<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> broncos]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/broncos Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:21:01 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Broncos' PR staff wins Rozelle Award from PFWA]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-pr-staff-wins-rozelle-award-from-pfwa/article/feed/365229?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-pr-staff-wins-rozelle-award-from-pfwa/article/feed/365229?custom_click=rss The Denver Broncos' public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award winners from the Professional Football Writers of America for consistently striving for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media.

The Super Bowl champion Broncos earned the award for the third time and the second time in three seasons. This year, Denver beat out the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins and New York Giants.

The Rozelle Award is named for the NFL commissioner from 1960-89, who started his distinguished career in sports as a publicist.

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]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:11:50 -0600 <![CDATA[Ramsey: Is Peyton Manning the greatest football player ever? AFA's Calhoun says yes]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-is-peyton-manning-the-greatest-football-player-ever-afas-calhoun-says-yes/article/1578924?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-is-peyton-manning-the-greatest-football-player-ever-afas-calhoun-says-yes/article/1578924?custom_click=rss

If you want to start Air Force’s Troy Calhoun talking, the best plan is not to ask about his football team. He’s secretive about his Falcons and stingy with superlatives.

Bring up Peyton Manning, his favorite player, and watch out. The sentences, all ending in exclamation marks, burst forth.

Calhoun is convinced Manning reigns as the greatest football player ever,  ahead of Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Lawrence Taylor, Joe Montana, John Elway and, yes, Tom Brady.

“He’s the best,” Calhoun says with no hesitation. “Maybe the best who has ever played in any activity.”

Calhoun talks, in extreme detail and expertise, about watching Manning at work.



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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:40:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos' Elway wins PFWA's Horrigan Award]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-elway-wins-pfwas-horrigan-award/article/feed/364859?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-elway-wins-pfwas-horrigan-award/article/feed/364859?custom_click=rss John Elway has won the Horrigan Award from the Professional Football Writers of America as the league or club official who best helps the writers do their job.

Denver's vice president of football operations and general manager has used a candid and open media policy while building a Super Bowl champion.

Elway, a Hall of Fame quarterback, is the third member of the Broncos to receive the honor from the PFWA, joining Floyd Little (1976) and Bob Peck (1978).

The award is named for Jack Horrigan, a sportswriter for UPI and the Buffalo Evening News, public relations director for the American Football League (1963-66), and vice president of public relations for the Buffalo Bills (1966-73).

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]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:26:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Von Miller gets back on the football field _ at his camp]]> http://gazette.com/von-miller-gets-back-on-the-football-field-at-his-camp/article/1578799?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/von-miller-gets-back-on-the-football-field-at-his-camp/article/1578799?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Back in his element, Von Miller danced to the delight of his audience, got his hands on plenty of footballs and infused every minute with hearty laughter.

Just like that night four months ago when he was tormenting Cam Newton, the Denver Broncos' star linebacker served as the center of attention Wednesday as he hosted his first youth football camp.

"All these guys are excited and whenever you've got all this energy around, it's always fun," Miller said. "This is my very first football camp and I can see myself doing this all summer."

Nearly 600 kids and dozens of coaches joined Miller at Englewood High School not far from Broncos headquarters, which Miller has avoided since shortly after leading



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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:35:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Von Miller gets back on the football field _ at his camp]]> http://gazette.com/von-miller-gets-back-on-the-football-field-at-his-camp/article/feed/364482?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/von-miller-gets-back-on-the-football-field-at-his-camp/article/feed/364482?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Back in his element, Von Miller danced to the delight of his audience, got his hands on plenty of footballs and infused every minute with hearty laughter.

Just like that night four months ago when he was tormenting Cam Newton, the Denver Broncos' star linebacker served as the center of attention Wednesday as he hosted his first youth football camp.

"All these guys are excited and whenever you've got all this energy around, it's always fun," Miller said. "This is my very first football camp and I can see myself doing this all summer."

