Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: Vance Joseph
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th92.8 (27th)230.3 (21st)
Defense4th130.3 (28th)185.8 (1st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
22Anderson, C.J. RB5-82242/10/19915California
50Anderson, Zaire ILB5-112208/18/19922Nebraska
47Banderas, Josh LB6-22202/22/1995RNebraska
2Barnett, Dante DB6-11936/14/1993RKansas State
48Barrett, Shaquil OLB6-225011/17/19924Colorado State
72Bolles, Garett T6-53005/27/1992RUtah
23Booker, Devontae RB5-112195/27/19922Utah
15Brown, Marlon WR6-52144/22/19915Georgia
80Butt, Jake TE6-62507/11/1995RMichigan
20Carter, Jamal DB6-1218//RMiami (Fla.)
28Charles, Jamaal RB5-1119912/27/198610Texas
93Crick, Jared DE6-42858/21/19896Nebraska
51Davis, Todd ILB6-12305/17/19924Sacramento State
55Day, Dillon C6-429910/17/19911Mississippi State
83Derby, A.J. TE6-52559/20/19913Arkansas
9Dixon, Riley P6-42218/24/19932Syracuse
59Dora, Vontarrius LB6-42569/7/19922Louisiana Tech
37Doss, Lorenzo CB5-111874/20/19943Tulane
91Edebali, Kasim LB6-22538/17/19894Boston College
66Ekanem, Ken LB6-32574/8/1994RVirginia Tech
20Forsett, Justin (FA) RB5-819510/14/198510California
16Fowler, Bennie WR6-12126/10/19913Michigan State
76Garcia, Max G6-430911/9/19913Florida
41Garcia-Williams, Jerrol LB6-2216//RHawaii
49Gause, Quentin LB6-024310/30/19922Rutgers
99Gotsis, Adam DT6-42879/23/19922Georgia Tech
85Green, Virgil TE6-52558/3/19887Nevada
96Harris, Shelby DE6-22908/11/19913Illinois State
25Harris, Chris CB5-101996/18/19896Kansas
33Henderson, De'Angelo RB5-720811/24/1992RCoastal Carolina
11Henderson, Carlos WR6-119112/19/1994RLouisiana Tech
82Heuerman, Jeff TE6-525511/24/19923Ohio State
69Hollins, Deon LB6-023011/5/1994RUCLA
78Hunt, Cameron G6-4265//ROregon
32Janovich, Andy FB6-12385/23/19932Nebraska
98Jarrett, Tyrique DT6-33402/16/1994RPittsburgh
6Kelly, Chad QB6-22243/26/1994ROle Miss
92Kerr, Zach NT6-23348/29/19904Delaware
42Kreiter, Casey LS6-12508/13/19902Iowa
84Krieger-Coble, Henry TE6-42486/12/19922Iowa
70Lang, Cedrick T6-92555/12/19921Texas-El Paso
27Langley, Brendan CB6-019910/16/1994RLamar
14Latimer, Cody WR6-221510/10/19924Indiana
65Leary, Ronald G6-33204/29/19895Memphis
39Lewis-Harris, Chris DB5-101852/11/19895Tennessee-Chattanooga
12Lynch, Paxton QB6-72442/12/19942Memphis
54Marshall, Brandon ILB6-12509/10/19896Nevada
60McGovern, Connor G6-43064/27/19932Missouri
5McKenzie, Isaiah WR5-71734/9/1995RGeorgia
8McManus, Brandon K6-32017/25/19914Temple
58Miller, Von OLB6-32503/26/19897Texas A&M
62Muller, Chris G6-630010/29/1993RRutgers
64Murray, Justin T6-53044/19/19931Cincinnati
3Nash, Anthony WR6-52019/20/1993RDuke
52Nelson, Corey ILB6-12264/22/19924Oklahoma
46Nelson, Dontrell DB6-11706/25/1995RMemphis
11Norwood, Jordan (FA) WR5-111809/28/19868Penn State
61Paradis, Matt C6-330010/12/19893Boise State
34Parks, Will DB6-11947/29/19942Arizona
90Peko, Kyle NT6-13057/23/19932Oregon State
94Peko, Domata DT6-332511/27/198412Michigan State
30Pierce, Bernard RB6-02225/10/19915Temple
56Ray, Shane OLB6-32455/18/19933Missouri
19Raymond, Kalif WR5-91608/8/19942Holy Cross
38Rios, Marcus CB5-1118110/25/1994RUCLA
29Roby, Bradley CB5-111945/1/19924Ohio State
74Sambrailo, Ty T6-53153/10/19923Colorado State
10Sanders, Emmanuel WR5-111803/17/19878Southern Methodist
81Scheu, Steven TE6-52557/7/19921Vanderbilt
79Schofield, Michael G6-630111/15/19904Michigan
17Sharp, Hunter WR5-111984/25/19941Utah State
13Siemian, Trevor QB6-322012/26/19913Northwestern
31Simmons, Justin SS6-220211/19/19932Boston College
1Sloter, Kyle QB6-42182/7/1994RNorthern Colorado
45Snyder, Kevin LB6-22457/25/19922Rutgers
67Soto, Shakir DE6-32562/12/1994RPittsburgh
71Stephenson, Donald T6-63129/30/19886Oklahoma
26Stewart, Darian FS5-112148/4/19888South Carolina
36Stewart, Orion DB6-21851/10/1994RBaylor
21Talib, Aqib CB6-12052/13/198610Kansas
87Taylor, Jordan WR6-52102/18/19922Rice
88Thomas, Demaryius WR6-322912/25/19878Georgia Tech
35Thomas, Dymonte DB6-219911/30/1993RMichigan
40Thompson, Juwan RB5-112255/13/19924Duke
86Traylor, Austin TE6-32559/3/19931Wisconsin
77Turner, Billy G6-531010/17/19914North Dakota State
96Walker, Vance (FA) DE6-23054/26/19879Georgia Tech
57Walker, DeMarcus DE6-42809/30/1994RFlorida State
43Ward, T.J. SS5-1020012/12/19868Oregon
75Watson, Menelik T6-531512/22/19885Florida State
68Wilkinson, Elijah T6-4331//RMassachusetts
97Winn, Billy DE6-43004/15/19895Boise State
95Wolfe, Derek DE6-52852/24/19906Cincinnati
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Denver6-5303.16-3298.825.02232
 
