<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> broncos]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/broncos Sat, 26 May 2018 19:37:08 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Woody Paige: Could be a dream Colorado foursome at U.S. Senior Open if John Elway qualifies]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-could-be-a-dream-colorado-foursome-at-u.s.-senior-open-if-john-elway-qualifies/article/1626670?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-could-be-a-dream-colorado-foursome-at-u.s.-senior-open-if-john-elway-qualifies/article/1626670?custom_click=rss

Fore for Four!

Visualize a Colorado Connection foursome in the first round of the U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor.

Tom Watson.

Hale Irwin.

John Daly.

John Elway.

That dream quartet has won 171 golf tournaments, including 13 majors, and three Super Bowls. Two graduated from Stanford; one played on the football team, and the other on the golf and table tennis teams. One played football and golf at the University of Colorado, and the other was on the golf team at Arkansas.

Watson and Irwin have finished first in a combined five U.S. and British Senior Opens.

Three are in Halls of Fame. The other is one of the most provocative golfers in history.



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Sat, 26 May 2018 16:47:01 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Widefield's Vincent Jackson took long, dignified road to NFL stardom]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-widefields-vincent-jackson-took-long-dignified-road-to-nfl-stardom/article/1626612?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-widefields-vincent-jackson-took-long-dignified-road-to-nfl-stardom/article/1626612?custom_click=rss

The next time you hear a conversation about some 17-year-old football player and whether he deserves three stars or four stars on the recruiting meter, escape as soon as possible and instead consider the story of Widefield High’s Vincent Jackson.

Let’s just say the youthful Vincent was not loaded down by vast expectations. When he finished his Widefield career, nobody was talking about his recruiting stars and no Division I coach wanted him, and this list included CSU’s Sonny Lubick and CU’s Gary Barnett. He was given a bigger academic than athletic scholarship at Division II Northern  Colorado, which he chose over Columbia of the Ivy League. He didn’t start at receiver for UNC’s Bears



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Fri, 25 May 2018 16:10:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: NFL butchered national anthem controversy, but Broncos and protesting players brought latest loss on themselves]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-nfl-butchered-national-anthem-controversy-but-broncos-and-protesting-players-brought-latest-loss-on-themselves/article/1626578?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-nfl-butchered-national-anthem-controversy-but-broncos-and-protesting-players-brought-latest-loss-on-themselves/article/1626578?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — You’d think professional athletes, of all people, would know that taking an “L,” which the NFL’s protesters have done once again, is a suggestion that someone should switch up the gameplan.

Guess not.

“Let’s be clear,” Broncos linebacker/protester Brandon Marshall said Thursday at Dove Valley. “I know they say they’ll fine the teams, but players don’t care about that. Players don’t care if the teams get fined.”

It’s like they will never learn. The reason the NFL finally put its foot down and delivered a long-overdue mandate on standing during the national anthem is a simple one: money.



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Fri, 25 May 2018 11:43:50 -0600
<![CDATA[NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall]]> http://gazette.com/nfls-policy-could-mean-a-new-playbook-on-protests-this-fall/article/feed/567130?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfls-policy-could-mean-a-new-playbook-on-protests-this-fall/article/feed/567130?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook.

The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way.

"The owners can try to prevent kneeling, but they open another can of worms," said Randal Maurice Jelks, professor of African and African-American studies and history at the University of Kansas. "Imagine if players decide as a team to not come out for the national anthem. Or if one-third of the team decides not to come out.

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 00:58:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Klee blog: Broncos' Brandon Marshall rips Trump, NFL's new national anthem policy]]> http://gazette.com/klee-blog-broncos-brandon-marshall-rips-trump-nfls-new-national-anthem-policy/article/1626563?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-blog-broncos-brandon-marshall-rips-trump-nfls-new-national-anthem-policy/article/1626563?custom_click=rss

Brandon Marshall, who was the first Broncos player to kneel during the national anthem, on Thursday addressed President Trump's comments and the NFL's new policy on national anthem protests.

