<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> broncos]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/broncos Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:44:24 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Former Denver Broncos player Tom Jackson wins Pro Football Hall's broadcasting award]]> http://gazette.com/former-denver-broncos-player-tom-jackson-wins-pro-football-halls-broadcasting-award/article/1555151?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-denver-broncos-player-tom-jackson-wins-pro-football-halls-broadcasting-award/article/1555151?custom_click=rss

CANTON, Ohio — ESPN broadcaster Tom Jackson has won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame made the announcement Tuesday. The NFL analyst will be recognized for "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football" during the 2015 enshrinement ceremony on Aug. 8.

Jackson joined ESPN in 1987 following a 14-year NFL career as a linebacker for the Denver Broncos.

Jackson says his playing career "was a dream come true, but never did it occur to me that I'd have a second career so gratifying and an award like this bestowed upon me."

He received the Sports Emmy for best studio analyst in 2009. Jackson and Chris Berman host the network's Sunday NFL



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CANTON, Ohio — ESPN broadcaster Tom Jackson has won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame made the announcement Tuesday. The NFL analyst will be recognized for "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football" during the 2015 enshrinement ceremony on Aug. 8.

Jackson joined ESPN in 1987 following a 14-year NFL career as a linebacker for the Denver Broncos.

Jackson says his playing career "was a dream come true, but never did it occur to me that I'd have a second career so gratifying and an award like this bestowed upon me."

He received the Sports Emmy for best studio analyst in 2009. Jackson and Chris Berman host the network's Sunday NFL

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:54:41 -0600
<![CDATA[Eagles sign guard John Moffitt to 1-year deal]]> http://gazette.com/eagles-sign-guard-john-moffitt-to-1-year-deal/article/feed/247851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eagles-sign-guard-john-moffitt-to-1-year-deal/article/feed/247851?custom_click=rss PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed guard John Moffitt to a one-year contract and released guard Cole Manhart.

The 6-foot-4, 319-pound Moffitt was drafted by Seattle in the third round in 2011 and last played in the NFL two years ago with Denver.

Moffitt started 15 games for Seattle in 2011-12, played in two games for the Broncos in 2013 and spent last season out of football. The Eagles released starting guards Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans in the offseason.

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]]> PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed guard John Moffitt to a one-year contract and released guard Cole Manhart.

The 6-foot-4, 319-pound Moffitt was drafted by Seattle in the third round in 2011 and last played in the NFL two years ago with Denver.

Moffitt started 15 games for Seattle in 2011-12, played in two games for the Broncos in 2013 and spent last season out of football. The Eagles released starting guards Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans in the offseason.]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:48:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Peyton Manning almost traded? Broncos deny it]]> http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-almost-traded-broncos-deny-it/article/1554347?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-almost-traded-broncos-deny-it/article/1554347?custom_click=rss

A surefire Hall of Famer who expected to once again lead the Denver Broncos into the playoffs next season, quarterback Peyton Manning might actually have been a Houston Texan this offseason.

According to a report from Denver radio station 94.1 FM host Benjamin Allbright, who cited anonymous sources, the Broncos nearly completed the deal that would’ve made Manning a Texan and again member in the AFC South. 

Allbright took to his Twitter account to state he couldn’t verify the report with comments from either team, but defended the speculation.

Essentially, the report suggests that some in the Broncos organization think its time for backup Brock Osweiler to begin his era as the team’s signal



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A surefire Hall of Famer who expected to once again lead the Denver Broncos into the playoffs next season, quarterback Peyton Manning might actually have been a Houston Texan this offseason.

According to a report from Denver radio station 94.1 FM host Benjamin Allbright, who cited anonymous sources, the Broncos nearly completed the deal that would’ve made Manning a Texan and again member in the AFC South. 

Allbright took to his Twitter account to state he couldn’t verify the report with comments from either team, but defended the speculation.

Essentially, the report suggests that some in the Broncos organization think its time for backup Brock Osweiler to begin his era as the team’s signal

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:28:30 -0600
<![CDATA[LeBeau, Moore, Scarnecchia win PFWA award]]> http://gazette.com/lebeau-moore-scarnecchia-win-pfwa-award/article/feed/245902?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lebeau-moore-scarnecchia-win-pfwa-award/article/feed/245902?custom_click=rss Hall of Fame coach Dick LeBeau, and Tom Moore and Dante Scarnecchia have won the Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman Award from the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).

