Denver Broncos Wiretap

Broncos Will Hire Pat Shurmur As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 13, 2020 8:57 AM

The Denver Broncos plan to hire Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator.

They fired Rich Scangarello over the weekend after just one season at the position.

Shurmur has offers from multiple teams, but the Broncos are his top choice, according to a report.

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Vic Fangio Wants To See NFL Drop Divisions Format

Dec 13, 2019 8:51 AM

First-year Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio has vocalized his support for change to the NFL's playoffs format.

Whoever wins the NFC East, either the Dallas Cowboys or Philadelphia Eagles, will host a team with a much better record in the Wild Card round this year.

"Since the league went to 32 teams, which was when the Texans came in in 2002, my ideal suggestion -- which has never been put forth in front of anybody important -- I don't think there should be divisions," Fangio said.

"I think you've got 16 in each conference. Everybody should play each other once. That's 15 games. Then if you want a 16th game, you play a natural rival from the other conference-Jets and Giants play every year. Eagles-Steelers, Texans-Cowboys, etcetera, play every year. Then keep it at 16 games, but you'll avoid the problem that's going to happen this year where probably an 8-8 team is hosting a 12-4 team.''

The solution would certainly solve the problem of division winners with weak records getting into the playoffs.

"You're going to get the six best teams in each conference," Fangio said. "The divisions always float. There are some that are easy some years, some that have a bunch of good teams, that switches back and forth every couple years.

"I just think that'd be a good way to avoid it, but I'm not for 17 games. I think it should stay at 16."

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Broncos Will Send Scout To Colin Kaepernick's Workout

Nov 13, 2019 3:11 PM

The Denver Broncos will send a scout to Colin Kaepernick's workout in Atlanta.

John Elway and the Broncos had interest in trading for Kaepernick in March of 2016. 

“Colin had his chance here,” Elway said in 2018. “We offered him a contract. He didn’t take it. So, as I said it in my deposition, I don’t know if I’ll be legally able to say this, but he’s had his chance to be here. He passed it.”

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Joe Flacco Out 4-6 Weeks, Won't Require Neck Surgery

Nov 1, 2019 9:24 AM

The Denver Broncos will be without Joe Flacco for 4-6 weeks, according to a source.

Flacco received a second opinion on the bulging disk in his neck and will not need surgery after reviews from two doctors.

"Everything is still on the table with Joe," coach Vic Fangio said. "We can leave him on the 53[-man roster] and wait a while, or we could IR him. We'll make that decision here in the next couple days. ... By the end of the week I think we'll have a better understanding, after getting all of the medical advice, going over it, what plan we'll take long term."

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Joe Flacco Questions Denver's Conservative Playcalling

Oct 28, 2019 9:26 AM

Joe Flacco questioned the playcalling after the Denver Broncos' 15-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

The Broncos led for most of the game, but lost on Adam Vinatieri's 51-yard field goal with 22 seconds to play.

"Well, c'mon, I just look at it like we're now a 2-6 football team, and we're like afraid to go for it in a two-minute drill, you know?'' Flacco said. "Who cares if you give the ball back with a minute, 40 seconds left? They've obviously got the field goal anyway.''

Pushed on the Broncos' late-game offense, Flacco added: "Once again, we're a 2-6 football team and it just feels like we're kind of afraid to lose a game. It's third-and-5 at the end of a game, who cares if they have a timeout at the end or not? Getting in field goal range isn't that tough, you're just putting your defense in these bad situations and I just felt like what do we have to lose? Why can't we be aggressive in some of these situations? That's kind of how I feel a lot about the game today.''

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John Elway: Drew Lock Isn't Ready To Play Now

Oct 24, 2019 8:59 AM

The Denver Broncos might be tempted to move on from Joe Flacco amid a 2-5 start, but the team doesn't feel rookie Drew Lock is ready to take over.

Lock, a second-round pick, is expected to start practicing again soon, in hopes of returning from the broken thumb that landed him on injured reserve.

Injury not withstanding, John Elway indicated during a recent interview that Lock isn't close to ready.

"I will say this: The most important thing for a young quarterback is not to put him out there before he’s ready," Elway said. "So that is the most important thing and if he's not ready, we're not going to put him out there. That is the key thing. And as you know dealing with quarterbacks, it's a very tough thing because if you don't put him in a situation where he has a chance to be successful and he's not successful, the whole roof will cave in. So we have to make sure that Drew is ready when he does get in there, if he does get in there.

"We're still in the process of evaluating that. He is not ready to go right now, I will tell you that."

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Emmanuel Sanders Happy Following Trade: 'Needed A Change'

Oct 24, 2019 8:48 AM

Emmanuel Sanders is getting used to his new team after the San Francisco 49ers acquired him in a trade with the Denver Broncos earlier this week.

Sanders goes from the two-win Broncos to the undefeated 49ers.

"It feels good [to be here]," he said. "Obviously, I've got a lot of love for the Broncos. I spent six years there, won a Super Bowl there and I love that organization. But to be a 49er, it's like a new energy and new environment. It reminds me of when I left the Steelers and went to the Broncos.

"I needed a change of scenery, and it feels good to have a change of scenery. And what a great locker room the 49ers have here. I'm just trying to come in and bring even more positive energy and bring another spark to this offense."

Sanders met with John Elway after a Week 6 win against the Tennessee Titans and they mutually agreed it was time for the receiver to move on.

"Me and John had a conversation in terms of the direction that I wanted to go and me expressing that," Sanders said. "He listened. And hearing that, hearing the trade rumors, I think we both decided that it was best for me to go. You know, we got two more years left -- or three more years left -- of playing football, and I'm trying to win a championship, and obviously, we've got a young locker room over there. So we both made the decision that if a trade comes about, that he would keep me posted and possibly trade me."

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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'

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Drew Lock Could Open Season On IR

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Mike Shanahan Nearly Returned To Broncos In 2018
The Broncos ended up giving Vance Joseph one more season as head coach.

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

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Mike Shanahan Present At Broncos Practice For First Time In 11 Years
Mike Shanahan attended his first Broncos practice on Saturday since he was fired as head coach in 2008.

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Joe Flacco: 'I've Got A Lot Left'
Joe Flacco had his first training camp practice with the Broncos on Thursday.

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Peyton Manning: Von Miller Is Best Athlete I Ever Played With
Peyton Manning played with a lot of guys during his Hall of Fame career, but one particular player sticks out in his mind.

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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.

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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.

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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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