By decision, circumstance and the simple passage of time, the Broncos will take the field Monday night with just one player left from Super Bowl 50: kicker Brandon McManus. That serves as a reminder that this is a new team, untethered to the past.

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Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason has covered the NFL for 22 seasons and the Broncos for 17. Over the years, he has contributed Broncos content to CBS Sports, The Sporting News, The New York Times and the Broncos' official website. He also worked three seasons with and two years with the Carolina Panthers' official site. He is the author of "Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline" and he lives in Denver with his wife and daughter.