<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> broncos]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/broncos Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:49:04 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Questions loom as Broncos head into third preseason game]]> http://gazette.com/questions-loom-as-broncos-head-into-third-preseason-game/article/1583624?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/questions-loom-as-broncos-head-into-third-preseason-game/article/1583624?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos face critical decisions two weeks before the Super Bowl champions open the season.

They have more questions than answers heading into the third preseason game, none more glaring than at quarterback. Trevor Siemian was named the starter ahead of veteran Mark Sanchez for the game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, and the full-time job appears to be his to lose.

Siemian, in his second year out of Northwestern, said he isn't looking beyond the Rams.

"I'm not reading too much into it," he said of his second straight start.

Siemian was limited in practice Tuesday because of a bruised right shoulder but he was throwing Wednesday.



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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:28:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Questions loom as Broncos head into third preseason game]]> http://gazette.com/questions-loom-as-broncos-head-into-third-preseason-game/article/feed/389631?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/questions-loom-as-broncos-head-into-third-preseason-game/article/feed/389631?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos face critical decisions two weeks before the Super Bowl champions open the season.

They have more questions than answers heading into the third preseason game, none more glaring than at quarterback. Trevor Siemian was named the starter ahead of veteran Mark Sanchez for the game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, and the full-time job appears to be his to lose.

Siemian, in his second year out of Northwestern, said he isn't looking beyond the Rams.

"I'm not reading too much into it," he said of his second straight start.

Siemian was limited in practice Tuesday because of a bruised right shoulder but he was throwing Wednesday.

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]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:30:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout]]> http://gazette.com/twenty-mlb-teams-to-attend-tim-tebows-workout/article/1583574?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/twenty-mlb-teams-to-attend-tim-tebows-workout/article/1583574?custom_click=rss

Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in Arizona and Los Angeles to hone his hitting and fielding skills in a sport he has not played on a full-time basis since 2005.

Tebow was an all-state baseball player in Florida that year and hit .494 as a junior, helping Nease High School reach the final four of the Florida state playoffs.

Tebow had a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers before this season, sources have told ESPN's Darren Rovell.



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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:02:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Denver Broncos have a history of uncertainty at quarterback]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-have-a-history-of-uncertainty-at-quarterback/article/1583541?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-have-a-history-of-uncertainty-at-quarterback/article/1583541?custom_click=rss

Broncos' starting quarterback hullabaloos heading into the regular season?

I've seen a few.

Like 18 QB controversies in my 43 training camps - an average of tumultuous, topsy-turvy times every 2½ seasons.

Don't trust me?

Ask Bubby Brister. Or, yes, the ol' ball coach Steve Spurrier and Steve Ramsey and Steve DeBerg, Jake Plummer, Kyle Orton and Craig Morton, and even John Elway.

This is not some novelty act.

In the opening regular-season game Sept. 8, Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch will become the 45th starting quarterback since the franchise's first game in 1960.

It's even possible that all three could start one or more games this season. The Broncos have started three



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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:03:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware returns to practice]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-linebacker-demarcus-ware-returns-to-practice/article/feed/389117?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-linebacker-demarcus-ware-returns-to-practice/article/feed/389117?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday with the plan to have him ready for the season opener against Carolina.

Ware missed training camp with a back issue that kept him out of five games in 2015, but he said he feels much better than he did during Denver's 24-10 win over Carolina in the Super Bowl last February.

"I was probably playing at 70 percent in the Super Bowl, still trying to be a little bit effective. Now I feel like I'm 94 percent," he said, referring to his jersey number. "I feel great."

He took part in the walkthrough and drills at the beginning of Tuesday's practice before going in to work with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson

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]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:35:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware returns to practice]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-linebacker-demarcus-ware-returns-to-practice/article/1583545?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-linebacker-demarcus-ware-returns-to-practice/article/1583545?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday with the plan to have him ready for the season opener against Carolina.

Ware missed training camp with a back issue that kept him out of five games in 2015, but he said he feels much better than he did during Denver's 24-10 win over Carolina in the Super Bowl last February.

"I was probably playing at 70 percent in the Super Bowl, still trying to be a little bit effective. Now I feel like I'm 94 percent," he said, referring to his jersey number. "I feel great."