Marshall on the president's comments: 

"Obviously that statement right there is, to me, is, I would say, to me it's disgusting. I say it's disgusting because of our amendment rights, our First Amendment rights. You know, we have freedom of speech (and) freedom of protest, so we (should) get kicked out of the country? That's not how things should work, in my opinion. Just because somebody disagrees with something, or if I didn't stand for the anthem, or if don't like what's going on, that's basically him saying I should be



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Thu, 24 May 2018 17:38:10 -0600
<![CDATA[The Denver Broncos have revamped their backfield]]> http://gazette.com/the-denver-broncos-have-revamped-their-backfield/article/feed/567089?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-denver-broncos-have-revamped-their-backfield/article/feed/567089?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jackhammers and buzz saws nearly drowned out the coaches hollering during OTAs this week at Denver Broncos headquarters, which is undergoing a makeover this spring.

Upgrades include a massive new theater for team meetings and an expansion of the training room.

Another thing the Broncos are remodeling is their backfield.

It's hardly recognizable following the departures of veterans C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles along with longtime position coach Eric Studesville, one of six assistants fired after last season.

Curtis Modkins, who tutored 1,000-yard rusher Jordan Howard in Chicago last season, replaced Studesville, Miami's new run game coordinator who served four head coaches in his eight

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]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 13:21:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players]]> http://gazette.com/critics-nfl-decision-chooses-mainstream-appeal-over-players/article/feed/566847?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/critics-nfl-decision-chooses-mainstream-appeal-over-players/article/feed/566847?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social justice passions of its players trying to draw attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.

Some opponents of the new policy now vow to never watch an NFL game again.

The NFL's new anthem policy — similar to NBA rules in place for decades — makes the athletes stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" or be absent from the field while it's played.

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]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 22:30:20 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Bethea: New NFL policy 'not really a compromise']]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-bethea-new-nfl-policy-not-really-a-compromise/article/feed/566761?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-bethea-new-nfl-policy-not-really-a-compromise/article/feed/566761?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL's new policy requiring players to stand if they are on the field during the national anthem but permitting them to stay in the locker room if they prefer (all times EDT):

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Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea says the NFL's new national anthem policy is "not really a compromise," as touted by the league.

The 12-year NFL veteran noted that "if you want to use your right of freedom of speech and take a knee, you're going to get fined. So it's really not a compromise."

(In reality, the team, not the player, would be fined.)

Bethea noted that the NFL did give players the option of staying in the locker room while the anthem is played.

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]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 18:26:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos players, officials weigh in on NFL's new anthem policy]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-players-officials-weigh-in-on-nfls-new-anthem-policy/article/1626506?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-players-officials-weigh-in-on-nfls-new-anthem-policy/article/1626506?custom_click=rss

Denver Broncos union representative Matt Paradis says that while he wishes players were consulted on the new national anthem policy, NFL owners have every right to introduce new rules.

Paradis says that "they are the employers, so if they want to create a stipulation, we'll go from there."

Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe agrees with the league's new mandate for players to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" or stay inside the locker room.

Wolfe says: "That's probably the best way to do it. The NBA's been doing it for 20 years and they haven't had an issue.



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Wed, 23 May 2018 15:40:46 -0600
<![CDATA[NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-owners-adopt-new-policy-to-address-anthem-protests/article/1626485?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-owners-adopt-new-policy-to-address-anthem-protests/article/1626485?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA — NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

The decision was announced Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league’s spring meeting in Atlanta.

In a sign that players were not part of the discussions, any violations of the policy would result in fines against the team — not the players. The NFL Players Association said it will challenge any part of the new policy that violates the collective bargaining agreement.



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Wed, 23 May 2018 13:46:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Before throwing shade at 'No Fly Zone,' Case Keenum shows why Denver Broncos paid new quarterback big bucks]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-before-throwing-shade-at-no-fly-zone-case-keenum-shows-why-denver-broncos-paid-new-quarterback-big-bucks/article/1626441?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-before-throwing-shade-at-no-fly-zone-case-keenum-shows-why-denver-broncos-paid-new-quarterback-big-bucks/article/1626441?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — My first impression of Case Keenum’s first day of Broncos offense vs. Broncos defense was that he doesn’t look the part. He looks short. Maybe that’s because Keenum often stands next to 6-foot-7 Paxton Lynch or 6-8 Jared Veldheer, and all of us look short next to those two.

