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. RB5-82242/10/19914California
50Anderson, Zaire LB5-112248/18/19921Nebraska
48Barrett, Shaquil LB6-225011/17/19923Colorado State
35Bibbs, Kapri RB5-112031/10/19932Colorado State
23Booker, Devontae RB5-112195/27/1992RUtah
67Brenner, Sam G6-23104/27/19903Utah
 Brooks, Zac RB6-02002/1/1993RClemson
15Brown, Marlon WR6-52144/22/19914Georgia
 Crick, Jared DE6-42858/21/19895Nebraska
51Davis, Todd LB6-12305/17/19923Sacramento State
55Day, Dillon OL6-429910/17/19911Mississippi State
83Derby, A.J. TE6-52559/20/19912Arkansas
9Dixon, Riley P6-42218/24/1993RSyracuse
68Dora, Vontarrius DE6-32569/7/1992RLouisiana Tech
37Doss, Lorenzo CB5-111874/20/19942Tulane
53Ferentz, James C6-22856/5/19892Iowa
20Forsett, Justin RB5-819510/14/19859California
16Fowler, Bennie WR6-12126/10/19912Michigan State
 Gafford, Thomas TE6-22441/29/19839Houston
76Garcia, Max C6-430911/9/19912Florida
49Gause, Quentin LB6-024310/30/1992RRutgers
99Gotsis, Adam DT6-42879/23/1992RGeorgia Tech
85Green, Virgil TE6-52558/3/19886Nevada
25Harris, Chris DB5-101996/18/19896Kansas
82Heuerman, Jeff TE6-525511/24/19922Ohio State
 Iosia, Iosia DE6-729712/28/1991RWest Texas A&M
32Janovich, Andy FB6-12385/23/1993RNebraska
42Kreiter, Casey LS6-12508/13/1990RIowa
84Krieger-Coble, Henry TE6-32486/12/1992RIowa
14Latimer, Cody WR6-221510/10/19923Indiana
12Lynch, Paxton QB6-72442/12/1994RMemphis
54Marshall, Brandon LB6-12509/10/19895Nevada
60McGovern, Connor G6-43064/27/1993RMissouri
 McKay, Mekale WR6-52108/4/1993RCincinnati
8McManus, Brandon K6-32017/25/19913Temple
58Miller, Von LB6-32503/26/19896Texas A&M
64Murray, Justin T6-53044/19/1993RCincinnati
52Nelson, Corey LB6-12264/22/19923Oklahoma
 Nixon, Taurean CB5-101872/7/19911Tulane
11Norwood, Jordan WR5-111809/28/19867Penn State
73Okung, Russell T6-531010/7/19877Oklahoma State
 Overbaugh, Jeff LS6-223611/24/1993RSan Diego State
61Paradis, Matt C6-330010/12/19892Boise State
34Parks, Will SAF6-02007/29/1994RArizona
90Peko, Kyle NT6-13057/23/1993ROregon State
 Pierce, Bernard RB6-02225/10/19915Temple
 Raciti, Travis DE6-42925/21/19921San Jose State
56Ray, Shane DE6-32455/18/19932Missouri
19Raymond, Kalif WR5-91608/8/1994RHoly Cross
 Richardson, Bobby DT6-328611/20/19922Indiana
29Roby, Bradley DB5-111945/1/19923Ohio State
74Sambrailo, Ty T6-53153/10/19922Colorado State
10Sanders, Emmanuel WR5-111803/17/19877Southern Methodist
 Scheu, Steven TE6-52557/7/1992RVanderbilt
79Schofield, Michael T6-630111/15/19903Michigan
 Sharp, Hunter WR5-111984/25/1994RUtah State
13Siemian, Trevor QB6-322012/26/19912Northwestern
31Simmons, Justin SAF6-220211/19/1993RBoston College
 Snyder, Kevin LB6-22457/25/19921Rutgers
71Stephenson, Donald T6-63129/30/19885Oklahoma
26Stewart, Darian DB5-112148/4/19887South Carolina
21Talib, Aqib DB6-12052/13/19869Kansas
87Taylor, Jordan WR6-52102/18/19921Rice
88Thomas, Demaryius WR6-322912/25/19877Georgia Tech
 Thompson, Juwan RB5-112255/13/19923Duke
 Traylor, Austin TE6-32559/3/1993RWisconsin
70Turner, Billy T6-531010/17/19912North Dakota State
96Walker, Vance DT6-23054/26/19878Georgia Tech
43Ward, T.J. DB5-1020012/12/19867Oregon
94Ware, DeMarcus LB6-42587/31/198212Troy
57Watson, Dekoda LB6-22453/3/19886Florida State
36Webster, Kayvon DB5-111982/1/19914South Florida
92Williams, Sylvester DT6-231311/21/19884North Carolina
97Winn, Billy DT6-43004/15/19895Boise State
95Wolfe, Derek DT6-52852/24/19905Cincinnati
Practice Squad
 Harris, Shelby DE6-22908/11/19912Illinois State
 Lang, Cedrick TE6-92555/12/1992RTexas-El Paso
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Denver6-4308.56-3288.225.52234
 