He took part in the walkthrough and drills at the beginning of Tuesday's practice before going in to work with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson.



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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:35:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Cromartie savors opportunity to jump start career with Colts]]> http://gazette.com/cromartie-savors-opportunity-to-jump-start-career-with-colts/article/feed/389108?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cromartie-savors-opportunity-to-jump-start-career-with-colts/article/feed/389108?custom_click=rss

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Antonio Cromartie really wanted was a chance to play football this season.

Lining up on a playoff contender that was one win away from the Super Bowl two years ago is an added bonus.

Less than 24 hours after the Indianapolis Colts signed the veteran cornerback, Cromartie came back to the Colts' complex and got right to work like he'd never missed a day.

"I love the irony of it," Cromartie said Tuesday. "Me and (Darren) Sproles, they called us Colts killers when we were in San Diego together. But I'm glad I'm here now."

Indianapolis desperately needed someone like Cromartie to fill the void left by a rash of injuries.

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]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:35:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos' Von Miller on cover of Sports Illustrated NFL preview issue]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-von-miller-on-cover-of-sports-illustrated-nfl-preview-issue/article/1583500?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-von-miller-on-cover-of-sports-illustrated-nfl-preview-issue/article/1583500?custom_click=rss

This week’s Sports Illustrated features Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller on a regional cover as part of its 2016 NFL Preview.

The cover line reads: “Big Banger. Von Miller: QB Terrorizer. Exploding Star."

The issue features outlooks for all 32 teams, as well as playoff predictions and picks for Super Bowl LI in Houston.

SI senior writer Greg Bishop also contributes an in-depth feature on Von Miller’s whirlwind summer celebrating his Super Bowl 50 win. For the piece, Bishop spoke to Miller, his family, Broncos GM John Elway and those close to Von about everything from his volatile contract negotiations to his stint on Dancing With The Stars (“Ask Tom Brady about my footwork.



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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:38:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Denver Broncos bank on Trevor Siemian, with Paxon Lynch looming]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-denver-broncos-bank-on-trevor-siemian-with-paxon-lynch-looming/article/1583450?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-denver-broncos-bank-on-trevor-siemian-with-paxon-lynch-looming/article/1583450?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD - If you had Trevor Siemian in the Broncos quarterback pool, go straight to Las Vegas. Skip work. Time is money.

Mark Sanchez? One guitar-strumming, baby-kissing, sweet peach of a man. The only thing he's done wrong since arriving here is play quarterback.

It's Trevor Time. Tune in, America.

"Trevor will start the game this week," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Monday.

Football people say the third preseason game is the "dress rehearsal" for the opener. In Denver they say, "I'm more nervous about our quarterback than theirs."

Barring injury or implosion against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday at Mile High - the third preseason game - Siemian also will start for the Super Bowl champions against



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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:36:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Panthers DE Kony Ealy looks to build off stellar Super Bowl]]> http://gazette.com/panthers-de-kony-ealy-looks-to-build-off-stellar-super-bowl/article/feed/388722?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/panthers-de-kony-ealy-looks-to-build-off-stellar-super-bowl/article/feed/388722?custom_click=rss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers third-year defensive end Kony Ealy is looking to parlay a huge performance in the Super Bowl into a super season in 2016.

Had the Panthers defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, there's a strong chance Ealy would have been named the game's MVP. He was a terror on defense, sacking Peyton Manning three times and forcing two turnovers, including an interception after dropping back in coverage. The Panthers lost 24-10, but Ealy clearly had turned some heads.

"I gained a lot of confidence from that game," Ealy said. "But I have always been a confident person. Now I'm just really starting to apply it all. I am putting everything together."

The Panthers hope he continues to do

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]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:52:51 -0600 <![CDATA[49ers' Colin Kaepernick on track to make preseason debut]]> http://gazette.com/49ers-colin-kaepernick-on-track-to-make-preseason-debut/article/feed/388699?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/49ers-colin-kaepernick-on-track-to-make-preseason-debut/article/feed/388699?custom_click=rss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — After being kept from throwing during team drills since Aug. 10 while nursing a sore shoulder, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw against the defense on Monday.

