran cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris and waived cornerback Taurean Nixon 24 hours after his pick-6 of Paxton Lynch at the team's mandatory minicamp.

Lewis-Harris spent four full seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before splitting last season between the Bengals and Baltimore Ravens.

Broncos coach Vance Joseph was Lewis-Harris' position coach in Cincinnati.



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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:08:51 -0600
<![CDATA[With other vets moving on, Bengals are Dalton's team to lead]]> http://gazette.com/with-other-vets-moving-on-bengals-are-daltons-team-to-lead/article/feed/468952?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/with-other-vets-moving-on-bengals-are-daltons-team-to-lead/article/feed/468952?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton got thrown into an uncomfortable role as a rookie in 2011, handed a starting job in a position that calls for leadership. How do you lead a team when you're not yet sure what to do?

"You get in the huddle and there are guys that are 10 years older than you," Dalton said. "It's just a different time. Obviously I'm not the same kind of leader now that I was then, but I feel like I did all right that first year."

It's totally different as Dalton enters his seventh season. Instead of the deer-in-the-headlights look that others noticed that first year, Dalton exudes a veteran's confidence. And he's no longer trying to figure out how he fits in the big picture.

The Bengals are Dalton's team now

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]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:48:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Paul Klee: Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian? Denver Broncos should ask 'No Fly Zone']]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-paxton-lynch-or-trevor-siemian-denver-broncos-should-ask-no-fly-zone/article/1605104?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-paxton-lynch-or-trevor-siemian-denver-broncos-should-ask-no-fly-zone/article/1605104?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Hey, remember that time Super Bowl champion and professional flamethrower Aaron Rodgers brought the Green Bay Packers into the "No Fly Zone"? What did he have, 88 passing yards?

“I believe so,” Broncos safety Darian Stewart said with a grin on Tuesday. “Something like that.”

So how are 23-year-old Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian, 25, supposed to perform against a defense that munches future Hall of Fame quarterbacks like an afternoon snack?

“I feel like they should relish that, look forward to that,” cornerback Bradley Roby told me next to the practice field at the UCHealth Training Center. “I look forward to going against E (Emmanuel Sanders) and DT



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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:19:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Age isn't a concern for 49ers' Dumervil]]> http://gazette.com/age-isnt-a-concern-for-49ers-dumervil/article/feed/468735?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/age-isnt-a-concern-for-49ers-dumervil/article/feed/468735?custom_click=rss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Elvis Dumervil was puzzled when a reporter Tuesday asked about his age when he was introduced as the newest member of the 49ers.

One of the NFL's most prolific pass rushers of the past decade turned 33 in January and joins San Francisco after an Achilles injury limited him to a career-low eight games with Baltimore in 2016. The reporter pointed out to Dumervil that 33 was considered "old" by NFL standards.

"I'm learning something now," said Dumervil, who ranks seventh among active players with 99 sacks during his time with the Broncos and Ravens.

Dumervil never appeared in fewer than 13 games in his nine seasons prior, but comes to San Francisco with questions about his age and health.

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]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:57:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos coach says QB competition hasn't really begun]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-coach-says-qb-competition-hasnt-really-begun/article/1605105?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-coach-says-qb-competition-hasnt-really-begun/article/1605105?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — The biggest offseason position battle in the NFL — the Denver Broncos quarterback sweepstakes featuring Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian — has been nothing but a tease.

Coach Vance Joseph said Tuesday that the evaluation won't truly start until training camp next month.

So, all those spectacular deep throws from Lynch sprinkled in between the bad choices and awful chucks were all for naught. Same with all those safe, short passes from Siemian surrounded by all those throws batted down at the line.

The quarterback competition has been one of the most hotly debated topics in Denver this offseason.



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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:06:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Falcons' Poe passes weigh-in, says he's 'where I need to be']]> http://gazette.com/falcons-poe-passes-weigh-in-says-hes-where-i-need-to-be/article/feed/468698?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/falcons-poe-passes-weigh-in-says-hes-where-i-need-to-be/article/feed/468698?custom_click=rss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dontari Poe earned a $125,000 bonus on Tuesday when he passed his weigh-in before his first minicamp with the Atlanta Falcons.

He then kept the details to himself.

Poe, listed at 6-foot-3 and 346 pounds, needed to weigh no more than 340 to collect the bonus.

Poe wouldn't disclose his weight.

"I'm what they need me to be at this point," Poe said. "We'll just keep it right there."

Asked if he was buying dinner, a reference to his bonus, Poe said with a smile "I've got dinner for me. A slim dinner, yes."

Coach Dan Quinn confirmed Poe met the weight and said he was happy with the defensive tackle "weight-wise, workout-wise.

