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Gary Kubiak Indicating Mark Sanchez Will Start For Broncos

Jul 21, 2016 1:55 PM

Gary Kubiak has been indicating to players that Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback for the Denver Broncos this coming season, according to Sylvester Williams.

The defensive tackle expects Sanchez to start over Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch.

"Right now, they're giving all three of those guys equal reps, so I don't think either one of them has created any advantage at this point, because they haven't consistently been with the ones yet," Williams told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "But I think, going into the camp, I think coach Kubiak kind of let us know he's going to go with Mark and give Mark the opportunity to see what he can do and then go on from there."

Broncos coaches have talked up the untested Siemian as having a "legitimate shot" to start, while general manager John Elway said in May that Lynch will be "ready quicker than a lot of people think."

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Von Miller, Broncos Agree Upon Six-Year, $114.5M Deal

Jul 15, 2016 2:19 PM

Von Miller has agreed upon a six-year, $114.5 million deal with the Denver Broncos.

Miller's deal contains $70 million in guaranteed money.

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Broncos Extend Offer To Von Miller To Include $70M Guaranteed

Jul 15, 2016 8:04 AM

The Denver Broncos have offered Von Miller a record $70 million guaranteed as part of a six-year, $114.5 million deal, according to a source.

The contract would make Miller the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history based on guaranteed money as well as the highest-paid player in Denver franchise history.

A source familiar with the talks said Thursday night that he was "optimistic'' the deal will get done by the 4 p.m. ET Friday deadline for designated franchise players to sign long-term deals.

Two executives from teams other than the Broncos said Thursday that Miller "would have to take it."

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Emmanuel Sanders Adds 10 Pounds Of Muscle

Jul 12, 2016 8:19 AM

Emmanuel Sanders, who is entering the final season of a three-year contract with the Denver Broncos, has added 10 pounds of muscle this offseason.

He remains hopeful of reaching a long-term deal with the Broncos, who are currently focused on Von Miller's contract situation.

"Right now they are taking care of Von's situation, which they should," Sanders said. "Supposedly an article came out saying they are holding contract talks with us right now. I don't know anything. I told my agent, 'Don't get me involved unless there's something major.' I just sit back, work out and the rest will take care of itself."

Sanders has prepared himself for the coming season by not only working on adding muscle, but also polishing his route-running. He will work out with quarterback Mark Sanchez and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas this week at Southern California.

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Broncos Increase Guarantees For Von Miller To $61M

Jul 11, 2016 7:55 AM

The Denver Broncos are trying to get a long-term deal done with Von Miller and have increased the amount of the six-year, $114.5 million deal that will be guaranteed.

Vic Lombardi of Altitude Sports recently suggested that the figure is now $61 million.

Denver previously offered $58 million in guaranteed money.

At one point, Miller was seeking more than $70 million in total guarantees.

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Von Miller, Broncos Exchange Contract Proposals

Jul 10, 2016 4:40 PM

Von Miller and the Denver Broncos continue to exchange contract proposal ahead of the July 15th deadline.

NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported on Friday that Miller rejected the Broncos' latest proposal. The two sides are expected to continue negotiations through the weekend.

"They moved up the date for some of that non-guaranteed money, non-fully guaranteed money at signing to become fully guaranteed," Garafolo said on Friday's edition of NFL Total Access. "But that sweetening of the pot is not sweet enough for Von Miller."

The structure of the guaranteed portion of the contract continues to be the hold up on getting a deal done.

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Broncos Schedule Contract Call With Von Miller

Jul 8, 2016 8:02 PM

The Denver Broncos will have a phone discussion with Von Miller and his agent Joby Branion to discuss a long-term contract.

It is believed that the Broncos have modified their proposed six-year, $114.5 million deal to guarantee a third season.

The deadline is July 15 for franchise-tagged players to sign multiyear contracts.

John Elway personally called Miller over the Fourth of July weekend to express his desire to finalize a long-term deal.

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Broncos Pause Emmanuel Sanders Extension Talks

Jul 7, 2016 6:51 PM

Emmanuel Sanders and the Denver Broncos have put extensions talks on hold.

Sanders is scheduled to make $5.6 million in the final season of his contract.

The Broncos are trying to get a long-term deal in place with Von Miller before next week's deadline.

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Broncos Resume Contract Talks With Von Miller

Jul 6, 2016 2:13 PM

The Denver Broncos have reached out to Von Miller ahead of their July 15th deadline to agree upon a long-term contract.

The Broncos' six-year, $114.5 million offer would make Miller the highest-paid non-quarterback in the league, but the offer included only $38.5 million fully guaranteed at signing, with an additional 1.3 million to be earned in workout bonuses.

