<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> broncos]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/broncos Tue, 23 May 2017 18:34:30 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-hall-of-famer-cortez-kennedy-found-dead-at-age-48/article/feed/463494?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-hall-of-famer-cortez-kennedy-found-dead-at-age-48/article/feed/463494?custom_click=rss

Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing career.

And yet what Kennedy accomplished as a player with the Seattle Seahawks — which was good enough for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame — was secondary to the affable personality that made him a revered figure long after his career ended.

Police in Orlando, Florida, said the 48-year-old Kennedy was found dead Tuesday morning. Orlando Police Department public information officer Wanda Miglio said the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown but that there is nothing suspicious about it. An investigation is being conducted.

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]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 18:34:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos' QB competition has a familiar feel to it]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-qb-competition-has-a-familiar-feel-to-it/article/feed/463608?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-qb-competition-has-a-familiar-feel-to-it/article/feed/463608?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The first real day of the Broncos' quarterback competition looked a lot like last year's no-contest audition when ex-third-stringer Trevor Siemian beat rookie Paxton Lynch and veteran Mark Sanchez.

On Tuesday, Siemian was poised, patient and precise while facing Denver's "No Fly Zone" secondary and pass rushers for the first time this offseason.

Lynch was erratic, threw into coverage early on and watched linebacker Brandon Marshall intercept him.

Although things settled down after that, the first day of OTAs proved one thing: if Lynch is going to win this job, the 2016 first-round pick has a long way to go to unseat Siemian, the 2015 seventh-rounder who was an afterthought until emerging as Pey

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]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 18:13:54 -0600 <![CDATA[NFL cuts OT to 10 minutes and opens up end zone celebrations]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-cuts-ot-to-10-minutes-and-opens-up-end-zone-celebrations/article/feed/463581?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-cuts-ot-to-10-minutes-and-opens-up-end-zone-celebrations/article/feed/463581?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown.

The two moves are expected to result in more tie games and much more elaborate end zone dance parties.

"I always planned all my celebrations," said Denver's Emmanuel Sanders, already known for his flamboyant TD celebrations, including one that drew a fine last season.

"Now I can go a little overboard without getting cussed out by the head coach."

At their regularly scheduled spring meeting Tuesday, the owners also decided to shift the 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa from Los Angeles, where construction delays have pushed back the expected openi

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]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 17:41:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Mariota making progress, Titans being careful with their QB]]> http://gazette.com/mariota-making-progress-titans-being-careful-with-their-qb/article/feed/463592?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mariota-making-progress-titans-being-careful-with-their-qb/article/feed/463592?custom_click=rss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota has progressed through his rehabilitation from only taking snaps from his center, to dropping back and then moving on to handing the ball off.

Now he is throwing passes in 7-on-7 drills as the Titans started the next phase of their offseason program Tuesday. But the Titans are taking great care to protect their franchise quarterback, who broke his right leg five months ago.

"I know he'd like to do more, he looks like he can do more," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said of Mariota. "Again, it's May still. We got time."

When Mariota broke his leg on Dec. 24 in a loss at Jacksonville , the Titans estimated the quarterback's recovery taking up to five months.

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]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 17:11:00 -0600 <![CDATA[John Bowlen, son of Denver Broncos owner, loses Colorado Supreme Court appeal bid]]> http://gazette.com/john-bowlen-son-of-denver-broncos-owner-loses-colorado-supreme-court-appeal-bid/article/1603685?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/john-bowlen-son-of-denver-broncos-owner-loses-colorado-supreme-court-appeal-bid/article/1603685?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal by the son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen of his conviction for harassment in a Glendale domestic disturbance case.

In issuing its order, the Supreme Court did not explain its reasoning for denying cert on John Bowlen’s appeal.

Bowlen’s attorney Harvey Steinberg said Monday it is possible that Bowlen will appeal the Supreme Court decision.