Either way, there’s zero about Keenum’s physical stature that suggests he’s a $36-million professional athlete. If he were throwing dry flies in the South Platte you wouldn’t look twice. So why did John Elway commit the next era of Broncos football to a guy who looks like another guy?

Glad you asked: “I’m trying earn the right to lead these guys.



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Wed, 23 May 2018 09:48:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Former Broncos quarterback Brian Griese flies high with Air Force Thunderbirds]]> http://gazette.com/former-broncos-quarterback-brian-griese-flies-high-with-air-force-thunderbirds/article/1626459?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-broncos-quarterback-brian-griese-flies-high-with-air-force-thunderbirds/article/1626459?custom_click=rss

Former Broncos quarterback Brian Griese traded his football jersey for a flight suit and took to the sky Tuesday with the Air Force Thunderbirds.

The hour-long flight was preceded by equipment, medical and safety briefings by Thunderbird officers and enlisted members.

Griese was introduced to the Air Force last year when he delivered a speech on warrior ethos at the National Character & Leadership Symposium at the Air Force Academy. The highlight was meeting the cadets, he said, and the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the Thunderbirds was "an honor."

"I know the Thunderbirds as the shining star of the Air Force," he said.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 06:53:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos' Shane Ray far from ready to concede job to new kid]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-shane-ray-far-from-ready-to-concede-job-to-new-kid/article/feed/566585?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-shane-ray-far-from-ready-to-concede-job-to-new-kid/article/feed/566585?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Everywhere he looks at the moment Broncos linebacker Shane Ray spots motivation.

Denver selecting another pass rusher in Bradley Chubb with the No. 5 overall pick? Fuel.

Not having his fifth-year option picked up by the team? More incentive.

Being bashed on social media following an injury-riddled 2017 season? Added drive.

Not that long ago, Ray was all the rage — a first-round pick out of Missouri to play alongside Von Miller. But another pass-rusher has suddenly soared in popularity in Chubb, whose selection on draft night had Miller hooting and hollering .

Ray gets it. He takes it all in stride. He's trying to, anyway.

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]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 00:39:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Tee time set for John Elway's attempt to qualify for the U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor]]> http://gazette.com/tee-time-set-for-john-elways-attempt-to-qualify-for-the-u.s.-senior-open-at-the-broadmoor/article/1626424?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tee-time-set-for-john-elways-attempt-to-qualify-for-the-u.s.-senior-open-at-the-broadmoor/article/1626424?custom_click=rss

John Elway will attempt to qualify for the Colorado Springs-hosted U.S. Senior Open on Memorial Day, teeing off at 10:10 a.m. at The Broadmoor’s East Course.

The Denver Broncos general manager and Hall of Fame quarterback, 57, will be among 84 hopefuls attempting to get one of two qualifying spots on Monday.

This is only the fourth time that a U.S. Senior Open site will also host sectional qualifying. There are 34 qualifying sites around the nation.

Colorado Springs residents Robert Athey, David Delich, Michael Dominguez, Gregg Jones, Mike Northern and John Olive will also be in the field with Elway at The Broadmoor.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 18:34:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos new QB Keenum gets first taste of Denver's defense]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-new-qb-keenum-gets-first-taste-of-denvers-defense/article/feed/566478?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-new-qb-keenum-gets-first-taste-of-denvers-defense/article/feed/566478?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — One thing that Peyton Manning, Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch all quickly learned in Denver was that nothing comes easy against the Broncos' "No Fly Zone" secondary at practice.

It's something opposing quarterbacks discover on game day.

Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward are no longer here, but Chris Harris Jr., Darian Stewart, Justin Simmons and Bradley Roby remain.

On Tuesday, Case Keenum got his first taste of that stellar defensive backfield that still uses the moniker following Ward's dismissal last year and Talib's trade to the Rams this offseason.

