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Texans acquired WR Demaryius Thomas from the Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick.

The teams are also swapping seventh-rounders. That's not bad compensation for a 30-year-old in what's essentially a contract year. Thomas has been in steady decline since the Broncos' Super Bowl 2015 season, but he remains durable and reasonably effective. He will certainly be an upgrade for the Texans in three-receiver sets after they lost Will Fuller (knee) for the season. Thomas will also have a much improved quarterback situation. He should be a more bankable WR3 than he was with Case Keenum. His arrival puts a dent in Keke Coutee's WR3 outlook. Courtland Sutton, meanwhile, could flirt with WR2 value in Denver. Amazingly, the Texans are traveling to Denver for Week 9.
Oct 30 - 1:17 PM

Broncos waived QB Chad Kelly.

Now ex-teammate Von Miller had a Halloween party Monday night. Kelly apparently got too intoxicated, had physical altercations with a guest and then security. The 24-year-old somehow then ended up in a stranger's residence, sitting on the couch, mumbling incoherent words. Police arrived and arrested Kelly for first-degree criminal trespassing. It's a total blown opportunity for Kelly, who seemed to be inching a bit closer to getting a chance to unseat Case Keenum in Denver. Kelly had an awesome preseason, but off-field troubles have long been his downfall dating back to high school and college. We bet someone gives him another chance.
Oct 24 - 11:06 AM

Broncos released P Marquette King with an injury settlement.

King has an abductor injury that calls for rest and rehab for three months. Surgery is not needed. King can be a difference-maker when healthy. He should find a new home in 2019.
Oct 8 - 2:33 PM

Broncos waived QB Paxton Lynch.

The only thing shocking about this decision is it took this long for the Broncos to move on. A disastrous 2016 first-round pick, Lynch looked overmatched every time he touched the field, and he was thoroughly outplayed by 2017 seventh-rounder Chad Kelly this preseason. Perhaps another team takes a shot on his first-round pedigree, but Lynch's NFL future is bleak.
Sep 2 - 1:33 PM

Jets signed RB De'Angelo Henderson to their practice squad.

A sixth-round pick by the Broncos last year, Henderson lost his spot on Denver's roster to Phillip Lindsay. He is talented, however, and could make some noise if given a chance. He will be a name to know if something happens to Bilal Powell or Isaiah Crowell.
Sep 2 - 1:21 PM

Broncos waived/released S Shamarko Thomas, LB Zaire Anderson, WR Bryce Bobo, WR Mark Chapman, WR River Cracraft, WR John Diarse, T Austin Fleer, RB De’Angelo Henderson, OLB Jeff Holland, CB Michael Hunter, T Leon Johnson, CB Brendan Langley, WR Jordan Leslie, DT Cashaud Lyons, S Trey Marshall, WR Isaiah McKenzie, DE DeQuinton Osborne, TE Brian Parker, NT Kyle Peko, G Jeremiah Poutasi, OLB Marcus Rush, OL Austin Schlottmann, OLB Antonio Simmons, CB C.J. Smith, TE Austin Traylor, WR DeAndrew White, DE DeShawn Williams, and RB Dave Williams.

Denver also waived/injured OG J.J. Dielman, OT Andreas Knappe, S Jordan Moore, and CB Marcus Rios. These moves get the Broncos to the 53-man roster limit.
Sep 1 - 7:52 PM

Broncos released OT Cyrus Kouandjio.

The Broncos shopped Kouandjio this preseason, but he was never likely to get traded. Denver saw more upside in OL Sam Jones. There should be some interest in Kouandjio as a swing tackle.
Sep 1 - 1:21 PM

Broncos released DT Clinton McDonald.

McDonald was sidelined throughout OTAs following an operation to drain a bacterial infection in his shoulder. The 31-year-old, who signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Broncos in free agency, is still a proven commodity and will likely receive an opportunity with another team.
Sep 1 - 12:57 PM

Broncos waived WR Isaiah McKenzie.

McKenzie played sparingly as a rookie, securing just 4-of-12 targets for 29 yards and no touchdowns over 131 offensive snaps. The 23-year-old is undersized at 5'8"/173, but offers value as a return specialist. Assuming he clears waivers, McKenzie will be a candidate for the Broncos' practice squad.
Sep 1 - 12:52 PM

Broncos waived CB Brendan Langley.

Langley was a third-round pick in last year's draft. He made 11 rookie appearances, but failed to move the needle. The Broncos also waived 2017 third-round WR Carlos Henderson on Saturday. That's not a good draft.
Sep 1 - 12:07 PM

Broncos waived RB De'Angelo Henderson.

Henderson, along with WR Carlos Henderson, becomes the second 2017 pick the Broncos waived Saturday. The end of Henderson's time with Denver became inevitable following Royce Freeman's breakout preseason and Phillip Lindsay's ability to play special teams. Andy Janovich will stick on the roster at fullback. An intriguing small-school prospect who checks boxes for production and athleticism, there's no doubt Henderson will reappear with another team in the near future.
Sep 1 - 12:02 PM

Broncos waived WR Carlos Henderson.