“We haven’t discussed whether to appeal it yet,” Steinberg said.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 10:12:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Rams All-Pro Donald skips opening OTAs during contract talks]]> http://gazette.com/rams-all-pro-donald-skips-opening-otas-during-contract-talks/article/feed/463246?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rams-all-pro-donald-skips-opening-otas-during-contract-talks/article/feed/463246?custom_click=rss

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald skipped the Los Angeles Rams' first day of organized team activities Monday while he negotiates a long-term contract extension with the club.

Rams general manager Les Snead said the team knew Donald wouldn't be at their training complex, and he isn't worried about a long-term absence for the anchor of Los Angeles' defense. Donald already is under contract through 2018.

"It has something to do with the contract," Snead said. "I can tell you this: We're definitely at the serious stages of renegotiating. Going to keep all the details in-house, but (we) respect Aaron as a player, a person. Respect his representation, and respect the process.

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]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 17:59:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Von Miller crashes Broncos employee awards ceremony to thank, honor 200-plus workers]]> http://gazette.com/von-miller-crashes-broncos-employee-awards-ceremony-to-thank-honor-200-plus-workers/article/1603416?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/von-miller-crashes-broncos-employee-awards-ceremony-to-thank-honor-200-plus-workers/article/1603416?custom_click=rss

In the 18 years the Broncos have honored their employees in an annual service awards day, never has a player asked to attend the ceremony. Never has one asked to speak at the event and never has one asked to be a part of the festivities.

Not until Von Miller on Thursday.

The Broncos’ all-pro linebacker and Super Bowl 50 MVP asked to join in honoring those who reached service milestones with the team — five years, 10 years, 20 years, even 40 years if you’re Steve Antonopulos, the director of sports medicine. Miller took to the podium inside the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse and, on behalf of the players, thanked the 200-plus employees from both the stadium in Denver and the team’s practice facility in



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Thu, 18 May 2017 18:02:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Denver Broncos lead the league in tight ends, coordinators]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-lead-the-league-in-tight-ends-coordinators/article/1603297?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-lead-the-league-in-tight-ends-coordinators/article/1603297?custom_click=rss

The Broncos lead the league in former and/or current coordinators (10) and tight ends (8).

There should be enough of both in Denver.

In fact, Mike McCoy, recently the coach of the Chargers, is the Broncos' former and current offensive coordinator. He is being assisted on the offense by quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave, who was the Raiders' offensive coordinator last season, and tight ends coach Geep (George Patrick) Chryst, the coordinator with the 49ers two years ago, and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, an ex-Panthers and Browns offensive coordinator. And newly promoted assistant head coach/running backs coach Eric Studesville was the Broncos' interim coach in 2010.

And people wondered last year who was calling the



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Wed, 17 May 2017 12:58:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos' Derek Wolfe promises to be more outspoken in 2017]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-derek-wolfe-promises-to-be-more-outspoken-in-2017/article/1603288?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-derek-wolfe-promises-to-be-more-outspoken-in-2017/article/1603288?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Derek Wolfe has never been accused of holding back his opinions.

The Denver Broncos defensive end, however, said he didn't speak up enough last season when the Broncos missed the playoffs a year after winning it all.

"When I see guys not doing the right thing, I'm going to tell them," Wolfe said during a fiery news conference Tuesday. "I'm not going to sit back and let that (stuff) slide. Me, it's either confrontation, fist-fight or say nothing. I'm learning how to not fight people if that makes sense."

When GM John Elway and new coach Vance Joseph set about to remake the roster in the offseason, priority No. 1 was adding some attitude.

Basically, they wanted more Derek Wolfes.



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Tue, 16 May 2017 18:25:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos' Derek Wolfe promises to be more outspoken in 2017]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-derek-wolfe-promises-to-be-more-outspoken-in-2017/article/feed/461545?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-derek-wolfe-promises-to-be-more-outspoken-in-2017/article/feed/461545?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Derek Wolfe has never been accused of holding back his opinions.

The Denver Broncos defensive end, however, said he didn't speak up enough last season when the Broncos missed the playoffs a year after winning it all.