 
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Position Listing
Aqib Talib
News
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.

Darian Stewart
News
Stewart signed a four-year, $28 million extension with the Broncos on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Stewart has experienced somewhat of a rebirth in his seventh season, recording 44 combined tackles, three interceptions and one fumble recovery so far this season. His three interceptions in 2016 match his career total prior to this year, and he is one of the reasons the Broncos defense has been so dominant this season. He will continue starting at free safety for Denver.

Kyle Peko
News
Peko (foot) was placed on the physically unable to perform list Monday, James Palmer of NFL.com reports.

Peko broke a bone in his right foot during June's minicamp and could be out until the middle of August. If he is still on this list when training camp ends, Peko will be forced to miss the first six weeks of the regular season.

Injury
Foot - Physically Unable to Perform
Vance Walker
News
Walker (knee) is expected to be medically cleared next week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Walker missed the entirety of the 2016 season after tearing his ACL last August. The former Bronco could be fully healthy in time for training camp if he can land a contract sometime soon.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Riley Dixon
No Updates
Shelby Harris
News
The Raiders announced they elevated defensive end Shelby Harris from the practice squad and put tight end Brian Leonhardt (concussion) on injured reserve. Oakland signed kicker Michael Palardy to take Harris' spot on the practice squad.
Demaryius Thomas
News
Thomas is no longer bothered by the hip problem that plagued him last season, Aric DiLalla of DenverBroncos.com reports.

