Denver Broncos Wiretap

Brock Osweiler 'Not Surprised' By Boos In Denver

Oct 25, 2016 7:59 AM

Brock Osweiler, who was booed by fans in Denver each time he came onto the field Monday night, said he was not surprised by the crowd's reactions to his return.

Osweiler was playing in Denver for the first time since leaving to sign a four-year, $72 million contract with the Houston Texans during the offseason.

"I was definitely not surprised by that," Osweiler said. "I assumed I'd get a lot of boos. In fact, I thought it would be a little bit louder with those boos."

Osweiler finished 22-for-41 for 131 yards without a touchdown in the loss. He also lost a fumble in Houston's 27-9 loss.

"I think there was so much that was built up about myself and the Broncos in this game," Osweiler said. "And at the end of the day, it was the Houston Texans versus the Denver Broncos. We came up here tonight. We did not play a good enough football game to get this job done."

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Brandon Marshall: Broncos 'Want To Kill' Brock Osweiler

Oct 19, 2016 6:35 AM

The Denver Broncos will face off against the Houston Texans, Brock Osweiler's new team, on Monday Night Football this week.

Osweiler signed a big contract with the Texans in free agency after starting a handful of games for the Broncos during their Super Bowl run last season.

"There's no ill will toward Brock," linebacker Brandon Marshall said. "I am happy he got paid. But it's competition. We want to kill him."

Marshall believes the Denver defense is primed for a big week.

"We know that Brock likes to hold the ball so I feel that we can get a lot of good pressure on him," he said. "Just watching their offense, I think this can be a great week for us, I can say that."

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Russell Okung Taken To Hospital With Concussion-Like Symptoms

Oct 14, 2016 1:07 PM

Russell Okung was taken to a hospital Thursday night after Denver's 21-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Okung was evaluated for concussion-like symptoms.

Okung played all 73 snaps for the Broncos' offense. But after the game, after the players had filed into the locker room, he began to have some difficulty. Multiple Broncos players said that two teammates helped him to the trainer's room.

Okung was given an IV and, after about 45 minutes in the trainer's room, was taken on a cart to a waiting ambulance. By 11 p.m. PT, Okung was released from the hospital and cleared to return to Denver with the team.

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Trevor Siemian To Start For Broncos Against Chargers

Oct 13, 2016 6:12 AM

Trevor Siemian will start for the Denver Broncos against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night.

Siemian missed last week's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a non-throwing shoulder injury.

He suffered a bruised AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder just before halftime of the Broncos' Week 4 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rookie Paxton Lynch filled in for Siemian.


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Gary Kubiak Won't Coach Broncos In Week 6 After Hospital Trip

Oct 10, 2016 6:39 PM

Gary Kubiak won't coach the Denver Broncos on Thursday after he was admitted to a Denver-area hospital following Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

Kubiak was diagnosed with a "complex migraine condition.''

Special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis will be the Broncos' interim coach this week.

"[The doctors] thought the prognosis for him was very, very good and they think that he's going to spend this week, he's going to have this week off, he's going to be back on Monday,'' John Elway said. "When it comes down to Gary's health, everybody's excited about what the prognosis is. We're just excited Gary's OK.''

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Broncos To Start Paxton Lynch In Week 5

Oct 8, 2016 6:00 PM

The Denver Broncos will start Paxton Lynch in Week 5 with Trevor Siemian injured.

Dealing with an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, Siemian was limited in practice Friday and was initially listed as questionable to play against the visiting Falcons.

"We have 48 hours here so we'll see how he comes out of it tomorrow, how he's feeling," Gary Kubiak added. "But he took a lot more today, so we'll see where he's at."

Lynch was the third quarterback drafted in the first round of the 2016 draft and will be the fifth QB in his class to earn a start in his rookie season (Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott, Jacoby Brissett, Cody Kessler).

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Broncos Will Make Quarterback Decision On Game Day

Oct 6, 2016 8:38 AM

The Denver Broncos won't reveal who their starting quarterback will be for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons until game day.

Trevor Siemian left Denver's Week 4 game with an injured shoulder, so Paxton Lynch took over under center.

"I'd take it all the way to game day," Gary Kubiak said. "I trust Trevor. He knows exactly what we're doing and he's very bright. He's on top of everything today. He's a part of the walk-throughs and everything that we're doing so he's on top of everything. We'll just see where he's at physically."

Even if he doesn't practice, Siemian believes he'll play.

"I think so," Siemian said. "I think you have to be able to. You don't get enough reps during the week as it is for every look. You have to make the most of what you see on tape and what you see in practice and go from there."

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Trevor Siemian Will Start For Broncos If Healthy

Oct 4, 2016 8:27 AM

Trevor Siemian remains the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, according to Gary Kubiak.

Siemian is day-to-day with a shoulder injury. He was replaced by rookie Paxton Lynch on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"Trevor is our starting quarterback," Kubiak said. "Hopefully he's going to be OK. ... We feel fortunate with Trevor. We'll be day-to-day here"

Siemian has a non-throwing sprained shoulder.