"When I see guys not doing the right thing, I'm going to tell them," Wolfe said during a fiery news conference Tuesday. "I'm not going to sit back and let that (stuff) slide. Me, it's either confrontation, fist-fight or say nothing. I'm learning how to not fight people if that makes sense."

When GM John Elway and new coach Vance Joseph set about to remake the roster in the offseason, priority No. 1 was adding some attitude.

Basically, they wanted more Derek Wolfes.

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]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 17:52:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos rookie wears 33 in honor of friend killed in crash]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-rookie-wears-33-in-honor-of-friend-killed-in-crash/article/feed/461478?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-rookie-wears-33-in-honor-of-friend-killed-in-crash/article/feed/461478?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The first thing rookie running back De'Angelo "Hop" Henderson of Coastal Carolina inquired about when the Denver Broncos drafted him was whether No. 33 was available.

Unlike many NFL rookies who have superstitious reasons for seeking certain jersey numbers — and often paying cash to a veteran who already owns it — Henderson wanted the number to honor a friend.

"My fraternity brother Anthony Frye died March 2, 2016," Henderson said. "He wore No. 33 when he played at Coastal. He was one of my closest friends."

Frye and Henderson knew each other before they joined Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

"I could go on for days about how good of a person he is. How genuine he was. How much we talked ab

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ENGLEWOOD — The first thing rookie running back De'Angelo "Hop" Henderson of Coastal Carolina inquired about when the Denver Broncos drafted him was whether No. 33 was available.

Unlike many NFL rookies who have superstitious reasons for seeking certain jersey numbers — and often paying cash to a veteran who already owns it — Henderson wanted the number to honor a friend.

"My fraternity brother Anthony Frye died March 2, 2016," Henderson said. "He wore No. 33 when he played at Coastal. He was one of my closest friends."

Frye and Henderson knew each other before they joined Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

"I could go on for days about how good of a person he is. How genuine he was.



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Tue, 16 May 2017 13:20:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Peyton Manning chosen to host the ESPY Awards]]> http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-chosen-to-host-the-espy-awards/article/1603237?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-chosen-to-host-the-espy-awards/article/1603237?custom_click=rss

Peyton Manning is no stranger to live TV — who can forget the time he hosted Saturday Night Live?

On July 12, the former Broncos quarterback will take the mic again, this time as host the 25th Annual ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, ESPN announced Tuesday.

“It’s an honor to be asked to host the ESPYS, and it’s even more meaningful that it’s the 25th year for this incredible event,” Manning said in a statement. “The ESPYS have been a part of my life during my entire career. I can still remember attending my very first show back in 1998 before my rookie season in the NFL.



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Tue, 16 May 2017 09:45:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Broncos late-round pick may pay dividends with TE Jake Butt]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-broncos-late-round-pick-may-pay-dividends-with-te-jake-butt/article/1603102?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-broncos-late-round-pick-may-pay-dividends-with-te-jake-butt/article/1603102?custom_click=rss

As two dozen rookies concluded their first workout at sun-high noon Saturday, only one new Broncos player remained on the field at Dove Valley.

The tall (6-foot-53/8), chiseled (246 pounds) young man in orange jersey No. 80 — worn in the franchise’s proud past by Broncos Super Bowl wide receivers Rod Smith, Rick Upchurch and Mark Jackson — lined up at the tight end position while assistant coach Bill Musgrave stood at quarterback.

Jake Butt hobbled 5 yards, turned 180 degrees and caught an imaginary ball.
“I want to practice with everybody else.



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Tue, 16 May 2017 06:13:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos’ opener to feature first woman NFL play-by-play announcer in 30 years]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-opener-to-feature-first-woman-nfl-play-by-play-announcer-in-30-years/article/1603155?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-opener-to-feature-first-woman-nfl-play-by-play-announcer-in-30-years/article/1603155?custom_click=rss

Beth Mowins will become the first woman play-by-play announcer for an NFL game in about 30 years in the Denver Broncos’ 2017 season opener on Sept. 11, Sports Illustrated reported Monday.

