Broncos Rumors & News

  • Resilient defense protects Broncos' 24-17 win over Chiefs

    Denver Post "Terrance Knighton knew in his head, in his heart and on his chest that his moment would arrive. The Broncos have talked for six months about how they are tougher on defense. They added attitude at safety, leadership at rush end and a cornerback who covers receivers like Saran Wrap. They believe..." September 15

  • Rahim Moore's studious approach to playing football began long before he joined Broncos

    Denver Post "Rahim Moore can sit and watch film of the Kansas City Chiefs' offense on his iPad, and talk with a reporter to his right, all at the same time. Try chewing on that while walking away. "Sorry, but I've got to multitask," Moore says. "You're cutting into my film time." This may be difficult to..." September 14

  • Welker's return up in the air "With the NFL Players Association voting in favor of a new drug policy, wide receiver Wes Welker will be eligible to return to the Denver Broncos, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. However, a league spokesman told ESPN Senior NFL Analyst Chris Mortensen that "there continue to be..." September 13

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    NFL confirms still no drug policy agreement. Deadline has come and gone to activate players for Sunday. So Welker, Scandrick, etc. wait.

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Chance Wes Welker will be reinstated tonight, but mostly likely tomorrow. Still question whether he's activated for Chiefs game Sunday.

  • Wes Welker's suspension is over; Broncos receiver to be reinstated following NFL drug policy vote

    Mile High Report "Wes Welker is free to play. But should he? Welker's four-game suspension for violating the league's Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) policy will soon be a no-game suspension and a warning for violating the league's Substance Abuse policy, the NFL and NFLPA are expected to announce Saturday...." September 12

  • Wes Welker's early return connected to result of NFLPA voting Friday

    Denver Post "The NFL Players Association's 32 team representatives will vote on a revised drug policy Friday, according to two NFL sources close to negotiations. One source said if the players approve the new policy Friday afternoon, Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker would be among several players who could..." September 12

  • Broncos look to get better results when rushing on first down

    Denver Post "The Broncos ran but can't hide from the sobering numbers. They achieved offensive equilibrium — 36 passes, 32 rushes — but not equal production in the season opener. The game film for the contest against the Indianapolis Colts provided mixed reviews. In key moments, Denver clenched its fist on..." September 11

  • Manning: 'Would be great' to get Welker back "Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning expressed hope Wednesday that negotiations between the NFL and NFL Players Association would result in approval of a new drug policy, clearing the way for wide receiver Wes Welker's reinstatement as soon as this week. Welker was suspended for four games..." September 10

  • Julius Thomas wins AFC offensive player of the week

    Pro Football Talk "Julius Thomas knows just how to start a contract drive. The Broncos tight end christened his free agent season with a three-touchdown performance against the Colts, and was named AFC offensive player of the week. Thomas had seven catches for 104 yards, a 14.9 per catch clip that had the..." September 10

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Unlike Brady, Peyton may retire before he sucks

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has said he’ll retire when he sucks. His longtime rival and nemesis may not wait quite that long. “I guess I’m along the same lines as Tom,” Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tells NBC’s Bob Costas in an interview that will be televised on tonight’s edition of..." September 08

  • Broncos WR Wes Welker's suspension is for Adderall use, not Molly "Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker's four-game amphetamine suspension was triggered by his use of Adderall during the Kentucky Derby, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, and not Molly. Welker was clearly partying at the race, and used the drug at that point (it is used to..." September 07

  • Denver Broncos plan to 'plaster' Andrew Luck "Other quarterbacks run more than Indianapolis' Andrew Luck. Of the 41 quarterbacks with at least 200 action plays (attempts plus sacks plus rushes) last year, he was 12th in run frequency: one every 10.6 plays. Other quarterbacks run more dynamically than Luck; he ranked 11th among passers in..." September 06

  • Broncos vs. Colts injury report: Chris Harris Jr. probable for Sunday's opener

    Mile High Report "On paper, the Denver Broncos will be at nearly full strength when they face the Indianapolis Colts for Sunday's season opener. Only linebacker Danny Trevathan is expected to miss the game among the starters on the team. However, all eyes remain on cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who tore his ACL..." September 05