Kaepernick is on track to make his preseason debut Friday against the Packers in San Francisco's third preseason game. His injury allowed Blaine Gabbert to start the first two exhibition games against the Texans and Broncos while he competes against Kaepernick for the starting job under first-year coach Chip Kelly.

"You know you got to get used to that cannon, man," 49ers receiver Bruce Ellington said. "It was good. Kap, his arm was still strong. He's still throwing it in the right places.

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]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:49:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Jets' Robby Anderson making up for lost time with solid camp]]> http://gazette.com/jets-robby-anderson-making-up-for-lost-time-with-solid-camp/article/feed/388700?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jets-robby-anderson-making-up-for-lost-time-with-solid-camp/article/feed/388700?custom_click=rss

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robby Anderson remembers leaning over his birthday cake, closing his eyes and making a wish.

More than anything, the wide receiver just wanted to play football again. So, he blew out the candles on May 9, 2015, celebrated his 22nd birthday and hoped for good news.

"I knew football would never be over," said Anderson, who made a strong claim for a roster spot on the Jets with six catches for 131 yards and a touchdown in New York's 22-18 loss to Washington last Friday night.

"I never gave up on it."

It wasn't easy, though.

After a standout season as a redshirt sophomore at Temple University with 44 catches for 791 yards and nine touchdowns, Anderson was ruled academically ineligible

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]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:48:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Trevor Siemian to start Broncos' third preseason game]]> http://gazette.com/trevor-siemian-to-start-broncos-third-preseason-game/article/feed/388635?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trevor-siemian-to-start-broncos-third-preseason-game/article/feed/388635?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Coach Gary Kubiak named Trevor Siemian the starter for the Broncos' third preseason game over Mark Sanchez and said he will decide next week who will be under center against Carolina for the season opener on Sept. 8.

"It's down to the nitty gritty here," Kubiak said. "I don't have to but I'm going to make a decision next week and we're going to go to work. I've seen a lot of football from them. We're going to go again this week and we'll make a decision next week."

Kubiak said Siemian, Sanchez and rookie Paxton Lynch will play an equal amount Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams.

Siemian and Sanchez ended training camp sharing the No. 1 quarterback spot on the team depth chart but neither has

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]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:24:50 -0600 <![CDATA[Kubiak names starting QB for Broncos' third preseason game]]> http://gazette.com/kubiak-names-starting-qb-for-broncos-third-preseason-game/article/1583425?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kubiak-names-starting-qb-for-broncos-third-preseason-game/article/1583425?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Coach Gary Kubiak named Trevor Siemian the starting quarterback for the Broncos' third preseason game and said he will decide next week on the starter for the season opener.

Kubiak said Siemian, Mark Sanchez and rookie Paxton Lynch will play an equal amount Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams.

Siemian and Sanchez ended training camp sharing the No. 1 quarterback spot on the team depth chart but neither has separated from the other to claim the job outright. Both struggled with turnovers in Saturday's 31-24 loss to San Francisco.

The Broncos traded for Sanchez after Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler signed with Houston. Sanchez is the only quarterback on the staff with meaningful regular



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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:06:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Denver Broncos' starting quarterback is still a mystery]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-starting-quarterback-is-still-a-mystery/article/1583347?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-starting-quarterback-is-still-a-mystery/article/1583347?custom_click=rss

The Broncos' quarterback contest looked more like a lightsaber duel between Jar Jar Binks and General Grievous.

Two quarters resulted in three turnovers.

Two quarterbacks couldn't decide a thing.

The Broncos still are without a starter.

Just when everyone was thinking Trevor Siemian had established himself as a real contender to be No. 1, he threw a foolish interception that became a San Francisco 49ers touchdown.

Just when everyone was believing that Mark Sanchez had assured himself of the regular-season starting job, he fumbled the ball away.

Moments later, Sanchez committed another blundering fumbling.

On the other sideline, Colin Kaepernick must have been thinking: "Why didn't I take a pay



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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:03:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: The 2016 Broncos are better than the 2015 Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-the-2016-broncos-are-better-than-the-2015-broncos/article/1583325?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-the-2016-broncos-are-better-than-the-2015-broncos/article/1583325?custom_click=rss

DENVER - Blame the media.

They got it all wrong, again.

The experts say Denver's done. Without a clear-cut quarterback, pundits say the reigning Super Bowl-champion Broncos are finished, falling, destined for failure?

