5:14 AM EDT, Sat September 23, 2017
15 hours ago
Kyle Sloter will be Vikings' No. 2 quarterback again in Week 3

Kyle Sloter will be Vikings' No. 2 quarterback again in Week 3

The Broncos were not comfortable with the idea of rookie Kyle Sloter serving as a No. 2 quarterback on game days. The Vikings are a different story. After signing Sloter to practice squad contract with a big salary on Sept. 3, Minnesota promoted the Northern Colorado product to the active roster for Week 2 when Sam Bradford was ruled out with a knee injury. Sloter served as the Vikings’ No. 2 quarterback last week behind fill-in starter Case Keenum (Minnesota lost to the Steelers 26-9). With Bradford officially ruled out again for Week 3, Keenum will start against the Buccaneers with...
15 hours ago
Broncos list Garett Bolles as questionable for Week 3

Broncos list Garett Bolles as questionable for Week 3

Broncos rookie left tackle Garett Bolles (lower left leg) is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report for Week 3. Bolles practiced Thursday and Friday this week after suffering a deep bone bruise Sunday. If Bolles is not able to play against the Bills, Donald Stephenson and Allen Barbre appear to be the team’s top backup tackles. Denver’s complete injury report can be seen below: In addition to Bolles, wide receiver Bennie Fowler (concussion) is also questionable this week. Cornerback Brandan Langley (knee) and quarterback Paxton Lynch (shoulder) were both ruled. Buffalo’s...
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Bills expected to start rookie LT Dion Dawkins against Broncos

Bills expected to start rookie LT Dion Dawkins against Broncos

This is good news for Shaq Barrett and Von Miller. Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn is still recovering from a foot/ankle injury and said Friday that he will not play against the Broncos, according to ESPN’s Mike Rodak. Buffalo is expected to start rookie Dion Dawkins in Glenn’s place. Dawkins (6-4, 314 pounds) was considered one of the best tackles in this year’s draft behind players like Cam Robinson, Garett Bolles, Ryan Ramcyzk and Julie’n Davenport. He’ll be making his first NFL start against Denver’s defense, though, which could be a recipe for disaster. Though two game this...
16 hours ago
Broncos uncertain if Devontae Booker will play in Week 3

Broncos uncertain if Devontae Booker will play in Week 3

Broncos running back Devontae Booker is no longer listed on the team’s injury report, a sign that he has fully recovered from his wrist injury. So will the second-year Utah product play against the Bills this weekend? “It’s his second week back,” coach Vance Joseph said after practice Wednesday. “He has to get into football shape so we can put him out there and feel good about him, so I’m not sure.” If Booker returns this week, he will be joining the best rushing offense in the NFL. But he’s not a lock to beat out rookie De’Angelo Henderson for a game day roster spot — not...
16 hours ago
Broncos LT Garett Bolles feels great, may play in Week 3

Broncos LT Garett Bolles feels great, may play in Week 3

Talk about a quick recovery. After being carted off the field in Week 2, Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles seemed poised to miss several games with what was initially reported as a high ankle sprain. Coach Vance Joseph dubbed the rookie “week-to-week” with a lower left leg injury on Monday. Then, four days after suffering a deep bone bruise, Bolles was back on the practice field Thursday. Bolles was listed as “limited” on the injury report but the fact that he returned to practice so quickly was shocking. Joseph said after practice that Bolles is healing quickly. “I feel great,”...
17 hours ago
Broncos' Von Miller baffled by low block from Cowboys' WR

Broncos' Von Miller baffled by low block from Cowboys' WR

During the Broncos’ 42-17 win over the Cowboys on Sunday, rookie Dallas receiver Noah Brown went low to block Denver linebacker Von Miller. The block was technically legal but some fans have dubbed it a dirty play. #85 (Noah Brown) trying to take Von out of the game on the second #Cowboys play from scrimmage. Dirty. #Broncos pic.twitter.com/Ks2cXKj4IK — Chad Jensen (@ChadNJensen) September 19, 2017 Speaking to media members Thursday, Miller had plenty to say about the block. “My stance as a player is I’ve always tried to take care of my players on my football team and opponents as...
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3 things to watch when Broncos play Bills in Week 3

3 things to watch when Broncos play Bills in Week 3

The Denver Broncos hit the road in Week 3 to take on the Buffalo Bills. It will be Denver’s first trip to Orchard Park since 2011. Though the Bills haven’t made the postseason since 1998, the Broncos should not overlook them. The Bills are 1-1 on the season after defeating the lowly New York Jets in the season opener and losing a field goal contest against the Carolina Panthers, 9-3, in Week 2. The Broncos are coming off a dominant win in Week 2 over the Dallas Cowboys, but that just means they’ll have a bigger bullseye on them. Buffalo knows it could turn its entire season around by...
Sep 21, 2017
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott says there's 'no excuse' for his lack of effort against Broncos

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott says there's 'no excuse' for his lack of effort against Broncos

Superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott was held to a mere eight rushing yards during the Cowboys’ 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 2. Elliott’s frustration was evident when he made no attempt to tackle Denver cornerback Chris Harris on an interception return. Speaking to media members on Thursday, Elliott admitted that it was not a good look. “I would say I was just very frustrated, but that’s no excuse for the lack of effort I showed on tape,” Elliott said Thursday, via David Moore of DallasNews.com. “I just can’t do that. Being one of the leaders on the team and being a guy...
Sep 21, 2017
Garett Bolles returned to Broncos practice Thursday

Garett Bolles returned to Broncos practice Thursday

Well, this is a surprise. After being carted off the field on Sunday, Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles returned to practice Thursday just three days after coach Vance Joseph said the rookie would be “week-to-week” with a lower leg injury. Bolles’ left ankle was heavily taped. Surprise: Garett Bolles at #Broncos practice four days after bone bruise in lower left leg @AP_NFL pic.twitter.com/pggJKreNga — Arnie Stapleton (@arniestapleton) September 21, 2017 “He’s getting better fast,” coach Vance Joseph said after practice. “He’s not there yet — we’re not sure if he’s...
Sep 21, 2017
Trevor Siemian and C.J. Anderson win Air and Ground Player of the Week awards

Trevor Siemian and C.J. Anderson win Air and Ground Player of the Week awards

Winning sure is great, isn’t it? After defeating the Cowboys 42-17 in Week 2, Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian and running back C.J. Anderson were voted the FedEx Air and Ground Players of the week on NFL.com. Siemian (231 passing yards, four touchdowns) beat out Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (447 passing yards, three touchdowns) and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (230 passing yards, three touchdowns) for the Air award. Anderson (118 rushing yards, two total touchdowns) beat out 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (124 rushing yards) and Titans running back Derrick Henry (92 rushing yards,...
Sep 21, 2017
Was Noah Brown's low block on Von Miller a dirty play?

Was Noah Brown's low block on Von Miller a dirty play?

During the Broncos’ 42-17 win over the Cowboys in Week 2, Dallas wide receiver Noah Brown went low to block linebacker Von Miller: #85 (Noah Brown) trying to take Von out of the game on the second #Cowboys play from scrimmage. Dirty. #Broncos pic.twitter.com/Ks2cXKj4IK — Chad Jensen (@ChadNJensen) September 19, 2017 It was an unnecessary low hit, but it’s technically legal. “I saw it,” Broncos coach Vance Joseph said after practice Wednesday. “It wasn’t called. I’m OK with it.” While it may have been a legal play, many fans and pundits on Twitter have called it a dirty...
Sep 21, 2017
LeSean McCoy says Von Miller is a once in a decade player

LeSean McCoy says Von Miller is a once in a decade player

The Broncos are taking the Bills seriously this week. Denver’s defense has called Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy one of the best running backs in the NFL and he’s returned compliments, particularly about superstar linebacker Von Miller. “Von Miller, he’s dangerous,” McCoy said Wednesday, according to the team’s official website. “Anything you want to do from the running game to the passing game — he’s one of those guys that comes around every decade or so. Tough player, he puts his head in there for the running game. “He’s explosive, fast and he does a good job of...
Sep 21, 2017
Broncos CB Chris Harris on Bills: 'We have to punch them in the mouth'

Broncos CB Chris Harris on Bills: 'We have to punch them in the mouth'

The Broncos do not view Sunday’s game against the Bills as a trap game — they’re taking Buffalo seriously. The Bills have a talented quarterback in Tyrod Taylor and one of the NFL’s best running backs in LeSean McCoy so Denver will have to set the tone early to get a win on the road. “A lot of these guys here haven’t played in Buffalo,” cornerback Chris Harris said after practice Wednesday. “They have a great crowd. They feed off of them. We have to punch them in the mouth early and try to end the game fast.” Harris and his teammates have not played against Taylor, but...
Sep 21, 2017
Broncos don't view showdown with Bills as a 'trap game'

Broncos don't view showdown with Bills as a 'trap game'

The Bills have started 1-1 this season with their win coming against the 0-2 Jets. After scoring just three points in a loss to the Panthers in Week 2, Buffalo looks like a really bad football team on paper. That has some Broncos fans worried that Sunday’s contest against the Bills could be a “trap game,” with Denver overlooking their opponent and getting upset on the road. Does coach Vance Joseph view this week as a potential trap game? “No, because it’s the NFL — it’s a hard league,” Joseph said after practice Wednesday. “To say it’s a trap game in this league is...
Sep 21, 2017
Vance Joseph lists 3 reasons why Broncos run defense has improved

Vance Joseph lists 3 reasons why Broncos run defense has improved

The Broncos allowed 130.3 rushing yards per game last season, the fifth-worst total in the NFL. Through two games this season, they’ve allowed an average of just 52 rushing yards, the third-best total in the league. So what’s changed? After practice Wednesday, coach Vance Joseph pointed to three key reasons. “I think it’s personnel-driven with signing [nose tackle Domata] Peko and getting bigger,” Joseph said. “[Defensive end Adam] Gotsis obviously stepping up and playing well.” Denver added some beef to the defensive line this offseason when they signed Peko, who weighs in at...