  • Wes Welker: I have no idea what a Molly is

    Sporting News "Wes Welker doubled down on his denials Wednesday. Responding to report by Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio that his positive test was caused by taking the drug MDMA, or a Molly, at the Kentucky Derby, the Broncos wide receiver told The Denver Post: “I wouldn't have any idea where to get a..." September 05

  • Peyton Manning reacts to Broncos' suspensions

    Denver Post "Woe are the Broncos. Wes Welker is suspended, and Danny Trevathan is injured. Is anybody outside Denver feeling sorry for the Broncos? Nobody feels sorry for a team that has Peyton Manning. Matt Prater, the great Broncos place-kicker who made a record 64-yard field goal last season, also is..." September 04

  • Broncos' Von Miller: Texans' J.J. Watt 'underpaid'

    USA Today "The scrum of television cameras and reporters hovering around Von Miller started to clear away Wednesday afternoon, but the Denver Broncos' star pass rusher had a question. "Doesn't anyone want to know about the chickens?" Miller said. The mercurial pass rusher, who is set to make his full..." September 04

  • Welker slams NFL drug policy in statement

    SB Nation "The Broncos receiver bit back against the NFL's drug policy in a statement on Tuesday. Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker issued an official statement on Tuesday after news broke of his four-game suspension for violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. Adam Schefter broke..." September 03

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Broncos believe Wes Welker is playing Sunday vs. Colts. Suspensions never announced this late in week. Game plan in place.

  • Source: Welker took Molly at Kentucky Derby

    Pro Football Talk "Wes Welker’s good day at the Kentucky Derby turned out to be not so good. His winnings that day exceeded $57,000. But human error resulted in the Broncos receiver being overpaid by nearly $15,000. Now, he’ll lose a lot more than that due to his four-game suspension. Per a league source,..." September 03

  • Wes Welker wonders if someone spiked his drink at Derby

    Denver Post "Wes Welker will miss the first four games of the season, but not because of a concussion. The NFL has issued the Broncos' slot receiver a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancement policy. "I'm as shocked as everyone at todays news," Welker said in an e-mail to..." September 03

  • Broncos Wes Welker suspended four games by the NFL

    Yahoo! Sports "It turns out that all the concern about whether Wes Welker would play in Week 1 despite his latest concussion was a waste of time. Welker won't be playing in Week 1 or any of Denver's first four games, because he has been suspended by the NFL for using amphetamines, ESPN's Adam Schefter first..." September 03

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    Andrew Mason @MaseDenver

    HC Fox tells @850KOA that Welker has reached the stage in the post-concussion protocol where he is cleared to practice, & will practice Wed.

  • Broncos' Welker improves, but questions remain about Hillman, Webster

    Denver Post "One step forward, two steps back. Monday, wide receiver Wes Welker continued to take strides toward playing in Sunday night's season opener. But there is speculation about the availability of running back Ronnie Hillman and cornerback Kayvon Webster. Welker ran pass routes while recovering..." September 02

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    Lindsay Jones @bylindsayhjones

    Broncos captains, as voted by players: Manning, D Thomas, Ware, Knighton, Bruton.

  • 14d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) takes the next step today, on the field for practice. Hasn't yet been cleared to play or for contact

  • Chris Harris eagerly awaiting Broncos' season opener against Colts

    Denver Post "The anonymity of Chris Harris ended in his final preseason game in 2011. Fittingly, he came full circle Thursday night at AT&T Stadium in a moment that explains his stature and value to the Broncos. Denver's coaching staff asked him to talk to the special-teams units before the exhibition..." September 01

  • Reggie Wayne on Peyton Manning: 'He's my brother. He's the enemy'

    USA Today "Week 1 of the NFL regular season begins in earnest soon and no one has to tell the Indianapolis Colts what that means. PEYTON MANNING! PEYTON MANNING! PEYTON MANNING! The Colts open Sunday at Denver, and that means another go-around with Manning, face of the Broncos franchise today, face of..." September 01

  • Broncos bring Zac Dysert back to practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos carried quarterback Zac Dysert on the 53-man roster last season, but this year, he’s part of the practice squad. Dysert was cut yesterday, as they kept just Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler on the 53-man roster." August 31

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    Dont do that. @WestsideJohnDoe