Thomas has started 90 consecutive games for the Broncos, but the 29-year-old battled through hip tightness during the first couple months of last season. Although Thomas was absent from Denver's injury report after that period, and finished with 90 receptions for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns to boot, he admitted his hip's condition held him back at times over the course of the campaign. However, thanks to some changes in his diet and preparation regimen, Thomas says, "it's totally different", because he no longer wakes up needing to loosen his hip. That improvement has the Pro Bowler excited about the upcoming season, when he'll also be reunited with former offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

Corey Nelson
News
Nelson (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt with the Bengals.

Nelson serves as a reserve linebacker behind Brandon Marshall so it isn't likely he sees the field too much on Sunday, but his active status is a reassuring sign for the team.

Domata Peko
News
Peko signed a two-year contract with the Broncos on Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News.com reports.

The defensive tackle heads to Denver after spending the first 10 years of his career with the Bengals. Peko has been an ironman on the field as he has not missed a contest since 2009. He'll join his cousin, Kyle Peko, on the defensive line in Denver and the two will likely compete for reps as the starting nose tackle.

De'Angelo Henderson
News
Henderson is a logical pick to take the recently departed Kapri Bibbs' role as the team's No. 3 back, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.

The Broncos had a Henderson advocate in their war room in the form of new special teams coordinator Brock Olivo, who served as the rookie's position coach at Coastal Carolina in 2013. Henderson missed time in 2016 with a shoulder injury, but still managed to rank seventh in the FCS with 16 rushing touchdowns. Over the past three seasons, he has averaged 1,345 yards on 6.3 yards per carry, along with 17 rushing touchdowns per season. Despite his short, stout frame, he still managed to run a 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Expect for him to first start under Olivo's wing on special teams, but don't be surprised if Denver uses a player of his diminutive size and speed in the passing game. Mike McCoy utilized similarly statured, unsung players such as Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver in San Diego with notable success, and Henderson averaged about three catches per game in college.

Kyle Sloter
No Updates
Max Garcia
No Updates
Henry Krieger-Coble
No Updates
Trevor Siemian
News
Siemian is competing with Paxton Lynch for the starting quarterback position, Mike Klis of KUSA 9News reports.

Siemian won the starting job in Denver in 2016, beating out first-round rookie Lynch. Entering 2017, both Siemian and Lynch need to learn the new offense being implemented by offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. After starting 14 games last season, Siemian is the favorite to win the job again, though he'll need another strong outing in OTAs and training camp to solidify that position.

Jordan Norwood
News
Norwood was targeted 35 times in 2016, tallying 21 catches, 232 yards and a touchdown. He returned 25 punts for 204 yards and another three kicks for 65 yards.

Norwood's punt returning ability was an asset during the Broncos' Super Bowl run, and he even set a Super Bowl record for longest punt return. That element of his game became a liability in 2016 as he fumbled five times down the stretch, losing three. Two of those losses came in Denver's overtime defeat against the Chiefs in Week 13. Norwood was the Broncos' third most prolific wide receiver in 2016, a title that carries little weight given his competition. Based on his issues with ball security in 2016 and younger options available, it wouldn't be a surprise if Norwood's days in Denver are over.

Ken Ekanem
No Updates
Billy Turner
News
Turner sustained a "semi-high ankle sprain" on the first day of OTAs, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports.

Turner initially needed a walking boot to move about but he's now able to walk on his own. He should be ready to go in time for the opening of next month's training camp.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Quentin Gause
News
Gause was signed to the Broncos' active roster Saturday, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.

With Brandon Marshall (hamstring) ruled out of Sunday's game against the Titans, backup Corey Nelson will fill in with the first-string defense. Since Nelson is usually a mainstay on special teams, Gause was signed in order to allow Nelson to focus on his defensive responsibilities. An undrafted rookie from Rutgers, Gause himself projects to be exclusively contained to special teams.

