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1 year 7 months ago

Manning among five Broncos named to Pro Bowl

DENVER - They don't him the Mayor of Honolulu for nothing. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named to his 12th Pro Bowl on Wednesday along with left tackle Ryan Clady, cornerback Champ Bailey, linebacker Von Miller and defensive end Elvis Dumerville. Through 15 games, Manning has tallied 4,355...

2 years 5 months ago

Del Rio energized to be with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Jack Del Rio considered sitting out the 2012 season, relaxing while still drawing a paycheck from the Jacksonville Jaguars, who fired him as head coach in November. Instead, Del Rio jumped right back into the NFL fray, replacing Dennis Allen as Denver's defensive coordinator. Del Rio's...

2 years 5 months ago

Raiders introduce Allen

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Dennis Allen preached passion and discipline as he was formally introduced as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders held a news conference for Allen on Monday and those two themes were repeated often by the first-time head coach. Oakland hired the 39-year-old...

2 years 6 months ago

Raiders finalize deal with Allen

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have agreed on a four-year deal to make Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen their new head coach. A person familiar with the process said Thursday that the two sides had completed the contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team...

2 years 6 months ago

Broncos' Allen agrees to be Raiders head coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders reportedly will hire Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their new head coach. Fox Sports and ESPN reported Tuesday night that the sides were still working out final details but an agreement had been reached. The Raiders have not confirmed the hiring....

2 years 6 months ago

Dawkins added to AFC Pro Bowl roster

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos strong safety Brian Dawkins has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, although it's uncertain if he'll be able to play because of a neck injury. Dawkins missed most of the last month and both of Denver's playoff games. He has said he'll...

2 years 6 months ago

Broncos defensive coordinator interviews with Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams interviewed Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen for their coaching vacancy while awaiting word from Jeff Fisher. The Rams and Dolphins are finalists to have Fisher be their head coach. Chudzinski also interviewed for the...

2 years 6 months ago

Champ ready for rematch with Patriots

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The last time the Broncos and Patriots met in the playoffs, Champ Bailey returned an interception 100 yards, sparking a 27-13 Denver win and handing Tom Brady his first postseason defeat after 10 wins and three titles. Six years later, they meet again this weekend, both...

2 years 6 months ago

Tebow helps networks pull big ratings

NEW YORK (AP) - The Tim Tebow Show is must-see TV. The Denver Broncos quarterback is helping draw television audiences for NFL games that might have seemed impossible a few months ago. Just how many viewers tuned into Sunday's game against the Steelers solely because of Tebow? Consider the wild-card...

2 years 6 months ago

Elway says Tebow has an "edge" this week

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Having won both the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback job and the AFC West title by default, Tim Tebow heads into his first playoff game mired in the worst slump of his life, his image battered and his confidence crumbling. Or so it seems. Even though the...

2 years 6 months ago

Dawkins pep talk gives Broncos hope

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Brian Dawkins soothed smarting egos with a spontaneous pep talk. Usually not one for rah-rah speeches, the Denver Broncos captain got in front of the team Monday and basically broke it down like this: They're in the playoffs and that's all that matters. Granted, the Broncos...

2 years 7 months ago

Patriots hope to keep Tebow in the pocket

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich says his defense can control Tim Tebow by keeping him in the pocket. That won't be easy when New England faces the Broncos scrambling quarterback on Sunday in Denver. Tebow has led the Broncos to a 6-1 record in his seven starts,...

2 years 7 months ago

Can the Broncos get to Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have more solid pass rushers coming their way when they face the Denver Broncos. The Patriots offensive line must try to protect Tom Brady on Sunday from rookie Von Miller, who has 11 1-2 sacks, and Elvis Dumervil, who has 7 1-2....

2 years 7 months ago

Tebow's future still up in the air

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow's fans want to know what else the man has to do to win over the Denver Broncos' brain trust. He's won seven of eight games since taking over as their starting quarterback, turning a team that was foundering at 1-4 under Kyle Orton into...