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]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 16:16:58 -0600 <![CDATA[David Ramsey: 4 reasons to believe in Kalen Ballage's future as NFL running back]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-4-reasons-to-believe-in-kalen-ballages-future-as-nfl-running-back/article/1626358?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-4-reasons-to-believe-in-kalen-ballages-future-as-nfl-running-back/article/1626358?custom_click=rss

Former Falcon star Kalen Ballage is headed, eventually, to NFL stardom, but he won’t arrive there next season. He’ll be the Dolphins third running back, a rookie sitting behind Frank Gore and Kenyan Drake.

But, trust me, he will become a special running back. The Dolphins pulled a steal in the fourth round of the draft when they selected Ballage.

Here are four reasons to believe in Ballage’s NFL future:

His talent

Former Fountain-Fort Carson coach Mitch Johnson has watched Colorado Springs-area high school football since the early 1970s.



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Sun, 20 May 2018 18:41:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos add Colorado State QB Nick Stevens to roster]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-add-colorado-state-qb-nick-stevens-to-roster/article/feed/565660?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-add-colorado-state-qb-nick-stevens-to-roster/article/feed/565660?custom_click=rss ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway has changed his mind about adding another quarterback to the Denver Broncos' roster.

The Broncos signed undrafted free agent Nick Stevens of Colorado State on Thursday, three weeks after Elway said he wouldn't bring in a fourth passer for offseason workouts.

After bypassing QBs in the NFL draft last month, notably Josh Allen and Josh Rosen with the fifth overall pick, Elway said he was satisfied with the group he had.

Free agent Case Keenum was declared the starter when he signed with Denver in March and last month Elway said Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly will compete for the backup role this summer.

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]]> Thu, 17 May 2018 17:33:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Raiders sign free agent G Cameron Hunt]]> http://gazette.com/raiders-sign-free-agent-g-cameron-hunt/article/feed/565650?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/raiders-sign-free-agent-g-cameron-hunt/article/feed/565650?custom_click=rss ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent guard Cameron Hunt.

The team waived center Alex Officer on Thursday to make room on the roster.

Hunt originally signed with Denver as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon last May. He spent the 2017 preseason with the Broncos and was later signed to San Francisco's practice squad in November.

Officer was signed as an undrafted free agent earlier this month.

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]]> Thu, 17 May 2018 16:44:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos add ex-CSU quarterback Nick Stevens]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-add-ex-csu-quarterback-nick-stevens/article/1626154?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-add-ex-csu-quarterback-nick-stevens/article/1626154?custom_click=rss

The Denver Broncos added a fourth quarterback Thursday, signing former Colorado State Ram Nick Stevens. 

The move was announced on the team's official website.

Stevens joins Case Keenum, Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly in Denver's quarterback room.

Stevens completed 61.9 percent of his passes the past season at CSU to go along with 3,804 yards and 29 TDs.



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Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:05 -0600
<![CDATA[John Elway deposed in Colin Kaepernick collusion case against NFL]]> http://gazette.com/john-elway-deposed-in-colin-kaepernick-collusion-case-against-nfl/article/1626081?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/john-elway-deposed-in-colin-kaepernick-collusion-case-against-nfl/article/1626081?custom_click=rss

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway gave an hour-long deposition Tuesday to lawyers of Colin Kaepernick in the quarterback’s collusion grievance against the NFL, sources told 9NEWS.

The deposition was held at Broncos headquarters. Kaepernick attended the deposition as did lawyers representing the league and the players union.

Kaepernick is claiming NFL teams are colluding to keep him from playing quarterback in part because of his controversial protests against what he perceives as social injustice in this country by first sitting, then kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem prior to NFL games. Kaepernick demonstrated his position during the 2016 season while playing for the San Francisco 49ers.



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Wed, 16 May 2018 09:03:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Special Olympians and the Denver Broncos? Good time for a "choo-choo dance"]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-special-olympians-and-the-denver-broncos-good-time-for-a-choo-choo-dance/article/1626062?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-special-olympians-and-the-denver-broncos-good-time-for-a-choo-choo-dance/article/1626062?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Charlie is 16, one determined Special Olympian, and Tuesday night he out-swagged Swag.

