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  • Blog: Broncos: Manning, Ware among Broncos captains

    Surprise! Peyton Manning is a Broncos captain.

  • Redskins S Duke Ihenacho off waivers from Broncos

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have claimed Super Bowl starting safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers from the Denver Broncos. The Redskins added Ihenacho on Sunday, a day after he was let go by the Broncos. Ihenacho started all but one game for Denver last season and made nine tackles in the Super Bowl loss to the Seattle Seahawks,...

  • Marvin Austin: latest veteran bargain for Broncos

    ENGLEWOOD -- John Elway's free agency bonanza included $109.5 million worth of contracts for a trio of defensive stars in Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware. So it was easy to overlook the one-year, no-bonus $570,000 deal that nose tackle Marvin Austin signed with the Denver Broncos this spring. Not anymore. The former second round...

  • Blog: Broncos: Ben Garland realizes an NFL dream

    At the risk of sounding entirely cheesy and sappy and temporarily losing my Man Card, here's a short blog about a dream come true. Hey, it's a grim world out there. We need one of those once in a while. On Memorial Day, Garland subtly informed me he was promoted to Captain in the Air Force. On Saturday, he became a member of the Broncos'...

  • Champ Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cuts

    For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough. Jettisoned by the New Orleans Saints after a difficult training camp, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback was the most notable name when NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 53 active players Saturday. A close second was Rams rookie Michael Sam, the first openly gay...

  • Broncos' Hillman, Webster fell ill at Dallas

    ENGLEWOOD — Cornerback Kayvon Webster and running back Ronnie Hillman didn't return with the Denver Broncos from their preseason finale in Dallas on Thursday night after falling ill. Both were taken to a hospital and Webster was kept overnight. The Denver Post first reported the story Saturday. The Broncos confirmed that neither player flew...

  • Deeper Denver Broncos cut Vickerson, Ihenacho

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos have released nine-year veteran defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson and third-year safety Duke Ihenacho, a starter last season who had nine tackles in the Super Bowl. They also let go of third quarterback Zac Dysert, who made the 53-man roster last year. The Broncos added plenty of depth following their Super...

  • Broncos find cuts are harder to make this year

    ENGLEWOOD — It's a good bet that some of the players who'll be asked to turn in their playbooks in Denver will be scooped up by other teams this weekend. The roles were reversed not long ago and the Broncos were the ones scouring the waiver wire to plug holes in their roster. Then, GM John Elway lured Peyton Manning to Denver in 2012, and...

  • Texans' D.J. Swearinger avoids fine for hit on Broncos' Wes Welker

    D.J. Swearinger talks too much. He is too cocky. His confidence doesn't match his resume. All were among the Broncos' complaints about the Houston Texans' loquacious defensive back last week. When it comes to assessing fines, the NFL doesn't calculate popularity. Swearinger was not fined for the hit that left Wes Welker concussed last...

  • Brock Osweiler, Broncos end preseason on high note against Cowboys

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Brock Osweiler won't play a meaningful snap for the Denver Broncos until Peyton Manning gets hurt or retires. The third-year quarterback is closer to ready for that role than he's ever been. Osweiler led four scoring drives in an efficient final tuneup for a third year behind Manning, and the Broncos beat the Cowboys 27-3...

  • NFL Preseason Capsules

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in a 23-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday night in which Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins reinjured his ribs. The first-round pick did not return after being struck in the left side by linebacker Ashlee Palmer on Buffalo's second drive. Buffalo...

  • Cowboys fall to Broncos 27-3 for winless preseason

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While Jerry Jones is concerned about a winless preseason with his defense in disarray and quarterback Tony Romo coming off back surgery, he also remembers his first year as owner of the Dallas Cowboys. It was appropriate that the history lesson involved the Denver Broncos, who got four scoring drives from backup...

  • Peyton Manning fined by NFL for taunting

    ENGLEWOOD — Peyton Manning has been docked a reported $8,268 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger in a preseason game last week. The Denver Broncos quarterback laid into the safety for hitting Wes Welker in the head, which left the slot receiver with his third concussion in 10 months. The penalty was reported by ESPN. Manning...

  • Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

    A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason. Now the key question is not whether those calls will continue to rise in the regular season, because NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino is sure they will. He also says that's a good thing. "We...

  • Klee: Will CSU's Kapri Bibbs represent Mountain West on Broncos roster?

    DENVER - This should be where Kapri Bibbs is most comfortable. This should be where he sees things others don't see, gaps of freedom in a swarm of 21 bodies, the easiest path to a touchdown. This is the goal line. Instead, this is where his mind goes blank. The adrenaline leads to sudden memory loss, he says. This is where we came to remember...

