Paradis (hip) had surgery again Tuesday, this time on his left hip, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Paradis had surgery on his right hip only a month ago, but even with this most recent left hip procedure, he's expected to be fully recovered by the time the 2017 regular season commences. According to Jhabvala, Paradis is the only Broncos player that has played every snap in each of the last two seasons, despite persistent pain in his hips, so the surgeries will likely help him stay more durable as time goes on.
Head coach Vance Joseph is committed to a quarterback competition between Lynch and Trevor Siemian (shoulder) in the offseason, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Pressed into duty on three occasions as a rookie, Lynch didn't express comfort in an offense in which he was under center more often than not. Unsurprisingly, he completed just 49 of 83 passes (59 percent) for 497 yards and two touchdowns versus one interception. A product of the spread offense as a collegian at Memphis, Lynch could thrive under new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who has propped up the likes of Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, and Philip Rivers in his last three stops. Meanwhile, Lynch will be working against the more traditional and risk-averse Siemian as the offseason unfolds.
Head coach Vance Joseph is committed to a quarterback competition between Siemian (shoulder) and Paxton Lynch in the offseason, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
During a press conference Tuesday, Joseph called the upcoming QB battle "my vision going forward" with Siemian and Lynch. After earning the starting gig in the preseason, Siemian took advantage of the weapons afforded him through his first four games, completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 824 yards and six touchdowns versus three interceptions. However, in the latter contest, he suffered an injury to his left non-throwing shoulder, starting a downward spiral of sorts. Missing another game along the way due to a left foot sprain, he ended the campaign with 3,401 yards on 59 percent passing to go with an 18:10 TD:INT ratio. As the Broncos gear up for the 2017 season, both Siemian and Lynch will be vying to land the top signal-caller gig under the watchful eyes of new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave.
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Ware played just 10 games this season due to forearm and back injuries, resulting in career lows in tackles (15) and sacks (4.0), and he's slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. At 34 years old, Ware is looking forward to his 13th NFL season, which he wants to take place in Denver. According to Ware, new Broncos coach Vance Joseph has given him promising indications regarding his future with the team, but it still remains to be seen whether general manager John Elway will re-sign him knowing that Denver already boasts Von Miller, Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett at outside linebacker. Although Ware is also coming off surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his back, the fact that he expects to be cleared for all activities in two weeks bodes well for him being ready ahead of the 2017 campaign.