Nearly 600 kids and dozens of coaches joined Miller at Englewood High School not far from Broncos headquarters, which Miller has avoided since shortly after leadin

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]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:18:36 -0600 <![CDATA[NFLPA yanks registration of accused financial adviser]]> http://gazette.com/nflpa-yanks-registration-of-accused-financial-adviser/article/feed/364461?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nflpa-yanks-registration-of-accused-financial-adviser/article/feed/364461?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — The NFL Players Association has indefinitely suspended the registration of a financial adviser accused of cheating several professional athletes out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi-like scheme.

The move Wednesday by the NFLPA comes a day after the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had obtained a court order freezing Ash Narayan's assets.

The SEC alleges in a federal lawsuit filed last month in Dallas that Narayan secretly siphoned millions of dollars from accounts he managed for professional athletes and invested them in a struggling online sports and entertainment ticket business on whose board he served. No criminal charges have been filed.

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]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:47:30 -0600 <![CDATA[ESPN's Mortensen honored with PFWA award]]> http://gazette.com/espns-mortensen-honored-with-pfwa-award/article/feed/364375?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/espns-mortensen-honored-with-pfwa-award/article/feed/364375?custom_click=rss ESPN's Chris Mortensen has won the Dick McCann Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for his long and distinguished contribution to NFL media coverage.

Mortensen has worked as a senior analyst for ESPN for 25 years.

Mortensen has covered every Super Bowl since 1979 with the exception of this year's game, which he missed after being diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer. Even while undergoing treatment, Mortensen was heavily involved in ESPN's coverage of Peyton Manning's retirement.

After working for six years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and also writing for The Sporting News and The National, Mortensen joined ESPN in 1991.

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]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:48:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos allowed to cancel Sports Authority sponsorship deal]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-allowed-to-cancel-sports-authority-sponsorship-deal/article/1578766?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-allowed-to-cancel-sports-authority-sponsorship-deal/article/1578766?custom_click=rss

DENVER — A federal judge has approved a request from the Denver Broncos to end the team's $55 million sponsorship contract with the bankrupt Sports Authority.

The Denver Post reports the Broncos' motion to terminate their sponsorship agreement with the Englewood-based company was granted in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Friday. Sports Authority has also sought to end the contract.

Court records show the August 2011 contract is valued at more than $55.3 million. Sports Authority owes the Broncos $36 million.

The Broncos seeking an end to the sponsorship agreement comes as Sports Authority is working to auction off the naming rights of the Broncos' Mile High Stadium.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:16:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Ex-Bronco Tim Tebow visits friend shot in Orlando nightclub]]> http://gazette.com/ex-bronco-tim-tebow-visits-friend-shot-in-orlando-nightclub/article/1578729?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-bronco-tim-tebow-visits-friend-shot-in-orlando-nightclub/article/1578729?custom_click=rss

ORLANDO, Fla. — Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow visited his former high school football teammate who was wounded in the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Rodney Sumter was a bartender at Pulse nightclub and was shot three times on June 12.

Tebow and Sumter played football at Ponte Vedra Beach Nease High School near Jacksonville. Sumter noted that Tebow has "always been an awesome person."

On his Instagram account, Sumter noted that his "high school quarterback left the Bahamas" to visit him at Orlando Regional Medical Center where he's been since the morning of the shooting.

Sumter was among 53 people wounded and 49 killed when Omar Mateen started shooting



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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:49:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos' Von Miller to appear in ESPN 'Body Issue']]> http://gazette.com/broncos-von-miller-to-appear-in-espn-body-issue/article/1578659?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-von-miller-to-appear-in-espn-body-issue/article/1578659?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, 12-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta will be featured in ESPN The Magazine's eighth annual "Body Issue."

Other athletes photographed include NFL stars Antonio Brown and Vince Wilfork, UFC champion Conor McGregor, WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, swimmer Nathan Adrian, beach volleyball Olympian April Ross, soccer player Christen Press, wrestler Adeline Grey, boxer Claressa Shields, and retired diver Greg Louganis. Duathlete Chris Mosier is the first transgender athlete to appear in the issue.