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Demaryius Thomas: Broncos Are 'Gonna Need More Offense'

Sep 19, 2016 8:41 AM

The Denver Broncos are 2-0 and in sole possession of first place in the AFC West, but some players are upset over struggles on offense.

"We're gonna need more offense, that's for sure," Demaryius Thomas said. "It's hard -- you're always putting it on the defense, and at some point that's tough to count on. There's no reason to keep it close. Last year, a lot of things went our way, but that can catch up to you."

Thomas then gestured to teammate Emmanuel Sanders.

"You've got two guys ... damn, the best duo in the league, and we haven't had 100 yards in a game yet. He's got, what, eight catches? I've got nine. I mean ..."

Through two games, Thomas has nine catches for 138 yards and no touchdowns, far off pace to match his 105 receptions, 1,304 yards and six TDs from 2015.

Sanders, who caught 76 passes for 1,135 yards and six touchdowns last season, has eight catches for 88 yards in two games.

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DeMarcus Ware Fractures Right Forearm

Sep 19, 2016 1:10 AM

DeMarcus Ware fractured his right forearm, and the team will try to determine Monday what that injury will mean for his 2016 season.

Ware suffered a fracture to his ulna bone, the smaller bone of the forearm that is on the side of the arm opposite of the thumb.

"We have to see in the morning, actually, what the case is going to be -- if it's something he can play with or if it's something that has to be fixed," Gary Kubiak said.

Ware was cradling his arm as he walked to the sideline with 14 minutes to play in the third quarter, and he was taken to the locker room. 

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Brandon Marshall Will Donate $300 Per Tackle To Denver Charities
Brandon Marshall, who was the only Broncos player to kneel during the national anthem before last Thursday night's season opener, will donate $300 for each tackle he makes this season to local charit

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Demaryius Thomas Seekins 2nd Opinion On Hip Injury
There is some concern Demaryius Thomas could miss some time, depending on the second opinion.

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Brandon Marshall Kneels During Anthem To 'Create Dialogue'
The linebacker was a teammate of Colin Kaepernick's at Nevada.

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Panthers Upset Over Hits To Cam Newton's Helmet
Cam Newton didn't feel like he was targeted with helmet-to-helmet hits in Thursday night's game against the Broncos, but his Panthers teammates disagreed.

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Broncos Had Trade Interest In Case Keenum
The Rams would have required a "huge pick or player compensation" to move their Week 1 starter to Gary Kubiak and the Broncos.

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Emmanuel Sanders Agrees To Three-Year, $33M Extension With Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders caught 76 balls for 1,135 yards and six touchdowns last season with the Broncos.

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Broncos Consider Trading Aqib Talib
Aqib Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg in the early morning hours of June 5 in Dallas.

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Mark Sanchez To Sign With Cowboys
Mark Sanchez will sign with the Cowboys on a one-year deal after being released by the Broncos.


Peyton Manning Will Remain Retired
Peyton Manning will not consider returning to the NFL, according to a source.

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Broncos Shopping Mark Sanchez To Cowboys
The Broncos are shopping Mark Sanchez to the Cowboys, who may be looking for a quarterback with Tony Romo sidelined.

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Mark Sanchez Likely To Be Traded Or Released By Broncos
Mark Sanchez could be released if they are unable to trade him as it would save $3.5 million in both money and cap space.

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Broncos Name Trevor Siemian Starting QB
Trevor Siemian won the job over Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch as they move on from Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler.

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Broncos Appear Likely To Name Trevor Siemian Starting QB
Trevor Siemian looked composed and comfortable running the team as he finished a workmanlike 10-of-17 for 122 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

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Mark Sanchez Showcases Guitar Skills Near Santa Monica Pier
Mark Sanchez is in the middle of the preseason right now with the Broncos but he joined DraftKings in Santa Monica earlier this summer to display his skills as a (pretty good) guitar player.

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Broncos To Start Trevor Siemian At Quarterback In 3rd Preseason Game
Trevor Siemian will get the last best look with the other starters before Gary Kubiak decides who will enter 2016 as the starting quarterback.

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John Elway Feels Broncos Have Good Enough Team Around QBs
The Broncos haven't settled on a starting quarterback for their second preseason game, let alone the regular season.

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Vance Walker Likely Out For 2016 With Torn ACL
Vance Walker was expected to nail down a starting role as the replacement for 2015 breakout star Malik Jackson.

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Devontae Booker Stealing First-Team Reps With Broncos
Broncos rookie running back Devontae Booker has been stealing some work with the first-team offense as of late.

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Von Miller Ready To Play, Nears Full Participation
The Broncos have taken a slow-and-steady approach with Von Miller in training camp after he missed the offseason program due to prolonged contract negotiations.

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Mark Sanchez To Start Preseason Opener For Broncos
Gary Kubiak plans to let Mark Sanchez play a quarter, let Trevor Siemian play the second quarter and give first-round pick Paxton Lynch the full second half.

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