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Giants sign Hunter Sharp, Damien Mama

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:18
The Giants added two players from the practice squads of other teams, signing wide receiver Hunter Sharp from the Broncos and offensive lineman Damien Mama from the Chiefs. Both are eligible to play Sunday against the Eagles. Sharp played in one game for the Broncos this season. He did not have a reception in an [more]

Ron Leary won’t require back surgery

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:24
The Broncos placed starting right guard Ron Leary on injured reserve, but he won’t need back surgery, coach Vance Joesph said Tuesday. “Ron Leary needs rest and rehab right now,” Joseph said. “Just smart for both parties involved.” Leary missed the past two games, with Connor McGovern replacing him. Leary’s absence will allow the Broncos [more]

Browns would pick first and sixth, which is nice

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:17
The Browns moved a step closer to securing the top pick in next year’s draft, and their second pick’s getting better too, with the Texans losing again. New Browns General Manager John Dorsey has to enjoy the fact the Browns would be picking first and sixth in the 2018 NFL Draft, if the season ended [more]

AFC playoff picture: It’s showdown time

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:12
The Steelers rallied back on Sunday night to beat the Ravens, but the Patriots couldn’t do the same in Miami on Monday night. That means the Steelers have clinched a division title while the Patriots still need to put the finishing touches on the AFC East. It also means that the Steelers can wrap up [more]

NFL warns of “significant discipline” for any offensive conduct toward officials

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:54
Numerous incidents regarding players, coaches and officials in recent weeks has led the NFL to send a memo to teams to warn of severe penalties for continued abuse of officials. According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent sent a memo to all 32 teams on Monday saying there will be [more]

Broncos expected to place Ron Leary on injured reserve

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:05
The Broncos are expected to place starting offensive guard Ron Leary on injured reserve with a back injury, via Mike Klis of 9News. They will sign tight end Matt LaCosse off the Giants’ practice squad to fill his roster spot, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post. Leary has missed the past two games, and [more]

Broncos shut out Jets for first win since Week Four

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:51
The Broncos lost their way after a 3-1 start to the season and there’s no way to avoid a disappointing finish to the year, but they were able to find their footing on Sunday afternoon against the Jets. As those who once harbored higher hopes for the Broncos expected, it was the defense leading the [more]

Josh McCown to locker room with left hand injury

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:12
Jets coach Todd Bowles said this week that Josh McCown is his starting quarterback for the rest of the season without adding the obvious caveat that McCown has to be healthy to make the rest of the starts. Right now, McCown’s health is in doubt. He went to the locker room in the third quarter [more]

Broncos open up 13-0 lead over Jets

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 22:30
The Broncos have lost eight straight games, but they’ve been the better team through the first two quarters of Sunday’s game against the Jets. The Broncos scored on their opening possession, forced a turnover and then got a Demaryius Thomas touchdown to put up 10 quick points at home on Sunday. They’d add another takeaway [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 23:15
Week 14 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Falcons and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should [more]

Trevor Siemian: I’m kind of out of sync at times

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 04:15
Trevor Siemian ranked fifth in the league in passer rating (106.9) after victories over the Chargers and Cowboys to start the season. And now? Siemian sits 31st (72.7). Only Tom Savage, Brett Hundley, C.J. Beathard and DeShone Kizer have a worse rating among quarterbacks who have enough attempts to qualify. “I’m good. It happens,” Siemian [more]

Elway won’t make staff changes until after the season

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 21:16
The Broncos, two years after making it to the Super Bowl and winning it, have won only three of 12 games in 2017, with eight losses in a row and counting. The man running the football operation has concerns about how things have gotten to this point, but he vows to make no staff changes [more]

Derek Wolfe’s neck injury will end his season

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 17:19
The Broncos will be playing out the string without defensive end Derek Wolfe. Wolfe did not play against the Dolphins last Sunday because of a neck injury that was causing numbness in his face, arms and legs. Wolfe went to see spinal surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles on Monday and learned that he [more]

Bengals move into top 10 (in 2018 NFL Draft order)

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:09
The Bengals lost last night, but moved up a few spots in the draft order, which is all the consolation you get this time of year when you’re not in the playoff mix. Of course, the Browns (0-12) would still pick first in the 2018 NFL Draft if the season ended today. Also, a lot [more]

Adam Gase said his onside kick wasn’t about John Elway

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:48
Dolphins coach Adam Gase said his decision to go for an onside kick while up 33-9 on the Broncos was about sending a message to his own team, not to Broncos executive John Elway. Presumably, he said it with a straight face. While Broncos cornerback Chris Harris acknowledged the “bad blood,” Gase denied that Monday. [more]

Vance Joseph: No one has given up

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:34
The Broncos losing streak is up to eight games after the Dolphins rolled over them 35-9 in Miami on Sunday and that leaves little to talk about in Denver outside of coach Vance Joseph’s future and whether the Broncos have enough fight left in them to win another game. Joseph wasn’t interested in talking about [more]

AFC playoff picture: Steelers stay on top

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:12
It took a rally from 13 points down in the fourth quarter on an injury-filled night in Cincinnati, but the Steelers wound up with another win that keeps them in the No. 1 spot in the AFC playoff picture for another week. The picture at the top will get more definitive when the Patriots and [more]

Broncos bench Isaiah McKenzie, turn to Jordan Taylor as their punt returner

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 21:03
The Broncos are benching punt returner Isaiah McKenzie after another costly error. Jordan Taylor, who replaced McKenzie once this season, regains the job for the final four games. “I’m not giving up on Isaiah,” Broncos coach Vance Joseph said, via Nicki Jhabvala‏ of The Denver Post. “He was drafted to be our punt returner. I’m [more]

Broncos sticking with Trevor Siemian this week

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 20:23
In a move that says a lot more about Brock Osweiler than it does Trevor Siemian, the Broncos are sticking with Trevor Siemian this week. That’s the word from Mike Klis of KUSA, who reports that Siemian will start again this week against the Jets after yesterday’s dreadful showing against the Dolphins. Siemian threw three [more]

Chris Harris Jr. attributes late onside kick to “bad blood”

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 22:58
An otherwise forgettable game between the Dolphins and Broncos received a little extra bump from an onside kick executed by Miami despite the fact that the home team held a 33-9 lead at the time. “He’s trying to embarrass us,” Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said after the game, attributing the move to “some bad [more]

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