 
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Position Listing
Aqib Talib
News
Talib (back) was removed from the Broncos' injury report Friday.

Talib practiced in full Friday and is now set to play for the first time since Week 7.

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 signed a contract with the Broncos on Wednesday, The Denver Post reports.

Peko, an undrafted rookie out of Oregon State, hasn't seen any game action this season as he had previously resided on the Broncos' practice squad up to this point. Barring an injury to Sylvester Williams, he's unlikely to receive much playing time in the season finale next Sunday versus the Raiders.

Vance Walker
News
Walker has an ACL injury that will cause him to miss the entire 2016 season, Mike Klis of The Denver Post reports.

Walker was carted off the field during Monday's practice, and an MRI confirmed the worst case scenario. The veteran defensive lineman was projected to backup Derek Wolfe on the left side of the line this season. Calvin Heurtelou now figures to slide into that role.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Riley Dixon
No Updates
Bobby Richardson
News
Richardson signed a contract with the Broncos on Friday, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.

Richardson spent 15 games with the Saints in 2015, recording 40 tackles, 0.5 sacks, one interception, and a pass deflection. He'll now look to compete for a spot on the Broncos 53-man roster this offseason.

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 reeled in 90 passes for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns during the 2016 season.

Thomas' production across the board represented his lowest totals since the 2011 season. It is no coincidence that the four years of elite-level production in between were with Peyton Manning at the helm. Though Thomas still found his way into the Pro Bowl, he lacked consistent play with only two games of 100 yards or more and no touchdowns after the Broncos' Week 11 bye. New head coach Vance Joseph has promised a more up-tempo, aggressive offense in 2017, but without strides from last year's starter Trevor Siemian or 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch, there might not be enough quality passes to go around to sustain both Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, who often looked like the No. 1 man in Mile High.

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.

Max Garcia
No Updates
Henry Krieger-Coble
No Updates
Trevor Siemian
News
Siemian (shoulder) likely won't be able to practice in full before training camp, Brandon Stokley of 104.3 The Fan Denver reports.

Siemian's first season as the Broncos' nominal starting QB was characterized by flashes in the beginning, a third-degree separation in his left shoulder in Week 4, and generally uninspiring play thereafter. Ringing in with the 25th-best completion percentage (59.5) by campaign's end, he racked up 3,401 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions across 14 games. He'll now be working under new head coach Vance Joseph, who has proclaimed that Siemian and 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch will vie for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart this offseason. If Siemian is indeed unable to put together an unhinged practice in the offseason program, it's safe to say that he'll be behind the eight ball in the competition.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

Sylvester Williams
News
The Broncos have decided not to exercise Williams' fifth-year option, the Denver Post reports.

The move isn't a total surprise given the cap gymnastics general manager John Elway will have to go through in the coming years to keep more prominent players in Denver. Williams contributed three sacks to the Broncos' 2015 pass rush as he put together his best season under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and line coach Bill Kollar. If he takes another step, Williams could still see a payday in 2017. If not, 2015 sixth-rounder Darius Kilgo and reclamation project Phil Taylor could emerge.

Billy Turner
News
Turner was released on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports.

Turner was a depth lineman in the Dolphins' offensive scheme so his absence shouldn't effect the team too heavily.

Mekale McKay
News
McKay was released by the Colts.

With the release of McKay and Tevaun Smith, the Colts decided to keep Chester Rogers as the team's fourth receiver.

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.

Connor McGovern
News
McGovern (coach's decision) is inactive for the Broncos' Week 2 matchup with the Colts, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

A reserve lineman, McGovern is simply a healthy scratch in this one.

Taurean Nixon
News
Nixon signed a contract with the Broncos on Wednesday, The Denver Post reports.