Marcus Rios
No Updates
Connor McGovern
No Updates
Jerrol Garcia-Williams
No Updates
Todd Davis
News
Davis signed his one-year free-agent tender Monday, Nick Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Davis started for Denver last season after former starter Danny Trevathan left via free agency, and Davis will expect to start once again in 2017. He had 97 tackles and three passes defensed in 16 games in 2016.

Paxton Lynch
News
Demaryius Thomas says that Lynch turned heads as minicamp came to a close, Mike Klis of KUSA-TV 9 News reports.

Thomas' words echo what the media, coaching staff, and Lynch himself have said about the second-year quarterback's progress. Expect Thomas' words to carry more weight than the rest, though. The Broncos' quarterback competition has always been about Siemian's experience versus Lynch's superior athletic traits. The more comfortable Lynch gets in Denver's new offense - the better chance he has to cut it loose. One of the peculiar myths being used in Siemian's favor is that - given his affability and moxie - the Broncos players would have trouble rallying around the less experienced Lynch. If Thomas, an offensive team captain, is so willing to throw support behind Lynch - consider that myth busted.

Tyrique Jarrett
No Updates
Garett Bolles
No Updates
Shane Ray
News
Ray posted a sack along with seven tackles Sunday against the Falcons.

Although he's been quiet in the majority of his games to start the season, he's had a pair of big games over his last three matchups. In Week 3, he sacked Andy Dalton three times while notching six tackles, and his second this week's contest brought him up to four on the season. The second-year player has exceptional ability to get to the quarterback, and he's potentially a high-upside option in IDP leagues.

A.J. Derby
News
According to head coach Vance Joseph, Derby (hamstring) is about 85 percent, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.

Derby continues his rehab from a minor hamstring ailment. It appears likely that he'll be able to return to the field for training camp, so keep an eye out for more updates at that time.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Jamaal Charles
News
Charles (knee - meniscus) is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery, Troy E. Renck of Denver7 reports. "I am doing everything. I have been cutting the last couple of days with the guys during the offseason workouts. I feel like the way I am cutting that I am back to the normal me, man. It feels good to be moving around again," Charles said Tuesday. "I have been knowing this the whole offseason [that the knee was fine]. Nobody can take nothing away from me except God when my time is up. I am still 30 years old. I still have a lot of special stuff to do."

Despite being held out of team drills during Denver's offseason program, it sounds as if Charles was at least able to ramp up his level of activity during the final days of June's minicamp earlier in the month. Most people want to typecast the veteran running back into a complementary third-down role given the combination of his age, injury history and proven receiving chops, but Charles evidently believes he's still capable of much more. Although the Broncos coaching staff may feel otherwise, nothing is certain until the pads come on in training camp, which remains Charles' expected return date.

Injury
Knee - Meniscus - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Zach Kerr
News
Kerr (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Kerr was able to practice in full heading into the weekend, so his availability comes as no surprise in Week 15.

Justin Simmons
News
Simmons (hand) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals.

Simmons was limited in practice all week, and although initial reports were encouraging, the reserve defensive back will not be able to go Sunday, leaving Darian Stewart as the only true free safety on the roster.

Brandon Marshall
News
Marshall was held out of practice Wednesday due to a sore Achilles, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.

Marshall is expected to be held out of Thursday's practice as well, as the team is likely placing his health as their top priority at this point in the offseason. The 27-year-old started all 11 games he played in last year for the team. Barring any setbacks, he is seemingly on track to enter training camp in full health.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Chris Muller
No Updates
Jordan Taylor
News
Taylor signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Broncos on Monday, Ben Swanson of the team's official site reports.

Taylor appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos in 2016 after spending the entirety of the 2015 campaign on the team's practice squad, ultimately collecting 16 catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns while serving in a depth role at wide receiver. It's possible he could push for the No. 3 job this summer given Denver's lack of talent behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders on the depth chart.

