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Amari Cooper injured on brutal hit

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 22:49
Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper walked off under his own power after enduring a brutal hit from Broncos safety Darian Stewart late in the second quarter. He walked into the locker room with trainers Rod Martin and Scott Touchet. Cooper stretched out for a pass and, with Bradley Roby wrapping him up, Stewart came flying [more]

Raiders get first interception of season after Paxton Lynch TD pass overturned

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 22:25
Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch briefly had his first touchdown pass of the season, a 20-yarder to running back Devontae Booker. But replay overturned the score, ruling Booker down at the 1-yard line. The Raiders stopped Booker for no gain on first down before Lynch threw across his body toward Virgil Green. The ball was tipped [more]

Michael Crabtree, Aqib Talib ejected for fighting

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 21:51
Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib have a history. It didn’t take long for that history to come to a head Sunday. Crabtree blocked Talib off the field into the sideline, shoving him to the ground. Talib got up and mayhem ensued with players from both teams joining the scuffle. Fists [more]

Week 12 injury report roundup

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 22:58
Week 12 kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Vikings, Chargers and Redskins and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 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 [more]

Vance Joseph on fights in practice: Fun to see players competing

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 21:17
The Broncos were called soft by General Manager John Elway in reference to the way they’ve been competing with their opponents in recent weeks, but there was no backing down on the practice field Thursday. Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie fought with cornerback Chris Harris, who said that the rookie needs to “always respect the vets.” [more]

Broncos cut a guy for being late, get in fights in practice

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:39
The Broncos did their best on Thanksgiving to prove they’re not soft. Perhaps someday it will carry over into a game. According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, an eventful day for the 3-7 Broncos included cutting a draft pick for being late to a team meeting, and having a practice which included a number of [more]

AFC playoff picture: Chargers moving up

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 00:39
In early October, only an idiot would have said the Chargers looked like a playoff team. In late November, the idiots are looking pretty smart. The Chargers’ Thanksgiving win over the Cowboys has them at 5-6, only half a game out in the wild card race and a game and a half out in the [more]

Bill Musgrave wants “cleaner” offensive approach for Broncos

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:01
Bill Musgrave will work his first game as Broncos offensive coordinator against the Raiders this Sunday and he outlined some of what he plans to do on Wednesday. Musgrave takes over for Mike McCoy, who was fired after reports emerged that people inside the team felt his playbook was too unwieldy. Given that criticism and [more]

Vance Joseph: We have to see where Paxton Lynch is as a quarterback

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:18
The Broncos officially named Paxton Lynch their starting quarterback on Wednesday and head coach Vance Joseph met with the media in the afternoon to answer questions about the decision to make a change from Brock Osweiler. Osweiler replaced Trevor Siemian, which illustrates how much the quarterback issues have affected the Broncos this season. Joseph nodded [more]

Broncos officially name Paxton Lynch their starting QB

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:27
Tuesday afternoon saw several reports that the Broncos decided to make Paxton Lynch their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Raiders and the team made it official on Wednesday morning. Lynch will be making his first start and first regular season appearance of the year after missing most of the first half with a [more]

Charges dropped against Sam Adams in tax fraud case

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:51
Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Sam Adams had charges against him dropped in a case where he was alleged to have committed tax evasion and wage theft while running six northwest health clubs. “My wife Erika and I are relieved the truth has come out, and that our family can put this painful episode behind [more]

Randy Moss, Ray Lewis among Hall of Fame semifinalists for 2018

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:06
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018. It includes six first-year eligible candidates in defensive back Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, wide receiver Randy Moss and defensive lineman Richard Seymour. In addition, safety LeRoy Butler, defensive ends Leslie O’Neal and Simeon [more]

Report: Trevor Siemian will back up Paxton Lynch

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:16
As the Broncos’ quarterback carousel turns: It was reported earlier Tuesday that Paxton Lynch will become the team’s third starting quarterback this season. Mike Klis of 9News now reports that Trevor Siemian will back up Lynch this week. That means Brock Osweiler has slipped to No. 3. Siemian went 3-4 as the starter, completing 61.5 [more]

Report: Paxton Lynch will start for Broncos this week

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:00
The Broncos will have a new offensive coordinator when they face the Raiders in Oakland. They’ll reportedly have a new quarterback as well. According to multiple reports, the team plans to have Paxton Lynch replace Brock Osweiler and make his first start of the 2017 season. Broncos coach Vance Joseph, who said he’d discuss the [more]

John Elway on Broncos being soft: I’d put myself at the front

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:30
Broncos General Manager John Elway made headlines late last week when he said that the Broncos “got a little bit soft” after opening the season 3-1 and expressed his dismay about the team not being competitive in most of the games that make up their current losing streak. Those comments elicited reactions from head coach [more]

Vance Joseph: Firing Mike McCoy about increasing passing efficiency

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:41
The Broncos fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Monday in a move that was foreshadowed by a report of dissatisfaction with his performance that surfaced before the team extended its losing steak to six games by falling to the Bengals. When it came time for head coach Vance Joseph discussed the reason for the move [more]

Monday’s PFT PM: Five-Down Territory edition

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 01:32
Every Monday during the season, we take a look back at the Sunday that was, and any relevant developments since then, via the PFT PM podcast, Five-Down Territory style. This Monday was no different, albeit a little later than usual. But better never than late, or something. Check it out below. If you do, you’ll [more]

Brandon Marshall on Vance Joseph: He’s a good coach

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:20
To review, the Broncos have lost six in a row; the General Manager called the team “soft“; and they fired their offensive coordinator. Otherwise, things are just peachy in Denver. Broncos players, though, threw their support behind head coach Vance Joseph on Monday. “We respect Vance whole-heartedly. We talk about it all the time,” linebacker [more]

Elway shouldn’t avoid accountability for Denver’s demise

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:08
The players supposedly have gotten a little soft, and at times non-competitive. An offensive coordinator who previously coordinated the offense apparently has been deemed insufficiently suited to continue coordinating the offense. A coach who previously didn’t coach the team eventually could be deemed insufficiently suited to continue coaching the team. Through it all, John Elway [more]

Broncos fire Mike McCoy, promote Bill Musgrave to offensive coordinator

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:26
The Broncos are in the midst of an ugly six-game losing streak, and now the first head has rolled. Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was fired this morning, and quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave was promoted to take his place, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Broncos’ offense has struggled all season, first with Trevor Siemian [more]

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