This will represent the start of Nixon's second stint with the Broncos this season as he'd previously spent time on the active roster in November when starting corner Aqib Talib was out with a back issue. This time, Nixon's signing presumably comes as a corresponding move to CB Kayvon Webster's (concussion) placement on injured reserve.

Travis Raciti
News
Raciti was cut by the Vikings on Friday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

This move is unsurprising, as Raciti was considered a long shot to make the final roster. He was competing with Tom Johnson to backup Sharrif Floyd at right defensive tackle.

Zac Brooks
News
Brooks signed a future/reserve contract with the Broncos on Tuesday.

Brooks was added to the Broncos' practice squad in mid-December and will now spend the offseason with the team in hopes of holding down a spot on the 53-man roster come September. He was selected by the Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft but was released just before regular season began.

Todd Davis
News
Davis forced a fumble while posting 13 tackles in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

After recording five or fewer tackles in eight of his first 13 games of the season, Davis has now notched 13 tackles in two straight games to go along with his first forced fumble of 2016. His recent production should alert fantasy owners that he could be a player to target in 2017 IDP drafts.

Paxton Lynch
News
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.

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
Derby (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Oakland.

Derby will be missing his second consecutive game due to a concussion. With Virgil Green (concussion) also in danger of sitting Sunday, Jeff Heuerman could be Denver's top option at tight end.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jeff Overbaugh
No Updates
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 (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Marshall joins fellow key defenders T.J. Ward and defensive lineman Derek Wolfe on the inactive list in Sunday's season finale. The linebacker finishes the 2016 campaign with 52 tackles in 11 games.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jordan Taylor
News
Taylor caught 16 of 27 targets for 209 yards and two scores in 2016.

The former undrafted free agent got his first taste of playing time in 2016 and was easily the Broncos' most intriguing wide receiver not named Emmanuel Sanders or Demaryius Thomas. Taylor's 6-foot-5 frame makes him an obvious threat in the red zone, but the Rice product also exhibited excellent body control and some impressive agility in the open field during his limited snaps. Look for him to take another step in 2017 in a Denver offense starving for receiving depth.

James Ferentz
No Updates
Kapri Bibbs
News
Bibbs rushed for 129 yards on 29 carries and added two catches for 75 yards and a score during the 2016 season.

Bibbs enters the 2017 offseason as an exclusive rights free agent, but it'd be a surprise if Denver didn't bring him back. The former undrafted free agent out of Colorado State got his first taste of extended action in 2016, flashing big-play ability down the stretch - including a 69-yard touchdown off of a screen in Week 9 against Oakland. That big-play ability had him on the precipice of taking the starting job from 2016 fourth-round pick Devontae Booker had Bibbs not suffered a season-ending ankle injury. Expect Bibbs and Booker to duke it out during training camp for the right to be C.J. Anderson's primary backup in 2017.

Russell Okung
News
Okung will not have his 2017 option picked up by the Broncos, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.

Okung had a $1 million option due Mar. 9, and Denver is reportedly not taking the tackle up on it. Although there is certainly a chance he enters free agency, it is not a certainty, as the Broncos could ask Okung to restructure his contract. If he were to enter the free agent pool, he would add another tackle to a class that already boasts the likes of Andrew Whitworth, Kelvin Beachum and Ryan Clady among others.

Billy Winn
News
Winn (neck) does not appear on the Broncos' injury report Wednesday.

Winn injured his neck Sunday against the Jaguars. He isn't expected to miss any time, though, and his absence from the injury report only affirms that notion.

Matt Paradis
News
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 is 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 durable as time goes on.

Injury
Hip - Questionable for the start of training camp
C.J. Anderson
News
Anderson (knee) is running full speed and expects to be cleared for football-related activities later this month, 9News Denver reports.

Anderson went under the knife in late October to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Although he's now able to run without any problems, he's yet to resume cutting, the very movement that caused Anderson's injury in the first place. However, he doesn't seem to think that will be a problem as Anderson believes he'll be cleared to resume all football-related activities within the month. If the running back is to be believed, that timeline would leave him plenty of time to get back into shape before offseason workouts start up in April.

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 cauht three of six targets for 32 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

Heuerman saw career highs in snaps, catches and targets with A.J. Derby and Virgil Green out on Sunday. Should either of them return to the lineup in Week 17, Heuerman is likely to take a small step back, but don't be surprised if his role remains prominent as the game will be all about evaluating young talent and injuries have limited the 2015 third-round pick's usage in his first two seasons.