    TURN UP DUKE!!!! Report: Redskins Claim Ex-Broncos DB Ihenacho off Waivers (via

  • Broncos get to 53-man limit, keep just two QBs

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos have a pretty good quarterback, so they’re only going to keep two. The Broncos waived third quarterback Zac Dysert, leaving only Brock Osweiler and some guy named Peyton Manning. Otherwise, the Broncos’ cuts were pretty by the book. They terminated the contracts of five veterans:..." August 31

  • Elway on Welker: 'One step at a time' "Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, who suffered a concussion in the team's Aug. 23 preseason game against the Houston Texans, will increase his activity level when Denver returns to practice Monday as he continues to progress in the league's concussion protocol. Welker ran some routes, in shorts..." August 31

  • Broncos roll on without Vinston Painter

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been a bad weekend to be a Painter. Quarterback Curtis has been cut by the Giants. Now, offensive lineman Vinston, a sixth-round pick in 2013, has been waived by the Broncos, per a league source. Painter has been down this road before. Last year, he was cut and then signed to the..." August 30

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    MileHighReport @MileHighReport

    Report: #Broncos will roll with two QBs in 2014, releasing Zac Dysert

  • 16d
    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    #Broncos waive SS Duke Ihenacho; rookie LB Shaq Barrett. Ihenacho a 17-game starter last yr. Beat out by T.J. Ward/Quinton Carter this year.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Broncos cut DT Kevin Vickerson, which reminds me of what I heard from Denver. They love DT Marvin Austin, who has been better than expected

  • Broncos' reserves whip Cowboys in final preseason game of 2014

    Denver Post "Recognizable names are about to become unemployed. The Broncos are about to cut some good players. "Yeah, we will," said Broncos general manager John Elway. "Without a doubt this was the strongest roster we had in our four years here." It wasn't easy making the Broncos' roster this year. In..." August 29

  • D.J. Swearinger not fined for hit that concussed Welker

    Pro Football Talk "Texans safety D.J. Swearinger earned the ire of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and a penalty for a hit in last week’s preseason game that left Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker with a concussion, but the league didn’t think he did anything that warranted further punishment. PFT has confirmed..." August 29

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    Jeff Legwold @Jeff_Legwold

    Even though Wes Welker ran some routes before game, there are still multiple evaluations to clear in concussion protocol to play Sept. 7

  • 18d
    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Officially Manning's taunting fine is $8,268, per league's fine schedule for unsportsmanlike conduct. #moneywellspent.

  • Wes Welker cleared to travel — not play — for Broncos-Cowboys game

    Denver Post "Wes Welker was cleared to fly with the Broncos for their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Welker has not yet been medically cleared from his concussion to engage in contact, so he won't play in the game Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. Then again, none of the Broncos' other..." August 27

  • After 3 concussions, Welker playing dangerous game

    USA Today "How many are too many? Was one concussion enough to start the ticking time bomb in Wes Welker's brain? Were three? Or can the Denver Broncos wide receiver take a few more hits before he does irreversible damage that will rob him of his memory, set his moods swinging like a pendulum and make..." August 27

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Broncos coach John Fox says Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol. Lot of optimism from the team.

  • Broncos trade for Giants kicker Brandon McManus "Glory of glories: We have a kicker trade! The Denver Broncos have swung a deal with the New York Giants to acquire the undrafted Brandon McManus, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, per a Broncos source. ESPN first reported the news. McManus was expected to be waived by Big Blue. Not wanting..." August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Matt Prater apologizes to Broncos teammates for his suspension

    Denver Post "Nervous and embarrassed, Matt Prater apologized to teammates before Monday's practice. The NFL's best place-kicker will miss the first four games of the season after violating the league's substance-abuse policy. "I am definitely going to make some changes in my life: not drink at all or risk..." August 26

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    Jeff Legwold @Jeff_Legwold

    #Broncos coach John Fox on whether Welker has said anything about retirement: “That’s not been brought up at all… I didn’t sense that.’’

  • Tom Brady: 'Tough' when Welker hurt

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday morning it was hard to see former teammate and good friend Wes Welker sustain his third concussion in less than a year on Saturday and that he tries to do what he can to protect his own receivers. "It's tough to see that happen and to a guy..." August 25

  • Broncos probably will look for a place-kicker for early season

    Denver Post "There's a decent chance the Broncos' season-opening place-kicker is not yet on their roster. They'll need to find one after Matt Prater, the league's top kicker last season, was notified by the NFL he will be suspended from the first four games of the season for violating the league's alcohol..." August 25