2 years 7 months ago

Maybe McDaniels wasn't all that bad

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Josh McDaniels. The mere mention of his name brings back bitter, embarrassing memories in Denver. Yet only a year after he was unceremoniously booted out of Broncos headquarters, it might be time to rethink McDaniels' role in turning the Broncos into AFC West contenders. The coach...

2 years 7 months ago

Cardiac Broncos keep fans on edge

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos are living on the edge and loving it. They've won six of seven games since Tim Tebow became their starting quarterback. Five of those have involved second-half comebacks, including a 35-32 win at Minnesota on Sunday that pushed them into a tie with...

2 years 7 months ago

The NFL catches Tebow fever

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The NFL has caught Tim Tebow fever, too. The cover of the inaugural edition of the league's official monthly publication, NFL Magazine, which hits newsstands Dec. 13, will feature Tebow instead of Carolina rookie quarterback Cam Newton as originally planned. The edition will still feature Newton,...

2 years 8 months ago

Miller misses practice for minor thumb surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos rookie pass-rusher Von Miller underwent a surgical procedure to repair a strained ligament in his left thumb and missed Wednesday's practice. Miller is expected to play Sunday at Minnesota, however. Miller was injured in Denver's 16-13 overtime win at San Diego on Sunday. He...

2 years 8 months ago

Is Tebow the comeback king?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow might want to update his autobiography and not just because it's already a best-seller. In "Through My Eyes," Denver's unconventional quarterback writes about how those who finish strong in football or life will achieve success and even greatness. He could write several more chapters...

2 years 8 months ago

It's not only Tebow time - It's Miller time!

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Forget the Tim Tebow hype machine for a moment. It's Miller Time in Denver. Broncos linebacker Von Miller, the second overall selection in the draft, has led Denver's defensive revival along with pass-rushing partner Elvis Dumervil. The duo has been collecting sacks and crumpling quarterbacks at...

2 years 8 months ago

Chiefs claim Orton off the waiver wire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)- Kyle Orton has been claimed off waivers by the Chiefs, who were searching for a veteran quarterback after losing Matt Cassel to a season-ending injury. The move was told to the Associated Press by a person familiar with the situation on condition of anonymity because the...

2 years 8 months ago

Broncos waive Orton

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have waived quarterback Kyle Orton. The 29-year-old seventh-year veteran from Purdue lost his starting job after going 1-4. He hasn't played since the first half against San Diego on Oct. 9. His replacement, Tim Tebow, is 4-1. Orton decisively outplayed Tebow in training...

2 years 8 months ago

Broncos are much more than just Tebow

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Lost in all the hoopla over Tim Tebow and his recent success is the performance of Denver's dominant defense over the last month. The Broncos have been able to keep it close so that their unconventional quarterback can orchestrate all those comebacks. Led by relentless rookie...

2 years 8 months ago

Jets view Tebow as another running back

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets aren't quite sure what to expect from Denver's Tim Tebow. They know the Broncos quarterback will run a whole lot Thursday night. Will he throw some, too? And, how much? After spending last week preparing for New England's Tom Brady, someone...

2 years 8 months ago

Broncos new offense is giving teams fits

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - As the Denver Broncos fine-tune the playbook to fit Tim Tebow's game, they have become increasingly reliant on the ground game. With the approach, they're off and running. Relying on an unconventional option-style offense led by an unorthodox quarterback, Denver has suddenly surged back into contention...

2 years 8 months ago

McGahee jump starts his career in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Willis McGahee had just one destination in mind after his three-year stint as Baltimore's backup came to an end last season - Denver. That's where the big, ninth-year running back saw the best opportunity to jumpstart his career with John Fox taking over as head coach...

2 years 8 months ago

Tebow learns to take his hits

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Twice in the three weeks since he took over as Denver's starting quarterback, Tim Tebow has had one of his sacks erased by the NFL's statistics keepers after reviews of the game film. The bruises are for keeps. Tebow has been sacked a league-high 14 times...

