Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense3rd117.1 (15th)340.2 (3rd)
Defense19th101.6 (7th)254.4 (26th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
22Anderson, C.J. RB5-82242/10/19912California
68Anunike, Kenny DE6-42605/22/1990RDuke
76Austin, Marvin DT6-23121/10/19894North Carolina
28Ball, Montee RB5-1021512/5/19902Wisconsin
48Barrett, Shaquil LB6-126011/17/1992RColorado State
57Barrow, Lamin LB6-122911/15/1990RLouisiana State
35Bibbs, Kapri RB5-92121/10/1993RColorado State
31Bolden, Omar SS5-1019512/20/19883Arizona State
20Boyett, John SS5-1020312/20/19891Oregon
46Brewer, Aaron LS6-52307/5/19903San Diego State
30Bruton, David SS6-22177/23/19876Notre Dame
19Burse, Isaiah WR5-1018812/8/1991RFresno State
12Caldwell, Andre WR6-02004/15/19857Florida
38Carter, Quinton SS6-12007/20/19884Oklahoma
32Carter, Tony CB5-91755/24/19865Florida State
51Chaney, Jamar LB6-024210/11/19865Mississippi State
78Clady, Ryan T6-63159/6/19866Boise State
75Clark, Chris T6-530510/1/19856Southern Mississippi
34Clay, Brennan RB5-11201//ROklahoma
34Cole, Marquice DB5-1019511/1/19836Northwestern
4Colquitt, Britton P6-32053/20/19856Tennessee
71Cornick, Paul T6-63103/15/19891North Dakota State
72Davis, Hall DE6-42703/2/19873Louisiana-Lafayette
2Dysert, Zac QB6-32212/8/19902Miami (Ohio)
 Ewald, Mitch K5-101769/2/1990RIndiana
50Fort, L.J. LB6-02301/3/19901Northern Iowa
16Fowler, Bennie WR6-12176/10/1991RMichigan State
74Franklin, Orlando T6-732012/16/19874Miami (Fla.)
91Fua, Sione DT6-13106/15/19884Stanford
63Garland, Ben G6-53084/6/19881Air Force
85Green, Virgil TE6-52558/3/19884Nevada
87Hardin, Greg WR5-101719/4/1990RNorth Dakota
52Harris, Jerrell LB6-32427/8/19891Alabama
25Harris, Chris CB5-101996/18/19894Kansas
23Hillman, Ronnie RB5-101959/14/19913San Diego State
27Ihenacho, Duke SS6-12076/16/19892San Jose State
56Irving, Nate OLB6-12457/12/19884North Carolina State
97Jackson, Malik DE6-52931/11/19903Tennessee
53Johnson, Steven LB6-12373/28/19883Kansas
77Justice, Winston T6-63179/14/19848USC
98Knighton, Terrance DT6-33357/4/19866Temple
82Konz, Jameson TE6-32347/2/19863Kent State
14Latimer, Cody WR6-221510/10/1992RIndiana
62Latta, Greg DE6-526012/27/1991RPurdue
18Manning, Peyton QB6-52303/24/197617Tennessee
54Marshall, Brandon LB6-12389/10/19892Nevada
55McCray, Lerentee OLB6-32498/26/19902Florida
58Miller, Von OLB6-32503/26/19894Texas A&M
73Miller, Ryan G6-73207/6/19892Colorado
41Mitchell, Charles DB5-112059/13/19892Mississippi State
64Montgomery, Will C6-33042/13/19839Virginia Tech
26Moore, Rahim FS6-11952/11/19904UCLA
86Morrah, Cameron TE6-32513/18/19874California
45Murphy, Jerome DB6-02001/13/19874South Florida
47Nelson, Corey OLB6-02314/22/1992ROklahoma
11Norwood, Jordan WR5-111809/29/19865Penn State
17Osweiler, Brock QB6-824011/22/19903Arizona State
70Painter, Vinston T6-630910/11/19891Virginia Tech
13Palmer, Nathan WR5-111984/14/19892Northern Illinois
61Paradis, Matt C6-330010/12/1989RBoise State
5Prater, Matt K5-101958/10/19848Central Florida
66Ramirez, Manny C6-33202/13/19838Texas Tech
9Renner, Bryn QB6-32281/22/1990RNorth Carolina
89Robinson, Gerell TE6-422010/13/19891Arizona State
29Roby, Bradley CB5-111925/1/1992ROhio State
10Sanders, Emmanuel WR5-111803/17/19875Southern Methodist
79Schofield, Michael T6-430311/15/1990RMichigan
93Smith, Quanterus DE6-525511/26/19892Western Kentucky
42Sullen, Jordan DB6-02006/25/1990RTulane
21Talib, Aqib CB6-12052/13/19867Kansas
84Tamme, Jacob TE6-32303/15/19857Kentucky
88Thomas, Demaryius WR6-322912/25/19875Georgia Tech
80Thomas, Julius TE6-52506/27/19884Portland State
40Thompson, Juwan RB5-112255/13/1992RDuke
59Trevathan, Danny OLB6-12403/24/19903Kentucky
96Unrein, Mitch DT6-43063/25/19873Wyoming
65Vasquez, Louis G6-53354/11/19876Texas Tech
49Vaughn, Chase LB6-12429/4/1988RSouthern Colorado
99Vickerson, Kevin DT6-53281/8/19839Michigan State
43Ward, T.J. SS5-1020012/12/19865Oregon
94Ware, DeMarcus DE6-42587/31/198210Troy
36Webster, Kayvon CB5-111982/1/19912South Florida
83Welker, Wes WR5-91855/1/198111Texas Tech
33Williams, Jerodis RB5-102033/30/19911Furman
92Williams, Sylvester DT6-231311/21/19882North Carolina
15Wilson, Greg WR6-01859/14/19901Fordham
95Wolfe, Derek DE6-52852/24/19903Cincinnati
39Young, Lou DB6-119610/9/1991RGeorgia Tech
Injured Players
79Youboty, John (IR) DE6-42582/25/19901Temple
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Denver6-5314.26-3288.825.52138
 
