Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: Vance Joseph
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th92.8 (27th)230.3 (21st)
Defense4th130.3 (28th)185.8 (1st)

Schedule

10:20 pm EDT
Mon Sep 11
LAC
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
DAL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
at BUF
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
OAK
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
NYG
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
at LAC
8:30 pm EDT
Mon Oct 30
at KC
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 5
at PHI
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
NE
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 19
CIN
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
at OAK
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
at MIA
4:05 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
NYJ
8:25 pm EST
Thu Dec 14
at IND
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
at WAS
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
KC

Standings

AFC
West
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Kansas City12-4-06-0-0
Oakland12-4-03-3-0
Denver9-7-02-4-0
Los Angeles5-11-01-5-0
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Broncos' Zac Brooks: Announces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brooks has filed retirement papers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

A seventh-round selection last year, Brooks was released by the Seahawks prior to Week 1, and then joined the Broncos' practice squad in mid-December. He signed a futures contract with Denver after the season, but the Clemson grad ultimately decided against trying to scrape out a career in the NFL.

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Broncos' Aqib Talib: Will not face discipline for off-field incident
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Talib will not face discipline after being involved in an off-field incident in 2016, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Talib was involved in a shooting incident in June of 2016 during which he clipped himself in the leg. He will be required to undergo a firearm safety course, but will not receive a suspension or fine for the incident. Talib was ranked the league's No. 1 cornerback by Pro Football Focus entering Thanksgiving weekend last season, despite missing three games with a lower-back injury, and is a big reason why the Broncos were the NFL's best pass defense last year with 185.8 yards allowed per game through the air.

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Broncos' Bradley Roby: Broncos will exercise fifth-year option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Roby will have his fifth-year option exercised by the Broncos, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Exercising Roby's option was a commitment to defense for the Broncos, as him and fellow cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris are huge reasons why the Denver ranked first in the NFL with 185.8 passing yards allowed per game last season. Expect Roby to have another strong season in 2017-18, given that he can stay healthy.

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Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Expecting plenty of opportunities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders expects the Broncos to get back to a pass-oriented offense under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Nicki Jhablava of The Denver Post reports. "I'm excited. I believe it's going to be a pass-happy offense," Sanders said. "I had the opportunity to play in this offense my first year here in 2014 and had 1,400 yards. Hopefully we can simulate that some type of way and put up points and score and help our defense. That's our goal."

McCoy served as the Broncos' offensive coordinator from 2009 to 2012 before passing his system on to Adam Gase, who directed the Denver offense in 2013 and 2014. Sanders joined the Broncos in 2014 and immediately enjoyed what still stands as his finest season, catching 101 passes for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns on 141 targets -- all career-high marks. He fell far shy of those marks in Gary Kubiak and Rick Dennison's more run-oriented offense the past two seasons, but the change probably had more to do with quarterback play than scheme. While it appears Sanders will again have to catch passes from Trevor Siemian and/or Paxton Lynch, the return of McCoy -- in combination with an improved offensive line -- does justify optimism that Denver's passing game will take a big step forward from last season. Sanders should be healthy for offseason workouts, as he played in the Pro Bowl in late January despite injuring his foot in Week 17.

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Broncos' Paxton Lynch: Appears more confident entering 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starting wideout Demaryius Thomas noted that Lynch appears more confident as the signal-caller's second season as a pro approaches, Cecil Lammey of 104.3 The Fan reports.

In the same press conference, Thomas said that Lynch is smiling more around the Broncos' facility, no longer burdened with the pressures of being a rookie. This is the second time Thomas has taken Lynch under his wing, as he was seen on the sidelines talking to the QB after the then-rookie didn't get to play in the Broncos' 2016 season finale against Oakland - saying afterwards that the team believed in him. Thomas, as he has to, will be diplomatic when asked about his quarterbacks this summer, and he praised last year's starter, Trevor Siemian in the same press conference. Any faith he shows in Lynch, however, could aid in helping Lynch become more of a leader - something head coach Vance Joseph has said that he needs to show if he is to take the reins in Denver.

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