I wish you all could’ve seen it: soon as he grabbed a handoff from Broncos tight end Jeff Heuerman, Charlie barreled toward the end zone. Score, Charlie! they shouted. Charlie scored, all right. Then he danced! Spinning toward Chad “Swag” Kelly, Charlie hit the quarterback with finger pistols. Oh, and he wasn't done yet. Charlie followed with his version of The Robot.

You got that in your bag of tricks, Swag?

“Might have to incorporate that move,” Kelly said with a belly laugh.

Cheering, laughing, cheering, high-fiving.



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Tue, 15 May 2018 21:57:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Supreme Court's legalized sports gambling decision at the intersection of "sin and revenue"]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-supreme-courts-legalized-sports-gambling-decision-at-the-intersection-of-sin-and-revenue/article/1626002?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-supreme-courts-legalized-sports-gambling-decision-at-the-intersection-of-sin-and-revenue/article/1626002?custom_click=rss

DENVER — The NFL just cured its TV ratings illness, Las Vegas just inched closer to hosting a Super Bowl, and it just became tougher than any other time in American history to rig a sporting event.

Pretty nice li'l Monday, don't you think?

The U.S. Supreme Court empowered individual states to legalize sports gambling — by a vote of 7-2, covering the Over — and the big winners are the usual suspects: the sports leagues themselves (whether they come clean and admit it or not), team owners and the entrepreneurs who are first to open sportsbooks when and where sports gambling is eventually legalized. All stand to benefit from a landmark decision that forever will alter sports here as we know it.



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Mon, 14 May 2018 22:54:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Jets claim OT Garcia off waivers from Pats; K Rose waived]]> http://gazette.com/jets-claim-ot-garcia-off-waivers-from-pats-k-rose-waived/article/feed/564791?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jets-claim-ot-garcia-off-waivers-from-pats-k-rose-waived/article/feed/564791?custom_click=rss FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed offensive tackle Antonio Garcia off waivers from the New England Patriots and waived kicker Nick Rose.

Garcia was a third-round draft pick of the Patriots last year out of Troy, but did not play because he was dealing with blood clots in his lungs. New England placed him on the reserve/non-football injury list in September and waived him last Friday.

The 6-foot-6, 302-pound Garcia told reporters in March that he was cleared to return to football. He will add depth to the Jets' offensive line.

The Jets had claimed Rose off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers last month. New York also has Cairo Santos on its roster and signed Taylor Bertolet last week after he w

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]]> Mon, 14 May 2018 19:33:46 -0600 <![CDATA[Raiders sign 5th-round pick Johnny Townsend to rookie deal]]> http://gazette.com/raiders-sign-5th-round-pick-johnny-townsend-to-rookie-deal/article/feed/564755?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/raiders-sign-5th-round-pick-johnny-townsend-to-rookie-deal/article/feed/564755?custom_click=rss ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round pick Johnny Townsend to a four-year contract.

The team also announced deals Monday with undrafted free agent safety Dallin Leavitt and long snapper Drew Scott. Both players took part in this month's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Townsend, a punter, was selected 173rd overall by the Raiders in last month's draft to replace the released Marquette King. He played in 44 games over his four-year career at Florida, averaging 46.2 yards per punt with 90 of his 240 punts being placed inside the opponents' 20-yard line.

Townsend finished his collegiate career as Florida's all-time leading punter in yards and punts, and ranks first in SEC history in career

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]]> Mon, 14 May 2018 16:58:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos running back Henderson recovering from auto accident]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-running-back-henderson-recovering-from-auto-accident/article/feed/564746?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-running-back-henderson-recovering-from-auto-accident/article/feed/564746?custom_click=rss ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo Henderson is recovering from minor shoulder and ankle injuries he sustained over the weekend when his Jeep was hit by a driver fleeing police in a stolen vehicle.

KCNC-TV in Denver reported that a 36-year-old woman was in custody after she allegedly struck several vehicles while evading police Saturday night in Parker, Colorado, sending four people to the hospital, where they were held overnight.