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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:06:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Peyton Manning ready to watch football rather than play it]]> http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-ready-to-watch-football-rather-than-play-it/article/feed/363531?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-ready-to-watch-football-rather-than-play-it/article/feed/363531?custom_click=rss

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Peyton Manning is looking forward to the transition from football player to football fan.

The recently retired Denver Broncos quarterback was in Knoxville on Monday to play in his charity golf tournament and announce the winners of the University of Tennessee's Peyton Manning Scholarships. Manning said he's looking forward to watching games rather than playing in them this fall.

"I'm really excited about having a free fall (season) for the first time in 22 years," Manning said.

The Tennessee alum said he will attend at least three of the Volunteers' games this year. He already has made plans to go to the Volunteers' Sept. 10 game with Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway as well as the Oct.

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]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:30:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Peyton Manning ready to watch football rather than play it]]> http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-ready-to-watch-football-rather-than-play-it/article/1578620?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-ready-to-watch-football-rather-than-play-it/article/1578620?custom_click=rss

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Peyton Manning is looking forward to the transition from football player to football fan.

The recently retired Denver Broncos quarterback was in Knoxville on Monday to play in his charity golf tournament and announce the winners of the University of Tennessee's Peyton Manning Scholarships. Manning said he's looking forward to watching games rather than playing in them this fall.

"I'm really excited about having a free fall (season) for the first time in 22 years," Manning said.

The Tennessee alum said he will attend at least three of the Volunteers' games this year. He already has made plans to go to the Volunteers' Sept. 10 game with Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway as well as the



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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:51:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Peyton Manning gets award from Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame]]> http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-gets-award-from-tennessee-sports-hall-of-fame/article/feed/362972?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-gets-award-from-tennessee-sports-hall-of-fame/article/feed/362972?custom_click=rss NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has received the 2016 Tennessean of the Year award from the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame announced that it presented Manning with the award Saturday at its annual "Champion Within" luncheon.

The award is presented to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the state of Tennessee through sports or other methods while demonstrating outstanding character and leadership.

Bill Emendorfer, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame's executive director, said in a statement that "we have honored many outstanding individuals in the past 50 years, but none greater than Peyton.

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]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15:42:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Jets sign minicamp tryout, former 49ers WR Kyle Williams]]> http://gazette.com/jets-sign-minicamp-tryout-former-49ers-wr-kyle-williams/article/feed/362656?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jets-sign-minicamp-tryout-former-49ers-wr-kyle-williams/article/feed/362656?custom_click=rss FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Kyle Williams, who tried out for the team during minicamp this week.

The Jets also announced Friday that they have waived wide receiver Quenton Bundrage, signed as an undrafted free agent in May out of Iowa State.

Williams is entering his sixth NFL season and has 47 catches for 574 yards and four touchdowns in his career.

He was a sixth-round pick of the 49ers in 2010 out of Arizona State. He played three seasons for San Francisco, but lost two fumbles on punt returns in the NFC championship game in 2012 with the second setting up the Giants' winning field goal in overtime.

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]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:17:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Ramsey: Broncos superstar Von Miller seizes contract leverage from Emperor Elway]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-broncos-superstar-von-miller-seizes-contract-leverage-from-emperor-elway/article/1578434?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-broncos-superstar-von-miller-seizes-contract-leverage-from-emperor-elway/article/1578434?custom_click=rss

Von Miller has spoken. He announced there is "no chance" he will play the 2016 season under the Broncos franchise tag.

Now, John Elway must act.

Elway made a comically ridiculous low-ball offer to Miller, the NFL’s most overwhelming pass rusher. Miller lifted the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory, carrying a stumbling offense all the way to a massive parade in downtown Denver.

And he was rewarded with an insulting contract offer from Elway.