 
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Position Listing
Aqib Talib
News
With the No. 31 pick in the NFL Draft, the Broncos selected cornerback Bradley Roby from Ohio State.

Roby is 5-foot-11, 194 pounds, and he ran a 4.34 40-yard dash. He is expected to challenge for a starting spot right away opposite Aqib Talib, and he could allow the Broncos to keep Chris Harris as a slot corner.

This will help the Broncos defense and Broncos DST, who have revamped their secondary from 2013, bringing in Talib, T.J. Ward and now Roby.

Vinston Painter
News
The Broncos listed defensive tackle Sione Fua (calf), cornerback Quentin Jammer, tight end Joel Dreessen, running back Ronnie Hillman, guard Chris Kuper, offensive tackle Vinston Painter and quarterback Zac Dysert as inactive for the Super Bowl.

With Hillman inactive, rookie C.J. Anderson will serve as the No. 3 running back. Cornerback Marquice Cole replaces Jammer on the active roster.

Demaryius Thomas
News
Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas was back at practice Monday, the Denver Post reports.

Thomas will need to participate in two more practices before being cleared to put the pads on and engage in contact work. He was excused from the beginning of camp to attend to a personal matter.

Orlando Franklin
News
Broncos general manager John Elway has been pleased with Orlando Franklin's move from right tackle to left guard, reports the Denver Post.

"Orlando's been good," Elway said. "He's still raw. Anytime you make that change, it's going to take some time to get adjusted to it. He's smart enough and athletic enough that I think he'll be able to make that change."

Corey Nelson
News
The Broncos on Monday signed two players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, center Matt Paradis from Boise State and linebacker Corey Nelson from Oklahoma.

Paradis appeared in 35 career games (27 starts) for Boise State, opening every game at center for the Broncos during his last two seasons. He earned second-team All-Mountain West Conference accolades and was named the school’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman following his senior campaign in 2013.

Nelson saw action in 45 games (27 starts) during his career at Oklahoma and collected 153 tackles (75 solo) to go along with 17.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery. He received second-team All-Big 12 Conference recognition following his junior season in 2012 before missing the majority of his senior year with a pectoral injury.

Jordan Sullen
No Updates
Isaiah Burse
No Updates
Duke Ihenacho
News
The Broncos announced the re-signing of restricted free agent defensive tackle Mitch Unrein and the re-signing of three exclusive rights free agents: cornerback Tony Carter, safety Duke Ihenacho and linebacker Brandon Marshall

Of the group, Ihenacho contributed the most in 2013, starting 14 games and totaling 72 tackles, most of any Broncos defensive back. 

Charles Mitchell
News
The Broncos signed safety Charles Mitchell, receiver Greg Hardin and linebacker Chase Vaughn. In corresponding moves, the team waived linebacker John Youboty, punter Steven Clark and defensive tackle Mister Cobble.
Quinton Carter
News
The Broncos placed third-year safety Quinton Carter on injured reserve with a knee injury. He also went on IR with a knee problem last year after playing in three games on defense and special teams.