Henderson discussed the crash on his Instagram page Monday and called it "the most traumatic event I've probably ever had to deal with." He thanked the Parker Police Department and South Metro Fire Rescue as well as the doctors who treated him at Parker Adventist hospita

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ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo Henderson is recovering from minor shoulder and ankle injuries he sustained over the weekend when his Jeep was hit by a driver fleeing police in a stolen vehicle.

KCNC-TV in Denver reported that a 36-year-old woman was in custody after she allegedly struck several vehicles while evading police Saturday night in Parker, Colorado, sending four people to the hospital, where they were held overnight.

Henderson discussed the crash on his Instagram page Monday and called it "the most traumatic event I've probably ever had to deal with." He thanked the Parker Police Department and South Metro Fire Rescue as well as the doctors who treated him at Parker Adventist



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Mon, 14 May 2018 16:22:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Chad Kelly has chance to win Broncos backup QB job]]> http://gazette.com/chad-kelly-has-chance-to-win-broncos-backup-qb-job/article/feed/564272?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chad-kelly-has-chance-to-win-broncos-backup-qb-job/article/feed/564272?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Not even the signing of free agent Case Keenum could keep the Broncos from staging yet another quarterback competition this offseason.

This time it's a battle for the backup job.

After bypassing a quarterback in a draft that was deep on passing prospects, general manager John Elway declared that Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly would duke it out for the No. 2 job.

That served as a vote of confidence in Lynch, his 2016 first-round pick who hasn't been able to win the starting job, and a golden opportunity for Kelly, "Mr. Irrelevant" in 2017 as the last player picked in the draft.

"With Paxton, we still think he is young. We are not kicking him to the curb. He can still develop.

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]]> Sat, 12 May 2018 16:05:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Pats' McDaniels: No promises came with decision to return]]> http://gazette.com/pats-mcdaniels-no-promises-came-with-decision-to-return/article/feed/564051?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pats-mcdaniels-no-promises-came-with-decision-to-return/article/feed/564051?custom_click=rss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In his first public comments since he declined at the last minute to accept the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching position, Josh McDaniels denied Friday that he'd made any deal to succeed Bill Belichick as coach of the New England Patriots.

McDaniels listed several reasons for remaining in New England as Belichick's offensive coordinator — some personal, some football-related. But he said his job is no different than it was before his near-departure for Indianapolis.

"No, I mean my role is the same," McDaniels said when asked if he'd received any assurances of becoming the Patriots' next coach.

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]]> Fri, 11 May 2018 18:10:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Lindsay willing to play any role to latch on with Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/lindsay-willing-to-play-any-role-to-latch-on-with-broncos/article/feed/564077?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lindsay-willing-to-play-any-role-to-latch-on-with-broncos/article/feed/564077?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The fieriness of undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay will be put on the backburner.

Not for long, just for now.

The former Colorado standout known as the "Tasmanian Devil " for his relentless motor is all ears these days in the Denver Broncos' meeting room.

"I have to get in where I fit in. Right now, that's learning and listening and being quiet," Lindsay said on the first day of rookie orientation Friday. "My place is to listen to the veterans and coaches and take what they want and establish it on the football field."

That also means lining up wherever the Broncos want him to line up. He's willing to return kickoffs and punts, play special teams, become a situational running

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]]> Fri, 11 May 2018 16:32:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Gase says he's comfortable with Miami's backup QB situation]]> http://gazette.com/gase-says-hes-comfortable-with-miamis-backup-qb-situation/article/feed/563757?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gase-says-hes-comfortable-with-miamis-backup-qb-situation/article/feed/563757?custom_click=rss DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says he likes his revamped roster, and that includes the quarterbacks who will compete this summer to back up Ryan Tannehill.

The Dolphins decided against drafting a quarterback , which leaves holdover David Fales and veteran newcomer Brock Osweiler to battle for the No. 2 job. Miami also signed veteran Bryce Petty as further insurance last week.

Gase, speaking Thursday before the start of a rookie minicamp, said he'd be comfortable turning to Fales or Osweiler this season if Tannehill were sidelined by an injury.

"If I wasn't, we'd have somebody else here," Gase said.

Bringing in an emergency replacement wouldn't be necessary, Gase said.

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