Shakir Soto
No Updates
Ronald Leary
No Updates
Jamal Carter
No Updates
Billy Winn
News
Winn signed a contract Wednesday with the Broncos, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Winn signed with the Broncos prior to training camp last season and went on to register 19 tackles over 16 games in 2016. He'll aim to win a backup gig along the defensive line once again in camp.

Matt Paradis
News
Paradis is medically cleared from hip surgery, NFL.com's Max Meyer reports.

Paradis underwent surgery on each of his hips this offseason and wasn't expected to return until August. However, he now should be able to participate in most on-field drills once training camp opens July 27th.

C.J. Anderson
News
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 with the hope of adding some explosiveness in the backfield without sacrificing significant financial 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 burst 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.

Chris Harris
News
Harris recorded two tackles, three passes defended and a pick in Thursday's win over Carolina.

If Graham Gano's kick was true, Harris would have been the goat of the game after picking up a penalty on fourth and forever earlier in the drive. Instead, Harris will be remembered as one of they key reasons Denver won the contest with his sticky coverage and bat-and-pick that set up the Broncos' go-ahead score. The diminutive corner batted a pass intended for 6-foot-5 receiver Kelvin Benjamin and laid out for the interception deep in Carolina territory.

Jeff Heuerman
News
Heuerman, the Broncos' 2015 third-round pick, will see some competition from 2016 fifth-round pick Jake Butt, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

As if the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry couldn't get any tenser, the Buckeye alum, Heuerman, will eventually have to fend off Michigan's Butt for playing time. Heuerman lost his rookie season to a torn ACL and, though he played sparingly in 2016, didn't seem to inspire the front office who, since midway through last season, has added both A.J. Derby in a trade and drafted Butt. Butt is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the Orange Bowl, so he is unlikely to make major strides until the season begins. Still, while Heuerman flashed some big-play ability by averaging 15.7 yards per catch in 2016, he's going to have to do a lot more to emerge atop Denver's logjam at tight end.

Deon Hollins
No Updates
Dymonte Thomas
No Updates
Josh Banderas
No Updates
DeMarcus Walker
News
The Broncos selected Walker in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 51st overall.

Walker (6-foot-4, 280 pounds) is a stocky end who lacks ideal length and athleticism, but his production was of an elite grade at Florida State. He finished the 2016 season with 16 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss, and now he should get groomed for an eventual starting role opposite Shane Ray.

Brandon McManus
News
McManus has signed his one-year, $2.8 million contract tender with the Broncos, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

McManus, who'd been a restricted free agent this offseason, was hesitant to sign his contract tender in hopes of landing a long-term deal. Considering the Broncos tendered him to a second-round pick, the kicker is clearly a valued member of the team and it only seems to be a matter of time before Denver inks him to a multi-year pact.

Casey Kreiter
Injury
Calf - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
No Updates
Chris Lewis-Harris
News
The Bengals will be without top wideout A.J. Green (concussion) and starting tight end Jermaine Gresham (back) for Sunday's playoff game at Indianapolis. They combined for 1,501 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

With those key targets out, quarterback Andy Dalton figures to rely on running backs Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard and wideout Mohamed Sanu.

Also inactive for Cincy are quarterback AJ McCarron, defensive back Chris Lewis-Harris, offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson, defensive lineman Devon Still and wideout James Wright (knee).

Cincy is a 3.5-point underdog as Dalton looks for his first playoff win in four tries.

Orion Stewart
No Updates
Justin Forsett
News
Forsett officially announced his retirement from professional football Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The former seventh-round selection beat the odds and put together a quality nine-year career. Forsett's breakout season came during his seventh year in the league in 2014, when he grabbed hold of the starting running back role for the Ravens and responded with 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging a strong 5.4 yards per carry. He did bounce around between three teams last season and went through this entire offseason without a new contract, which ultimately prompted him to opt for retirement. Forsett finishes his career with 20 total touchdowns and a 4.7 yards-per-carry average.

Kevin Snyder
News
Snyder signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos.