L.J. Fort
No Updates
Montee Ball
News
No Broncos running back has gotten 250 carries in a season since Reuben Droughns got 275 in 2004. Montee Ball, who has never started a game, told the Denver Post he "definitely" thinks he can reach 250.

Last year Knowshon Moreno led the team with 241 carries while the rookie Ball got 119. Moreno is in Miami now.

"It's an ideal situation for me, but I am taking nothing for granted," Ball said. "This is a great offense to play in because the defense always has to respect the pass, and Peyton [Manning] creates opportunities for the running backs. It's up to me to make it work to my advantage."

Jerodis Williams
News
Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase made it clear that running back Montee Ball is the starter, but everyone behind him on the depth chart is competing to be the No. 2 guy. 

"I would say everybody behind Montee right now is competing for the second spot. It's wide open," Gase said via a Denver Post video. "Whoever wants to step up and take that spot, that's what we're looking for."

C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman are the primary candidates for the job, though Jerodis Williams , Brennan Clay , Juwan Thompson and Kapri Bibbs are also on the roster. 

Mitch Unrein
News
The Broncos announced the re-signing of restricted free agent defensive tackle Mitch Unrein and the re-signing of three exclusive rights free agents: cornerback Tony Carter, safety Duke Ihenacho and linebacker Brandon Marshall

Of the group, Ihenacho contributed the most in 2013, starting 14 games and totaling 72 tackles, most of any Broncos defensive back. 

Jordan Norwood
News
The Buccaneers signed wideout Jordan Norwood, who was waived by the Browns two days ago. Norwood caught 36 passes for Cleveland over the past two seasons.
Sylvester Williams
News
Broncos defensive linemen Shaun Phillips and Sylvester Williams were the only players able to get the quarterback Thursday, in a 27-20 loss to the Chargers in Week 15. Phillips had two tackles to go along with his sack, while, Williams added five stops.

Williams' sack was the first of his career, while Phillips' was his 10th of the season. 

Greg Wilson
News
The Broncos signed receivers Nathan Palmer and Greg Wilson, safety John Boyett, guard Ben Garland, offensive tackle Paul Cornick and defensive ends Hall Davis and John Youboty to reserve/futures contracts.
Jamar Chaney
News
The Broncos have signed eight players to reserve-futures contracts. They are linebackers Jerrell Harris and Jamar Chaney, tackle Ramon Harewood, tight ends Jameson Konz and Cameron Morrah, running back Jerodis Williams and defensive backs Charles Mitchell and Jerome Murphy.
Kevin Vickerson
News
Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, who finished the season on IR with a hip injury, said he'll be ready for OTAs. Vickerson started the first 11 games and had 22 tackles, a sack and three passes defensed.
Ben Garland
News
The Broncos signed receivers Nathan Palmer and Greg Wilson, safety John Boyett, guard Ben Garland, offensive tackle Paul Cornick and defensive ends Hall Davis and John Youboty to reserve/futures contracts.
Marvin Austin
News
The Broncos signed defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who played in three games for the Cowboys and Dolphins last season.
Danny Trevathan
News
The Broncos DST started strong in the Super Bowl but eventually wore down as the unit was repeatedly put in bad positions by Denver's offense. The Broncos got no sacks or turnovers and gave up 341 total yards.

Denver did a nice job bottling up Marshawn Lynch, holding him to 39 yards on 15 carries. It didn't matter as Russell Wilson threw for a pair of touchdowns, Lynch punched in a 1-yard touchdown and Seattle scored on an interception return and kickoff return.

Linebacker Danny Trevathan was one of the few bright spots for Denver. He made a game-high 12 tackles, one for loss.

Hall Davis
News
The Broncos signed receivers Nathan Palmer and Greg Wilson, safety John Boyett, guard Ben Garland, offensive tackle Paul Cornick and defensive ends Hall Davis and John Youboty to reserve/futures contracts.
Bryn Renner
No Updates
Jerrell Harris
News
The Broncos have signed eight players to reserve-futures contracts. They are linebackers Jerrell Harris and Jamar Chaney, tackle Ramon Harewood, tight ends Jameson Konz and Cameron Morrah, running back Jerodis Williams and defensive backs Charles Mitchell and Jerome Murphy.
John Boyett
News
The Broncos signed receivers Nathan Palmer and Greg Wilson, safety John Boyett, guard Ben Garland, offensive tackle Paul Cornick and defensive ends Hall Davis and John Youboty to reserve/futures contracts.
Jerome Murphy
News
The Broncos have signed eight players to reserve-futures contracts. They are linebackers Jerrell Harris and Jamar Chaney, tackle Ramon Harewood, tight ends Jameson Konz and Cameron Morrah, running back Jerodis Williams and defensive backs Charles Mitchell and Jerome Murphy.
Will Montgomery
News
The Broncos agreed to a one-year deal with offensive lineman Will Montgomery Tuesday, the team announced.  Montgomery started each game of the last three seasons for the Redskins, primarily at center. 
Brandon Marshall
News
The NFL announced Friday the rosters for the 2014 Pro Bowl, which will be held on Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The league will hold a draft on Jan. 22 where Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will select their respective squads for the annual all-star game.

Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots; Drew Brees, Saints; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Cam Newton, Panthers; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks.

Running back: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Matt Forte, Bears; Frank Gore, 49ers; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; Adrian Peterson, Vikings.

Fullback: Marcel Reece, Raiders; Mike Tolbert, Panthers.

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; Josh Gordon, Browns; A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans; Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears; Demaryius Thomas Broncos.

Tight end: Jordan Cameron, Browns; Vernon Davis, 49ers; Jimmy Graham, Saints; Julius Thomas, Broncos.

Guard: Jahri Evans, Saints; Ben Grubbs, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Logan Mankins, Patriots; Louis Vasquez, Broncos; Marshal Yanda, Ravens.

Center: Ryan Kalil, Panthers; Alex Mack, Browns; Mike Pouncey, Dolphins; Max Unger, Seahawks.
Andre Caldwell
News
Even though the Broncos drafted rookie receiver Cody Latimer in the second round of the NFL Draft, Andre Caldwell is still expected to be No. 4 on the depth chart, reports the Denver Post.

The Broncos will go with Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Emmanuel Sanders as their Top 3 receivers, and Caldwell will be No. 4 ahead of Latimer.

The report says Caldwell will be the kickoff returner as well, and Latimer is still trying to recover from a foot injury.

Zac Dysert
News
The Broncos listed defensive tackle Sione Fua (calf), cornerback Quentin Jammer, tight end Joel Dreessen, running back Ronnie Hillman, guard Chris Kuper, offensive tackle Vinston Painter and quarterback Zac Dysert as inactive for the Super Bowl.

With Hillman inactive, rookie C.J. Anderson will serve as the No. 3 running back. Cornerback Marquice Cole replaces Jammer on the active roster.

Brock Osweiler
News
The Broncos fully expect Peyton Manning to be under center in 2014, but they were reassured by what they saw from 23-year-old backup Brock Osweiler. Getting his most extended playing time in the regular-season finale at Oakland, the second-year pro completed 9 of 13 passes for 85 yards.

"I was pleased to see Brock's performances in the preseason get better in each game, and then he played a pretty good second half against Oakland in the last regular season game, and I feel like he's making progress," offensive coordinator Greg Knapp told the team's website.

Coach John Fox said Osweiler is "way further ahead this year than he was a year ago. I think he’s got a comfort level. Of course, the time he spends with Peyton, I think, is a great benefit. But he’s smart, he’s got all the athletic tools and now it’s just a matter of getting opportunities to play the game."

Jacob Tamme
News
The Broncos got several minor offensive contributions in their Super Bowl loss. Tight end Julius Thomas caught four of six targets for 27 yards, and tight end Jacob Tamme had two catches for 9 yards.

Running back Montee Ball was held to 1 yard on six carries, and he caught two balls for 2 yards. Running back C.J. Anderson carried twice for 9 yards and added a 14-yard catch.

Cameron Morrah
News
The Broncos have signed eight players to reserve-futures contracts. They are linebackers Jerrell Harris and Jamar Chaney, tackle Ramon Harewood, tight ends Jameson Konz and Cameron Morrah, running back Jerodis Williams and defensive backs Charles Mitchell and Jerome Murphy.
Kenny Anunike
No Updates
Kapri Bibbs
News
Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase made it clear that running back Montee Ball is the starter, but everyone behind him on the depth chart is competing to be the No. 2 guy. 

"I would say everybody behind Montee right now is competing for the second spot. It's wide open," Gase said via a Denver Post video. "Whoever wants to step up and take that spot, that's what we're looking for."

C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman are the primary candidates for the job, though Jerodis Williams , Brennan Clay , Juwan Thompson and Kapri Bibbs are also on the roster. 

Louis Vasquez
News
Only two of the Broncos' offensive line positions are set, reports the Denver Post. Ryan Clady will start at left tackle, Louis Vasquez at right guard.

