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Former Broncos corner Syd’Quan Thompson arrested for domestic violence

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:33
Former Broncos cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson was arrested this weekend in Sacramento on domestic violence charges. According to ABC10, Thompson was released on $50,000 bail Monday, after he was booked on Sunday. Thompson spent three years with the Broncos. Originally a seventh-round pick from Cal, he missed his second season after a preseason Achilles tear, and was cut [more]

Which veteran receiver will survive in Denver?

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 21:20
The Broncos don’t have a great quarterback, but they have a couple of expensive receivers. One of them may be gone in 2018. Demaryius Thomas, who signed a five-year deal as a franchise-tagged player in 2015, has a base salary of $8.5 million and a cap charge in excess of $12 million. Emmanuel Sanders has [more]

Will Kirk Cousins’ next contract tie compensation to cap percentage?

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 15:37
Several franchise quarterbacks who previously received big-money contracts are seeing those contracts pale in comparison to more recent contracts, thanks to the consistent growth of the salary cap. So when will a franchise quarterback (or any other player) manage to tie his compensation to the growth of the cap? Already, the various baseline franchise tenders [more]

Texans hire strength and conditioning coach away from Broncos

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:08
The Texans denied the Broncos permission to speak to Wes Welker about becoming their wide receivers coach, but the Broncos were more willing to give the Texans a chance to speak to one of their coaches. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the Broncos allowed strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson to move on to [more]

DeMarcus Ware would like to mentor pass rushers

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:09
DeMarcus Ware said that a few teams contacted him about returning to action after he retired following the 2016 season, but he didn’t have the desire to play again. Ware wouldn’t mind having a role with one of his former teams, though. Ware worked for NFL Network in his first year of retirement, but his [more]

Chiefs weren’t interested in trading Alex Smith to Broncos

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:16
Kansas City has agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to Washington. But there’s one quarterback-needy place the Chiefs wouldn’t have considered sending Smith to: Denver. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt told Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver that trading Smith to a division rival wouldn’t have served the Chiefs’ interests. “I think it’s pretty typical [more]

Eagles, among other things, wrap up 32nd pick in 2018 NFL Draft

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 14:25
The offseason started for most teams long before the confetti fell last night. But like a Broad Street hangover, the reality is about to hit the Eagles that they don’t have much to work with this offseason, at least in terms of draft capital. With the loss, the Patriots earned the 31st pick in the [more]

Texans deny Broncos’ request to interview Wes Welker

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:43
The Broncos requested permission to interview Wes Welker for their then-vacant wide receivers coaching position, Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News. The Texans denied the request despite it being a promotion for Welker. Welker currently serves as an offensive assistant. The Texans hired the former NFL wide receiver a year ago, with Welker having a relationship [more]

Brian Dawkins is part of the 2018 Hall of Fame class

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 23:39
The Eagles hope to be celebrating a big win on Sunday and a former member of the team is celebrating his election to the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that Brian Dawkins was voted into the Hall in his second year of eligibility. The safety entered the NFL as a [more]

Kirk Cousins doesn’t think trade hurts his value

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 18:05
Things changed considerably for Kirk Cousins this week, but he doesn’t think his market has. The Washington quarterback will hit free agency after his team traded for Alex Smith, but Cousins disagrees with anyone who think he’s worth less on the open market now. “I don’t think so,” he said in a video interview with [more]

Patrick Peterson makes a pitch for Kirk Cousins

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 18:02
Broncos linebacker Von Miller and running back C.J. Anderson made pitches for Kirk Cousins to come to Denver this week, but they aren’t the only players whose teams are in need of a quarterback. There’s also the Cardinals, who are in the market for help at the position after the retirement of Carson Palmer. During [more]

C.J. Anderson: It would be huge for Kirk Cousins to come to Denver

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:05
Von Miller isn’t the only Broncos player trying to recruit quarterback Kirk Cousins to Denver. The linebacker made the rounds in Minneapolis on Wednesday doing what he could to make the case that the Broncos are the right landing spot for the impending free agent. Anderson pointed to wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas [more]

Von Miller makes his pitch to Kirk Cousins

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:19
Yes, Broncos linebacker Von Miller wants quarterback Kirk Cousins to come to Denver. In an interview that will be included in Thursday’s PFT Live, Miller made his pitch to Cousins to get him to choose the Broncos. “We’re a winning organization,” Miller said. “We’re a winning franchise. History has shown that. We have an elite [more]

Wednesday’s PFT PM is bursting at the seams

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:22
After Wednesday’s PFT Live ended, the fun began. Four interviews of NFL players filled the balance of the day, including visits with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Broncos linebacker (and Super Bowl 50 MVP) Von Miller, Saints running back Alvin Kamara, and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. All four interviews, in full, have made their way into [more]

Von Miller: Kirk Cousins could take us over the edge

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:05
After Broncos linebacker Von Miller got an up-close look at Kirk Cousins last December, he said that “a lot of teams would kill to have a quarterback like that.” Now that it looks like a sure thing that Cousins will be hitting the open market and moving on from Washington, Miller is making sure that [more]

What’s next for Kirk Cousins?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:35
With Washington and Kansas City tentatively agreeing to a trade that would send quarterback Alex Smith from one team with a Native American nickname to another, the next question becomes where the career of current Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will lead. Obviously, the deal to acquire (and to pay) Smith means that Washington will use [more]

Josh McDaniels admits past failures have taught him

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:21
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels wasn’t going to talk about his next job, not anymore than co-worker Matt Patricia was last night. But unlike Patricia, McDaniels has had a head coaching job before, and he was willing to admit that his time in Denver will serve him well next week when he begins his next [more]

Raiders announce Brian Callahan as quarterbacks coach

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 02:32
The Raiders made the hiring of Brian Callahan as quarterbacks coach official, announcing the move Monday. Callahan also interviewed with the Titans and the Jets. In Oakland, he will work for offensive coordinator Greg Olson and head coach Jon Gruden in Oakland. His father, Bill Callahan, served as Gruden’s offensive coordinator in Gruden’s first stint [more]

Mike Shanahan thinks Jets offense will impress in 2018

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:51
The Jets aren’t sure who their quarterback will be during the 2018 season, but that’s not going to stop Mike Shanahan from offering sunny predictions about how the team’s offense will fare. Shanahan’s optimism about the future is tied to his close ties to the offensive coaching staff. The Jets are expected to name Jeremy [more]

Broncos may release, not trade, Aqib Talib

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:05
The Broncos are looking to trade cornerback Aqib Talib, but that may not find any trading partners. The problem for the Broncos is that Talib is due to make an $11 million base salary in 2018, and he turns 32 next month. Teams just don’t want to make that kind of investment in a player [more]