2 years 8 months ago

Broncos getting healthy again

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos are in contention at the halfway point of the season thanks to a middling AFC West and a return to health. In their 38-24 win at Oakland on Sunday, the Broncos got key contributions from four players who had been sidelined for a...

2 years 8 months ago

Chiefs work on stopping Tebow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jerheme Urban hasn't been playing a whole lot of wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs lately. He has only one catch all season, and that was in the opener. He might as well play quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Or at least try to...

2 years 8 months ago

Royal is special teams Player of the Week

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Denver Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal will be named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, the National Football League informed the Broncos on Tuesday. Royal's 85-yard punt return for a touchdown with 5:53 remaining in the fourth quarter represented the go-ahead score in Denver's 38-24 win...

2 years 8 months ago

Tebow 2-1 as a starter

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow is not a prototypical NFL passer and may never become one. So, the Denver Broncos used an unorthodox approach with their unconventional quarterback. The Broncos confounded the Oakland Raiders with the same system that Tebow operated so successfully at the University of Florida the...

2 years 8 months ago

Elvis promises to finish season strong

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Elvis Dumervil has collected more injuries than sacks since signing his $58 million extension two years ago. After missing all of last season with a torn chest muscle, Dumervil was dogged by an injured left shoulder over the first month of this season, and just when...

2 years 9 months ago

Champ awaits one of NFL's best wideouts

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey has watched Calvin Johnson's ascension to elite wide receiver status from afar. On Sunday, he will get a firsthand look at the explosive Lions receiver for the first time since a 2007 matchup when Johnson was a raw but talented rookie. Through...

2 years 9 months ago

Broncos are beat up in the backfield

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - For all of the debate over Tim Tebow's development as a passer, the Denver Broncos may just need him to revert to a running quarterback come Sunday. With top tailback Willis McGahee missing practice Wednesday following surgery to fix a broken finger, the Broncos (2-4) are...

2 years 9 months ago

Bush and Marshall return to Dolphins practice

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Receiver Brandon Marshall and running back Reggie Bush have returned to practice after sitting out one day with injuries as the Miami Dolphins begin preparing for Sunday's game against Denver. Marshall (quadriceps) and Bush (groin) participated fully in practice Thursday. Safety Reshad Jones (knee) sat out...

2 years 9 months ago

Tebow has faith in Broncos wideouts

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow isn't fretting over losing his top target in a trade this week or the speculation that another one of his receivers also wanted out of Denver. The Broncos' new starting quarterback said he has faith Eric Decker, Matt Willis, Demaryius Thomas and Eddie Royal...

2 years 9 months ago

Tebow can't do it all for 1-4 Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow isn't the cure-all for the Denver Broncos. He brings energy, enthusiasm and excitement to a franchise sorely in need of all three, but he can't stop the run or defend the pass. Nor can he do anything about all the battered bodies that have...

2 years 9 months ago

Tebow named Broncos starter

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Coach John Fox said Tuesday that the Denver Broncos will start Tim Tebow against the Miami Dolphins when they return from their bye week. Tebow supplants Kyle Orton, who has struggled ever since winning the job with a spectacular training camp. Replacing Orton at halftime Sunday,...

2 years 9 months ago

Broncos put Vickerson on IR

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos placed starting defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson on IR with an ankle injury Monday and added fullback Quinn Johnson off waivers from Tennessee. Vickerson was hurt in the Broncos' loss Sunday to San Diego. He signed a two-year, $4.75 million deal last winter after...

2 years 9 months ago

Franklin excused from Broncos practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Broncos rookie right tackle Orlando Franklin was excused Wednesday to deal with a family tragedy. Franklin's status for Sunday's game against San Diego is uncertain. Coach John Fox had already addressed the media when Franklin apparently learned of the situation after practice. Chris Clark and Tony...