Manny Ramirez and Will Montgomery will compete at center, though Denver also could draft a rookie to start, the paper said. Orlando Franklin or Chris Clark will start at right tackle, and left guard will be manned by Ramirez or Franklin.

Lerentee McCray
News
Running back Lance Ball and offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, who was attempting a comeback, where the two most notable cuts made by the Broncos on Saturday.

The offensive cuts were as follows: center C.J. Davis, running back Jeremiah Johnson, tight end Jake O'Connell, offensive lineman Philip Blake, tackle Paul Cornick, wide receiver Tavarres King, tackle Vinston Painter, wide receiver Gerell Robinson and wide receiver Lamaar Thomas.

Those on defense waived were end Jeremy Beal, tackle Romney Fuga, tackle Ben Garland, cornerback Aaron Hester, linebacker Damien Holmes, safety Ross Rasner and defensive end John Youboty.

The Broncos also placed linebackers Stewart Bradley and Lerentee McCray, as well as defensive end Quanterus Smith on IR. Star linebacker Von Miller is now on the Reserve/Suspended list.

Tony Carter
News
The Broncos announced the re-signing of restricted free agent defensive tackle Mitch Unrein and the re-signing of three exclusive rights free agents: cornerback Tony Carter, safety Duke Ihenacho and linebacker Brandon Marshall

Of the group, Ihenacho contributed the most in 2013, starting 14 games and totaling 72 tackles, most of any Broncos defensive back. 

Matt Paradis
News
The Broncos on Monday signed two players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, center Matt Paradis from Boise State and linebacker Corey Nelson from Oklahoma.

Paradis appeared in 35 career games (27 starts) for Boise State, opening every game at center for the Broncos during his last two seasons. He earned second-team All-Mountain West Conference accolades and was named the school’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman following his senior campaign in 2013.

Nelson saw action in 45 games (27 starts) during his career at Oklahoma and collected 153 tackles (75 solo) to go along with 17.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery. He received second-team All-Big 12 Conference recognition following his junior season in 2012 before missing the majority of his senior year with a pectoral injury.

C.J. Anderson
News
In a projection of the Broncos 53-man roster, ESPN's Jeff Legwold wrote that rusher Ronnie Hillman would be the backup to starter Montee Ball while fellow running back C.J. Anderson wouldn't make the team. Anderson had been receiving some positive attention this offseason. 

Undrafted rookies Brennan Clay and Juwan Thompson also figure into the competition to back up Ball, and both of those players have a shot to make the roster, according to Legwold. Clay is a good pass catcher and Thompson is a bigger back who can pass protect and work on special teams. 

Jameson Konz
News
The Broncos have signed eight players to reserve-futures contracts. They are linebackers Jerrell Harris and Jamar Chaney, tackle Ramon Harewood, tight ends Jameson Konz and Cameron Morrah, running back Jerodis Williams and defensive backs Charles Mitchell and Jerome Murphy.
Chris Harris
News
Broncos cornerback Chris Harris has been cleared to start practicing on a limited basis, reports the Denver Post. Harris, who suffered a 30 percent ACL tear in the playoff win over the Chargers, got clearance from his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews.

"It passed," Harris said. "Everything’s OK. Everything’s good. I can feel like a teammate now."

Harris hopes to join individual and position drills this week, the paper said.

Injury
Knee - PUP. Probable for start of regular season
Nathan Palmer
News
The Broncos signed receivers Nathan Palmer and Greg Wilson, safety John Boyett, guard Ben Garland, offensive tackle Paul Cornick and defensive ends Hall Davis and John Youboty to reserve/futures contracts.
Matt Prater
News
Several Broncos who were listed as probable on the injury report are active for the Super Bowl, including cornerbacks Tony Carter (shoulder) and Kayvon Webster (thumb), defensive tackles Terrance Knighton (knee) and Mitch Unrein (knee) and kicker Matt Prater (illness). All were able to practice fully last week.
Winston Justice
News
The Broncos re-signed reserve offensive tackle Winston Justice to a one-year deal.
Marquice Cole
News
The Broncos listed defensive tackle Sione Fua (calf), cornerback Quentin Jammer, tight end Joel Dreessen, running back Ronnie Hillman, guard Chris Kuper, offensive tackle Vinston Painter and quarterback Zac Dysert as inactive for the Super Bowl.

With Hillman inactive, rookie C.J. Anderson will serve as the No. 3 running back. Cornerback Marquice Cole replaces Jammer on the active roster.