Brandon McManus
News
McManus converted 29 of 34 field-goal attempts and 32 of 33 extra points across 16 games in 2016.

McManus, who notched 30 field goals last year, fell one successful kick shy of that mark in 2016, but didn't have a down year by any means. His 29 makes was good for 10th-most in the league and he never missed an attempt within 40 yards, outside of his lone miscue on an extra point. Now headed for free agency in the offseason, look for Denver to do all they can to bring lock down McManus for the foreseeable future.

Casey Kreiter
News
Kreiter (calf) was placed on injured reserve Friday, The Denver Post reports.

Kreiter served as the Broncos' long snapper for most of the season before injuring his calf in Week 10 against the Saints. Veteran Thomas Gafford will take over for the remainder of the campaign.

Injury
Calf - Questionable for the start of training camp
Justin Forsett
News
Forsett will make a decision within the next month or so on whether he'll resume his playing career, The Denver Post reports.

Forsett played for the Broncos, Lions and Ravens last season, bouncing around the league as a veteran running back capable of providing depth for teams in need. After joining Denver in December, Forsett went on to start three of the four games he played for the Broncos, finishing with 155 yards and a touchdown on 43 rushing attempts. However, at 31 years old and without a contract for next season, it remains to be seen whether Forsett will try to find a landing spot ahead of the 2017 campaign or decide to call time on his career after nine seasons.

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 (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against New Engalnd, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Dora was signed to the active roster from the practice squad on Friday. He likely won't see time on the field unless the team faces injuries and is forced to suit him up in the next few weeks.

Donald Stephenson
News
Chiefs coach Andy Reid made the announcement Monday former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher is moving from left tackle to right tackle to begin the 2015 season. Donald Stephenson is taking over at left tackle for Kansas City.

“We’re going to play the five best, and Fish gives us a whole lot of flexibility, he can play any position on the offensive line, and play at Pro Bowl caliber,” Reid said, per The Kansas City Star.

Shaquil Barrett
News
The Broncos promoted running back Kapri Bibbs to the active roster and waived linebacker Shaquil Barrett.
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 was waived by the Broncos on Friday, Mike Kils of 9news reports.

The undrafted-rookie was looking to secure one of the Broncos final receiver spots but he appears to have been the seventh or eighth option for the team. He'll be a candidate for the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Steven Scheu
No Updates
Ty Sambrailo
News
Sambrailo (elbow) is active Sunday night against the Chiefs, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.

Sambrailo is set to start at right tackle.

DeMarcus Ware
News
Ware (back) plans to return for the 2017 season, and hopes he remains with the Broncos, The Denver Post reports.

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 is now 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 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.

Injury
Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

Iosia Iosia
No Updates
Michael Schofield
News
Broncos offensive lineman Michael Schofield is ready to come in and compete for a starting job this season, reports the Denver Post.

After not dressing for a single game as a rookie, Schofield added weight and he looks forward to fighting for a starting job.

"I am going in there with that mentality. In the NFL everybody is competing," Schofield said during a road trip to see family in Illinois. "They are looking for someone to step up and take over. I want to make that jump."

The third-round draft pick of the Broncos in 2014 struggled with weight issues, but he is now up to 305 pounds. He also recognized that his pass protection needs improvement.

"Personally, I felt there were reasons I wasn't out there (for games). I wasn't consistent enough in pass pro (protection). And my weight was really fluctuating," Schofield said.

Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak believes that the team's zone-blocking scheme can help Schofield elevate his game, and Schofield agrees.

"We like the Schofield kid, so we'll see. We think he's got some flexibility (in where he can play)," Kubiak said. "It will be very competitive."

"I feel like I am better suited for this," Schofield said. "You have to be able to reach block, and I feel the steps required fit me better."

Dillon Day
No Updates
Emmanuel Sanders
News
Sanders (foot) caught 79 passes (on 139 targets) for 1,032 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games played this season.

Sanders was forced into exit early from Denver's season finale due a foot injury, but that only came after he put together a third straight 1,000-yard season since joining the Broncos. Despite dealing with the respective growing pains of quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, Sanders' 79 catches and 139 targets both marked the second-most over his seven-year career. Coming off a three-year, $33 million extension signed in September, the veteran has also now scored at least five touchdowns in four consecutive campaigns. With former Chargers coach Mike McCoy slated to become the Broncos offensive coordinator, Sanders could benefit from an attacking scheme build around the team's playmakers, The Denver Post reports, particularly if the team's quarterback play improves in 2017.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Sam Brenner
News
Brenner (concussion) has cleared concussion protocol but is contemplating retirement, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Brenner spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve after suffering a head injury last July. He said he's feeling well and has been training as intensely as he normally does in the offseason, but it looks as if he is keeping an open mind to the possibility of ending his career in the name of mental health.

