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On Tuesday, Fangio spoke to the media to wrap up the 2020 season and about finding the right replacement for Elway. Here's what we learned.

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Past glories have never seemed farther away.

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When the Broncos relegated Michael Ojemudia to a lesser role last month, Vic Fangio offered this advice to him: "Your opportunity is going to come faster than you think, so just be ready." It arrived in Kansas City, and in the last two games, Ojemudia has delivered.

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If 2020 has taught us anything, it is this: It can always get worse. But it has also been a test of character. Sunday, the Broncos showed why they're passing that test.

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While it isn't yet time to write the eulogy for the Broncos' 61st and most unusual season, the Broncos' struggles to protect the football on offense and pry it loose on defense offer a clear reason why the team has yet to gain any traction in the AFC race.

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Denver's defense is guaranteed to see more games lost by starters than it did last year. How can it cope?

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The Broncos desperately needed a win and takeaways last week.

Vic Fangio offered his team a "little deal" if they were able to do both. They did.

The head coach handed out the reward this week.

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Those two rookies were perhaps the most unexpected success stories of training camp.

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The Broncos had a three-man competition for the team’s third cornerback spot throughout the majority of training camp.

Two of them are no longer on the roster. Here's why.

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With no advanced notice, Vic Fangio made Essang Bassey the Broncos' starting nickel cornerback during practice on Wednesday.

The undrafted rookie impressed.

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

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DENVER — The most wide-open position battle on the Broncos roster is also the one that could define the ceiling of the defense. If at least one cornerback emerges as a quality No. 3 behind projected starters A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan, Denver would possess the capability of having a smooth rush-and-cover partnership. But at some point, that No. 3…...

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There are plenty of reasons why Michael Ojemudia should be the Broncos’ third CB, despite being a rookie.

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It could be the defense that carries the Broncos. And if it does, that D will rely on some new additions of its own to reach its potential.

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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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With the first of their three third-round selections, the Denver Broncos made one of their few defensive picks by selecting Michael Ojemudia, the defensive back out of Iowa. While not a household name, the All-Big Ten second-team selection elevated his stock throughout the draft process and possesses prototypical size-speed combination as an outside cornerback in the NFL. It doesn’t hurt…...

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Lloyd Cushenberry has the clearest path to the starting lineup. Michael Ojemudia could be a key part of the Broncos' sub packages. And McTelvin Agim is more of a developmental player, but as an interior pass rusher possesses a desired skill set.

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