Peyton Manning
News
Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas said quarterback Peyton Manning's arm is getting stronger, and Manning is excited to hear that.

"I like having that feedback," Manning said. "I can learn a lot off of that. I do the same thing for receivers. I tell receivers, 'Wow, you're really coming out of the stance, I'm having to throw the ball a lot sooner to keep you from outrunning.' ... Any time a player gives you feedback, I take that seriously and hopefully that means making some progress."

Wes Welker
News
With the No. 56 pick in the NFL Draft, the Broncos selected receiver Cody Latimer from Indiana.

The Broncos had a need for another receiver with Eric Decker gone, but Latimer should be No. 4 on the depth chart behind Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Emmanuel Sanders.

Latimer has 4.4 speed to go with a 6-foot-3, 215-pound body. He's consistently found ways to get open, be it by using good agility and quickness or by separating from defenders. His speed isn't good enough to keep him from blowing past defenders, though. Latimer is considered a bit of a project despite hauling in 72 catches for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns for the Hoosiers last season. 

Julius Thomas
News
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas told FOXSports.com that the team plans on using him "a lot more creatively" in 2014, one season after his breakout season with the team. 

"I think there are a lot of things that our offense wanted to do with me, but you can only learn so much in one year," Thomas explained. "No matter how much time you have at practice, it never seems to be enough when you're learning and trying to come into your own.

Thomas said he's still "scratching the surface" on what he's able to contribute, adding that he's just now getting comfortable with what's being asked of him. 

Thomas racked up 65 catches for 788 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. 

Greg Latta
No Updates
Omar Bolden
News
The Broncos defense is mostly in good shape health-wise, with just two injured players unable to take the field in Week 15 against the Chargers. Among those listed on the injury report, defensive lineman Malik Jackson and defensive backs Omar Bolden (shoulder), David Bruton (shoulder) and Mike Adams (thumb) are all active for Thursday's game. 
Shaquil Barrett
No Updates
Lou Young
No Updates
Lamin Barrow
News
The Broncos on Tuesday signed linebacker Lamin Barrow, who was selected by the club in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Barrow played 51 career games (28 starts) for LSU and totaled 230 career tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a senior in 2013 after leading the Tigers with 91 tackles.

Barrow is expected to be a reserve linebacker this season and play on special teams.

Nate Irving
News
Broncos general manager John Elway said Nate Irving is doing well in his move to starting middle linebacker, reports the Denver Post.

"Nate's doing fine, but middle linebacker — you've got to get the pads on," Elway said. "I still expect Nate to do a good job there. He's smart and understands the defense."

Sione Fua
News
The Broncos listed defensive tackle Sione Fua (calf), cornerback Quentin Jammer, tight end Joel Dreessen, running back Ronnie Hillman, guard Chris Kuper, offensive tackle Vinston Painter and quarterback Zac Dysert as inactive for the Super Bowl.

With Hillman inactive, rookie C.J. Anderson will serve as the No. 3 running back. Cornerback Marquice Cole replaces Jammer on the active roster.

Aaron Brewer
News
Four Broncos who were listed as probable are active for Monday night's game against the Raiders. They are safety Omar Bolden (shoulder), linebacker Aaron Brewer (rib), tight end Jacob Tamme (undisclosed) and safety Duke Ihenacho (ankle).
DeMarcus Ware
News
Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware is not practicing Monday after bruising his lower leg Sunday, reports the Denver Post. He pulled up limping Sunday, and the team is being cautious with one of its big offseason acquisitions.

Manny Ramirez
News
Only two of the Broncos' offensive line positions are set, reports the Denver Post. Ryan Clady will start at left tackle, Louis Vasquez at right guard.

Manny Ramirez and Will Montgomery will compete at center, though Denver also could draft a rookie to start, the paper said. Orlando Franklin or Chris Clark will start at right tackle, and left guard will be manned by Ramirez or Franklin.

Chris Clark
News
Only two of the Broncos' offensive line positions are set, reports the Denver Post. Ryan Clady will start at left tackle, Louis Vasquez at right guard.

Manny Ramirez and Will Montgomery will compete at center, though Denver also could draft a rookie to start, the paper said. Orlando Franklin or Chris Clark will start at right tackle, and left guard will be manned by Ramirez or Franklin.

John Youboty
News
The Broncos signed safety Charles Mitchell, receiver Greg Hardin and linebacker Chase Vaughn. In corresponding moves, the team waived linebacker John Youboty, punter Steven Clark and defensive tackle Mister Cobble.
Injury
Von Miller
News
Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller will be held out of contact until at least the third preseason game, reports the Denver Post. But Miller isn't starting training camp on the PUP list.