Miller deserves, when you consider NFL standards, at least $65 million in guaranteed money. Elway offered $39 million. The Eagles just signed lineman Fletcher Cox to $63 million in guaranteed money. Let’s get this straight: Miller is superior to Cox.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:18:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Miller makes it clear he'll sit out 2016 if no deal is done]]> http://gazette.com/miller-makes-it-clear-hell-sit-out-2016-if-no-deal-is-done/article/feed/362464?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/miller-makes-it-clear-hell-sit-out-2016-if-no-deal-is-done/article/feed/362464?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' summer break began with an ominous message from superstar Von Miller. The Super Bowl MVP suggested he'll sit out the 2016 season if general manager John Elway doesn't meet his contract demands in the next month.

One day after saying on Chelsea Handler's new Netflix show that there was no way he'd consider skipping the season, Miller posted a photo on Instragam on Thursday that said: "I love my Teammates, Coaches, and My Fans" but there is "No Chance" I play the 2016 season under the Franchise tag."

If the sides can't agree on a long-term extension by July 15, Miller would have to play this season on the franchise tag of $14.129 million — or he could choose to sit out the season

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]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:50:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Ramsey blog: Von Miller's threat to sit out 2016 should shake Elway to action]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-von-millers-threat-to-sit-out-2016-should-shake-elway-to-action/article/1578377?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-von-millers-threat-to-sit-out-2016-should-shake-elway-to-action/article/1578377?custom_click=rss

Von Miller has spoken. He announced there is "no chance" he will play the 2016 season under the Broncos franchise tag.

Now, John Elway must act.

Elway made a ridiculous - comically ridiculous - low-ball offer to Miller, who is the most dangerous defensive presence in the NFL. Miller lifted the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory, carrying around a stumbling, often pathetic offense.

And he was rewarded with an insulting contract offer from Elway.

Miller deserves, when you consider NFL standards, at least $65 million in guaranteed money. Elway offered just under $40 million.

I understand contract negotiations are complicated. I understand there is a battle going on right now that could soon end in peace.



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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:09:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Panthers sign Rivera to 1-year contract extension]]> http://gazette.com/panthers-sign-rivera-to-1-year-contract-extension/article/feed/362333?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/panthers-sign-rivera-to-1-year-contract-extension/article/feed/362333?custom_click=rss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed Ron Rivera to a one-year contract extension that will keep the two-time NFL coach of the year with the team through the 2018 season.

Financial terms were not released Thursday.

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman called it an "easy decision."

The Panthers went 17-2 last season, losing to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Rivera is 47-32-1 in five seasons as head coach and has led the Panthers to three straight NFC South championships.

Gettleman says, "Ron has worked extremely hard and we are thrilled with our current direction. (Panthers owner Jerry) Richardson has established a great culture here and Ron is a big part of that.

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]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:29:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Newton, Panthers battling complacency after Super Bowl loss]]> http://gazette.com/newton-panthers-battling-complacency-after-super-bowl-loss/article/feed/362298?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/newton-panthers-battling-complacency-after-super-bowl-loss/article/feed/362298?custom_click=rss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton isn't focused on this past February's Super Bowl — or the one that will be played next year in Houston, for that matter.

The league's MVP said he's all about the present — and improving as a player and team leader before the 2016 season begins.

"We're not worried about the Super Bowl," Newton said Thursday on the final day of minicamp. "We're focused on trying to maximize our June and then July, and then August — and then list goes on. The Super Bowl is in 2017 and we still have a lot to do in 2016.

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]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:27:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Former Broncos among current, former NFL players making push for marijuana as option to opiates for pain]]> http://gazette.com/former-broncos-among-current-former-nfl-players-making-push-for-marijuana-as-option-to-opiates-for-pain/article/1578325?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-broncos-among-current-former-nfl-players-making-push-for-marijuana-as-option-to-opiates-for-pain/article/1578325?custom_click=rss

In recent months, current and former NFL players have come out in support of cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain and brain injury. This week at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York, former Denver Broncos Charlie Adams and Nate Jackson will be part of panel discussion on "CTE, concussions and CBD" moderated by Leonard Marshall, a former New York Giants player and co-founder of the Brain Unity Trust.