The last woman to call play-by-play for an NFL regular-season game was Gayle Sierens, who called the Seahawks-Chiefs game on Dec. 27, 1987.

Mowins will join former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan on the “Monday Night Football” game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The game will be the second of two “Monday Night Football” openers on ESPN that night.



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Mon, 15 May 2017 09:23:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Curses! Tom Brady on 'Madden' cover gives hope to Broncos and rest of NFL]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-curses-tom-brady-on-madden-cover-gives-hope-to-broncos-and-rest-of-nfl/article/1603078?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-curses-tom-brady-on-madden-cover-gives-hope-to-broncos-and-rest-of-nfl/article/1603078?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Hey, Michigan man. Do you believe in the Madden curse?

“Shoot, actually, that was the first thing I thought of,” Broncos rookie tight end and UM grad Jake Butt said Saturday outside team headquarters.

Tom Brady’s on the cover, you know.

“But Tom Brady, he’s kind of like invincible. We'll see what happens.” 

Here’s an early gift list for Von Miller, the team’s Santa Claus: 53 copies of Madden NFL 18.



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Sat, 13 May 2017 20:02:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Butt out to prove he's the best tight end in '17 draft class]]> http://gazette.com/butt-out-to-prove-hes-the-best-tight-end-in-17-draft-class/article/feed/460796?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/butt-out-to-prove-hes-the-best-tight-end-in-17-draft-class/article/feed/460796?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jake Butt has no regrets and one thing to prove.

The former Michigan star and Denver Broncos rookie wants to show he's the best tight end of the 2017 NFL draft class even though six were selected ahead of him, including three in the first round.

Butt was considered a first-rounder, too, until blowing out his right knee in the Orange Bowl, which caused him to slip to the fifth round .

His new position coach, Geep Chryst, texted him right away and issued a challenge.

"He wants me to prove that I'm the best tight end in this class. That's why I'm here to work and that's how I feel," too, Butt said Saturday after working with Geep on the side at the team's rookie minicamp.

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]]> Sat, 13 May 2017 15:45:46 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos coach declares running back job wide open]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-coach-declares-running-back-job-wide-open/article/feed/460638?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-coach-declares-running-back-job-wide-open/article/feed/460638?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Friday for the first time that his running backs are in an open competition for the starting job just like his quarterbacks are. The difference is that his primary ball carrier won't get the vast majority of snaps.

"The running back position, you need two or three guys who can carry the load. It's no longer a one-guy position. So, I'm excited to have Jamaal, C.J., Book, even De'Angelo in the mix there. It's a good group. It's going to be competitive and that's the way it should be," Joseph said.

The Broncos' holdovers are C.J.

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]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 19:10:15 -0600 <![CDATA[John Lynch shows he still has a soft spot for Denver]]> http://gazette.com/john-lynch-shows-he-still-has-a-soft-spot-for-denver/article/feed/460628?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/john-lynch-shows-he-still-has-a-soft-spot-for-denver/article/feed/460628?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Sporting an orange tie and a blue shirt, John Lynch made it clear he hasn't severed his ties to the Denver community after joining the San Francisco 49ers' front office.

"We want to keep this going, that's the plan," Lynch said Friday following the 19th annual John Lynch Salute The Stars awards luncheon at Sports Authority Field.

Lynch said there was never any thought of shuttering his foundation's connection to the greater Denver area after he left the broadcast booth to join the 49ers in a surprise move over the winter.

Nor did he have a problem hosting his event, with Denver coach Vance Joseph as the featured speaker, at the Broncos' stadium, where he played from 2004-07 and where he joined the teams'

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]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 18:52:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos sign top draft pick Garett Bolles]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-top-draft-pick-garett-bolles/article/feed/460343?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-top-draft-pick-garett-bolles/article/feed/460343?custom_click=rss ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — First-round draft pick Garett Bolles of Utah signed a four-year, $11 million contract with the Broncos on Thursday as Denver's draft class gathered at team headquarters for rookie orientation.

Bolles, the 20th overall pick, signed a deal that included more than $6 million in a signing bonus. He'll count about $2 million against the teams' salary cap this season.