F(orget) that.

The Broncos are better than they were last season. Mark it down in orange ink. They won the Super Bowl and improved on defense, believe it or not. Their offense is still dink and duck and yuck. But they are deeper, for sure; more knowledgeable, of how Gary Kubiak desires to play; educated first-hand in the details it takes to win the tough ones.

Will the Broncos claim another Super Bowl as the first back-to-back champs since the Patriots in 2004? That's another question entirely.



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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:43:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Ponder helps 49ers to 31-24 exhibition win over Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/ponder-helps-49ers-to-31-24-exhibition-win-over-broncos/article/feed/388136?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ponder-helps-49ers-to-31-24-exhibition-win-over-broncos/article/feed/388136?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Christian Ponder ran for a score and threw for another in the fourth quarter and San Francisco pulled away to beat the Denver Broncos 31-24 in an exhibition Saturday night.

Ponder was signed earlier in the week to bolster the team's depth at quarterback.

Blaine Gabbert, trying to solidify his hold on the starting quarterback job in Colin Kaepernick's absence, led a scoring drive and finished 6 of 9 for 69 yards in roughly a quarter and a half of play.

Kaepernick, who missed the first exhibition because of a sore right shoulder, resumed throwing in practice Thursday and is expected to begin fully participating in workouts next week in hopes of playing Friday against Green Bay.

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DENVER (AP) — Christian Ponder ran for a score and threw for another in the fourth quarter and San Francisco pulled away to beat the Denver Broncos 31-24 in an exhibition Saturday night.

Ponder was signed earlier in the week to bolster the team's depth at quarterback.

Blaine Gabbert, trying to solidify his hold on the starting quarterback job in Colin Kaepernick's absence, led a scoring drive and finished 6 of 9 for 69 yards in roughly a quarter and a half of play.

Kaepernick, who missed the first exhibition because of a sore right shoulder, resumed throwing in practice Thursday and is expected to begin fully participating in workouts next week in hopes of playing Friday against Green Bay.

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]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 23:44:59 -0600 <![CDATA[David Ramsey: Brazilians don't know much, if anything, about our 'World' Champion Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-brazilians-dont-know-much-if-anything-about-our-world-champion-broncos/article/1583285?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-brazilians-dont-know-much-if-anything-about-our-world-champion-broncos/article/1583285?custom_click=rss

RIO DE JANEIRO - Want to take a vacation from Colorado's secular religion, the Broncos? Want to travel to a land where few know Von Miller, Peyton Manning, Gary Kubiak and John Elway exist?

Brazil is a solid option. You'll find beaches and waterfalls and jungles and sunshine. And you'll find blank stares when talking about the Broncos.

A lot of blank stares.

I talked with Georgiana, a 30-something Brazilian. This was the first of my discussions with Brazilians about football. It was a preview of the talks ahead.

She had no idea the Broncos had won Super Bowl 50 to become champions of a world that barely knows they play. She never had heard of any of the Broncos' various celebrities.

She is a fan of Patriots



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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:34:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Potential suspension for Aqib Talib looms large for Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-potential-suspension-for-aqib-talib-looms-large-for-broncos/article/1583217?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-potential-suspension-for-aqib-talib-looms-large-for-broncos/article/1583217?custom_click=rss

DENVER - Without Aqib Talib, the Broncos could win nine, 10 games. Maybe 11, even. They could not win the Super Bowl.

Talib, the knucklehead/star cornerback, probably will be suspended by the NFL for what happened (anyone know?) June 5 in Dallas. That's what I think, anyway.

Will Talib face a suspension - and for how long? That's the most important question of this Broncos preseason - more important than DeMarcus Ware's health, more important than Von Miller's dance routine and, yes, more important than the even-Steven quarterback competition.

The Broncos won Super Bowl 50 on the strength of their relentless defense. Remove Talib, they're not as good.

Another Friday came and went without an NFL ruling on Talib.



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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 07:07:55 -0600
<![CDATA[KICKING OFF: Osweiler's home debut plus Foles plays ex-mates]]> http://gazette.com/kicking-off-osweilers-home-debut-plus-foles-plays-ex-mates/article/feed/387578?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kicking-off-osweilers-home-debut-plus-foles-plays-ex-mates/article/feed/387578?custom_click=rss

Here's a glance at today'ss NFL preseason games. All times Eastern:

GOING YOUNG

— Carolina at Tennessee, 3 p.m.

