ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A.Q. Shipley made a declaration this week. “This is a bad dude,” Shipley said. “He’s become my favorite football player on the offensive line in the NFL.” “Who is it?” Pat McAfee asked on his show. “Quinn Meinerz,” Shipley said. “Third-round pick, and now that he’s figured out technique, he’s a dawg.” “He’s your favorite football player, right…
The Denver Broncos have roughly $12 million in cap space entering the NFL’s 2023 new league year. But the team could open up significantly more cap space by moving on from many players on each side of the ball. Should Sean Payton and George Paton consider cutting Garett Bolles, Graham Glasgow, Lloyd Cushenberry and Chase Edmonds on the offensive side of the ball to free up cap space? What about Brandon McManus? Also, could trading for Derrick Henry be the best way to help turn Russell Wilson around?
The Broncos’ offensive line has been crushed by injuries this year.
But major help could be on the way for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.
Jerry Jeudy went down on the Broncos’ first offensive play against the Titans.
And it looked bad.
But there’s some hope that it’s not as bad as it appeared.
The Broncos have less than one week until they need to have their final 53-man roster.
Will George Paton be able to trade multiple players in the process of building his final roster?
Here's how the final 53-man roster could shake out.
With two preseason games left, the Broncos’ final 53-man roster is beginning to come together.
Here’s an early prediction at who will make it and who will be on the outside looking in.
Both of the Broncos' offensive guard spots appear to be up for grabs entering training camp.
During the offseason, two guards "surprised" Nathaniel Hackett with their play.
The Broncos dominated the Cowboys on Sunday.
But injuries dominated Denver.
Here’s the most up-to-date information you need to know about all of the Broncos' injuries.
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.
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.
Drew Lock was electric to start Sunday's scrimmage.
Not only did he have the pass of training camp, he commanded two touchdown drives early.
Lock needed a strong day on Sunday. He delivered.
After throwing three interceptions on Saturday, Teddy Bridgewater was in desperate need of a bounce-back day following Sunday's off day.
He did just that on Monday to keep the Broncos' quarterback competition a true toss up.
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.
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.
In order to keep Denver below the expected $180 million salary cap, tough decisions will need to be made on many of the Broncos' current players. However, there's a handful of players that are safe thanks to their contracts.