Denver Broncos Wiretap

49ers Acquire Emmanuel Sanders From Broncos

Oct 22, 2019 3:10 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have acquired Emmanuel Sanders and a fifth round pick from the Denver Broncos for third and fourth round picks.

The 49ers also had interest in trading for Mohamed Sanu before the Atlanta Falcons dealt him to the New England Patriots.

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De'Vante Bausby: I Couldn't Move For 30 Minutes After Hit

Oct 9, 2019 9:47 AM

De'Vante Bausby, who was taken off the field Sunday on a backboard after colliding with a teammate, says he "couldn't move'' for 30 minutes after the hit.

The Denver Broncos cornerback hopes to return to the field soon.

"Strengthen my [neck] muscles again and I'll be good to go,'' Bausby said.

He was asked if he was nervous or afraid after the incident.

"Little bit. ... I was never unconscious," he said."I just couldn't move, but I was still talking and everything. The doc, the neurologist said I was going to be fine and I just trusted that, and after about 30 minutes I was able to wiggle my toes and after a couple hours I was able to regain full mobility, so I was straight, I was fine. ... They said I was paralyzed for 30 minutes; after 30 minutes I could wiggle my toes and after two hours I could move everything else."

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Bradley Chubb Played Through Torn ACL In Week 4

Sep 30, 2019 2:52 PM

Bradley Chubb will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.

Chubb initially left the Denver Broncos' Week 4 loss with a calf injury and then for the knee injury before returning to the field.

Vic Fangio said Chubb "had some calf issues and then I think he had another injury in his leg issue that he was able to come back from."


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Emmanuel Sanders: Broncos Living In 'World Of Suck'

Sep 23, 2019 9:28 AM

The Denver Broncos are 0-3 for the first time since 1999, the year after John Elway retired.

"Times are rough around here, obviously, the past few years, it's been tough," Emmanuel Sanders said. "We're trying to get it right, right now we're 0-3, living in a world of suck. Football is still fun, but not as much fun when you're losing."

The Broncos have missed the playoffs in each of the three previous years.

"We're 0-3, that's our record, that's a fact," Vic Fangio said. "I do see a lot of good out there, [but] not enough. We're not doing enough good things that the good teams that win do. Which is protect the ball ... we're not getting the ball turned over [on defense] ... and we're not playing good enough defense."

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Drew Lock Could Open Season On IR

Aug 23, 2019 9:13 AM

Drew Lock could open his rookie season on the injured reserve for the Denver Broncos, says Vic Fangio.

Lock suffered a severely sprained thumb on his throwing hand early in the third quarter of Monday night's preseason loss to the visiting San Francisco 49ers.

The quarterback will neither play nor practice for the remainder of the preseason.

"Obviously because it's his throwing hand and a thumb, that's a pretty serious injury for a quarterback," Fangio said. "It will be some time before we know exactly where he's at and how much time he would miss."

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Mike Shanahan Nearly Returned To Broncos In 2018

Aug 18, 2019 3:29 PM

Mike Shanahan revealed he was close to returning to the Denver Broncos before the 2018 season.

The Broncos ended up giving Vance Joseph one more season as head coach.

"I was close, I was close,'' Shanahan said. "One thing that has to happen is you all have to be on the same page. One thing you've got to make sure of when you are a head football coach that the owner, the GM, the quarterback are all on the same page. And if it doesn't happen the chances of you winning the Super Bowl aren't very good. ... I had a great conversation with John as everybody knows, it didn't work out, sometimes it works out for the right reasons.''

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Broncos Lose Theo Riddick For 6-8 Weeks

Aug 12, 2019 8:23 AM

The Denver Broncos will be without Theo Riddick for 6-8 weeks after sustaining a slight fracture in his shoulder.

Denver had signed Riddick for depth at running back.

Riddick suffered the injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Mike Shanahan Present At Broncos Practice For First Time In 11 Years

Jul 22, 2019 8:57 AM

Mike Shanahan attended his first Denver Broncos practice on Saturday since he was fired as head coach in 2008.

Shanahan had attended several team functions through the years, including games, a ceremony to honor the Super Bowl winners and the dedication of the team's fieldhouse, but this was the first time he had been at the team's practice field since he was the coach.

