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Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes has “come a long way” since preseason

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:57
With the Kansas City Chiefs locked into the four-seed in the AFC playoffs, the Chiefs can take advantage of a free look at rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes Sunday against the Denver Broncos. While Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson and DeShone Kizer have all been the predominant starting option for their teams as rookies this season, Mahomes [more]

Chiefs to start Patrick Mahomes this week

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 18:13
There were points this season when it looked like Patrick Mahomes was going to get a chance to play anyway. But with the Chiefs securing a division title last week, they have a chance to get him some reps against the Broncos in a meaningless game. Chiefs coach Andy Reid just told reporters that Mahomes [more]

Jamaal Charles: Broncos “might as well” release me

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 19:51
The Broncos left running back Jamaal Charles off the active roster for Sunday’s game and Charles sounds like he’d prefer it if they dropped him off the roster altogether. Charles said that he feels “like I never got a chance to show people that I can carry the load” with the Broncos this season. Charles [more]

Broncos want to get Paxton Lynch on the field this week

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 14:59
The Broncos don’t have anything else to play for this week, so they really want to get a look at Paxton Lynch. He practiced last week as he recovered from a high-ankle sprain, but wasn’t deemed ready to start to they rolled Brock Osweiler out there one more time. But Broncos coach Vance Joseph made [more]

Draft order coming into focus with a week left

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 11:58
The Browns have locked up the top spot. And the Texans keep doing their part to help them. With a week left in the season, the Browns have already secured the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. And if the season ended today, their second pick would be fourth overall, thanks to the Texans [more]

Amid talk of a Broncos bid in free agency, Von Miller praises Kirk Cousins

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 16:51
If Washington opts not to apply the $34.47 million franchise tender on quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2018, he’ll be free to hit the open market. Which means he could hit the road. If he does, he could end up in Denver. Star pass rusher Von Miller would have no problem with that. “Kirk’s a great [more]

Latest double-digit loss could mean one-and-done for Vance Joseph

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 11:54
Entering Week 16, several coaches would have their fate influenced in large part by whether and to what extent they succeed, or fail, in the final two games of the season. One of those men is first-year Broncos head coach Vance Joseph. Eight straight losses had created a sense that Joseph would join a not-so-short [more]

Washington beats Broncos 27-11

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 21:16
The Broncos are still looking for a quarterback of the future. It’s probably not Brock Osweiler. Washington’s kind of in the same spot. And it’s only maybe Kirk Cousins. Cousins did just enough to help his team to a 27-11 win over the Broncos, improving to 7-8 in fairly nondescript fashion, in his final home [more]

Kirk Cousins gets past shaky start, Washington up 10-3

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 19:27
It took them long enough, but an offense finally showed up in Washington. Kirk Cousins just hit Jamison Crowder for a touchdown, giving his side a 10-3 halftime edge in a game that’s setting professional offense back a few generations. Cousins missed his first five passes, and his 8-of-19 for 97 yards and a touchdown [more]

Week 16 early inactives

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 16:35
Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Buccaneers at Panthers Buccaneers: DE Robert Ayers, WR DeSean Jackson, QB Ryan Griffin, CB Ryan Smith, [more]

Broncos appear set to start Brock Osweiler this week, Paxton Lynch next week

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 13:11
The Broncos want to get a look at 2016 first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch as their starting quarterback, but it appears they’ll have to wait until Week 17. Brock Osweiler is expected to start this week both because he played well last week and because Lynch is still not 100 percent recovered from a sprained [more]

Amari Cooper on Darian Stewart’s hit: I felt like it was a fair hit

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 23:34
Raiders receiver Amari Cooper did not take issue with Darian Stewart‘s hit on him during a November 26 game. The league fined the Broncos safety $24,309 for the illegal hit, which left Cooper with a concussion and an ankle injury. Cooper talked about the hit for the first time on Friday. “I felt like it [more]

John Elway, Broncos scouting Josh Allen at Potato Bowl

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 22:58
The Broncos have drafted a quarterback in three consecutive drafts. They took Trevor Siemian in the seventh round in 2015, Paxton Lynch in the first round in 2016 and Chad Kelly in the seventh round in 2017. However, Denver remains in search of Peyton Manning’s permanent replacement. The Broncos currently have the ninth overall pick [more]

Week 16 injury report roundup

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 22:40
Week 16 kicks off on Saturday with a pair of games and closes on Monday with two more. In between are 12 Sunday games and 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 out [more]

Washington promotes Dare Ogunbowale to take Trent Williams’ roster spot

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 21:53
Washington, in need of a healthy running back for Sunday’s game, promoted Dare Ogunbowale to the active roster Friday. He takes the roster spot cleared when the team moved left tackle Trent Williams to injured reserve with a knee injury. Washington is running out of running backs. Samaje Perine tweaked his groin in Thursday’s practice, [more]

Paxton Lynch questionable, no word on Broncos starting QB yet

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 20:56
Broncos General Manager John Elway is in Idaho Friday to watch Wyoming quarterback and potential early first-round pick Josh Allen take on Central Michigan in the Potato Bowl. Back in Denver, they’re not sure who will be starting at quarterback in Washington this Sunday. The feeling is that Paxton Lynch will get the nod if [more]

Trent Williams heads to injured reserve

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 19:37
Trent Williams said this week that he didn’t expect to play again unless there was an emergency situation in the final two weeks of the season. If the Redskins do run into such a predicament at left tackle, they’ll have to break a different pane of glass to address it. Coach Jay Gruden said on [more]

Vance Joseph: Paxton Lynch will play when healthy

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 08:21
With just two weeks remaining in the season, time is running out for the Denver Broncos to evaluate what they have at the quarterback position before heading into an uncertain offseason. Former first-round pick Paxton Lynch has started just three games in two seasons in Denver. Getting a chance to see Lynch get some more [more]

Broncos will make quarterback decision by end of week

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 04:37
As the saying goes, a team that has two (or three) quarterbacks has no quarterback. Thus, the Broncos will continue their search for one in the offseason. For this week, though, they have to settle on Paxton Lynch or Brock Osweiler. “I anticipate it being at the end of the week,” Broncos general manager/president John [more]

Packers sign Dillon Day off Broncos’ practice squad

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 04:07
The Packers signed offensive lineman Dillon Day off the Broncos’ practice squad. It marks the second time this season Denver has lost Day. The Colts claimed Day off waivers from the Broncos on Oct. 25. The Broncos originally signed Day as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2015. He spent his first 2 1/2 seasons [more]