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Sunday
May102015

Broncos Rookie TE Tears ACL, Will Miss 2015 Season

IStockPhoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) -- Denver Broncos rookie tight end Jeff Heuerman tore his left ACL during Saturday's rookie minicamp practice and will miss the 2015 season, according to the team.

Heuerman was a third-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft.  He became the second rookie to suffer a season-ending ACL tear during a non-contact practice.  The Jacksonville Jaguars' third overall pick, Dante Fowler Jr., suffered a torn ACL on Friday and is also expected to miss the 2015 season.

The Broncos were in jerseys and shorts for an afternoon workout. Heuerman was in the open field during a special-teams drill; he planted his left leg to cut and his knee buckled.  He was taken for an MRI Saturday evening, and it confirmed the initial diagnosis by the team's training staff that he had torn the ACL.


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Tuesday
Apr282015

Broncos Waive LB Quanterus Smith

Banana Stock/Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- The Denver Broncos waived outside linebacker Quanterus Smith on Tuesday.

The Broncos originally selected Smith out of Western Kentucky in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft. In 15 games with Denver, he recorded 11 tackles and two pass deflections.

Smith spent his entire rookie season on the IR after suffering a torn ligament in his left knee during his senior season with the Hilltoppers. He was leading the nation with 12 1-2 sacks at the time he suffered the injury.

Last season, Smith missed the postseason after re-injuring his knee.


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Friday
Apr172015

Police Suspend Investigation of Aqib Talib

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(DALLAS, Tx) -- Last week, Aqib Talib and his brother drew the attention of the Dallas Police Department for an assault that occurred outside of a nightclub.

The Dallas Police announced Friday that they were suspending their investigation due to a lack of leads.

On April 8, a gun was fired after an altercation outside of Club Luxx. The Talib brothers left the scene and drove to XTC Cabaret. The Dallas police took possession of the brothers Ranger Rover and Jaguar for investigation.

Talib is in the second year of a six-year contract he signed with the Denver Broncos after leaving the New England Patriots.


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Tuesday
Apr142015

Emmanuel Sanders: Super Bowl or 'Bust' for Broncos in 2015

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- The Denver Broncos have a new coaching staff and plenty of new faces on their roster.

However, when coach Gary Kubiak addressed the team Monday, it was clear the championship expectations the team has carried over much of the last three seasons are still around.

"The message was definitely world championship from the start," Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said Monday. "That's what [executive vice president of football operations/general manager John] Elway wants. The focus is bringing a world championship to this city."

Sanders says this is a "Super Bowl or bust" year for Denver.

"We want to get back there and we want to win it," Sanders said. "The main focus of this group is to win a Super Bowl. That's the expectation. If we don't bring a Super Bowl to this city this year, then it's a bust season."

The Broncos have won four consecutive AFC West titles and spent much of Peyton Manning's tenure at quarterback as one of the AFC's front-runners for the Super Bowl. The team finished 12-4 as well as two 13-3 seasons; however, none of the results ended in a title.  The Broncos' appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII to close out the 2013 season ended in a 35-point loss to the Seattle Seahawks.


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Friday
Apr032015

Antonio Smith Joins Broncos

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Denver Broncos have agreed to a one-year contract with defensive lineman Antonio Smith.

Smith's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Smith will make $2 million in 2015.

The 33-year-old Smith comes to the Broncos after playing one season with the Oakland Raiders. He started all 16 games in 2014 recording 20 tackles, three sacks, and one forced fumble. The Raiders cut Smith on Tuesday.

Smith is reunited with Broncos defensive line coach Bill Kollar, who served as Smith's defensive line coach for five seasons in Houston.

Smith has played 11 NFL seasons since being drafted by Arizona with the 135th overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft. Since then he's played in 156 games, recording 302 tackles, 44.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, and one defensive touchdown.


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Friday
Mar132015

ESPN: Redskins Agree to Contract with Terrance Knighton

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Washington Redskins agree to a one-year, $4 million deal with free-agent defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

The 28-year-old Knighton, who is affectionately known as "Pot Roast", played his last two seasons with the Denver Broncos.

The 6-foot-3, 331 pound Knighton joins a newly overhauled Redskins defensive line that now includes Ricky Jean Francois and Stephen Paea.

Knighton has played in six NFL seasons and only missed three games during that time.

For his career he has 216 tackles, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and two interceptions.


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Thursday
Mar052015

Peyton Manning Officially Back with Denver Broncos

Football Texture/iStockphoto(DENVER) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passed his physical and will return to wear orange and blue this season, the team announced on Thursday.

The 14-time Pro Bowler agreed on Wednesday to take a $4 million pay cut for the 2015 season. He will earn a base salary of $15 million, which is down from the $19 million he was set to earn.

The deal will allow the Broncos more flexibility when the free agency market opens on Tuesday.

In 16 games last season under center for Denver, Manning passed for 4,792 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He holds the NFL record for most career passing touchdowns with 530.


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Wednesday
Mar042015

Report: QB Peyton Manning Nearing a Pay Cut with Broncos

Thinkstock(DENVER) -- Quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are closing in on an agreement which will see the 14-time Pro Bowler take a $4 million pay cut for the 2015 season, according to ESPN.  The deal will allow the Broncos more flexibility when the free agency market opens on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old Manning will earn a base salary of $15 million in 2015, which is down from the $19 million he was set to earn.

In 16 games last season under center for Denver, he passed for 4,792 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He holds the NFL record for most career passing touchdowns, with 530.


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Monday
Mar022015

Report: Broncos Will Franchise Tag Demaryius Thomas

Dustin Bradford/Getty Images(DENVER, Co.) -- The Denver Broncos will not allow their leading receiver of the past three seasons to see the light of free agency.

The Broncos are expected to use the franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas, according to the Denver Post. Furthermore, the team will use the "nonexclusive" tag, which means Thomas is free to negotiate with other teams, but the Broncos can match any offer or the signing team must compensate Denver with two first-round picks.

Under the franchise tag, Thomas is expected to be paid $12.797 million. Thomas had been receiving an average of $2.8 million per year under his rookie contract.

Thomas, 27, has caught at least 92 passes each of the last three seasons while totaling at least 1,400 yards through the air. He has also posted double-digit touchdowns in all three years. Last season, he set the Bronco's single-season record with 1,619 yards receiving.


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Thursday
Feb262015

Report: Broncos and Manning Restructuring Contract

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(DENVER) -- According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos and Peyton Manning are working on restructuring his contract.

Manning is scheduled to make $19 million this upcoming season, however the contact reconstruction will open up some cap room for the team. Manning also has to pass the team's physical by next week, but he said before the Super Bowl that wouldn't be an issue.

The Broncos need to create cap space so they have the opportunity to sign players like DeMaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas -- who were key components in the Broncos' offense a year ago.

After a successful regular season finishing 12-4, the Broncos were an early exit losing to Manning's former team, the Indianapolis Colts, in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.



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