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Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian to have surgery on left shoulder

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 05:53
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian will have surgery on his non-throwing shoulder for a second consecutive offseason, according to multiple reports. Siemian was injured in the first quarter of Denver’s game against the Indianapolis Colts in December. Colts linebacker Barkevious Mingo sacked Siemian with his elbow driving into the turf and jamming his left shoulder. [more]

Hall of Fame ballot includes five first-time finalists, including Everson Walls

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 01:50
Four players in their first year of eligibility made the list of finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Steve Hutchinson, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher will have selectors discuss their cases during “Selection Saturday,” the day before Super Bowl LII. In addition, Everson Walls, in his 20th — [more]

Broncos will take down signs for company that doesn’t exist

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:57
The stadium in which the Broncos play continues to be named for a company that no longer exists. That won’t be the case for much longer. But not because the Sports Authority is making a comeback; the Broncos finally will be removing the signs that carry the name of the nonexistent business. Eventually, the name [more]

Bill Musgrave will remain Broncos offensive coordinator

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 19:57
The Broncos have let several assistant coaches go since their season ended with Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, including their offensive line, running backs and wide receivers coaches. That will lead to significant changes to the offensive coaching staff for 2018, but there will not be a change at the top. General Manager John Elway [more]

Broncos to expand Gary Kubiak’s role in personnel

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 18:31
The Broncos held an end of the season press conference with coach Vance Joseph and General Manager John Elway on Tuesday and it began with a discussion of the decision to keep Joseph on board for a second season. Elway said it was his responsibility to consider other options at head coach before deciding to [more]

Six teams meet the criteria to be forced onto Hard Knocks

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:05
NFL teams rarely want to do Hard Knocks, the HBO reality TV show that gives an up-close (and too invasive, in the minds of most coaches) look at training camp. But the NFL views Hard Knocks as one of its key marketing tools heading into each season, and so league rules can compel a team [more]

Eric Studesville set to interview with Giants Friday

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 15:54
It’s going to be an interesting week for Eric Studesville. Studesville was fired from his post as assistant head coach/running backs coach by the Broncos on Monday, but he’ll be ending the week with an interview for a head coaching job. Studesville was named as a Giants candidate on Monday and Ian Rapoport of NFL [more]

Eric Studesville fired by Broncos, could interview for Giants head coaching job

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 23:01
The Broncos will have the same head coach next season, but Vance Joseph’s staff is going to look considerably different. Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was fired during the season and several other coaches have been let go on Monday, including assistant head coach/running backs coach Eric Studesville. Studesville has been in Denver since 2010 and [more]

Brock Olivo gets pink slip in Denver

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 20:53
When Broncos coach Vance Joseph learned that he wouldn’t be one-and-done in Denver, his staff may have breathed a sigh of relief. Some of them shouldn’t have. Special-team coordinator Brock Olivo has been fired, according to Mike Klis of KUSA. Olivo joins offensive coordinator Mike McCoy (who was fired during the season) and offensive line [more]

Broncos fire OL coach Jeff Davidson

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 20:39
The Broncos are keeping head coach Vance Joseph, but there will be changes to his staff. According to multiple reports, the Broncos have fired offensive line coach Jeff Davidson. Davidson joined the team in 2016 along with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who was fired in November amid an eight-game losing streak. Davidson also worked under [more]

John Elway tells Vance Joseph his job is safe for 2018

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 17:22
Vance Joseph will not be one-and-done as the head coach of the Denver Broncos. Broncos G.M. John Elway told Joseph that he is returning for the 2018 season. “Vance and I had a great talk this morning about our plan to attack this offseason and get better as a team. We believe in Vance as [more]

Bears fire John Fox after three seasons

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 13:54
Of all the firings to come today, this one might have been the most #asexpected. According to multiple reports, the Bears have fired coach John Fox. Fox was 14-34 in three seasons with the Bears, and his preference for veterans wasn’t and isn’t a good mix for building around a young quarterback such as Mitchell [more]

Elway may be having second thoughts about firing Vance Joseph

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:51
On Sunday, it seemed that Broncos G.M. John Elway would be moving on from coach Vance Joseph, after only one year. On Monday morning, that may not be the case. A league source passed along to PFT not long before the ball dropped in Times Square that some in the Broncos organization now believe Elway [more]

Vance Joseph: I want to be here to fix it

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 03:22
Word on Sunday was that the odds of Broncos coach Vance Joseph seeing a second season in Denver weren’t good, but there was no change in Joseph’s status in the hours following their 27-24 loss to the Chiefs. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that Broncos General Manager John Elway is sleeping on the decision after [more]

With playoffs set, so are top 20 teams in 2018 NFL Draft

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 02:46
For 20 NFL teams, the push for the playoffs — next year’s playoffs — starts tonight. And while it’s little solace for the teams that didn’t make the postseason, most of them at least know when they’ll be picking in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Browns (0-16) had already sewn up the top pick for [more]

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs beat Paxton Lynch and the Broncos

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 00:38
In a meaningless game to close the season, the Chiefs and Broncos both wanted a look at their young first-round quarterbacks. And Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looked better than Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch. If you can overlook the fact that it was a meaningless game, today’s game in Denver was exciting: It went down to [more]

Signs are pointing to Vance Joseph being done in Denver

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 20:06
Broncos G.M. John Elway has said he’ll make any additional decisions about the coaching staff after the season. While that still may be true, there’s a growing sense within the organization that the decision will be that coach Vance Joseph will be gone after only one year on the job. Joseph became the head coach [more]

Friday’s coaching news brings hot seats into better focus

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 15:58
With three teams making it known on Friday that their coaches won’t be getting fired after the last game of the season, the list of hot spots is shrinking. But they’re also becoming more glaring, since it would have been easy for other teams to say that they won’t be firing their coaches before Week [more]

Week 17 injury report roundup

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 22:00
The final weekend of the 2017 regular season is here and that means all 32 teams will be playing on Sunday for the only time this year. All 32 of those teams submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and [more]

Tyreek Hill will miss Sunday’s game

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 20:27
The Chiefs have ruled out receiver Tyreek Hill for Sunday’s game. The team may have rested Hill anyway, with Kansas City already locked into its playoff seed, but the second-year player had a death in the family, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. Hill played 776 offensive snaps in the regular season, or [more]