The award is given for lifetime achievement as an assistant coach in the NFL and named for Zimmerman, who covered the NFL for 29 years.

LeBeau, in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his playing career as a defensive back, is among the most accomplished defensive coordinators in league history. Now with Tennessee, he's in his 43rd season as an NFL coach and is considered the originator of the zone blitz.

Moore, now with Arizona, is in his 37th NFL season. He has served as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and is best known for his work with P

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]]> Hall of Fame coach Dick LeBeau, and Tom Moore and Dante Scarnecchia have won the Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman Award from the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).

The award is given for lifetime achievement as an assistant coach in the NFL and named for Zimmerman, who covered the NFL for 29 years.

LeBeau, in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his playing career as a defensive back, is among the most accomplished defensive coordinators in league history. Now with Tennessee, he's in his 43rd season as an NFL coach and is considered the originator of the zone blitz.

Moore, now with Arizona, is in his 37th NFL season. He has served as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and is best known for his work with P]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:47:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Is the selfie the new autograph?]]> http://gazette.com/is-the-selfie-the-new-autograph/article/1554147?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/is-the-selfie-the-new-autograph/article/1554147?custom_click=rss

Every time a fan pulls out a phone and asks Michael McKenry to pose for a selfie, it makes him laugh. - It reminds the Rockies catcher of "The Goonies," where one of the young characters created a device that holds the camera out in front of him. - "When you think about it, he's the one who invented the selfie stick," McKenry said of the kid in the 1985 film. "And it took all this time for technology to catch up." - Technology has caught up, all right. Roughly 100 million selfies are taken daily according to a study from Google, those making up part of the nearly 900 billion photos snapped in a year according to Agence France-Presse.



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Every time a fan pulls out a phone and asks Michael McKenry to pose for a selfie, it makes him laugh. - It reminds the Rockies catcher of "The Goonies," where one of the young characters created a device that holds the camera out in front of him. - "When you think about it, he's the one who invented the selfie stick," McKenry said of the kid in the 1985 film. "And it took all this time for technology to catch up." - Technology has caught up, all right. Roughly 100 million selfies are taken daily according to a study from Google, those making up part of the nearly 900 billion photos snapped in a year according to Agence France-Presse.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:44:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Owen Daniels came for Kubiak, Manning, finds paradise]]> http://gazette.com/owen-daniels-came-for-kubiak-manning-finds-paradise/article/feed/243820?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/owen-daniels-came-for-kubiak-manning-finds-paradise/article/feed/243820?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For Owen Daniels, this is heaven.

His quarterback is Peyton Manning.

His coach is Gary Kubiak.

And he's living in Colorado.

Daniels smiled at the mention of each of these benefits as the Broncos began their final week of offseason workouts Monday.

The big tight end from the University of Wisconsin reunited with Kubiak, who's been at his side for his entire NFL career, and he brings pedigree to a position where Manning lost Pro Bowler Julius Thomas in free agency.

In what he calls "a big bonus," Daniels gets to watch the ferocious spring storms roll over the snowcapped Rocky Mountains and swirl across the sky before re-gathering in a fury over the Great Plains.

Perfect fo

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]]> ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For Owen Daniels, this is heaven.

His quarterback is Peyton Manning.

His coach is Gary Kubiak.

And he's living in Colorado.

Daniels smiled at the mention of each of these benefits as the Broncos began their final week of offseason workouts Monday.

The big tight end from the University of Wisconsin reunited with Kubiak, who's been at his side for his entire NFL career, and he brings pedigree to a position where Manning lost Pro Bowler Julius Thomas in free agency.

In what he calls "a big bonus," Daniels gets to watch the ferocious spring storms roll over the snowcapped Rocky Mountains and swirl across the sky before re-gathering in a fury over the Great Plains.

Perfect fo]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:05:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Jets' Brandon Marshall: man for all occasions]]> http://gazette.com/jets-brandon-marshall-man-for-all-occasions/article/feed/242413?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jets-brandon-marshall-man-for-all-occasions/article/feed/242413?custom_click=rss

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brandon Marshall, wide receiver, has made a move of convenience for Brandon Marshall, media mogul.