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]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:09:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos coach says QB competition hasn't really begun]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-coach-says-qb-competition-hasnt-really-begun/article/feed/468701?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-coach-says-qb-competition-hasnt-really-begun/article/feed/468701?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The biggest offseason position battle in the NFL — the Denver Broncos quarterback sweepstakes featuring Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian — has been nothing but a tease.

Coach Vance Joseph said Tuesday that the evaluation won't truly start until training camp next month.

So, all those spectacular deep throws from Lynch sprinkled in between the bad choices and awful chucks were all for naught. Same with all those safe, short passes from Siemian surrounded by all those throws batted down at the line.

The quarterback competition has been one of the most hotly debated topics in Denver this offseason.

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]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:48:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Bears taking slow approach with Trubisky]]> http://gazette.com/bears-taking-slow-approach-with-trubisky/article/feed/468697?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bears-taking-slow-approach-with-trubisky/article/feed/468697?custom_click=rss

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Dinner downtown was fun, though the slow crawl from the suburbs was no joy for Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

"I'm not a big traffic guy," he said.

Trubisky will have to get used to the slow approach with the Bears in no rush to hand him the starting job.

The Bears are going with Mike Glennon while giving their prized prospect time to develop. And as far as Trubisky is concerned, that's just fine.

"I would say they're definitely giving me room to grow, which is nice, so they're not rushing me," Trubisky said. "I don't feel any pressure. They're not putting pressure on me, but I put pressure on myself. I'm trying to be ready as soon as possible, so if they ever need me I can

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]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:33:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Jets release former Broncos receiver Decker]]> http://gazette.com/jets-release-former-broncos-receiver-decker/article/1605015?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jets-release-former-broncos-receiver-decker/article/1605015?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK - Now, it's official: Eric Decker's days with the New York Jets are done.

The team released the veteran wide receiver Monday, six days after saying it would do so if it couldn't work out a trade.

While it appeared Decker drew some interest from teams in the trade market, the 30-year-old receiver is now a free agent.

It's the latest in a series of offseason moves by the Jets to cut high-priced veterans. New York cut linebacker David Harris last Tuesday after 10 seasons, and general manager Mike Maccagnan also announced that the Jets would be parting ways with Decker.

"We think very highly of Eric, and our focus right now is seeing our young players, how they do," Maccagnan said that day.



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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:56:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Another step in Jets purge: WR Decker released]]> http://gazette.com/another-step-in-jets-purge-wr-decker-released/article/feed/468409?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/another-step-in-jets-purge-wr-decker-released/article/feed/468409?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Now, it's official: Eric Decker's days with the New York Jets are done.

The team released the veteran wide receiver Monday, six days after saying it would do so if it couldn't work out a trade.

While it appeared Decker drew some interest from teams in the trade market, the 30-year-old receiver is now a free agent.

It's the latest in a series of offseason moves by the Jets to cut high-priced veterans. New York cut linebacker David Harris last Tuesday after 10 seasons, and general manager Mike Maccagnan also announced that the Jets would be parting ways with Decker.

"We think very highly of Eric, and our focus right now is seeing our young players, how they do," Maccagnan said that day.

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]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:45:50 -0600 <![CDATA[2 men jailed for stealing former Bronco's Super Bowl ring ]]> http://gazette.com/2-men-jailed-for-stealing-former-broncos-super-bowl-ring/article/1604851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-men-jailed-for-stealing-former-broncos-super-bowl-ring/article/1604851?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Two men are headed to jail for breaking into the home of former Denver Broncos pass rusher DeMarcus Ware and stealing his Super Bowl 50 championship ring.

Prosecutors say 41-year-old Billy McCaslin was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail, and 32-year-old Sergio Irreza was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Each pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary.

The duo broke into Ware's home in October and stole about $40,000 worth of property, including the ring, while he was at a football game with the Houston Texans. Hidden cameras and tips from the public helped police nab McCaslin and Irreza.

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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:11:36 -0600
<![CDATA[2 men jailed for stealing former Bronco's Super Bowl ring]]> http://gazette.com/2-men-jailed-for-stealing-former-broncos-super-bowl-ring/article/feed/467829?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-men-jailed-for-stealing-former-broncos-super-bowl-ring/article/feed/467829?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Two men are headed to jail for breaking into the home of former Denver Broncos pass rusher DeMarcus Ware and stealing his Super Bowl 50 championship ring.

Prosecutors say 41-year-old Billy McCaslin was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail, and 32-year-old Sergio Irreza was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Each pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary.

The duo broke into Ware's home in October and stole about $40,000 worth of property, including the ring, while he was at a football game with the Houston Texans. Hidden cameras and tips from the public helped police nab McCaslin and Irreza.