The Broncos also signed third-round cornerback Brendan Langley ($3.2 million) and fifth-round tight end Jake Butt ($2.7 million) to four-year deals.

The Broncos have modified their rookie minicamp to reduce the risk of injury after losing third-round tight end Jeff Heuerman to a knee injury two years ago.

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]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 21:27:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos sign top draft pick Garett Bolles]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-top-draft-pick-garett-bolles/article/1602962?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-top-draft-pick-garett-bolles/article/1602962?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — First-round draft pick Garett Bolles of Utah signed a four-year, $11 million contract with the Broncos on Thursday as Denver's draft class gathered at team headquarters for rookie orientation.

Bolles, the 20th overall pick, signed a deal that included more than $6 million in a signing bonus. He'll count about $2 million against the teams' salary cap this season.

The Broncos also signed third-round cornerback Brendan Langley ($3.2 million) and fifth-round tight end Jake Butt ($2.7 million) to four-year deals.

The Broncos have modified their rookie minicamp to reduce the risk of injury after losing third-round tight end Jeff Heuerman to a knee injury two years ago.



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Thu, 11 May 2017 21:00:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos' baby club includes spot on season ticket wait list]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-baby-club-includes-spot-on-season-ticket-wait-list/article/feed/460293?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-baby-club-includes-spot-on-season-ticket-wait-list/article/feed/460293?custom_click=rss ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have launched a newborn club for families to commemorate their babies' births, and it includes this feature: members are immediately added to the team's season ticket waiting list.

That waiting list already has more than 75,000 names on it.

So, these babies might get to buy season tickets by the time they're having kids — or even grandkids — of their own.

Membership to the Broncos Newborn Club is $25 and also includes a team logo baby beanie, a commemorative gift certificate, monthly milestone markers and a night light.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have launched a newborn club for families to commemorate their babies' births, and it includes this feature: members are immediately added to the team's season ticket waiting list.

That waiting list already has more than 75,000 names on it.

So, these babies might get to buy season tickets by the time they're having kids — or even grandkids — of their own.

Membership to the Broncos Newborn Club is $25 and also includes a team logo baby beanie, a commemorative gift certificate, monthly milestone markers and a night light.



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Thu, 11 May 2017 16:26:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Fowler, Heuerman injuries spurred changes in rookie camps]]> http://gazette.com/fowler-heuerman-injuries-spurred-changes-in-rookie-camps/article/feed/459895?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fowler-heuerman-injuries-spurred-changes-in-rookie-camps/article/feed/459895?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Hands on and lots of hand-offs? No longer.

The Denver Broncos' upcoming rookie minicamp reflects a change in the way many teams handle the draft class introduction into the NFL.

"We're going to have a rookie orientation, and it's not going to be all football," coach Vance Joseph said. "It's going to be more helping guys get acclimated to the NFL. More meetings, some lifting and some running, but not a full-scale team practice."

The Broncos are among several teams that have changed the way they handle rookie minicamps in the two years since two prized picks sustained season-ending knee injuries less than a week after all the hugs and handshakes of draft night.

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]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 13:18:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos moving Max Garcia from left to right side to make room for Leary]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-moving-max-garcia-from-left-to-right-side-to-make-room-for-leary/article/1602821?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-moving-max-garcia-from-left-to-right-side-to-make-room-for-leary/article/1602821?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Broncos guard Max Garcia is moving from the left side of the O-line to the right to accommodate free agent newcomer Ron Leary, one of several additions GM John Elway made to toughen up his team in the trenches.

"I've been more comfortable on the left side because that's where I've been pretty much my entire career in Dallas," said Leary, who signed with Denver on the first day of free agency.

Garcia started all 16 games at left guard last season and played every snap but told new coach Vance Joseph and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson that he'd gladly move over.