Miller is rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered Week 16.

David Bruton
News
The Broncos defense is mostly in good shape health-wise, with just two injured players unable to take the field in Week 15 against the Chargers. Among those listed on the injury report, defensive lineman Malik Jackson and defensive backs Omar Bolden (shoulder), David Bruton (shoulder) and Mike Adams (thumb) are all active for Thursday's game. 
Ryan Clady
News
Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady will be monitored throughout training camp, but questions about his recovery from a season-ending Lisfranc injury "have been answered," reports the team's official website.

Clady worked extensively throughout OTAs and put the Broncos at ease. He's nearly eight months removed from being on crutches, as the injury occurred Week 2. "By all appearances, he's ready," the website said.

Chase Vaughn
No Updates
Michael Schofield
News
With the No. 95 pick in the NFL Draft, the Broncos selected offensive lineman Michael Schofield from Michigan.

Schofield started all 26 games at right tackle for the Wolverines from 2012-13 opposite Taylor Lewan, who was drafted at No. 11 overall by the Titans. Schofield has the chance to compete for the starting right tackle job with the Broncos as a rookie.

Emmanuel Sanders
News
The Broncos are expecting big things from new receiver Emmanuel Sanders this season, reports the team's official website.

"Well, when you watch him on film from when he was at Pittsburgh, you just see that quickness off the line, the vertical speed, his ability to separate down the field," said offensive coordinator Adam Gase in June. "It's a different kind of dimension for us."

Added fellow receiver Demaryius Thomas: "Sanders is too fast. He's quick and fast at the same time. Some guys are quick, fast, and you've got Wes [Welker], who's quick. Sanders is quick and fast. But I think it'll be great for the team, because he can go over the top, he can be quick, he can go inside. I think it's a big pickup for us. I think he'll be great."

The Broncos not only view Sanders as a replacement for Eric Decker but also as an insurance policy in case Welker gets hurt since Sanders has experience in the slot. But when everyone is healthy, Sanders will remain mostly on the outside in Decker's place.

"They're different body types, and Eric had his way of finding ways to get open and catching the ball and making plays down the field, and making big plays underneath and creating," Gase said. "Emmanuel can do the same thing. It's just going to be in a different way."

Gerell Robinson
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The Broncos signed receiver Gerell Robinson, reports the National Football Post.
Paul Cornick
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The Broncos signed receivers Nathan Palmer and Greg Wilson, safety John Boyett, guard Ben Garland, offensive tackle Paul Cornick and defensive ends Hall Davis and John Youboty to reserve/futures contracts.
Steven Johnson
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Malik Jackson
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The Broncos defense is mostly in good shape health-wise, with just two injured players unable to take the field in Week 15 against the Chargers. Among those listed on the injury report, defensive lineman Malik Jackson and defensive backs Omar Bolden (shoulder), David Bruton (shoulder) and Mike Adams (thumb) are all active for Thursday's game. 
Brennan Clay
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Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase made it clear that running back Montee Ball is the starter, but everyone behind him on the depth chart is competing to be the No. 2 guy. 

"I would say everybody behind Montee right now is competing for the second spot. It's wide open," Gase said via a Denver Post video. "Whoever wants to step up and take that spot, that's what we're looking for."

C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman are the primary candidates for the job, though Jerodis Williams , Brennan Clay , Juwan Thompson and Kapri Bibbs are also on the roster. 

Kayvon Webster
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Several Broncos who were listed as probable on the injury report are active for the Super Bowl, including cornerbacks Tony Carter (shoulder) and Kayvon Webster (thumb), defensive tackles Terrance Knighton (knee) and Mitch Unrein (knee) and kicker Matt Prater (illness). All were able to practice fully last week.
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Ronnie Hillman
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In a projection of the Broncos 53-man roster, ESPN's Jeff Legwold wrote that rusher Ronnie Hillman would be the backup to starter Montee Ball while fellow running back C.J. Anderson wouldn't make the team. Anderson had been receiving some positive attention this offseason. 

Undrafted rookies Brennan Clay and Juwan Thompson also figure into the competition to back up Ball, and both of those players have a shot to make the roster, according to Legwold. Clay is a good pass catcher and Thompson is a bigger back who can pass protect and work on special teams. 

Terrance Knighton
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Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton plans to honor his contract and not hold out heading into the final year of his deal worth $2.5 million. His agent believes his client could fetch closer to $10 million if he were a free agent. 

