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Peyton helps Eli prepare for the Bengals

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 15:36
Last week the Bengals faced Peyton Manning and the Broncos. This week the Bengals face Eli Manning and the Giants. And so when the Manning brothers talked on their day off Tuesday, the Bengals’ defense was the main topic of conversation. Eli told reporters that he had asked his big brother what he noticed about…

When it comes to legalized marijuana, substance-abuse policy isn’t as clear as NFL thinks

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 01:08
On Tuesday, enough voters in Colorado and Washington showed up and cast ballots to legalize marijuana in both states (so much for pot making you lazy).  On Wednesday, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA Today that the legalization of marijuana in both states won’t change the application of the league’s rule prohibiting use of the…

PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Ryan Clady at 5 p.m. ET

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 21:46
The Broncos head to Carolina this weekend to try for their sixth win of the season and a member of the team will drop by Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network to help us look ahead to Sunday. Left tackle Ryan Clady hasn’t allowed a sack all season, which is a pretty good way…

New marijuana laws don’t affect NFL drug policy

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 17:59
Voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures legalizing the use of marijuana by adults on Tuesday, but NFL players in the two states aren’t able to celebrate the news by sparking up a joint without avoiding league discipline. The drug remains illegal under the league’s substance abuse policy whether a player is on the…

Trindon Holliday wins AFC special teams player of week

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 16:01
The Texans got tired of waiting on Trindon Holliday to replicate his preseason magic, and the Broncos were the beneficiaries. Holliday’s 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown last week helped the Broncos beat the Bengals, and it earned Holliday AFC special teams player of the week honors. The 5-5 speedster had three return touchdowns in…

John Fox: It’s an important game because it’s the next game

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 16:32
The Broncos head to Carolina to play the Panthers this weekend, which means Broncos coach John Fox will return to the place he used to coach for the first time since being leaving the team after nine years on the sideline. As you’d expect, Fox is facing questions about his thoughts on the return to…

Broncos guard Chris Kuper has severe ankle sprain

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:36
Broncos starting guard Chris Kuper is injured again. Kuper, who suffered a dislocated ankle in January and a broken forearm in August, suffered what is being termed a severe ankle sprain on Sunday in Cincinnati, the Denver Post reports. There’s no word yet on how much time Kuper will miss, although an X-ray revealed that…

Peyton’s fifth straight three-TD game keys Broncos win in Cincinnati

Sun, 11/04/2012 - 21:10
Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the fifth consecutive game on Sunday against the Bengals, as the Broncos went to Cincinnati and left with a hard-fought 31-23 win. Manning wasn’t perfect on Sunday — both going to Cincinnati’s Terence Newman on passes intended for Broncos receiver Eric Decker — but he demonstrated once again…

Peyton Manning isn’t as protected as people think

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 15:42
After Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning slammed his thumb into the helmet of Saints defensive end Martez Wilson, Wilson’s helmet seemed to strike Peyton in the chin. No flag was thrown. After the game, Broncos coach John Fox said the team would take a close look at the play. Regardless of whether the league took a…

D.J. Williams: I was dealt an unfair deal and I’m bitter

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 11:04
Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams is nine days away from finishing his nine-game NFL suspension, and although he’s excited to get back on the field, he’s unhappy with what he says is unfair treatment from the league. “I thought I was dealt an unfair deal,” Williams told USA Today. “There’s a lot of bitterness about it.”…

Broncos’ Tracy Porter out Sunday in Cincinnati

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:43
Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter was hoping he’d be able to play on Sunday after missing the last two games with an illness related to a seizure he suffered in August, but Porter will be out at least another week. Porter has been ruled out and won’t be making the team trip to Cincinnati to play…

Ryan Clady playing at a high level, with a medium-sized contract

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:15
Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady assumed — and continues to assume — a huge financial risk when he didn’t take the team’s five-year, $50 million contract offer this summer. But entering a contract year, and playing perhaps the best football of his career, Clady isn’t getting any cheaper, and that presents a risk for the…

Bengals still manage to muster a sellout

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 13:44
Last year, when the Bengals were surprisingly good, they consistently failed to sell all non-premium tickets to their games.  This year, they’re surprisingly mediocre, and they’re selling out every home game. Sounds about right. Of course, it helps that the Bengals are now hosting good teams and/or compelling players, like the Broncos and Peyton Manning…

Peyton Manning named AFC offensive player of the month

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 14:40
Peyton Manning may dispute the “He’s back” narrative, but it’s hard to argue with the results. The Broncos quarterback was named AFC offensive player of the month for October, after completing 74.0 percent of his passes for a 126.7 rating, with nine touchdowns and one interception in three games. He’s either leading or tied for…

Tracy Porter returns to practice, hopeful to play

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 06:01
After missing his second straight game due to lingering symptoms associated with a seizure suffered in August, Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter returned to the practice field on Wednesday. Porter missed practice twice last week and was held out of last week’s matchup with the New Orleans Saints. Porter hasn’t played since the Broncos’ 31-21…

Peyton Manning says his thumb’s just an irritant

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:52
The Broncos practiced for the first time Wednesday since Sunday night’s victory over the Saints. That means it was the first opportunity to see if there were any aftereffects from the thumb injury he sustained when he banged his hand on Saints linebacker Martez Wilson’s helmet while throwing a pass. Manning was able to practice…

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