2 years 9 months ago

Still not Tebow time

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Despite Denver's stumbling start, Kyle Orton remains entrenched as the Broncos' starting quarterback even as Tim Tebow fans clamor for him to get more playing time. Coach John Fox reiterated Monday that a change at quarterback isn't the cure-all with the Broncos coming off a disheartening...

2 years 10 months ago

Tebow says he'll do whatever it takes

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow insists he'll be a starting quarterback in the NFL someday. In the meantime, he wants to line up anywhere his coaches will let him. The former Florida star whose adjustment to the pros is taking longer than he and his rabid fan base would...

2 years 10 months ago

Beat up Broncos sign tight end

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos beefed up their injury-riddled offense Thursday by signing tight end Dante Rosario, a casualty of their final cut-down. Rookie linebacker Mike Mohamed was released to make room for Rosario, a fifth-year pro who played in both of the Miami Dolphins' games after being...

2 years 10 months ago

Broncos sign free agent wide receiver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos bolstered their beleaguered wide receiving corps Tuesday by signing free agent Quan Cosby. The third-year pro from the University of Texas spent the last two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He'll also reinforce Denver's return game, which was depleted when receiver/returner Eddie Royal...

2 years 10 months ago

Tebow stands by coach Fox

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow appreciates his fans cheering for him to take over as the Denver Broncos' quarterback but says he trusts his coach and will bide his time without complaint. A group of his most ardent supporters have said they'd like to buy two billboards in downtown...

2 years 10 months ago

Four Broncos starters miss Wednesday practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos are practicing without a half dozen of their key players. Pro Bowlers Champ Bailey (hamstring) and Brandon Lloyd (groin) missed Wednesday's workout along with fellow starters Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) and Elvis Dumervil (shoulder). All of them were hurt Monday night against Oakland. They...

2 years 10 months ago

Orton will remain Broncos starter

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The fans may be calling for Tim Tebow. Denver Broncos coach John Fox isn't. Fox said in a conference call Tuesday that he's sticking with Kyle Orton as his starting quarterback despite an awful performance by the offense in the Broncos' 23-20 loss to Oakland on...

2 years 10 months ago

McCarthy beats the odds with the Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Beating the odds, that's nothing new for Kyle McCarthy. The strong safety wasn't drafted out of Notre Dame but made enough of an impression on the Denver Broncos during last summer's training camp to land on the team's practice squad. Before long, he was promoted to...

2 years 11 months ago

Weber remains Broncos forgotten quarterback

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The raw, shaggy-haired Denver Broncos quarterback with Madison Avenue good looks and an impressive college resume that includes 72 touchdown passes realizes he has absolutely no shot now of unseating Kyle Orton or even Brady Quinn. No, not Tim Tebow. Adam Weber. The undrafted free agent...

2 years 11 months ago

Broncos cut seven

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have released veteran cornerback Nate Jones and waived six other players. Jones, an eighth-year pro, played in all 16 games for the Broncos last season, including three starts, and had 43 tackles. He played four years in Dallas and two in Miami before...

2 years 11 months ago

Broncos not ready to cut ties with Tim Tebow

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Nobody's questioning Tim Tebow's character or work ethic, just his readiness. The Denver Broncos have concluded he's not set to start in the NFL, but that doesn't mean they're ready to cut ties with him. The latest twist in Denver's summer soap opera is rampant speculation...

2 years 11 months ago

Orton named Broncos opening day starter

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos coach John Fox has seen enough to name Kyle Orton his starting quarterback. What he hasn't determined is who's No. 2. Fox said Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn have two more preseason games to win the job as Orton's primary backup. Because the league's...

2 years 11 months ago

Who's number two?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have wrapped up training camp and coach John Fox is already in his regular-season mode of keeping fans and opponents guessing. Fox declined to reveal his quarterback rotation for the Broncos' second of four preseason games. The Broncos face the Buffalo Bills Saturday...