When Marshall was traded by the Bears to the Jets during the NFL draft in May, it created a logistical solution for his budding career in front of the TV camera.

Marshall is a regular on "Inside The NFL," which is taped Tuesdays in New York. He commuted from Chicago for the gig, which in November and December can be a difficult trek.

Now? It's a snap.

"It's pretty much a local show now," Marshall said Wednesday at Jets minicamp. "Last year, I took a chance and traveled a little on my off day. Now it's easy, it's 10 minutes from my house.

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]]> FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brandon Marshall, wide receiver, has made a move of convenience for Brandon Marshall, media mogul.

When Marshall was traded by the Bears to the Jets during the NFL draft in May, it created a logistical solution for his budding career in front of the TV camera.

Marshall is a regular on "Inside The NFL," which is taped Tuesdays in New York. He commuted from Chicago for the gig, which in November and December can be a difficult trek.

Now? It's a snap.

"It's pretty much a local show now," Marshall said Wednesday at Jets minicamp. "Last year, I took a chance and traveled a little on my off day. Now it's easy, it's 10 minutes from my house.]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 02:34:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Raiders plan to give young cornerbacks a chance]]> http://gazette.com/raiders-plan-to-give-young-cornerbacks-a-chance/article/feed/242296?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/raiders-plan-to-give-young-cornerbacks-a-chance/article/feed/242296?custom_click=rss

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — When the Oakland Raiders began overhauling their team after another dismal season, one position noticeably didn't get much help.

After bringing in a different pair of veteran starters at cornerback the past three seasons in failed trials, the Raiders decided it was time to give the young guys a closer look.

Barring a summer addition, the starters at cornerback this season in Oakland will likely come from a group that includes 2013 first-round pick DJ Hayden and second-year players TJ Carrie and Keith McGill.

That trio has combined to make just 15 career starts and has offered little proof as of yet that they can stand up to Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and other top-flight quarterbacks on Oakla

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]]> ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — When the Oakland Raiders began overhauling their team after another dismal season, one position noticeably didn't get much help.

After bringing in a different pair of veteran starters at cornerback the past three seasons in failed trials, the Raiders decided it was time to give the young guys a closer look.

Barring a summer addition, the starters at cornerback this season in Oakland will likely come from a group that includes 2013 first-round pick DJ Hayden and second-year players TJ Carrie and Keith McGill.

That trio has combined to make just 15 career starts and has offered little proof as of yet that they can stand up to Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and other top-flight quarterbacks on Oakla]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:36:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Bears sign cornerback Tracy Porter to 1-year contract]]> http://gazette.com/bears-sign-cornerback-tracy-porter-to-1-year-contract/article/feed/241400?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bears-sign-cornerback-tracy-porter-to-1-year-contract/article/feed/241400?custom_click=rss LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed veteran cornerback Tracy Porter to a one-year contract Monday to bolster their secondary.

Heading into his eighth NFL season, Porter is best known for his clinching 74-yard interception return touchdown for New Orleans against Indianapolis in the 2010 Super Bowl.

Porter played four seasons in New Orleans, then one season each in Denver, Oakland and Washington. He will be reunited with Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox. Pace was with the Saints when Porter played there, and Fox coached the Broncos in 2012.

The Bears also signed receiver Ify Umodu to a three-year contract and waived linebacker Jamil Merrell. Umodu was a tryout player at the team's rookie

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]]> LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed veteran cornerback Tracy Porter to a one-year contract Monday to bolster their secondary.

Heading into his eighth NFL season, Porter is best known for his clinching 74-yard interception return touchdown for New Orleans against Indianapolis in the 2010 Super Bowl.

Porter played four seasons in New Orleans, then one season each in Denver, Oakland and Washington. He will be reunited with Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox. Pace was with the Saints when Porter played there, and Fox coached the Broncos in 2012.

The Bears also signed receiver Ify Umodu to a three-year contract and waived linebacker Jamil Merrell. Umodu was a tryout player at the team's rookie]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:02:30 -0600