Football players are becoming the new face of this movement. At the forefront is Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Eugene Monroe.

"I originally became interested in medical cannabis when I watched a documentary with Paige and Charlotte Figi," Monroe said.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:08:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos remain positive in face of endless drama]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-remain-positive-in-face-of-endless-drama/article/1578331?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-remain-positive-in-face-of-endless-drama/article/1578331?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos will break for summer vacation with plenty of questions still unanswered, including who will be under center when they return and whether Aqib Talib will be able to play. The biggest unknown is whether superstar Von Miller will sign a long-term deal.

Miller is hoping to do that by the July 15 deadline after his camp rejected the team's six-year offer because only $38.5 million was guaranteed.

Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox set the standard this week with a six-year extension that includes $63 million in guarantees, the largest pledge to a non-quarterback in NFL history.



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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:27:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos remain positive in face of endless drama]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-remain-positive-in-face-of-endless-drama/article/feed/361849?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-remain-positive-in-face-of-endless-drama/article/feed/361849?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos will break for summer vacation with plenty of questions still unanswered, including who will be under center when they return and whether Aqib Talib will be able to play. The biggest unknown is whether superstar Von Miller will sign a long-term deal.

Miller is hoping to do that by the July 15 deadline after his camp rejected the team's six-year offer because only $38.5 million was guaranteed.

Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox set the standard this week with a six-year extension that includes $63 million in guarantees, the largest pledge to a non-quarterback in NFL history.

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]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:17:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Klee: No Von Miller, no Super Bowl repeat]]> http://gazette.com/klee-no-von-miller-no-super-bowl-repeat/article/1578269?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-no-von-miller-no-super-bowl-repeat/article/1578269?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL - This was bound to be different. There was no way around it.

Remove Mick Jagger from the Stones and, yes, they would still tour, but they aren't the Stones. Scratch Sly Stallone from the casting call, and we'd still pay to see the movie. But is it really "Rocky"?

At Broncos HQ, with no Peyton, there is no pomp. It feels . not as big.

Peyton is gone, and that's OK. The Broncos won Super Bowl 50 on the strength of a powerful, prideful defense, not their 39-year-old quarterback. But Manning's retirement is not all - not at all.



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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:13:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos sign linebacker Brandon Marshall to 4-year extension]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-linebacker-brandon-marshall-to-4-year-extension/article/feed/361360?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-linebacker-brandon-marshall-to-4-year-extension/article/feed/361360?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brandon Marshall had to bite his tongue when his position coach suggested after his rookie season on Jacksonville's practice squad that maybe he wasn't cut out for the NFL.

Instead of cursing him, he set out to prove him wrong.

Marshall thought back to those bleak but inspiring days with the Jaguars, who cut him three times, when he signed his four-year, $32 million extension with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday.

It wasn't just when he put ink to paper on his deal that included a $10 million signing bonus and $20 million guaranteed, that Marshall recalled those times, either.

"There's not a day goes by that I don't think about him telling me that," Marshall said.

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]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:37:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos sign linebacker Brandon Marshall to 4-year extension]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-linebacker-brandon-marshall-to-4-year-extension/article/1578248?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-sign-linebacker-brandon-marshall-to-4-year-extension/article/1578248?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — As the Von Miller contract stalemate drags on, the Denver Broncos locked down another key defender, signing linebacker Brandon Marshall to a four-year, $32 million extension.

Marshall will make about $2.5 million in 2016 and his new deal kicks in the following year and runs through 2020.

Marshall has posted back-to-back 100-tackle seasons for the Broncos, who signed him to their practice squad after he was cut twice by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012.

His 101 stops last season came despite a broken screw in his right foot and a sprained right forefinger that required offseason surgery.



