• by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Broncos' Peyton Manning teases Demaryius Thomas for skipping workout

    As expected, Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas skipped QB Peyton Manning's offseason passing workout at Duke University last week. Thomas was tagged by the team, keeping him off the free agent market, and he's in the process of negotiating a long-term contract with the Broncos. He intends to work out on his own until the deal is done. Manning spent the week throwing to Broncos pass catchers Owen Daniels, Andre Caldwell, Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer and Virgil Green. Manning poked fun at Thomas by photoshopping him into a group picture, taken at Duke after a workout.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Report: TE Virgil Green staying with Broncos

    Free agent tight end Virgil Green told the Bears he'll re-sign with the Broncos on a three-year deal, reports the Denver Post. Green drew interest from multiple teams but apparently won't pass up a chance to start in Denver with Julius Thomas expected to leave for Jacksonville. Green will get a three-year deal, worth $8.4 million with $4.2 million guaranteed. In 13 games last season, Green, 26, caught six passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.

  • by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

    Multiple teams interested in TE Virgil Green

    Tight end Virgil Green is drawing interest from multiple teams, per CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. It is reported that the Bears and Broncos are the two teams that it should come down to, but there are other teams interested. The 26-year-old was drafted by the Broncos in the seventh-round of the 2011 draft. His career stats include 23 receptions for 206 yards with one touchdown.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Virgil Green deciding between Broncos, 6-to-8 other teams

    Though the Broncos have offered tight end Virgil Green a multi-year contract, he told The Denver Post that he is not inclined to accept it just yet. Green and his agent are weighing options from six-to-eight teams that are considered contenders for his services. Up to 13 teams have reached out to his representation to inquire about him. "The Broncos have talked to me. They didn't tell me what my role would be, but they made it clear how valuable I was to them," Green told the newspaper, "I love playing in Denver, and I love the fans. But I can't make the decision just based on that. I appreciate the offer, but I don't want to react too quickly until I know how other teams see me." Green only caught six passes for 74 yards and one touchdown but is known as one of the NFL's top blocking tight ends.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Julius Thomas spends first half as a spectator

    Although Broncos tight end Julius Thomas is active for the game against Buffalo, he spent the first half on the sideline, not wearing his helmet. Thomas missed the past two games with an ankle injury. Virgil Green and Jacob Tamme handled tight end duties in the first half.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Broncos list inactive for Week 13 vs. Chiefs

    The Broncos have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs: tight end Julius Thomas (ankle), cornerbacks Aqib Talib (hamstring) and Kayvon Webster (shoulder), running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) and tackles Michael Schofield and Chris Clark. Thomas and Talib were questionable to play, while Ball, Hillman and Webster had all previously been ruled out. The Broncos will have safety Quinton Carter (ankle) available for the game after he was listed as questionable on Friday's final injury report. The team also had five players listed as probable and all are active, including safety David Bruton (finger), tight end Virgil Green (calf), linebacker Brandon Marshall (concussion), defensive end Quanterus Smith (ankle) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Broncos' Julius Thomas in danger of missing Chiefs game

    Broncos tight end Julius Thomas's status for Sunday night against the Chiefs "doesn't sound too promising," according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Thomas sat out Week 12 against Miami because of an ankle injury. Thomas was a limited participant Thursday and Friday with the injury and is expected to be a game-time decision. If he can't go, the team will likely turn to Jacob Tamme and Virgil Green for all the snaps at tight end.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Broncos rule out Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman for Week 13

    The Broncos ruled out running backs Montee Ball (groin), Ronnie Hillman (foot) along with cornerback Kayvon Webster (shoulder) for Week 13 against Kansas City. Deemed questionable were cornerback Aqib Talib (hamstring), tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) and safety Quinton Carter (ankle). Meanwhile, the following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Linebacker Brandon Marshall (concussion), defensive end Quanterus Smith (ankle), safety David Bruton (finger), tight end Virgil Green (calf) and backup running back Juwan Thompson (knee).

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Broncos TE Virgil Green: I'm ready to return Sunday

    Broncos tight end Virgil Green told the Associated Press he's ready to return to action on Sunday. Green missed the previous three games with a calf injury. If Julius Thomas (ankle) is unable to play, Green hopes the team allows him to display his versatility as a pass-catcher. "I'd love for J.T. to play. I really don't know where he's at right now, but if he doesn't go, I feel like it's an opportunity for me to show that I'm not just a blocking tight end," Green said. "I can catch. People know I can run the ball as well, so it's an opportunity for me and I have to jump all over it."

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman a no-go for Broncos in Week 12

    The Broncos have ruled running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) out for Sunday's game against Miami, according to Denver's final injury report for Week 12. The team also listed tight ends Virgil Green (calf) and Julius Thomas (ankle) as questionable. Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: David Bruton (ankle), Quinton Carter (knee), Ryan Clady (groin), Britton Colquitt (illness), Paul Cornick (shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (concussion), Steven Johnson (ankle) and Juwan Thompson (knee).