2 years 11 months ago

Broncos rookie looks up to Dawkins

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Rookie safety Rahim Moore has always admired Brian Dawkins' hard-hitting game from afar, even carrying a picture of the Pro Bowler in his wallet for inspiration while he was at UCLA. Now, Moore carries Dawkins' shoulder pads after the Denver Broncos' practices as he studies the...

2 years 11 months ago

Prater faces DUI charges

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater is facing a charge of drunken driving and fleeing the scene of an accident. Police Chief John Jackson said Prater was involved in a minor, non-injury accident in a hotel parking lot on Aug. 2. He said Prater was cooperative,...

2 years 11 months ago

Broncos sign former Patriot Warren

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ty Warren. Warren was released by the Patriots on Friday. ESPN reported the deal was worth $10 million over two years with $2.5 million guaranteed. Warren was the 13th overall pick in...

3 years 4 days ago

Broncos trade Gaffney to Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins have acquired receiver Jabar Gaffney from the Denver Broncos in exchange for defensive end Jeremy Jarmon. The 30-year-old Gaffney has 375 receptions over nine NFL seasons with Houston, New England and Denver. He had 65 catches for 875 yards and two touchdowns last...

3 years 6 days ago

Busy Broncos ready for training camp

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Even with the NFL on hiatus, several teams made plenty of noise in the offseason. Few were as loud as the Denver Broncos. Hall of Famer John Elway returned to restore respectability to a franchise tarnished by scandal and his former tight end, Shannon Sharpe,...

3 years 2 months ago

Tebow joins teammates at informal workout

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Tim Tebow has joined the Denver Broncos' informal offseason workouts. The second-year quarterback had been working out on his own in Florida during the NFL lockout. Tebow showed up Thursday at the South Suburban Sports Dome for a conditioning workout and to throw some passes. The...

3 years 2 months ago

It's Miller time in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway thought it was appropriate that his first draft pick, pass-rusher Von Miller, wanted to wear No. 58, because his build and his game remind so many people of the late Derrick Thomas of the Kansas City Chiefs. Coming off their worst season in their...

3 years 3 months ago

Back to business at Broncos headquarters

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The lockout's been lifted. Soon all those weights will be, too. The NFL told teams Thursday to resume football operations, informing them that they should open their facilities to players Friday morning to work out. Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays called that "great news." He was...

3 years 3 months ago

Hunter's stab wound is not serious

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The agent for Denver Broncos defensive end Jason Hunter is thanking fans for their prayers and insisting he suffered only a minor injury after being stabbed in Detroit. Agent Robert B. Walker tweeted Wednesday, "I've spoken to my client Jason Hunter and it's a very minor...

3 years 3 months ago

Broncos linebacker Hunter stabbed in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say Denver Broncos defensive end Jason Hunter has been stabbed and taken to a local hospital. Officer Dan Donakowski says Hunter was stabbed Wednesday, but police didn't have any additional information, including where the incident took place, who was responsible and Hunter's condition. The...

3 years 3 months ago

Broncos preseason schedule released

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The National Football League on Tuesday announced the Denver Broncos' 2011 preseason schedule, which features home games against the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks as well as road contests against the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. "The preseason is an important time for us to evaluate our...

3 years 4 months ago

Broncos release two more veterans

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos continued revamping their roster Thursday by releasing veteran defensive linemen Justin Bannan and Jamal Williams. Both were big additions to Josh McDaniels' 3-4 defense last summer. The Broncos are going back to a 4-3 scheme under new coach John Fox, and the Broncos...

3 years 4 months ago

Broncos release Daniel Graham

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos on Wednesday released tight end Daniel Graham, it was announced. "Our organization is extremely grateful for the character, leadership and high level of play that Daniel Graham brought to the Broncos during his four seasons with this team," Broncos Executive Vice President of Football...

3 years 5 months ago

Broncos Thomas tears Achilles

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos' deep wide receiver corps has taken another hit with word that last year's top pick, Demaryius Thomas, tore an Achilles during an offseason workout in Atlanta. Thomas, the first receiver selected in last year's draft, was working out at his offseason home when...

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