Snyder spent time with the Patriots last offseason but was released before the beginning of the regular season due to injury. He'll now look to secure a spot in a crowded Broncos' linebacking corp.

Vontarrius Dora
News
Dora is among those next in line with edge rusher Shaq Barrett expected to miss much of the remaining off-season, Mike Klis of KUSA 9News reports.

Dora came to Denver as an undrafted free agent last offseason, a tweener not quite big enough to play end and not as explosive as a typical outside linebacker. His two-sack-one-forced-fumble performance against Chicago in the preseason helped him earn a spot on the practice squad and he was promoted to the active roster late in the season. Entering 2017, he and free-agent pickup Kasim Edebali figured to duke it out for the fourth, and potentially final, spot at outside linebacker. Now, with Barrett hurt, it is possible that both will make the cut in an effort to provide depth behind Von Miller and Shane Ray.

Donald Stephenson
No Updates
Shaquil Barrett
News
Barrett (hip) was placed on the non-football injury list Monday, James Palmer of NFL.com reports.

Barrett evidently needs a little more time to recover from an offseason hip injury he suffered back in May. Until he's back in action, fellow reserve linebackers Kasim Edebali and Vontarrius Dora should be in line for extra reps.

Injury
Hip - Out for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Dontrell Nelson
No Updates
Jared Crick
News
Crick might be the first man up to replace starter Vance Walker - who is out for the year with a torn ACL, team's official site reports.

Crick was drafted during the Gary Kubiak/Wade Phillips regime while they were all in Houston - so the familiarity is there. While neither coach's tenure lasted long enough to see Crick become a starter, defensive line coach Bill Kollar did coach Crick during his first year as a starter in 2014. Crick accumulated 104 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his last two years in Houston and his understanding of the defense could prove invaluable in stepping in and replacing Walker.

Kalif Raymond
News
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.

Injury
Hand - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Steven Scheu
No Updates
Ty Sambrailo
No Updates
Cedrick Lang
No Updates
Austin Traylor
No Updates
Von Miller
News
Miller registered three tackles Sunday against the Jaguars.

For the first time all season, Miller was held without a sack twice in a three-week period. That said, it's impossible to complain about a player with 12.5 sacks who's an ultra-elite IDP linebacker.

Michael Schofield
No Updates
Dillon Day
No Updates
Emmanuel Sanders
News
Sanders has cut fast food out of his diet in an effort to improve his body, Mike Klis of KUSA-TV 9 News reports.

Despite the boyish looks and spindly frame, Sanders is no longer a spring chicken at 30 years old and so the increased attention to fitness will help ensure that the speedster's play doesn't regress. Another key will be Denver's new offense under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Sanders tallied 2,167 yards in two season in Gary Kubiak's more deliberate-moving attack, but it doesn't take a great memory to recall what Sanders did in a similar offense as McCoy's in 2014 - notching 101 catches for 1,404 yards despite Peyton Manning being hobbled down the stretch. Trevor Siemian nor Paxton Lynch are a clear upgrade to even a hobbled Manning, but a more pass-happy offense and healthier lifestyle should still lead to greater production for Sanders, who praised Siemian's throws on in- and out-breaking routes and Lynch's deep ball.

Dante Barnett
No Updates
Menelik Watson
No Updates
Zaire Anderson
News
Anderson (neck) signed his one-year free-agent tender with the Broncos on Monday, Nick Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Anderson was carted off the field in the regular-season finale due to a neck injury, but it doesn't appear as though the issue will prevent him from playing again. He had 14 tackles and two forced fumbles while playing primarily special teams in 16 games in 2016.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Justin Murray
No Updates
Bernard Pierce
News
Pierce signed a future/reserve contract with the Broncos on Tuesday.

The fifth-year back has played in 52 NFL games, including three starts, with the Ravens and Jaguars since 2012. Most recently he spent time with the Jets, but landed on injured reserve due to a hamstring issue, forcing him to miss the entirety of the 2016-17 season.

