... but the news is anything but good for the Broncos' pass catchers.
Finally, there's good news along they injury front for the Denver Broncos.
After missing nearly 10 starters at one point during Sunday's 23-7 loss to the Ravens, the Broncos are on the mend.
DNVR Exclusive: Dalton Risner started the first 35 games of his NFL career up until Sunday's game against the Ravens.
But he won't miss a second-straight game.
"I'll be back, man."
Despite the toxicity that surely pervades some corners of Broncos Country right now, the Broncos’ season is not over. Far from it. But Sunday's loss dropped some truth bombs.
Youth, inexperience and talent will highlight the Broncos' interior offensive line on Sunday if Dalton Risner and Graham Glasgow can't play.
As each day goes on, that looks like more of a possibility.
By Tuesday afternoon, George Paton and Vic Fangio must narrow down the Broncos' roster from 80 players to the final 53.
Here's who is projected to make the final roster.
Two touchdowns on Saturday confirmed for game-day onlookers what has been evident in practice: Trinity Benson is becoming a legitimate force.
The Broncos practiced like it was September ... At QB, Fangio said he considers the work from last week "in totality," and not just focused on Saturday's game reps against Minnesota reserves ... and Baron Browning makes his training-camp debut.
Even with full-pad work still a few days away, it isn't too soon to begin scoping out the competition and depth up front.
Realistically, it's fair to expect Quinn Meinerz to be ready to take a starting job in 2022.
But it's not out of the realm of possibility he steals a starting job at some point his rookie season.
Here are the options they can turn to in order to protect Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater or, say, Aaron Rodgers this year. Fortunately for the Broncos, the list is long.
Garett Bolles, Graham Glasgow and Ja'Wuan James are all among the highest-paid players in the NFL at their respective positions, while Dalton Risner and Lloyd Cushenberry were both Day 2 picks.
But that doesn't mean George Paton will stay put with Denver's offensive line as it's currently constructed, especially with major questions at right tackle.
"When you establish yourself in the run game and you establish it and impose your will on the defensive line as an offensive front, it opens a lot of different things for your offense," said LG Dalton Risner.
The Broncos have a chance to get three starters and many role players back for this week's big game against the Chiefs.
It's no secret Drew Lock is trending in the right direction to play on Sunday against the New England Patriots.
After his second straight full practice on Thursday, Vic Fangio added to that optimism.
In a new series at DNVR, former Denver Bronco and CU Buff Matt McChesney gets on the whiteboard to show you what exactly was the turning point for the Denver Broncos in their most recent game, good or bad. This week, McChesney dices into the issue the plagued Jeff Driskel’s short time as a starter for the Broncos and explains…
In 2019, the Broncos averaged 17.6 points per game. However, in the final five games under Lock, they averaged 21.4 points per game.
For 2020, the Broncos can expect another significant jump.
Quarterback is the only position that has more on their plate than center on the offensive side of the ball. Despite that, the Broncos are handing the keys to the center of their offensive line to a rookie.
Lloyd Cushenberry is up for the task.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Monday morning’s Broncos practice was the 13th of training camp so far. Usually at this point in their work, the team would be through one preseason game and getting ready for its second, with the regular season still nearly a month away. For example, when the Broncos had their 13th practice in 2019, it was Aug. 5.…...