"I'm definitely going to honor the contract," Knighton told the Denver Post. "I want to get something done and I'd like to get something done here. I don't want to bounce around. But I'm at the point now where once the season starts, I'm just strictly football."

Britton Colquitt
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The Broncos signed Britton Colquitt to a three-year extension that makes him the NFL's fifth-highest paid punter, reports the Denver Post. Colquitt is signed through 2016.

Quanterus Smith
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After missing his entire rookie year with a torn ACL, Broncos defensive end Quanterus Smith has looked great during the offseason minicamps. Per the official team website, Smith has shown off "warp speed" on his edge rushes but has also shown burst on his inside moves and has improved how he uses his hands. 
Virgil Green
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All four of Denver's tight ends chipped in during Sunday's win over the Raiders in Week 17.

Julius Thomas led all tight ends with five receptions for 36 yards, averaging 7.2 yards per grab. Jacob Tamme caught three of his four targets for 29 yards while Joel Dreessen caught all three targets for 26 yards. Virgil Green took over in the second half and caught all two of his targeted passes for 15 yards for the Broncos.
Mitch Ewald
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Juwan Thompson
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Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase made it clear that running back Montee Ball is the starter, but everyone behind him on the depth chart is competing to be the No. 2 guy. 

"I would say everybody behind Montee right now is competing for the second spot. It's wide open," Gase said via a Denver Post video. "Whoever wants to step up and take that spot, that's what we're looking for."

C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman are the primary candidates for the job, though Jerodis Williams , Brennan Clay , Juwan Thompson and Kapri Bibbs are also on the roster. 

Derek Wolfe
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Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe, who suffered a seizure in November, said he's finally healthy and ready to resume his career, reports ESPN.com. "I'm ready to go. I'm going to be better than I was," said Wolfe, who has regained 20 of the 30 pounds he lost and is up to 280. 

Doctors believe the seizure stemmed from a spinal cord injury Wolfe suffered in the preseason, the report said. "I had a bruise on my spinal cord," he said. "I thought it was fully healed and I came back a little too soon and I just kept hitting it, kept hitting it, kept hitting it. And it screwed my nervous system up a little bit, just kind of crisscrossed the wires a little bit.

"And really just mentally, it was hard to deal with because I didn't know what was going on and why I was losing weight and all this, and my adrenals weren't functioning right, nothing was really working right and what it came down to was I needed to let it heal, I needed to let myself heal. So, I took about two months and I just did nothing. And I feel better than I've ever felt before."

Ryan Miller
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The Browns' roster stands at 75 players after a flurry of moves Tuesday.

Cleveland was awarded two players on waivers, punter Colton Schmidt from San Francisco and linebacker Paul Hazel from Jacksonville. The Browns also waived linebacker Kendrick Adams, offensive lineman Dominic Alford, wide receiver Dominique Croom, defensive lineman Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, fullback Owen Marecic, offensive lineman Ryan Miller and tight end Travis Tannahill. In addition, the team put running back Montario Hardesty on injured reserve and offensive lineman Chris Faulk on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Bradley Roby
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The Broncos on Tuesday signed rookie cornerback Bradley Roby, who was selected by the club in the first round of the NFL Draft at No. 31 overall.

Roby started all 37 games played during his career at Ohio State, totaling eight interceptions and 44 passes defensed. He was named a first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection in 2013 after recording 69 tackles (54 solo), three interceptions and 16 passes defensed for the Buckeyes.

Roby is expected to compete for a starting spot for the Broncos this season.

Cody Latimer
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Broncos rookie receiver Cody Latimer is on schedule to be ready for the regular-season opener after suffering a fracture in his foot during the predraft process, ESPN.com reports.

Latimer was limited at minicamp but did show how he could be an asset "at winning the ball in contested situations," per the report. He faces an uphill battle for early playing time, but Latimer has the talent to eventual serve a key role for the Broncos.

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T.J. Ward
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New Broncos safety T.J. Ward will play some linebacker in sub packages, reports the team's website. He made 112 tackles last year and is a big hitter at 5-10, 200 pounds.

"I like to be everywhere," Ward said. "If it can change up my looks at different times and the offense doesn’t see me in one spot all the time, it definitely helps us help the defense and that’s what I want to do."

Rahim Moore
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Broncos safety Rahim Moore, who underwent leg surgery in November, is almost back to 100 percent, general manager John Elway said. Moore is entering the final year of his contract. He played in 10 games last season, making 44 tackles and two interceptions.
 
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