Elijah Wilkinson
No Updates
Lorenzo Doss
News
The Broncos have signed rookie cornerback and fifth-round selection Lorenzo Doss .

The Tulane product was quite the ball-hawk in college. He intercepted 15 passes over the past three seasons.

Bennie Fowler
News
Fowler signed his exclusive-rights free-agent tender, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.

Fowler had a 76-yard scoring reception in Week 13 against Kansas City, but he was otherwise a non-factor throughout the 2016 season, finishing with only 11 catches for 145 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 24 targets. He might get a shot to compete for the No. 3 wide receiver job, as Denver will head into the draft with a thin depth chart behind its standout duo of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

Andy Janovich
News
Janovich (ankle) is healthy and "good to go" for 2017, Jon Schlosser of All22.com reports.

An injured left ankle cost Janovich the final five games of the 2016 season. The Broncos didn't bring in any fullback competition during the offseason, so look for the Nebraska product to open training camp atop the depth chart.

Hunter Sharp
News
Sharp signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos.

Sharp spent the preseason with the Eagles but reached an injury settlement with the club just before the beginning of the regular season. The wideout will try and secure a spot on the Eagles' depth chart this offseason as he brings plenty of explosiveness and a solid route-running ability.

Cameron Hunt
No Updates
Adam Gotsis
News
Gotsis underwent a knee scope on Thursday to remove "floating" material in his knee, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.

Gotsis' procedure sounds intense, but he simply had his knee cleaned out and will be ready for the first week of training camp. He's slated to provide depth at defensive end behind Derek Wolfe (neck) and Jared Crick.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Virgil Green
News
Green will be pushed by 2017 fifth-round pick Jake Butt, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.

When Green signed a three-year extension two seasons ago, the idea was that he'd move on from his blocking role and become the kind of receiver that he was in college to help replace Julius Thomas. Just 34 catches and two touchdowns later, that doesn't seem to be panning out. Green now enters a contract year as the elder statesman surrounded by young, toolsy players including A.J. Derby, Jeff Heuerman and Butt. No one in the bunch has emerged as surefire competition for Green's starting job in 2017, but the numbers are slowly moving away from Green's favor.

Anthony Nash
No Updates
Carlos Henderson
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Henderson could fill the Broncos' No. 3 receiver and returner roles, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Head coach Vance Joseph received quality intel before selecting Henderson in the third round, with his brother, Mickey, serving on the Louisiana Tech staff last season. The 22-year-old certainly helps provide the "juice" Joseph said that the offense needed earlier this offseason. Henderson ranked fifth in the nation with 1,535 receiving yards and tied for first with 19 receiving touchdowns in Louisiana Tech's pass-happy offense and followed his in-season performance up by running a 4.46 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. The speedster was particularly potent on quick-hitters and screens in college, and, perhaps most impressively, led all collegiate receivers with 48 missed tackles in 2016 according to Pro Football Focus, with the runner-up tallying just 26.

Chad Kelly
No Updates
Devontae Booker
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Less than a year removed from two knee surgeries, Booker hit a rookie wall in 2016, but is poised to improve during his sophomore campaign, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Rumors flew after the 2016 draft that, had Denver not been able to nab Paxton Lynch, Booker was on their radar in the first round. He slid to the fourth and his quick-twitch style paired with a bruising physique made many wonder how long it would take for Booker to capture Denver's lead job. It ended up being after Week 7, as C.J. Anderson's season-ending knee injury left Booker as Denver's top dog. It didn't work out as Booker averaged just under three yards per carry for the rest of the season. He did show flashes as a talented all-around back, however, including his 109-total-yard performance in Week 17 during which he scored two touchdowns. The Broncos depth chart, outside of Booker, is deep, but features a ton of question marks including the inconsistent Anderson, injured Jamaal Charles, and inexperienced De'Angelo Henderson. That depth can make it difficult for Booker to get too many touches. The quality of that depth could also mean that Booker is the Broncos' lead back before long.