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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:57:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos get their Super Bowl rings]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-get-their-super-bowl-rings/article/feed/360562?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-get-their-super-bowl-rings/article/feed/360562?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos received their diamond-encrusted championship rings Sunday night at a private party celebrating their Super Bowl title.

Injured cornerback Aqib Talib and outside linebacker Von Miller, mired in a contract stalemate, both attended the ceremony.

Peyton Manning, who retired a month after the Broncos' 24-10 victory over Carolina, sported his new ring on his right hand and the one he won with the Colts in 2007 on his left.

The Jostens rings, topping 5.05 carats, were packed with 212 diamonds set in a 10 karat white-and-yellow-gold ring. They feature the Super Bowl 50 logo and the team's three Lombardi Trophies placed above the team's logo on a field of pave-set diamonds.

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]]> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:36:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos get their Super Bowl rings]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-get-their-super-bowl-rings/article/1578138?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-get-their-super-bowl-rings/article/1578138?custom_click=rss

DENVER — The Denver Broncos received their diamond-encrusted championship rings Sunday night at a private party celebrating their Super Bowl title.

Injured cornerback Aqib Talib and outside linebacker Von Miller, mired in a contract stalemate, both attended the ceremony.

Peyton Manning, who retired a month after the Broncos' 24-10 victory over Carolina, sported his new ring on his right hand and the one he won with the Colts in 2007 on his left.

The Jostens rings, topping 5.05 carats, were packed with 212 diamonds set in a 10 karat white-and-yellow-gold ring. They feature the Super Bowl 50 logo and the team's three Lombardi Trophies placed above the team's logo on a field of pave-set diamonds.



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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:18:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Cam Newton keeping busy while getting over Super Bowl loss]]> http://gazette.com/cam-newton-keeping-busy-while-getting-over-super-bowl-loss/article/feed/360062?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cam-newton-keeping-busy-while-getting-over-super-bowl-loss/article/feed/360062?custom_click=rss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton may not be over the sting of losing the Super Bowl quite yet, but he's getting there.

At least the familiar smile has returned to the Carolina quarterback's face.

"Time cures all, right?" the NFL MVP said Friday. "Having an unbelievable team on the field as well as off the field makes everything better."

Newton spent a good portion of his offseason acting in his new Nickelodeon show "All in with Cam Newton," as well as participating in various charity events, including his second annual Kicking It With Cam celebrity kickball tournament Friday in Charlotte.

For a day, Newton was back to being his playful self, smiling and joking and laughing while playing pitcher for his team.

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]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:31:54 -0600 <![CDATA[Von Miller's contract talks with Broncos on hold for now]]> http://gazette.com/von-millers-contract-talks-with-broncos-on-hold-for-now/article/1577993?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/von-millers-contract-talks-with-broncos-on-hold-for-now/article/1577993?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — So much for Von Miller's prediction of peaceful contract talks this offseason.

An impasse in negotiations has uncorked the startling possibility that the Super Bowl MVP could sit out the 2016 season.

It's a remote possibility, to be sure, one that could harm his popularity and marketability that have skyrocketed since he wrecked the Carolina Panthers' coronation at the Super Bowl.

But it's an option should the sides fail to reach an agreement on a long-term contract over the next six weeks.

Miller has repeatedly said he wants to be a Bronco for life, but the sides aren't talking after Miller's camp declined to accept Denver's offer by Tuesday night's deadline set by the team.



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ENGLEWOOD — So much for Von Miller's prediction of peaceful contract talks this offseason.

An impasse in negotiations has uncorked the startling possibility that the Super Bowl MVP could sit out the 2016 season.

It's a remote possibility, to be sure, one that could harm his popularity and marketability that have skyrocketed since he wrecked the Carolina Panthers' coronation at the Super Bowl.

But it's an option should the sides fail to reach an agreement on a long-term contract over the next six weeks.

Miller has repeatedly said he wants to be a Bronco for life, but the sides aren't talking after Miller's camp declined to accept Denver's offer by Tuesday night's deadline set by the team.



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