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The Denver Broncos are deep when it comes to pass-rushing linebacker/defensive ends. Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware are greats, gargantuans at the position. Behind them are rookie first-round pick Shane Ray and second-year undrafted youngster Shaquil Barrett. Three days ago, Pro Football Focus said that according to their advanced rankings Barrett is the best outside linebacker in the NFL…...

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Simply stated, the Denver Broncos are bursting with big-time talent. Especially when it comes to rushing the quarterback. To start, there’s Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware as the first-string playmakers and even at the age of 33, Ware’s got the speed to run around a tackle and sack Colin Kaepernick for a safety. Behind them, first-round draft pick Shane Ray...

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Rush. The. Quarterback. A simple concept with a million different ways of getting it done. Some coaches like to send blitzes occasionally, knowing the more often it’s done, the bigger the risks become. Blitz too often or don’t get home and the quarterback will find an open receiver, likely for a big gain. But what Wade Phillips is doing in...

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It’s only the preseason, but the Denver Broncos defense has dominated their competition two weeks in. They’ve allowed one touchdowns – late in the win over the Seattle Seahawks Week 1 – and the defense has given up a mere 16 total points. The starters are quick to say they’ve yet to give up a TD and they’ll ride that...

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Running down the significant stats and notable numbers following the Broncos’ second preseason game: 99 – Team-leading receiving yards on five receptions through two games for wide receiver Bennie Fowler. Signed as an undrafted free agent from Michigan State, Fowler caught five passes for 55 yards last preseason – pacing all wide receivers who didn’t make the active roster –...

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Preseason preparation is underway, just is the evaluation period for players trying to make the Denver Broncos roster. For those bubble players, making the most of their opportunities now could turn into a season on the practice squad or even the active roster. It’s their time to shine, and some are doing just that as they stand out among their...

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Your Denver Broncos are 2-0; doesn’t it feel good? OK, it’s only the preseason, but a win’s a win, as they say. Last night, the Broncos rallied to comeback and win 14-10 over the Houston Texans, with a majority of the game being played by second and third-stringers. But, the major takeaway is that Denver continues to prove its depth...

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Many Colorado State Rams football players have graduated recently. Some have moved up and into the professional world of the National Football League. Two of those young men are Tyson Sambrailo and Shaquil Barrett. Barrett, a senior in 2013, was picked up by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent, while Sambrailo was drafted in May in the second...

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Being a second-year player in the NFL can be difficult, especially when the team you suit up for possesses so much talent at the position you play. For Shaquil Barrett, that’s the reality of his situation. But the former Colorado State Rams defensive end/outside linebacker hasn’t shied away from the competition, he’s worked to stand out among his youthful peers....

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With the opening of training camp less than a week away, BSN Denver is offering a series of articles previewing the battles for roster spots at various positions. We’ve already examined the wide receivers and running backs and we now continue with the linebackers. Locks: OLBs Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware, Shane Ray; ILBs Danny Trevathan, Brandon Marshall In Miller, Ware...

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BSN Denver is previewing the Denver Broncos, position by position, as the four-time defending AFC West champions prepare to kick off training camp July 31 at their new and improved Dove Valley headquarters. In this segment, we tackle the linebackers … With a switch to the 3-4 under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, the Denver Broncos’ linebacker corps could be...

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Day 3 of Denver Broncos minicamp is currently underway at Dove Valley, and in the early going, multiple former Colorado State football players have seen their roles ramped up. It should come as no surprise, really, that four former Rams are taking part of Broncos minicamp with Gary Kubiak as head coach. Kubiak, who took over as the head man...

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