The sticking point for Miller's camp is the fully guaranteed money, specifically the amount earned at signing over the first three years. The baseline had seemingly been $60 million, but Fletcher Cox's new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles might have raised the floor for Miller's representatives. Cox's six-year, $103 million contract includes $63 million guaranteed, with $55.55 million of that earned in the first nine months of the deal.

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Emmanuel Sanders Letting Representatives Handle Talks With Broncos

Jun 26, 2016 8:49 AM

Emmanuel Sanders is entering the final year of his contract with the Denver Broncos and a contract extension appears possible.

The wide receiver has said all the right things, claiming that he's leaving talks up to his representatives.

"I don't think it weighs on me," Sanders said of his situation. "I think it weighs on other people and then they talk about [it] and it's like, 'All right, you're trying to put the weight on me.' If I could just keep my ears closed and not listen to the noise, I wouldn't even know this is a contract year.

"For me, it's going to come. If it's meant for me, it's meant for me. But I'm going to keep playing ball because I love to do it."

Sanders, 29, has caught 177 passes and 15 touchdowns over his two seasons in Denver.

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Von Miller On Contract Talks With Broncos: 'Time For Waiting'
Von Miller and the Broncos have until July 15 to agree to terms on a long-term deal.

Lindsay Jones/USA Today

Peyton Manning 'Excited' About First Football-Free Autumn In 22 Years
Peyton Manning is comfortable with his decision to retire and is looking forward to some down time this fall.

Associated Press

Gary Kubiak: Cody Latimer 'On His Way' To Contributing On Offense
Gary Kubiak said last week that Cody Latimer is playing faster and is "on his way" to contributing significantly to the Broncos' offense.

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Von Miller: No Chance Of Playing Under Franchise Tag
Von Miller continues to negotiate a long-term contract with the Broncos and is not interested in playing under the franchise tag.

RealGM Staff Report

Broncos, Brandon Marshall Agree To $32M Extension
The linebacker said all along he believed contract negotiations would "work out."

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Broncos' Von Miller Offer Had $58M Injury Guarantee
Von Miller sought more than $70 million to be paid out over three years.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Broncos Continue Negotiations With Emmanuel Sanders, Brandon Marshall
The Broncos remain focused on trying to sign Emmanuel Sanders and Brandon Marshall to long-term deals.

Mike Klis/KUSA

Manny Ramirez Retires After 10 Seasons
Just a few months after signing with the Bears, Manny Ramirez has decided to retire.


Broncos Pull Contract Offer To Von Miller
Shortly after it was reported that the Broncos offered Von Miller a six-year, $114.5 million contract extension, Mike Klis of KUSA reported that the Super Bowl champions have pulled the offer.

Mike Klis/KUSA

Broncos Offer Von Miller $114.5M Extension; No Agreement Close
The Broncos have offered Von Miller a six-year, $114.5 million contract extension, but there is no agreement in sight and the sides are no longer negotiating, according to sources.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Aqib Talib May Have Violated Texas Gun Laws
The NFL is looking into whether Aqib Talib violated Texas gun laws when he accidentally shot himself early Sunday.


Aqib Talib Released From Hospital; Tells Friends He Shot Himself
Aqib Talib was released from a Dallas hospital on Monday afternoon after spending two nights because of gunshot wounds.

Mike Klis/KUSA

Von Miller 'Very Optimistic' Over New Deal With Broncos
Von Miller says his representatives and the Broncos have made "real progress'' toward a long-term contract.

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Aqib Talib Shot In Dallas Nightclub, Released After ER Visit
Aqib Talib was released from the hospital after receiving treatment in the emergency room.

Rebecca Lopez/WFAA

Brock Osweiler Won't Visit White House With Broncos
President Obama will honor the Broncos at the White House on Monday afternoon, but one prominent member of the Super Bowl-winning team won't attend.

Dan Hanzus/NFL

Peyton Manning Nearly Signed With Titans In 2012
Peyton Manning signed with the Broncos and also considered the Titans and 49ers.

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Brock Osweiler Doesn't Hold Grudge Against Broncos
Brock Osweiler passed on an opportunity to remain with the Broncos to become the starting quarterback of the Texans.

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Mark Sanchez Undergoes Surgery On Left Thumb
Mark Sanchez initially injured the thumb while working in the weight room on Thursday.


Broncos, Eagles Unable To Agree Upon Sam Bradford Trade Terms
Denver ultimately traded up for Paxton Lynch in the draft.

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Peyton Manning Received Interest From Teams For 2016
Peyton Manning had at least some level of continuing his career but he didn't want to "hopscotch" from one team to another.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk