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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

ESPN's Jeff Legwold expects the Broncos to address quarterback on Day 2 of the draft.

The Broncos were never going to take a quarterback in Round 1—even if Bradley Chubb had gone earlier, Denver was prepared to trade down with Buffalo—but it looks like they'll turn their attention to signal-callers on Day 2. Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph is the top quarterback remaining and could be on the board when Denver picks at No. 40, though it sounds like the Chargers, who are looking to draft a successor to Philip Rivers, could be targeting him as well. The Broncos inked Case Keenum to a two-year deal this offseason but he's more of a stopgap than a long-term solution. Richmond's Kyle Lauletta could also be a possibility for Denver if the Broncos aren't able to land Rudolph.
Apr 27 - 2:05 PM

On Wednesday's GM Street podcast, The Ringer's Mike Lombardi reported the Broncos are "in love" with Ohio State CB Denzel Ward.

The Broncos previously hit on an Ohio State corner in Bradley Roby, and their loss of Aqib Talib has increased Denver's cornerback need. Ward is a man-coverage corner and ran 4.32 at the Combine. He is a sleeper to be the Broncos' pick at No. 5, or go to Denver if GM John Elway trades a few slots down the board.
Apr 25 - 11:16 PM

Broncos GM John Elway said Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield has "overcome the size issue."

Size concerns have dogged Mayfield throughout the draft process though Elway doesn't see it as a major stumbling block. Elway has mostly targeted taller quarterbacks since assuming the role of GM—he drafted Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch, who are both 6'7"—though he departed from that philosophy by signing Case Keenum (6'1") this offseason. Mayfield visited the Broncos earlier this week and was coached by Denver's staff in the Senior Bowl in January. Denver hasn't committed to taking a quarterback at No. 5, but if Mayfield is still available then, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Broncos made him their pick.
Apr 19 - 3:49 PM

Broncos released C.J. Anderson.

This move had been coming. Denver tried to trade Anderson earlier this offseason and even reportedly agreed in principle to a deal which would have sent him to Miami before the Dolphins pulled out. With Anderson out the door, Denver will turn to Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson in the backfield, although it is likely they add another back in the draft. Just 27 and coming off a 1,000-yard season, Anderson should find several suitors on the open market.
Apr 16 - 10:34 AM

9News Denver's Mike Klis reports C.J. Anderson will report to the Broncos' offseason workouts Monday.

Anderson has been at the center of trade rumors throughout the offseason but is fully expected to report to the team's first meeting Monday. "I’m going into this season thinking I can be cut at any moment. I’m going to use it as a motivation," Anderson said. Klis still considers it "hardly certain" Anderson stays on Denver's 2018 roster. The Broncos can save $5 million in cap space by cutting him.
Apr 15 - 2:55 PM

USC QB Sam Darnold worked out for the Broncos in Los Angeles on Friday.

GM John Elway and head coach Vance Joseph were both on hand for the workout. Even after signing Case Keenum, Denver is fully expected to draft a quarterback in Round 1. The Broncos hold the No. 5 pick and will likely have to trade up to have any shot at landing Darnold.
Apr 6 - 1:38 PM

Free agent P Marquette King is visiting the Broncos.

There's a chance this is Rotoworld's first-ever blurb on a punter visit. Released from Jon Gruden's back to the future Raiders over "personality issues" — King likes to dance? — 29-year-old King is one of the league's best punters.
Apr 5 - 2:03 PM

Free agent Eric Decker said he "would be very receptive" to the idea of returning to the Broncos.

Decker, 31, was drafted by the Broncos and spent his first four years there, enjoying two of his best seasons in 2012-13 before signing with the Jets. Last season, Decker had one of his worst in Tennessee but looked good in the playoffs. He still has some left in the tank but has drawn little interest.
Apr 2 - 7:19 PM

Dolphins signed QB Brock Osweiler, formerly of the Broncos, to a one-year contract.

He'll be reunited with Adam Gase, who previously served as Osweiler's OC in Denver. The Fins needed a backup after letting Matt Moore walk in free agency. A year after flaming out in Houston, Osweiler was equally dreadful in his return to Denver, producing a dismal 72.5 quarterback rating over six appearances including four starts. With only Ryan Tannehill ahead of Osweiler on the depth chart, it wouldn't be a surprise if Miami took a quarterback early in next month's draft.
Mar 23 - 4:17 PM

Giants signed WR Cody Latimer, formerly of the Broncos.

The 56th pick in the 2014 draft, Latimer caught just 35 passes across four seasons in Denver. He set career highs across the board with a 19/287/2 receiving line last season. Latimer has been a bust to date, but he's still only 25 years old and worth a flier for a Giants team that figures to cut Brandon Marshall soon.
Mar 19 - 2:50 PM

The Broncos are hosting free agent CB Delvin Breaux.

Breaux went non-tendered by the Saints after a falling out with the organization stemming from the team's handling of his injuries. When healthy, Breaux is a premier talent who flashed shutdown skills earlier in his career.
Mar 14 - 8:16 PM

Vikings acquired QB Trevor Siemian and a 2018 seventh-round draft pick from the Broncos in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2019.

The Broncos were in a hurry to get rid of Siemian even though he was easily their second-best quarterback behind Case Keenum and costs only $705,000 this season. In Minnesota, Siemian will provide a formidable backup to Kirk Cousins.
Mar 14 - 5:49 PM

Chargers signed TE Virgil Green, formerly of the Broncos.

Green has been a popular fantasy sleeper at various points in his career, but he never topped 25 catches, 250 yards, or one touchdown in seven seasons with the Broncos. With Hunter Henry firmly atop the Chargers' depth chart, Green's breakout is unlikely to come this season.
Mar 14 - 4:08 PM

Browns signed OT Donald Stephenson, formerly of the Broncos, to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Stephenson was a disaster in limited action last season, earning negative grades from PFF in both pass protection and run-blocking over 303 snaps between right and left tackle. He wouldn't be much of an upgrade on Shon Coleman, who is coming off a similarly dreadful year at right tackle.
Mar 13 - 4:46 PM

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