Current Stage of the Broncos

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The status of the Broncos are in flux several ways currently. First of all, they released 11 players to get to 79 on the roster. And they need to get to the 75 limit by tomorow by 2:00pm MST time. And they need to cut 22 more after that,by Sept 2 at 2:00 pm MST, which is Friday. Some of those players will end up on the Practist Squad, which can be assembled after Fridays deadline passes. And the College football season kicks in this weekend so multitask the best you can.

And Secondly they are shopping two players, Mark Sanchez and Britton Collquit. They both face reducing their salary to remain on the Bronco or be traded and face the same problem. Riley Dixon, who they drafted has matched Britton, but is much lower in his salary. And the Broncos called the Cowboys about Sanchez, but they wern’t interested in him at his current salary. So both face the same reduction of their salary whether they remain on the Broncos or play with another team.

And two players returned to practist today. Darrion Weems, is projected to start at RG, at least until Ty Sambrailo returned to action. And Jeff Huerman TE returned also and will hopefully show the talent he showed when they drafted him. Vernon Green had turned into a great reciever. All three on the roster can block very well and if Jeff can turn into his talent, Broncos opponented beware as TE may turn into a three headed Monster. The OL is very talented, on paper, but it may take a few games for them to really gel.

The Turk will lurk tonight and tomorrow and again to get the 53 man roster done by the the Friday deadline. And only after that deadline can they assemble a Practist Squad. So keep an eye on that this process over the weekend when College Football starts,so multitask the best you can. This is the worst time of the NFL season, the teams and the fans as we always form hopes for somebody to make the Squad or the Pratist Squad. God Bless those who are released, and hopefully they find a home on the Practist Squad or another team.

Go, Go Broncos and work really hard to have a great Season and Broncos make really wise decisions to form a very great Squadl! Broncos Country is squarely behind you and we are United in Orange!!!

Trevor Siemian to Open the Season as Broncos Starting QB

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Trevor Siemian is the Broncos’ season-opening starting quarterback, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

Coach Gary Kubiak informed his players early Monday and the team announced shortly after that the second-year player out of Northwestern will take over where Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler left off.

While the decision seemed almost inevitable a week ago, when Kubiak appointed Siemian his starter for the second consecutive preseason game, it was unthinkable to most outsiders only six months ago, when Manning announced his retirement and Brock Osweiler bolted for Houston. The franchise that once had the most prolific offense in history and had just won the Super Bowl was suddenly without a starting quarterback, outside of this seventh-round draft pick who had only one regular-season snap in his career.

Mark Sanchez, veteran who once led the Jets to back-to-back AFC championship games but had played only 13 games in the last three years, was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia. At the price of $4.5 million and a conditional draft pick, Sanchez was an insurance policy with the potential of becoming more.

In March, Siemian was in the background, as just a guy, not a true contender. He didn’t fit the narrative or the ideal of starting NFL quarterback and surely, surely could not trump Sanchez’s experience or Lynch’s fan potential.

“(Trevor) knows this system and he’s a talented guy who throws the ball well, is a smart guy that’s competitive,” Elway said. “You never know. He’s got the tools to do it. That’s what’s great about an open competition, because it’ll come to a head.”

Report: Broncos Set to Cut QB Mark Sanchez

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It doesn’t appear that quarterback Mark Sanchez has done enough to earn a roster spot with the Broncos, as reports from Pro Football Talk state the veteran QB will be released maybe as early as today.

Sanchez has been a downright mess this summer with the Broncos this summer, as he hasn’t been able to do much with the Broncos offense, and it looks more and more like the QB spot is going to go to one of the young players on the roster.

Does Denver Break Oddsmakers Season Win Total of 9.5?

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The Denver Broncos are the defending Super Bowl champions and if you are a hard-core fan of the team with a pitcher of orange Kool-Aid omnipresent, you might to do a little selective reading.

Since New England’s reign of terror playing in Super Bowls beginning in 2002, only three prior teams were given as little a chance to win the next Super Bowl as Denver is this upcoming season. Both New York Giants teams (2008 and 2012 champs) were not highly thought and 2013 champion Baltimore was not given serious consideration the next season.

Denver fits this mode, but for different reasons. The Giants just got hot at the right time and were an unusual squad seized the moment in spite of not being a truly dominant club. The Ravens were on a crusade with Ray Lewis and Joe Flacco was thoroughly dialed in and they defeated a better San Francisco squad.

Denver lost Peyton Manning and though the aging future Hall of Famer was a shell of his former self, backed with a truly outstanding defense and being able to make just enough plays, the Broncos became champions.

