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' Demaryius Thomas: No longer dealing with hip soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas said his hips are both healthy, The Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala reports. "This is the best I've ever felt in nearly my whole career," he said Thursday. "That helps. I don't feel pain running routes on this side or that side. It's basically equal now, so there's more joy. I'm having more fun and am not worried about guys covering me on one side or another."

Thomas aggravated a pre-existing issue in his left hip Week 1 last season and spent the rest of the year playing through pain, also dealing with some discomfort in the other hip. He still played all 16 games and drew a team-leading 145 targets, but his 90 catches, 1,083 receiving yards and five touchdowns all represented his worst marks since 2011 when Tim Tebow spent most of the season at quarterback. Thomas did hint earlier this offseason that the hip issues could resurface, but he also said he has a plan in place to minimize the chances of that happening. The larger concern is Denver's quarterback situation, though Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch should fare better this upcoming season, after the team upgraded its porous offensive line via free agency and the draft. Thomas has proven he can produce without the benefit of strong quarterback play, having caught 105 passes for 1,304 yards and six touchdowns in 2015 while playing with Brock Osweiler and a washed-up Peyton Manning. The entire Denver passing game also figures to benefit from the return of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, whose scheme is more pass-oriented than that of former head coach Gary Kubiak.

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Broncos' Kalif Raymond: Dealing with hand injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Raymond is nursing a hand injury, Mike Klis of KUSA Channel 9 reports.

The 22-year-old was waived by the Broncos last season during final roster cuts, but ultimately rejoined the organization as a member of the practice squad late in 2016. The hand injury certainly won't help Raymond's chances of making the roster in 2017, but it doesn't look to be anything that will prevent him from taking part in training camp. His best route to making the roster will be shining on the Broncos' special teams units.

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Broncos' C.J. Anderson: Expected to lead committee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he expects Anderson to be part of a two- or three-headed backfield, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

The Broncos signed Jamaal Charles (knee) to a modest one-year contract and drafted De'Angelo Henderson in the sixth round, hoping to add some explosiveness in the backfield without sacrificing significant resources. The offseason moves hint at some degree of confidence in Anderson and Devontae Booker, both of whom struggled last year behind a lousy offensive line. Perhaps more important than the additions at running back, Denver signed former Cowboys guard Ronald Leary and drafted offensive tackle Garett Bolles at No. 20 overall. The team also replaced former offensive coordinator Rick Dennison with the more pass-happy Mike McCoy, but limitations at quarterback suggest the team will still aim for a balanced approach. While tentatively expected to regain the lead role, Anderson will need to fend off competition for touches by proving he's regained the explosiveness that was missing in his injury-shortened 2016 campaign. He only had one carry of 20-plus yards prior to suffering a season-ending torn meniscus in Week 7, though it's worth noting that Booker didn't have a single carry of 20-plus yards all year on 174 attempts.

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Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Out until August
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paradis will be out until August recovering from hip surgery, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.

Paradis had two surgeries on his left hip following the 2016 season and is expected to miss the entirety of training camp while recovering. The 27-year-old center has proven to be more than durable as he has yet to miss a start for the Broncos over the past two years. Look for more updates on his status to come throughout the summer as the preseason nears.

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Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Aiming for full training camp return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Charles (knee) is not participating in drills during the Broncos' OTAs, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.

Charles' sights remain set on a full return at training camp, but for now he'll be forced to watch his fellow running backs from the sidleline at OTAs. Knee injuries have plagued Charles' production throughout the past two seasons, so he'll need to prove that he's not too beat up at this point in his career. Devontae Booker and rookie De'Angelo Henderson will also battle the veteran for touches behind C.J. Anderson.

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