"I don't mind it. I don't mind it at all. Really, I'm a team player. That's really what it boils down to," Garcia said. "I just



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Wed, 10 May 2017 08:38:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Garcia moving from left to right side to make room for Leary]]> http://gazette.com/garcia-moving-from-left-to-right-side-to-make-room-for-leary/article/feed/459760?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/garcia-moving-from-left-to-right-side-to-make-room-for-leary/article/feed/459760?custom_click=rss ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos guard Max Garcia is moving from the left side of the O-line to the right to accommodate free agent newcomer Ron Leary, one of several additions GM John Elway made to toughen up his team in the trenches.

"I've been more comfortable on the left side because that's where I've been pretty much my entire career in Dallas," said Leary, who signed with Denver on the first day of free agency.

Garcia started all 16 games at left guard last season and played every snap but told new coach Vance Joseph and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson that he'd gladly move over.

"I don't mind it. I don't mind it at all. Really, I'm a team player. That's really what it boils down to," Garcia said. "I just see

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]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 02:23:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Manning's number to be retired during fall ceremony in Indy]]> http://gazette.com/mannings-number-to-be-retired-during-fall-ceremony-in-indy/article/feed/459585?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mannings-number-to-be-retired-during-fall-ceremony-in-indy/article/feed/459585?custom_click=rss

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Last fall, Peyton Manning returned to Indianapolis for a Super Bowl reunion. In October, he's coming back for some personal honors.

Team owner Jim Irsay announced Tuesday that the Colts will unveil a statue of Manning outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 7. One day later, the Colts will honor the biggest star of their Indy era by retiring the familiar No. 18 and inducting Manning into the team's ring of honor during a game against the San Francisco 49ers.

"Peyton will always be a Colt," Irsay said in a statement released by the team. "This will be an event our city, state and Colts fans around the world can celebrate and be proud of.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning will become the first Indianapolis Colts player to have his jersey retired during a two-day celebration of his career this fall.

The weekend begins with the unveiling of Manning's statue outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 7, and concludes the following day when he is inducted into the team's Ring of Honor and becomes the seventh player in franchise history with a retired number.

Team owner Jim Irsay issued a statement Tuesday saying Manning would always be a Colt. Manning says he is "humbled" and "grateful" for the honors.

He spent his first 13 seasons in Indy, where he won four MVP Awards and his first Super Bowl title. Manning retired after winning another



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<![CDATA[Woody Paige: John Elway tries to find quarterback to get Broncos back to Super Bowl]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-john-elway-tries-to-find-quarterback-to-get-broncos-back-to-super-bowl/article/1602607?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-john-elway-tries-to-find-quarterback-to-get-broncos-back-to-super-bowl/article/1602607?custom_click=rss

Is John Elway the Horse Whisperer or the Quarterback Collector?

In six years at the wheel, Duke has picked five quarterbacks, and just added another rookie QB as an undrafted free agent.

During the era of Red Miller (just selected, appropriately, to the Broncos Ring of Fame - only 27 years after I, as a member of the committee then, nominated him), the team drafted just one quarterback (Rick Leach, who chose baseball instead).

In his 12 seasons, Dan Reeves only drafted four quarterbacks - Mark Hermann, Gary Kubiak, Buddy Funck and Tommy Maddox.



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<![CDATA[Former Bronco Jay Cutler walking away from NFL career to join Fox broadcasting team]]> http://gazette.com/former-bronco-jay-cutler-walking-away-from-nfl-career-to-join-fox-broadcasting-team/article/1602497?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-bronco-jay-cutler-walking-away-from-nfl-career-to-join-fox-broadcasting-team/article/1602497?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK - Another former NFL quarterback is headed to the broadcast booth as Jay Cutler joins Fox.

Cutler was hired Friday by the network as an analyst to work on its No. 2 NFL team with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis.

Last month, CBS replaced Phil Simms as its top game analyst with Tony Romo.

Unlike Romo, who would have been in demand to play quarterback had he chosen not to leave the field, Cutler drew little interest as a free agent. So, at age 34, he heads to the booth. He's hardly old for quarterbacking considering the slew of QBs still starting who are older. But his inconsistency, penchant for turnovers and the negative vibes he gave out caused teams to steer away from Cutler this offseason.



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