However, with Manning retiring and Brock Osweiler peeved and having a very good opportunity to play out of a long shadow, coach Gary Kubiak has a very iffy quarterback situation, which is why Denver is around 20-1 betting odds at most sportsbooks to repeat.

Not sure if Kubiak truly believes he can win with Mark Sanchez, but that is the best he has and has create a plan.
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New Season, New Opportunities

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Well, we are through two games in preseason and there are still big decisions to be made on the 53 man roster. Another is who the starting QB will be at the start of the season. I say that, because it is obvious that Paxton is only being held back by knowledge of the Offensive System. He probably will start at some time this year, the only question is when. I surely hope Kubiack gives him time to play with the #1 players this week against the Rams. Sieman looked good except for the interception, but Kubiack accepted that his playcall was not the best at that time. So hopefully he takes the opportunity and Sanchez gets a chance to to atone for those fumbles last week, because one of the two will likely start against the Panthers in a nationally televised game. Kubiack said he will make the decision next week, and that Paxton is still in the mix yet. So for better or worst, we will know who it is within a few days.

Now, my first reaction after I saw the final score was where was the Defense that dominated the mutual practices leading up to the game. Then realized we were still missing several key players and the starters didnt play very long in the 2nd game. DeMarcus Ware and Aqid Talid will return this week and will play in that game. So we will get a better sense of the quality of play by them. The players have been saying they can be even better than last year and I definitely think that it is possible. They are further ahead of where they are compared to last year, so I’m definitely interested in watching them play in
the regular season, and that first game is just 17 days down the road. And I think we found Todd Davis’s backup in Zaire Anderson who has really looked great, including two crushing hits he made in thd 49er game. And with the signing of Henry Melton, he will be a solid veteran influance on the D-Line and be a solid rotational player in that group. He is another example of Why we Tust in John Elway. He had seldom made a mistake with his free agent signings.

So we should look forward to an improved Offense compared to last year’s with a great Defense that can go a long way in helping win games too. Two players on Offense have been standing out with their play in camp and the preseason games. Vernon Green has been turning into a great TE reciever and Jason Taylor has been doing likewise in the WR group. Go, Go Broncos and play much better this week and really give us a great view of the kind of team we will have this year. Broncos Country is squarely behind you and we are United in Orange!!!

Broncos Ink DL Henry Melton to One-Year Deal

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Defensive lineman Henry Melton is the newest member of the Denver Broncos, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.

Melton, who appeared in 16 games (one start) and logged two sacks for the Buccaneers a year ago, will head to Colorado as a key piece of rotational depth now that Vance Walker is officially on injured reserve.

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the deal is for one year.

Sanchez and Siemian Both Struggle in Broncos Preseason Loss to 49ers

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The Broncos’ question at starting quarterback remains unanswered, and both Trevor Siemian and Mark Sanchez exited Saturday night’s 31-24 preseason loss to the 49ers feeling like an opportunity to win the job was squandered, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Siemian started the game, and the Broncos opened the night with a 10-play, 86-yard touchdown drive on their first possession. But after opening the game 10-of-11 passing, Siemian’s 12th attempt was intercepted by 49ers safety Eric Reid and returned 42 yards for a touchdown.

“I just can’t turn the ball over,” Siemian said. “I made a bad decision. I want that one back … that one bad play. Unfortunately you can’t have one bad play.”

Sanchez had just the kind of two-minute drive going that would get coach Gary Kubiak’s attention, but he was sacked and fumbled deep in 49ers territory with 39 seconds left in the first half.

When the Broncos’ defense forced a fumble on the next play, recovering the ball at the 49ers’ 15-yard line, Sanchez let that opportunity slip away as well. On the third play after the recovery, he was sacked and fumbled again, this time with 14 seconds left in the first half.

“I squandered a great opportunity to separate myself, and put the team in a bad situation,” Sanchez said. “No excuse for that; poor, poor quarterback play.

Broncos DE Vance Walker Tears ACL, Out for the 2016 Season

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The season is already over for Broncos defensive end Vance Walker, as the team announced that he will miss the 2016 season after sustaining a torn ACL during practice on Monday.

After making four starts in 2015, Walker was expected to take over the full-time role with star defensive end Malik Jackson joining the Jacksonville Jaguars in the off-season.

“We think the world of Vance and he was having a great camp,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “We’ll support him through his recovery, and he’ll come back stronger than ever.”

Walker has recorded 116 tackles and 12 sacks since being taken by the Falcons in the seventh round of the 2009 draft.

Former Texans defensive end Jared Crick is currently the first defensive end behind Walker on the depth chart.

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