Carolina rookie cornerbacks James Bradberry and Daryl Worley will get another meaningful audition at Tennessee. The defending NFC champion Panthers have a pair of vacancies, after All-Pro Josh Norman left and Charles Tillman retired. Bene Benwikere, the nickel back last year, is still in the mix, but coach Ron Rivera is strongly considering starting both Bradberry and Worley.

Fittingly, the wide receivers on the other side are in flux after the Titans traded disappointing 2015 second-round draft pick Dorial Green-Beckham this week to Philadelphia. The deal further cemented the status of rookie Tajae Sh

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]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 03:33:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Steelers' Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL's deadline]]> http://gazette.com/steelers-harrison-willing-to-talk-peds-after-nfls-deadline/article/feed/387265?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/steelers-harrison-willing-to-talk-peds-after-nfls-deadline/article/feed/387265?custom_click=rss

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs — but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.

NFL Players Association attorney Heather McPhee sent a letter to the NFL on Thursday, accusing it of trying to "bully and publicly shame" Harrison without offering evidence beyond a brief mention in television interview last year that was recanted by the accuser.

"When it came down to it, (if) I got the suspension, the bigger outcome wasn't really worth it," Harrison said after the Steelers' 17-0 home exhibition loss to Philadelphia on T

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]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:42:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Paul Klee: Thanks to Paxton Lynch, Denver Broncos quarterback saga will be one-and-done]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-thanks-to-paxton-lynch-denver-broncos-quarterback-saga-will-be-one-and-done/article/1583059?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-thanks-to-paxton-lynch-denver-broncos-quarterback-saga-will-be-one-and-done/article/1583059?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD - Soak it in, sports-talk fans. Enjoy the quarterback competition that's consuming the conversation during Broncos training camp 2016.

Next year there won't be one.

What will we ever talk about once Paxton Lynch realizes he's That Dude and permanently assumes the job title that means the most to Colorado: QB1?

Denver traffic that looks like L.A.'s? Politics? "The Bachelorette"? Things that matter?

Plan ahead. Save wall space in the Broncos cave for those "On The Mark" T-shirts and "Touchdown Trevor" stickers. Someday they'll make sweet mementos.

But "Action" Paxton is coming - in 2017, if not much later in 2016.



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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:08:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Trevor Siemian gets turn to start in Broncos QB competition]]> http://gazette.com/trevor-siemian-gets-turn-to-start-in-broncos-qb-competition/article/feed/387201?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trevor-siemian-gets-turn-to-start-in-broncos-qb-competition/article/feed/387201?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Trevor Siemian, locked in a tight battle with Mark Sanchez for the Broncos' starting quarterback job, will get his turn to start Saturday night during Denver's exhibition game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Sanchez, acquired in a trade with Philadelphia as a potential replacement for the retired Peyton Manning, started the Broncos' exhibition opener last week in Chicago.

Rookie first-round pick Paxton Lynch also is in the mix, though the bulk of his work has been with the third team.

Siemian and Sanchez have split repetitions with the Broncos first-team offense throughout training camp and with the two waging a close competition for the job, coach Gary Kubiak decided Siemian should also get a

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]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:07:27 -0600 <![CDATA[49ers QB Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing during practice]]> http://gazette.com/49ers-qb-colin-kaepernick-resumes-throwing-during-practice/article/feed/387158?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/49ers-qb-colin-kaepernick-resumes-throwing-during-practice/article/feed/387158?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick threw dozens of passes on the side during the 49ers' joint practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos, signaling the quarterback's return from a sore passing shoulder.

The throws were the first on the practice field in a week for Kaepernick, whose competition with Blaine Gabbert for the starting job had to be put on hold after tightness in his right shoulder forced him to rest his throwing arm.

Kaepernick also took part in individual quarterback drills and conditioning. However, coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick would be eased back into full participation in practices and ruled him out for Saturday night's exhibition game against the Broncos.

