Broncos Ink RB Stevan Ridley

Former Patriots and Jets running back Stevan Ridley is signing with the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports citins a source.

With Devontae Booker sidelined with a wrist injury, Ridley gives the Broncos some additional depth at running back.

Broncos RB Devontae Booker to Miss Camp with Fractured Wrist

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Broncos running back Devontae Booker will miss the remainder of training camp with a fractured wrist but should be ready by the start of the regular season according to Andrew Mason of MaseDenver.

Booker suffered the fracture at camp on Wednesday. The second-year back is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday and the recovery time is normally around six weeks. That timeline puts him right up against it to be ready for Week 1, but it at least sounds like he will avoid the reserve/PUP to begin the season. A fourth-round pick last year, Booker perhaps could have pushed C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles in camp, but he is now destined for a backup role.

Video: 5 Questions About the Broncos Heading Into Camp

GM John Elway and Head Coach Vance Joseph shared some remarks about several key issues on the eve of training camp.

Broncos Deal with Eagles for Offensive Lineman Allen Barbre

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The Broncos sent today a conditional late-round pick to the Eagles for offensive lineman Allen Barbre according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

The Eagles had announced earlier in the day they were cutting the 33-year-old veteran but in the end were able to get something back for him.

Barbre has spent nine years in the league, with the last four seasons playing in Philly. He signed a new multi-year deal with the Eagles in 2014 but fell out of favor under new head coach Doug Pedersen. He primarily played left guard for the Eagles but can play both guards spots and right tackle and has made 36 career starts.

Denver may be the perfect place for him to finish his career given their offensive line issues. He will likely compete with Max Garcia for the right guard position.

Broncos Hiring Former Coach Gary Kubiak as a Scouting Advisor

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The Broncos are bringing back Gary Kubiak, but not to come back in a coaching role, but instead according to Adam Schefter of ESPN he will be brought on as a scout for the club.

It’s a boost for the team to get Kubiak back in any role with the club, and he will make a welcome addition to the franchise he led to the Super Bowl two seasons ago.

Broncos GM and Executive VP John Elway Agrees to Five-Year Deal

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Three days before the start of training camp, Broncos’ general manager and executive vice president of football operations John Elway agreed to a five-year contract, keeping him control of the team’s football decisions through at least 2021, Nicki Jhabvala of Denver Post reports.

“I appreciate the trust and confidence that (CEO and president) Joe (Ellis) has shown in me,” Elway said via the team’s website. “Pat Bowlen has always put outstanding leadership in place, and I’m grateful for the support Joe gives us to compete for championships each and every year. “This is a special place, and the Broncos are home to me. While there’s still a lot of work to be done, I’m excited about the future of this team and this organization.”

“During these last six seasons, John’s clearly established himself as one of the best general managers in all of sports. He’s demonstrated impressive football instincts, a strong business acumen and a consistent ability to build competitive teams,” Ellis said. “There’s no doubt John means a great deal to the Broncos, our fans and the entire community. It was important for us to reach this long-term agreement, and we’re all excited to now turn our full attention toward the 2017 season.”

David Bruton Jr. Announces Retirement from Broncos and NFL

David Bruton Jr. turned 30 on Sunday, an occasion he said would include “a mountain bike with me on it.” He will complete a summer chemistry class on Thursday, and he has a to-do list that is chock-full of “my new life” as he looks at what’s to come, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

The future is now for Bruton, as the longtime special-teams captain of the Denver Broncos formally announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday. The self-professed “nerd of the locker room” said that a combination of health concerns — he said he’s had six concussions in his eight-year career — paired with a loss of passion to prepare for the game and his eagerness to get to the next life step brought him to his decision.

“I’m burnt-out, definitely worry about my health,” Bruton said. “Another season was cut short by a concussion [in 2016] — that’s six. I’m a guy who likes to use his brain. Especially back in school, I need as many brain cells as possible with all these science classes. It came down to health, and I’ve definitely had my time in the league. I’m ready to move on.”

Oh, so near!

The Broncos rookies report on Monday and the vets on Thursday. So get your belts on as the season is nearing. Only a few days for the Camp, and 18 days for the first Preseason game on Aug. 10th. And only 51 days until the game on Monday Sept.11th to kick off the regular season against the L.A. Chargers (and that feels strange to type L.A. instead of SD).
Oh, I am sure the Broncos will be inproved, especially on Offense and I hope Joseph doesnt let the QB battle go all the way through the preseason. Lynch is 2nd year QB and he or Chad Kelly, who probably wont play this year are the QB of the Broncos future. Sieman is a QB like Alex Smith, a game manager. And we dont want that for sure. So Lynch has it unless he gives it away with poor play in Camp and Preseason. And we could see the much better confidence he displayed in the huddle and on the field. He stayed much better in the pocket and doing his checkdowns. Just a lot of little things that he did better this year. And has athletic skill to tuck it down and run for a tall man. He is 6’7″ and can see the field much better than Sieman can. And the work he did with a QB guru in the offseason will pay off well too. And he has the benefit of a much improved OL, which wiil protect him better and provide a great running game too. Now, all that said, it may take a few regular season games before really taking a lot of load off the Defense, which will be be one of the best if not the best in the NFL in 2017. They will be a much better defense against the run this year, which will force teams to pass against the No Fly Zone. And I think the giveaway/ takeaway ratio will improve this year too. And they will have a much better improved Special Teams squad. And they have a tradition of getting an UDFA on the squad too.
And if you go to practices, things to watch are:
1. QB battle
2. OL and DL play
3. Running and Passing play
4. Defense floowing to the the ball
and gang tackling
5. Who you think will will make the
team as a WR. There are at least 10
to 12 players for probably 6 spots.
6. Who you think will make the RB
squad, for probably no more than 5
spots. They may be able to keep
more skilled players as they have
more players on both the lines who
can play several positions.

So, Broncos work really hard and smart and provide Broncos Country with a very good season!!!

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