Ware said shortly after the burglary that he was glad he wasn't home at the time because "I would have sacked him, reall

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]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:26:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Anderson: temporary paralysis only reinforced love of game]]> http://gazette.com/anderson-temporary-paralysis-only-reinforced-love-of-game/article/feed/467737?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/anderson-temporary-paralysis-only-reinforced-love-of-game/article/feed/467737?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Like any other NFL player, Zaire Anderson knew the game's risks but was skeptical he'd ever be the one not getting up off the field someday.

That changed on New Year's Day when the Denver Broncos linebacker dived while covering a punt against the Oakland Raiders and smacked his helmet into a teammate's hip, jamming his neck and getting knocked unconscious .

When he came to, he couldn't get up.

"It felt like gravity was just holding me down," Anderson said.

Fear swept over him. His heart raced and tears streamed.

As teammates and opponents knelt in prayer in the hushed stadium, Anderson was strapped to a backboard and gingerly loaded onto a cart.

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]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:36:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Peyton Manning to advise Riddell on product development]]> http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-to-advise-riddell-on-product-development/article/feed/467144?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-to-advise-riddell-on-product-development/article/feed/467144?custom_click=rss

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Peyton Manning will be advising helmet manufacturer Riddell on product development.

The five-time NFL MVP, who retired after the 2015 season, wore Riddell's helmets and shoulder pads throughout his career. His insights will be used to help inform the many aspects of helmet design and development for the company.

He also will work with the company as its first brand ambassador through its grass-roots initiative "Smarter Football."

Riddell also designs and develops other protective sports equipment, head impact monitoring technologies, apparel and related accessories.

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — Peyton Manning will be advising helmet manufacturer Riddell on product development.

The five-time NFL MVP, who retired after the 2015 season, wore Riddell's helmets and shoulder pads throughout his career. His insights will be used to help inform the many aspects of helmet design and development for the company.

He also will work with the company as its first brand ambassador through its grass roots initiative "Smarter Football."

Riddell also designs and develops other protective sports equipment, head impact monitoring technologies, apparel and related accessories.



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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:25:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Paxton Lynch will be starter this year, like other top picks]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-paxton-lynch-will-be-starter-this-year-like-other-top-picks/article/1604629?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-paxton-lynch-will-be-starter-this-year-like-other-top-picks/article/1604629?custom_click=rss

Paxton Lynch must start. Period.

Start with this:

Of the 44 college quarterbacks drafted in the top 36 from 2003-2016, 39 became full-time starters in their first or second seasons.

Four who didn't were Philip Rivers, who sat behind Drew Brees two seasons in San Diego before Brees was traded; Rex Grossman, who started only seven times in his first three years with the Bears; J.P. Losman, who didn't start until his third season in Buffalo after breaking his leg as a rookie; and Aaron Rodgers, who didn't start until his fourth season because he played behind a guy named Brett Favre.

Could Lynch be No. 5?

Not happening.

I've seen Trevor Siemian again this week, and he is no Favre.

He's a nice NFL



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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:55:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Snapchat snafu puts Will "White Shoes" Parks in hot water with Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-snapchat-snafu-puts-will-white-shoes-parks-in-hot-water-with-broncos/article/1604549?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-snapchat-snafu-puts-will-white-shoes-parks-in-hot-water-with-broncos/article/1604549?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — This time, Willy “White Shoes” Parks stepped over the line.

His brainpower is questionable to return.

“First of all, it’s two separate issues,” Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Monday.

True, and one is not like the other.

To recap Parks’ terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week: First, “White Shoes” posted two clips from a Broncos practice on Snapchat. The clips showed quarterback Paxton Lynch looking like he’s never played quarterback before. Squint your eyes, you can even see Parks on the field, too.

Next, by strange timing, word got out that Parks also happens to be facing a pair of misdemeanor non-violent domestic violence



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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:31:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Broncos QB situation could have been even more of a jumbled mess]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-broncos-qb-situation-could-have-been-even-more-of-a-jumbled-mess/article/1604465?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-broncos-qb-situation-could-have-been-even-more-of-a-jumbled-mess/article/1604465?custom_click=rss

WIPR or WIBR: What would be the Broncos' curious competition circumstances at quarterback now?

What if Peyton returned last season?

But, Manning wasn't coming back for five reasons: (1) He appropriately had finished his career as Super Bowl champion; (2) He crossed the threshold of 40; (3) The recovery from injuries he suffered in 2014 and 2015 took longer and were more difficult; (4) The Broncos had no desire to pay or play Peyton for another season and intended to shift his salary to Brock Osweiler; (5) He didn't want to play one more year in another city, and planned to keep his family in Denver.

What if Peyton returned, would the Broncos have reached the postseason and challenged for another Super Bowl? Yes and no.



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