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]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:54:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Klee blog: Kubiak, Broncos name new starting QB for preseason game No. 2]]> http://gazette.com/klee-blog-kubiak-broncos-name-new-starting-qb-for-preseason-game-no.-2/article/1583114?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-blog-kubiak-broncos-name-new-starting-qb-for-preseason-game-no.-2/article/1583114?custom_click=rss

Not everything Gary Kubiak says is true.

The job description of an NFL coach is part football mind, part psychologist and part smoke-screener. Why tell the opponent more than you must?

Still, Kubiak's announcement that Trevor Siemian will start at quarterback for the Broncos in the second preseason game, Saturday against San Francisco, is the latest example of Kubiak's rare transparency as a coach. 

Kubiak has said all along the quarterback race will be an open competition.

Sure, the masses said, but let's be real: Mark Sanchez is going to be the guy.

But by handing Sanchez the starting nod against the Bears, and Siemian the starting job against the 49ers, Kubiak has stayed true to



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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:05:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Jets' Forte does first team drills, Wilkerson feeling good]]> http://gazette.com/jets-forte-does-first-team-drills-wilkerson-feeling-good/article/feed/386865?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jets-forte-does-first-team-drills-wilkerson-feeling-good/article/feed/386865?custom_click=rss FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Matt Forte took a few handoffs in individual drills and tested out his healing hamstring. Then, instead of heading to the trainer's area or into the facility, the New York Jets running back stayed on the field for team drills.

Forte fully practiced for the first time in training camp Wednesday — a positive sign for a guy the Jets have been cautious with after he tweaked a hamstring running on his own last month.

"It was good to see him getting in shape," coach Todd Bowles said. "We got him some reps today, first time taking team reps. Hopefully, that won't have any ill effects tomorrow and we'll go from there."

Forte declared Tuesday that he would "definitely" be available to play in the re

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]]> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:32:36 -0600 <![CDATA[United in Orange Pale Ale and other new menu items you’ll find at Broncos games this season]]> http://gazette.com/united-in-orange-pale-ale-and-other-new-menu-items-youll-find-at-broncos-games-this-season/article/1583034?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/united-in-orange-pale-ale-and-other-new-menu-items-youll-find-at-broncos-games-this-season/article/1583034?custom_click=rss

Sure, attending a football game is all about cheering on your team and watching the action live, but it’s also an opportunity to indulge in stadium food. Fried, frozen and frothy, stadium food has taken on a life of its own as more teams come up with crazy creations for fans to enjoy in the stands. Centerplate, the hospitality partner of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, revealed some new items Tuesday that will appear on the 2016 menus at Broncos games.

This season will feature more than 10 new items throughout the stadium including Frito Pie with Mark Schlereth’s Stinkin’ Good Green Chili, a Southwest Chicken Sausage made with a local Palisade Peach slaw and a few other hand-worthy items like street



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<![CDATA[Injury, QB questions loom over 49ers-Broncos joint practice]]> http://gazette.com/injury-qb-questions-loom-over-49ers-broncos-joint-practice/article/feed/386780?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/injury-qb-questions-loom-over-49ers-broncos-joint-practice/article/feed/386780?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A couple of fights broke out, the Broncos suffered another key injury and ongoing quarterback questions for Denver and the San Francisco 49ers marked the joint practice Wednesday ahead of the exhibition game Saturday night between the teams.

Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe sustained a left ankle injury while pass rushing during 11-on-11 scrimmaging against the 49ers' first-team offense. He limped off the field to the locker room, leaning on team trainers walking on either side of him.

Coach Gary Kubiak said after practice that Wolfe rolled his ankle. There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury.

"That's scary, especially with Vance going down," Broncos safety T.J. Ward said.

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]]> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:16:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Peyton Manning to throw barbs at Rob Lowe during Comedy Central roast]]> http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-to-throw-barbs-at-rob-lowe-during-comedy-central-roast/article/1583021?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-to-throw-barbs-at-rob-lowe-during-comedy-central-roast/article/1583021?custom_click=rss

Peyton Manning is moving from the gridiron to the dais. The retired Denver Broncos quarterback was recently announced as one of the celebrities on the roster for the "Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe."

Manning has shown a penchant for comedy before. He's been in a series of funny commercials the wide range of products he's a pitch man for and Manning has even hosted "Saturday Night Live" (this United Way PSA spoof is a great skit).



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