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Will this be the year Denver uses significant draft capital at the insider-linebacker position for Vic Fangio?

Here's how the Broncos' roster at ILB stands entering the draft and where Denver could land an inside backer for Vic.

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The outlook for Von Miller, Justin Simmons, Shelby Harris and the Broncos' restricted free agents were among myriad topics touched on by the Broncos' top football brass March 4.

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The Broncos' decisions on what tenders to use on their restricted free agents need to be submitted before the start of the new league year on Mar. 17.

Here are the Broncos' six RFAs and the decisions that need to be made.

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Coulda, woulda, shoulda. The COVID-19 pandemic took nearly all of the fans out of Empower Field at Mile High, but one thing that didn’t change was the Broncos’ recent pattern of self-inflicted wounds in close games.

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Earlier this week, the Denver Broncos signed Mark Barron to beef up their linebacking corps. With Todd Davis battling a lingering calf injury and 2020 fifth-round pick Justin Strnad out for the season due to wrist surgery, the Broncos needed to make a move. Barron was the seventh-overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft and initially entered the league as…...

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As Vic Fangio put it after practice, defensive coaches and players loved the way the scrimmage went. On the flip side, offensive players and coaches did not.

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With an off day in sight, the Broncos brought the heat on Tuesday. But one side of the ball won the day.

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Vic Fangio began Friday's practice by bringing his team together in a huddle. After a minute of Fangio addressing his team, players started to hoot and holler and get hyped for whatever message the coach was delivering.

The defense took that shot of energy and ran with it to start practice. The offense, however, didn't pick up on it one bit as they came out flat, sluggish and out of tune. The energy started to hit the offense as the practice went on.

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In terms of Broncos' rookies, the first week of training camp has been dominated by Jerry Jeudy with a side of K.J. Hamler. That comes as no surprise as the two receivers were John Elway's first two picks in April's draft.

On Wednesday, other rookies from Elway's draft class began to make noise, earn praise and make their way up the depth chart.

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Vic Fangio didn't play "Under Pressure" by Queen on the loudspeakers during warmups on Sunday. But it would have been a fitting theme song for Sunday’s practice as the pass rush brought the heat.

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Jerry Jeudy smoked the Broncos' second-team secondary as training camp got under way.

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In two games against the Chiefs, Travis Kelce owned Denver—totaling 17 receptions for 186 yards. Darren Waller of the Raiders also went off in his two games against the Broncos—racking up 177 yards on 13 catches.

The Broncos used a fifth-round draft pick in Strnad in an attempt to slow those two, among others, down moving forward.

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Not only does Denver’s $122 million allocated to the defense lead the league, but it’s also 33 percent more than the league average of $92 million. That means Vic Fangio’s unit better be darn good.

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After a star-studded free-agency and trade period, John Elway plugged many of the holes with his sweet-as-honey moves. Yet there’s still plenty of work to be done as Vic Fangio acknowledged after free agency, saying “we still have enough needs on both sides of the ball.” Here’s how those needs stack up as the team enters the draft.

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How does Denver's defensive depth look as the draft nears?

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John Elway can have upwards of $100 million by saying goodbye to some of the players who are under contract for the 2020 season. Here’s who would free up cap space if they Broncos let them go.

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The Broncos’ 2018 rookie class made John Elway look like a genius their rookie season. But with incredibly high expectations in their second year, were they able to do the same?

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Much like the last four years, the Broncos' 2019 season ended over a month before the Super Bowl. But while that, and a 7-9 record, seems devastating on the surface, there were plenty of subplots that give the organization momentum going into the offseason.

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Kareem Jackson’s 11 total tackles, three defended passes, one interception, one tackle for a loss and one touchdown earned him one of two game balls after the game from Fangio. But there was one play hidden among that eye-popping stats that not only set the tone for this game, but brought an entirely new mentality to the Denver Broncos.

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After playing their best half of football in the first 30 minutes against the Vikings on Sunday, the Broncos turned around and played their worst half of football as they blew the game.

In honor of the best and worst half, the DNVR Broncos Crew breaks down some of the best and worst of the season so far.

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