HC Fox tells @850KOA that Welker has reached the stage in the post-concussion protocol where he is cleared to practice, & will practice Wed.
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 02
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 02
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
Broncos captains, as voted by players: Manning, D Thomas, Ware, Knighton, Bruton.
#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
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
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
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
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
ESPN.com "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
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
#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.
#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
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
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
Even though Wes Welker ran some routes before game, there are still multiple evaluations to clear in concussion protocol to play Sept. 7
Officially Manning's taunting fine is $8,268, per league's fine schedule for unsportsmanlike conduct. #moneywellspent.
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
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
Broncos coach John Fox says Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol. Lot of optimism from the team.
NFL.com "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
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
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
#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.’’
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
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
ESPN.com "Texans coach Bill O'Brien backed his safety a day after D.J. Swearinger drew the ire of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for a hit that concussed receiver Wes Welker. "D.J. was not trying to do any harm," O'Brien said. "He was trying to make a play, make a tackle. The call was correct...." August 24
CBSSports.com "For the third time in 10 months, Wes Welker has been diagnosed with a concussion. The latest head injury for the Broncos wide receiver happened in the second quarter of Denver's 18-17 loss to Houston on Saturday. Broncos coach John Fox confirmed the injury, but he didn't offer a timetable for..." August 24
Turns out Broncos K Matt Prater was facing a year-long suspension that his attorney, Harvey Steinberg, got reduced to four games.
Houston Chronicle "Rookie Tom Savage, trying to surge past Case Keenum and claim the Texans’ backup quarterback job, took a major step in that direction by rifling a 31-yard touchdown pass to second-year tight end Ryan Griffin with 59 seconds left Saturday night, then found fellow rookie Travis Labhart for the..." August 24
Pro Football Talk "One the surface, the news that Broncos kicker Matt Prater will be suspended four games under the substance-abuse policy doesn’t generate much curiosity. For most players suspended under the substance-abuse policy, the first sign of any trouble comes via the news of a four-game..." August 24
Denver Post "To cap a week of intense joint practices between the Broncos and Texans, the two teams faced off in their third preseason matchup of 2014, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday. And, following suit with their three practices at Dove Valley, tempers flared as the Texans rallied for an..." August 24
NFL.com "Wes Welker missed three games last season after sustaining a pair of concussions in a two-month span. Now the Denver Broncos' star slot receiver must deal with yet another head injury. Welker popped back up after taking a hit to the head from Texans safety D.J. Swearinger in Saturday night's..." August 24
Denver Post "Broncos kicker Matt Prater has been notified by the NFL he will be suspended through the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The violation was alcohol-related. Prater has been in the league's alcohol program since soon after he was charged with..." August 24
Denver Post "Broncos starters Von Miller and Montee Ball are expected to make their 2014 preseason debuts Saturday. Miller, the Broncos' strongside linebacker who has 35 sacks through his first three NFL seasons, has been sidelined since tearing the ACL in his right knee early in a game Dec. 22 at Houston...." August 23
Denver Post "Maybe, the strained quadriceps simply got the proper rest. Or perhaps, the healing period coincided with a nudge from Peyton Manning. Either way, Broncos' receiver Emmanuel Sanders was back on the practice field Thursday. He has been in and out of practice and the preseason because of his leg..." August 22
Denver Post "Montee Ball participated in practice Wednesday in a limited capacity, continuing to regain strength after an appendectomy. He won't play Saturday, but his progress suggests he's on track for the season opener. He won't know until he takes that first hit. "There was no hesitation to return..." August 21
Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20
Denver Post "Broncos running back Montee Ball has received full medical clearance, two weeks since he underwent an appendectomy. “He’s all good to go,” Broncos coach John Fox said. However, there is a difference between medical clearance and getting the green light to play tackle football. " August 19
ESPN.com "For many who currently have lockers inside the Denver Broncos' complex, things get down to the vocational nitty gritty this week. For months they have shown up to work each day, part of a team. They've worked in the weight room, eaten in the cafeteria and rubbed shoulders with their far more..." August 19
Denver Post "Among all the Broncos' personnel changes surrounding quarterback Peyton Manning, Jordan Norwood is perhaps the least-known player. He was undrafted, cut twice and out of football last season. But from a technical perspective, the wide receiver from Penn State might be the best prepared to work..." August 16
USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13
ESPN.com "Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan has a fracture just below his left knee joint and will miss six to eight weeks, the team announced Tuesday. Trevathan, who had an MRI after he was carted off the field during Tuesday morning's practice, suffered a medial tibial impaction..." August 13
CBSSports.com "During training camp, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was taking snaps, wearing his usual preseason attire. With one exception: his towel had the name "Chris Crowson" on it. Turns out Manning was paying a silent tribute to a young Broncos fan who died earlier in the summer. Chris Crowson was..." August 12
CBSSports.com "The Broncos spent the offseason trying to improve their defense, adding cornerback Aqib Talib, defensive end DeMarcus Ware and safety T.J. Ward in an attempt to keep their status as Super Bowl contenders. But on Tuesday at practice, Denver might have suffered a bad loss on defense when..." August 12
Denver Post "Nine days isn't a long time. Demaryius Thomas' talent confuses the clock. On Thursday, with five fewer practices than his teammates, Thomas converted three first downs and created mismatches on every snap. It was easy to forget that Thomas, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound hulk with a shortstop's hands..." August 11
Denver Post "Five pounds lighter but feeling better, Broncos running back Montee Ball watched practice Saturday for the first time since undergoing an appendectomy Monday. Ball doesn't know when he will play, but he remains pleased with his progress. "Right now I am getting healthy and strengthening my..." August 10