A third-round pick out of Louisiana Tech in 2017, Henderson spent his rookie year on IR before going AWOL from the team this summer. Henderson resurfaced last month in hopes of returning to the team, but the die was already cast. If Henderson is lucky, the Broncos could stash him on the practice squad. The 23-year-old was recently hit with a one-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Sep 1 - 11:34 AM

Broncos signed CB Adam Jones.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and PFT both reported that Jones signed following his workout in Denver this morning. The Browns are the only other known team to show interest in Jones since the Bengals declined his option back in March. If there's anyone that can get the best out of the 34-year-old ex-Bengal it's coach Vance Joseph, who was Jones' DB coach in Cincinnati. He's serve as secondary depth with an outside chance to return punts.
Aug 26 - 2:18 PM

Former Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas announced his retirement from the NFL after six seasons.

Thomas, who was let go by the Dolphins in March, is retiring to pursue a doctorate in psychology. "I'm okay with not being recognized as an NFL athlete—because I'm more than that," wrote Thomas in an essay for The Players' Tribune. "I believe helping others is what I'm supposed to be doing at this point in my life." The 30-year-old had a magnificent two-year stretch with Denver early in his career, but was never the same after defecting to Jacksonville in free agency in 2015. The former Portland State basketball star totaled 226 catches, 2,406 receiving yards and 36 touchdowns over 67 career games for Denver, Jacksonville and Miami.
Aug 24 - 4:03 PM

Broncos GM John Elway said during a Tuesday radio appearance that the club might not "stand pat" with the current options behind starter Case Keenum.

"We’ve got to have confidence that that guy that’s going to be the backup can play and win football games," Elway said. "Even though Chad [Kelly] played very well on Saturday night — we’ll see how he does this week — but if something were to happen to Case, can he come in and continue to win football games for us? That’s the big part of the evaluation process and that’s still going on." Kelly was promoted to No. 2 following his performance (14-21-177-2-1) against the Vikings Saturday and will play with the second-string offense against the Bears this upcoming week. It sounds as if the Broncos and Elway have theoretically moved on from Lynch.
Aug 14 - 6:32 PM

Broncos QB Chad Kelly received second-team reps in practice Monday.

It's hardly a shock following Kelly's performance (14-21-177-2-1) against the Vikings Saturday. Paxton Lynch, on the other hand, was abysmal, completing just 6-of-11 passes for 24 yards and an interception against Minnesota's second-team defense. Kelly hadn't received much buzz in camp prior to his preseason performance, but even his untapped/unknown ceiling is higher than Lynch's. If Kelly continues to outplay Lynch, the Broncos may be forced to keep three quarterbacks heading into the season.
Aug 13 - 5:35 PM

USA Today's Lindsay Jones believes the Broncos running back job is "totally open".

Devontae Booker, Royce Freeman, De'Angelo Henderson, and Phillip Lindsay all received first-team reps Sunday. It's worth noting Mike Klis of 9 News Denver has emphasized throughout the offseason that Booker figures to be the lead back in Week 1 because he's developed a "good command" of the offensive playbook over third-round rookie Freeman. We expect the team to adopt a committee approach no matter their Week 1 starter.
Jul 29 - 3:14 PM

Demaryius Thomas is lining up everywhere at camp, including the slot.

Only 17.9% of Thomas' routes last season came from the slot. Bennie Fowler, Cody Latimer, Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie, and Jordan Taylor all received more opportunity in the middle of the field than Thomas, which should change in 2018. The Broncos would be wise to move him around the field much like Julio Jones, who averaged 23.7% of his routes from the slot last year.
Jul 29 - 2:42 PM's Mike Klis reports Devontae Booker 'figures' to be the lead back into training camp.

Klis also thinks rookie Royce Freeman will 'eventually' get a chance. The Broncos released C.J. Anderson in the offseason, leaving Booker, De’Angelo Henderson, Freeman, and sixth-rounder David Williams to compete for carries. Booker's veteran status should get him the first crack at the No. 1 job despite his 3.8 YPC last season. It's a position battle that should be monitored closely in camp.
May 12 - 10:07 AM

Panthers signed RB C.J. Anderson, formerly of the Broncos, to a one-year contract.

It's a savvy and sensible pickup for Carolina, which did not draft a running back and had only Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne on the depth chart behind Christian McCaffrey. The Anderson signing deals a significant blow to McCaffrey's fantasy outlook, and positions Anderson for RB3/flex value in the old Jonathan Stewart role. The Panthers are missing 202 carries from last year's roster, eighth most in the NFL. Anderson, 27, topped 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career last season, although his efficiency (4.1 YPC) has been mediocre the past two years. He is functional in the passing game. Anderson is now the favorite to lead the Panthers in carries.
May 7 - 3:56 PM

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