Updates on Bradley Chubb and K.J. Hamler and moves with recent draft picks were among the notable items as the Broncos got down to 53 players Saturday.
Every year, almost without fail, injuries strike a position group that can least afford to lose depth.
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.
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.
John Elway’s 2019 draft class entered their rookie season with extremely high expectations. After all, they were coming directly after the Broncos’ most productive rookie class in Elway’s tenure with the 2018 class.
Not only did the 2019 class not let the pressure get to them, as a group they blew these high expectations out of the water.
While there’s certainly no replacing Bradley Chubb, if Malik Reed is anything close to Shaq Barrett, as Von Miller suggests, the Broncos will have yet again struck gold on undrafted rookie pass rushers just five years apart.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — And you thought last week the Broncos were in a “world of suck.” Just as the Broncos thought they had their pass rush figured out, one of its two primary components is gone for the year. And in a way, Bradley Chubb’s season-ending partial tear of his anterior cruciate ligament encapsulates the Broncos’ disastrous start to…...
Just as it appeared the Broncos season couldn’t get any worse after their dreadful 0-4 start, the team was delivered a massive blow on Monday.
With the offseason, training camp and preseason complete, building the roster is the only thing that stands between the Broncos and the regular season.
The Broncos’ offense struggled on Friday, to put it nicely. For the first half of practice, it appeared the defense was following their lead. Justin Simmons put an end to that.
Vic Fangio let the tides settle in Thursday’s practice by taking the pads off and having a shorter practice before the waves will start crashing on Friday with the 49ers.
Joe Flacco, Ja’Wuan James and Kareem Jackson all made their debut in Orange & Blue. But it wasn’t the top-dollar acquisitions that flashed in the Seattle sky, nor was it their fault the team fell 14 to 22 to the Seahawks.
As of Thursday’s practice, the Broncos have been on the training-camp grind for a full week. There was a new twist on Thursday.
With a special group of edge rushers and cornerbacks, the Denver Broncos already have the making for a potentially elite pass defense. The missing piece is increased depth among both units, which is why we went back to the tape to analyze some of the most intriguing contributors on the second unit and beyond.
Some of the following roster battles will determine who will make the 53-man roster, while others will actually have a significant impact on the field this year.
Early indications would suggest John Elway’s hit back-to-back jacks—not on the diamond as he could do in his youth, but in his two most recent rookie classes.