  • Broncos' Ware will sit out 1st visit to Cowboys

    ARLINGTON, Texas — DeMarcus Ware won't play in his first visit to Dallas almost six months after the Cowboys released their franchise sack leader and he signed with Denver. Henry Melton, one of several defensive linemen trying to fill Ware's void, should make his Dallas debut in the preseason finale against the Broncos on Thursday night....

  • Broncos blog: Allow Wes Welker to make his own decision

    Concussions are serious business. Thankfully, we're exiting the dark ages when it comes to their effects on the brain and what a concussion can mean for an athlete who sustains several, or just one. So let's allow Wes Welker make his own choice on what to do with his brain, and his football career, and his life. With all of the concussion...

  • Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say it's time...

  • Gronk's health key to success of Patriots, Brady

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady and his receiving corps are more comfortable in their second season together. The star quarterback also may have his biggest target back for the New England Patriots' opener. If Rob Gronkowski can stay healthy after two injury-plagued seasons, the NFL's third-highest scoring team last year should be even...

  • Expectations high again for Rivers, Chargers

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers' bandwagon is ready to roll. With baseball's Padres heading toward their eighth straight year of missing the playoffs, the Chargers are set to own San Diego, at least until having to share the spotlight with Steve Fisher's San Diego State men's basketball team starting in November. Fans are stoked again...

  • Broncos already facing adversity

    DENVER (AP) — General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver's shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. This trio of thumpers brought a new energy to the Broncos, who also got a big boost with the return of several starters who sat out that...

  • Broncos trade for kicker Brandon McManus

    ENGLEWOOD — When word of Matt Prater's pending four-game suspension came down, Denver rookie kicker Mitch Ewald said, "There's an opening there. Is it for me? Who knows? It might be, it might be for somebody else." The rookie from Indiana saw Tuesday that he wasn't in the Broncos' plans. They released him after acquiring first-year kicker...

  • Broncos already facing adversity

    DENVER — General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver's shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. This trio of thumpers brought a new energy to the Broncos, who also got a big boost with the return of several starters who sat out that nightmare at...

  • Broncos kicker Matt Prater apologizes for 4-game suspension

    ENGLEWOOD - A contrite Matt Prater apologized to the Denver Broncos and their fans for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy by drinking beer, resulting in a four-game ban to start the season. Prater's lawyer said the NFL initially sought a yearlong suspension after Prater tested positive for alcohol consumption while on vacation in the...

  • Blog: Golf: Primer for the BMW Championship

    Am I looking forward to the Broncos' season opener against the Colts? Well, yeah. But not as much as I'm looking forward to the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club. Sounds like Rory McIlroy, the world's best golfer, is combining the two. McIlroy told the Golf Channel there's a "90 percent" chance he'll be in Denver for the BMW...

  • Kansas City Chiefs release Weston Dressler

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have released former Bismarck High and University of North Dakota standout wide receiver Weston Dressler. The Chiefs announced the move Monday morning on the team website. Dressler was among 11 players cut. The Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders released Dressler early this year to...

  • Ramsey: Peyton Manning sheds light on his true character

    Peyton Manning has sold himself to America as gentle, polite,kind, patient, classy. On Saturday night in Denver, Manning expressed himself to Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. And he was not gentle, polite, kind, patient or classy. Swearinger had just delivered a wicked hit on Wes Welker, causing a concussion. Manning responded with a...

  • Joint practices changing the NFL's preseason

    DENVER (AP) — The sight of J.J. Watt donning a baseball cap even before the Houston Texans' first defensive series was over said it all: teams are changing the way they treat the preseason. Starters have traditionally played into the second half of the third exhibition game, a final tuneup for the regular season. Yet, even Peyton Manning had...

  • 9-year tackle Winston Justice among Broncos cuts

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have parted ways with 11 players, including nine-year veteran tackle Winston Justice and undrafted rookie running back Brennan Clay of Oklahoma. Sunday's moves reduced Denver's roster to 77 players with two more cuts necessary by Tuesday afternoon. Among those waived was Chase Vaughn, a 25-year-old...

  • Broncos K Matt Prater faces 4-game ban

    BC-FBN--Broncos-Prater Suspension, 2nd Ld-Writethru,453 Broncos K Matt Prater faces 4-game ban AP Photo COMY102, COMY101, COMY104 Eds: Adds photo links. With AP Photos. By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer DENVER - Matt Prater's lawyer said the NFL initially threatened a yearlong suspension before agreeing to ban the Denver Broncos...