"I was glad to have Mike here. I invited him. I'm glad he could come," coach Vic Fangio said. "I invited him for the spring work, and the schedules never matched up, but I was glad he was here. I think it was good he was here. Mike's got a big part in the rich history of this franchise. He's welcome to come here any time he wants."

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Joe Flacco: 'I've Got A Lot Left'

Jul 19, 2019 8:04 AM

Joe Flacco had his first training camp practice with the Denver Broncos on Thursday.

The quarterback sees his 12th season in the league as a fresh start, a second chance and a potential "take that" season all in one.

"It's tough to say that without almost putting yourself down for the last couple years of your career," he said. "There is an energy about coming here and an excitement that I feel being with this new team and getting another chance of being a starting quarterback. I don't think you can ever take that for granted. ... I'm definitely excited about it."

Flacco has never played an NFL game for a team other than the Baltimore Ravens.

"Yeah, there's no doubt [I've got something to prove]," Flacco said. "Listen, I think I've got a lot left in the tank. And I feel like I can do a lot more than I've shown in my 11-year career. I'm excited about that."

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Peyton Manning: Von Miller Is Best Athlete I Ever Played With

Jun 28, 2019 8:18 AM

Peyton Manning played with a lot of guys during his Hall of Fame career, but one particular player sticks out in his mind.

In his retirement, Manning has focused on watching his brother Eli's games as well as those of his former teams.

"We come to all the Broncos games, so I enjoy some of the guys that I've played with, like Von Miller. I still enjoy watching him compete," Manning said. "Maybe this tells you how special he is that I'm maybe not looking at quarterbacks now; I'm watching outside linebackers and pass rushers. 

"People ask me a lot of times, 'Who's the best athlete you've ever played with?' And I say, 'Von Miller.' Just some of the things he can do physically is special. So when you come to a Broncos game and they're on defense, you find yourself kind of locked in, seeing this might be the game-changing sack-fumble play, or interception — some kind of game-changing play he can make. I like the way he handles his business and like the way he competes out there."

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Longtime Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Dies At Age 75
Pat Bowlen died Thursday night at his Denver-area home after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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Broncos Give Chris Harris Raise To $12M
Chris Harris told the Broncos earlier this offseason that he wanted to be traded if he wasn't granted a new deal.


Joe Flacco Will Get All First-Team Reps At OTAs
The Broncos drafted Drew Lock in the second round last month, but they appear committed to Joe Flacco for the 2019 season.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

RealGM Staff Report

2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Chris Harris Wants New Deal Or Trade From Broncos
Chris Harris, Jr. has told the Broncos that he wants a new contract.

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Von Miller Has Sights Set On 20-Sack Season
Von Miller also wants to break Bruce Smith's all-time sack record of 200.


Broncos Agree To Sign Ja'Wuan James to Four-Year, $52M Deal
Ja'Wuan James will be the Broncos' starting right tackle.

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Washington Acquires Case Keenum From Broncos
Case Keenum was slated to count $21 million against the Broncos' salary cap for the 2019 season.

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Raiders Considered One Team Consistently In On Antonio Brown
The Broncos and Cardinals are now believed to be out on Antonio Brown.

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Steelers Anticipate Antonio Brown Trade By March 17th
The Raiders, Broncos and Cardinals are among the teams who are most intrigued in trading for Antonio Brown.

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Broncos Want To Have Case Keenum Return As Backup
The Broncos have a deal in place to acquire Joe Flacco from the Ravens when the new league year begins on March 13.

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2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition
The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

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Case Keenum 'Shocked, Disappointed' By Broncos Trading For Joe Flacco
Case Keenum signed a two-year, $36 million deal with the Broncos last offseason.

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Emmanuel Sanders Unlikely To Restructure Contract
He will miss the start of the season after tearing his Achilles in December.

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Washington Was Interested In Trade For Joe Flacco
The Ravens will trade Joe Flacco to the Broncos once the league year turns over on March 13.

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Broncos Agree To Acquire Joe Flacco From Ravens
Joe Flacco will join the Broncos.

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Seahawks Sign Paxton Lynch
Paxton Lynch didn't play in 2018 after he was released by the Broncos at the end of the preseason.

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Broncos Hire Rich Scangarello As Offensive Coordinator
Rich Scangarello has been an assistant to Kyle Shanahan with both the Falcons and 49ers.

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Broncos Hire Ed Donatell As Defensive Coordinator
Ed Donatell was most recently secondary coach of the Bears from 2015 through 2018.

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