Renewed push to protect QBs has defenders stumped

Pass rushers like Clay Matthews are stumped as to what constitutes a clean hit on quarterbacks anymore. Lending a sympathetic ear is none other than Mike Zimmer, one of the biggest beneficiaries of th...

Broncos are winning again and the Raiders are still losing

DENVER (AP) — Ugly wins are a thing of beauty in Denver, where the Broncos learned all their hard lessons last year in the dreariness of defeat. "We're sitting here 2-0 but we're str...

Broncos rally past Raiders 20-19 on McManus game-winner

DENVER (AP) — Brandon McManus kicked a 36-yard field goal just inside the right upright with six seconds left, pushing the Denver Broncos to a 20-19 win over the hard-luck Oakland Raiders and denying ...

Too slow: Gronkowski's grab not reviewed by poky NFL

DENVER (AP) — The NFL spent a lot of time and effort in the offseason simplifying what constitutes a catch and trying to make the game safer with new rules that require both offensive and defensive pl...

Earl Thomas' return to Seahawks secondary a success

DENVER (AP) — Earl Thomas didn't miss a beat after missing the entire offseason. Just have to get the rest of the secondary on the same wavelength. The six-time Pro Bowl safety picke...

Paxton Lynch has gone from 1st-rounder to roster bubble

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said former first-round pick Paxton Lynch was "obviously motivated" by his demotion to third-string quarterback last week "and that's a good s...

Keenum rebounds but Bears beat Broncos 24-23

DENVER (AP) — Case Keenum moved the chains for the first time for the Broncos in a 24-23 exhibition loss to the Chicago Bears on Saturday night, and Chad Kelly threw another touchdown after leapfroggi...

Cousins perfect in Minnesota debut, Vikings beat Broncos

DENVER (AP) — Kirk Cousins was perfect in his first game for Minnesota on Saturday night, completing all four of his passes, including a 1-yard touchdown strike to Stefon Diggs in the Vikings' 42-28 e...

Undrafted underdog Lindsay making his mark with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway's much-celebrated 2018 draft class is turning heads at the Broncos' training camp, particularly ex-SMU receiver Courtland Sutton, a second-round pick whose spectacul...

Broncos sign Mark Chapman after Carlos Henderson's no-show

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have signed Mark Chapman, a rookie wide receiver from Central Michigan University who was the top overall selection in the 2018 Canadian Football League draf...

Chad Kelly has chance to win Broncos backup QB job

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Not even the signing of free agent Case Keenum could keep the Broncos from staging yet another quarterback competition this offseason. This time it's a battle...

The great QB Shuffle of 2018 is well under way

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Already a dozen NFL teams have new quarterbacks, half of them starters. And next month's draft features a deep class of QB prospects, a half-dozen of which could hear their nam...

Broncos going after free agent fix at quarterback

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver. After sitting ou...

AP source: Broncos send star cornerback Talib to Rams

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade star cornerback Aqib Talib to the Los Angeles Rams. ...

One-handed prospect posts 20-rep bench press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There's always energy in the bench press room at the NFL scouting combine when players grip the crossbar and begin pumping the 225 pounds of free weights. But nev...