Juwan Thompson
News
Thomas rushed for 19 yards on three carries in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

The three touches were a season-high for Thompson. The former undrafted free agent never got many looks at fullback after rookie Andy Janovich went on injured reserve nor has he gotten many opportunities at running back. Though Sunday should be all about preparing for 2017, it'd be a surprise if Thompson got much usage as Denver will almost surely want to get a long last look at rookie Devontae Booker.

Derek Wolfe
News
Wolfe (neck) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Wolfe injured his neck in last week's loss to Kansas City and hasn't practiced since. Adam Gotsis will likely see some extra snaps as the only backup to starting defensive ends Jared Crick and Billy Winn.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Will Parks
No Updates
Bradley Roby
News
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 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.

Cody Latimer
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Latimer caught eight of 15 targets for 76 yards during the 2016 season.

Just three years ago, Latimer looked like a combination of size and speed that was destined to do big things in Denver's passing offense. Instead, he's nabbed just 16 passes and one touchdown in three season and enters a contract year as more of a value on special teams than on offense - not exactly what one would hope for from a second-round pick. A more wide open attack under new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy may conjure up some of the production Latimer enjoyed in a spread offense at Indiana, but it's perhaps even more likely that Latimer will be playing football elsewhere sooner than later.

Jake Butt
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Butt (knee) will begin training camp on the Broncos' active/non-football injury list, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.

Butt is still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered during Michigan's bowl game back in January. That unfortunate occurrence caused Butt to slide all the way to the fifth round of this year's draft, and, as expected, will now prevent him from being ready to start his rookie campaign. As it stands, it's unclear when Butt will be available.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Out for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Kasim Edebali
News
Edebali is among those expected to step up with edge rusher Shaq Barrett slated to miss much of the remaining off-season, Mike Klis of KUSA 9News reports.

Edebali, a free-agent pickup from New Orleans, was supposed to battle it out with 2016 undrafted free agent Vontarrius Dora for the fourth outside linebacker slot left by the retirement of DeMarcus Ware and departure of Dekoda Watson. With Barrett now likely to miss much of the remaining off-season, both figure to get increased reps at practice. Of the two, Edebali is the more experienced pass-rusher, just a year removed from a five-sack 2015 campaign. The Broncos' defense might better suit Edebali than the Saints' attack, in which Edebali served as an undersized down lineman.

Brendan Langley
News
The Broncos drafted Langley in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 101st overall.

Langley is a former Georgia transfer who ended up earning a Senior Bowl invitation after playing at Lamar. He was one of the better Combine performers at cornerback, posting a 4.43-second 40, 35.5-inch vertical, and 123-inch broad jump at 6-feet, 201 pounds.

T.J. Ward
News
Ward (concussion) won't play in Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Ward missed last week's game due his concussion and has yet to return to practice. Will Parks is expected to start in Ward's place once again.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Isaiah McKenzie
News
McKenzie adds to the Broncos' focus on adding returners to the roster and will also contribute his explosive ability as a receiver, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports.

Nicknamed "the human joystick," McKenzie led the SEC in punt return yards with 244 in 2016 and returned five punts and one kickoff for touchdowns during his three-year collegiate career. After showing off his ability at the NFL Combine with a 4.42 40-yard dash and the second fastest three-cone drill among receivers, expect Denver to find ways to move him all around the formation like Georgia's coaches did. McKenzie was primarily a returner during his first two seasons before tallying 633 yards and seven touchdowns on 44 catches in 2016. He also carried the ball 19 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns.

Marlon Brown
News
The Broncos placed Brown (undisclosed) on injured reserve Saturday.

The details surrounding Brown's injury haven't been disclosed. The towering wideout previously spent training camp with the Broncos, and while he impressed in his limited time, was ultimately waived due to a back injury prior to the season opener. He then resurfaced in Denver weeks ago, but never made any sort of on-field contribution. His release allowed the team to add more depth at linebacker with Brandon Marshall (hamstring) on the shelf.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
 

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