Zaire Anderson
News
Anderson injured his neck during the Broncos' season finale against the Raiders, ESPN reports.

Anderson went down on punt coverage and was taken off the field strapped down on a backboard. It isn't clear if he sustained a serious injury.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

Kayvon Webster
News
Webster (concussion) has been placed on IR, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.

Webster suffered a concussion in Week 16, which immediately made him a longshot to play in Week 17. The team determined he wouldn't be able to give it a go and decided to shut him down to open up a roster spot. Webster had eight tackles and a pass defensed in 15 games played this season.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dekoda Watson
News
Watson registered four tackles and 2.5 sacks in Saturday's preseason win over the Rams.

The former journeyman middle linebacker has found his calling on the outside this preseason, racking up four sacks and a safety this preseason. Outside rusher is arguably Denver's deepest position with Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware, Shaq Barrett and Shane Ray all locks to make the team. Watson is likely in their company. The Broncos carried five outside linebackers last season and the team could use additional depth in an effort to keep Ware fresh during the season.

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 caught 11 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns during the 2016 campaign.

After ending the 2015 season by being on the receiving end of Peyton Manning's last pass, a successful two-point conversion in Super Bowl 50, Fowler was unable to take his game to the next level in 2016. A fractured elbow that hampered him early on and inexperience at quarterback certainly didn't help matters as a No. 3 receiver failed to emerge behind Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Fowler enters 2017 as an exclusive rights free agent, but it would be a surprise for Denver not to bring him back as a low-cost option. The toughness he has exhibited over the middle should make him a potential viable option in the slot. Then again, that's what many said after the 2015 season.

Andy Janovich
News
Head coach Gary Kubiak said Janovich (ankle) will be placed on injured reserve this week.

Janovich sustained a season-ending ankle injury in Sunday's game against the Chiefs that required surgery Wednesday. Kubiak said RB/FB Juwan Thompson will be the next man up.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

Adam Gotsis
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Gotsis (knee) played well in the Bronco's preseason win over the Rams, finishing with two quarterback hurries, Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com reports.

Gotsis appears fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in his final season at Georgia Tech. He seems to be in line for a role as rotational defensive lineman with Denver in his rookie season. He did miss an opportunity to deflect a pass against the Rams, but he made up for it by consistently badgering the quarterback, setting up a sack by forcing quarterback Sean Mannion into the path of linebacker Sadat Sulleyman.

Virgil Green
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Green (concussion) does not carry a Week 17 injury designation after practicing fully Friday.

With A.J. Derby ruled out this week, Jeff Heuerman and Green are in line to head the team's TE corps Sunday, though neither are high-percentage fantasy play in Week 17.

Thomas Gafford
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Gafford was signed by the Broncos on Friday, Mike Klis of 9News.com reports.

Gafford will help out with long-snapping duties for the Broncos, while the team waived defensive tackle Darius Kilgo to make room on the roster for Gafford.

Devontae Booker
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Booker rushed for 612 yards and four touchdowns on 174 carries and added 31 catches for 265 yards and a score in 2016.

After taking Booker in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, the Broncos made no secret of the fact that they thought they got a steal. Booker didn't always look that way, though, fumbling on his very first play as a Bronco - his first of four on the season - and failing to average four yards per rush in 10 of 16 games. The good news is that Denver's attack should be more open in 2017, perhaps more like the spread attack that Booker excelled in at Utah. He also ended 2016 on a high note, a 109-yard-two-touchdown game against Oakland. He should face some competition from Kapri Bibbs, who also showed some big-play ability in 2016, but expect Booker to have an inside track toward being C.J. Anderson's primary complement in 2017, particularly with his abilities as a receiver.

Juwan Thompson
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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
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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 the start of training camp
Will Parks
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Bradley Roby
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Roby recorded three tackles, two passes defended, and a pick-six in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.

Roby stepped in front of a shallow cross in the third quarter and returned it 51 yards to put the Broncos up by two scores. Much is made of the Broncos' top two corners - Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr., but Roby has more than held his own this season. He leads the team with 102 interception return yards.

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.

T.J. Ward
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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 the start of training camp
Marlon Brown
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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 the start of training camp
 

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