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Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: Gary Kubiak
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th78.8 (27th)225.2 (24th)
Defense1st90.2 (8th)185.2 (1st)
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22Anderson, C.J. RB5-82242/10/19913California
91Anunike, Kenny DE6-52755/22/19902Duke
48Barrett, Shaquil LB6-225011/17/19922Colorado State
31Bolden, Omar SS5-1019512/20/19884Arizona State
46Brewer, Aaron LS6-52307/5/19904San Diego State
30Bruton, David SS6-22177/23/19877Notre Dame
12Caldwell, Andre WR6-02004/15/19858Florida
80Casey, James TE6-32409/22/19847Rice
4Colquitt, Britton P6-32053/20/19857Tennessee
81Daniels, Owen TE6-324511/9/198210Wisconsin
51Davis, Todd OLB6-12305/17/19922Sacramento State
37Doss, Lorenzo CB5-101874/22/1994RTulane
53Ferentz, James C6-22856/5/19891Iowa
16Fowler, Bennie WR6-12126/10/19911Michigan State
73Garcia, Max C6-430911/9/1991RFlorida
85Green, Virgil TE6-52558/3/19885Nevada
68Harris, Ryan T6-53023/11/19858Notre Dame
25Harris, Chris CB5-101996/18/19894Kansas
84Henry, Mitchell TE6-425212/11/1992RWestern Kentucky
23Hillman, Ronnie RB5-101959/14/19914San Diego State
97Jackson, Malik DE6-52931/11/19904Tennessee
98Kilgo, Darius NT6-331912/14/1991RMaryland
14Latimer, Cody WR6-221510/10/19922Indiana
18Manning, Peyton QB6-52303/24/197618Tennessee
54Marshall, Brandon ILB6-12509/10/19894Nevada
69Mathis, Evan G6-530111/1/198111Alabama
55McCray, Lerentee OLB6-32498/26/19903Florida
8McManus, Brandon K6-32017/25/19912Temple
58Miller, Von OLB6-32503/26/19895Texas A&M
52Nelson, Corey OLB6-12264/22/19922Oklahoma
11Norwood, Jordan WR5-111809/28/19866Penn State
17Osweiler, Brock QB6-824011/22/19904Arizona State
61Paradis, Matt C6-330010/12/19891Boise State
76Polumbus, Tyler T6-83084/10/19858Colorado
56Ray, Shane LB6-32455/18/1993RMissouri
29Roby, Bradley CB5-111945/1/19922Ohio State
74Sambrailo, Ty T6-53153/10/1992RColorado State
10Sanders, Emmanuel WR5-111803/17/19876Southern Methodist
79Schofield, Michael T6-630111/15/19902Michigan
13Siemian, Trevor QB6-322012/26/1991RNorthwestern
64Smith, Shelley G6-43105/21/19876Colorado State
90Smith, Antonio DE6-329010/21/198112Oklahoma State
26Stewart, Darian FS5-112148/4/19886South Carolina
21Talib, Aqib CB6-12052/13/19868Kansas
88Thomas, Demaryius WR6-322912/25/19876Georgia Tech
40Thompson, Juwan RB5-112255/13/19922Duke
59Trevathan, Danny ILB6-12403/24/19904Kentucky
65Vasquez, Louis G6-53354/11/19877Texas Tech
96Walker, Vance DE6-23054/26/19877Georgia Tech
43Ward, T.J. SS5-1020012/12/19866Oregon
94Ware, DeMarcus OLB6-42587/31/198211Troy
36Webster, Kayvon CB5-111982/1/19913South Florida
92Williams, Sylvester NT6-231311/21/19883North Carolina
Injured Players
15Williams, Kyle (IR) WR5-101867/19/19885Arizona State
76Austin, Marvin (IR) DT6-23121/10/19895North Carolina
78Clady, Ryan (IR) T6-63159/6/19868Boise State
82Heuerman, Jeff (IR) TE6-525511/24/1992ROhio State
Practice Squad
47Anderson, Zaire LB5-112208/18/1992RNebraska
35Bibbs, Kapri RB5-112031/10/19932Colorado State
 Coleman, Deandre DT6-33241/27/19911California
62Day, Dillon C6-429910/17/1991RMississippi State
 Johnson, Antonio T6-63076/22/1992RNorth Texas
 Lynch, Arthur TE6-52526/17/19901Georgia
39Nixon, Taurean DB5-101872/7/1991RTulane
66Roberts, Kyle T6-63052/9/1992RNevada
87Taylor, Jordan WR6-52102/18/1992RRice
 Uko, George DT6-32842/11/19921USC
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Aqib Talib
The Dallas Police Department suspended its investigation of an alleged altercation involving Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib on Friday, according to the Dallas Morning News

The alleged incident occured in the early hours of April 8 at LUXX Nightclub. Police were notified there was an "active shooter" on site at the club and arrived to learn three men were involved in an altercation that resulted with a round of bullets being fired into the air. 

Talib's older brother Yaqub was reportedly involved.

Authorities later questioned Aqib and Yaqub Talib after finding them at a nearby strip club. 

Though the Talib brothers were never named by police, multiple Dallas media outlets reported they were under investigation.

However, based on the lack of evidence available after interviewing witnesses, the police department released a statement saying the investigation has been "suspended pending further leads."

Darian Stewart
Adapting to the playing conditions in Denver is proven to be difficult. Newly-signed safety Darian Stewart isn't concerned by that one bit, according to ESPN.com.

Broncos strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson warns all the new arrivals that is that athletic life a mile above sea level is very different and much drier than other locations. 

Stewart got the picture.

“You dehydrate pretty quickly, so you definitely have to stay hydrated," Stewart said. “Being up here and getting acclimated to the weather has been good. It’s going to help me when we go down south to wherever we have to play at."

Regardless of the new conditions, Stewart, who started 14 games last season for the Ravens, believes he will be the top guy at his position when the season rolls around.

“It’s my position, it’s my position to lose," Stewart said. "When I line up, I feel like at this level you’ve got to have confidence. When I signed here, I knew it was my job … I’m feeling well. Last year I was feeling well and it’s all about just staying consistent.’’

Stewart recorded 53 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in 16 games last season.

Antonio Johnson
The Saints have formally declared that outside linebacker Davis Tull, running back Marcus Murphy and offensive lineman Antonio Johnson have non-football injuries as the team gears up for training camp. All three rookies, however, remain on the active roster.

Tull missed all of the OTAs and minicamp following labrum surgery in March. Players with pre-draft injuries are eligible to be placed on the non-football injury list. But it remains unclear what physical problems befell Murphy and Johnson, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Ryan Harris
The Broncos have agreed to terms on a contract with offensive tackle Ryan Harris, according to a report from ESPN. 

This move is a necessity now that left tackle Ryan Clady is likely lost for the season due to a torn ACL that he sustained in practice on Wednesday.

This move brings Harris back to the organization he started his NFL career with as he played with the Broncos, which drafted him in the third round, from 2007-2010. 

Harris was with the Chiefs a year ago and started 15 of the 16 games he appeared in. 

Vance Walker
Defensive tackle Vance Walker has signed a two-year contract worth $5 million with the Broncos, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Walker has played for the Falcons, Raiders and Chiefs. The 27-year-old has registered 138 total tackles and 10.0 sacks during his seven years in the NFL. 

Demaryius Thomas
Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (neck) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Thomas returned to Sunday's game against the Vikings in the second half after sustaining a neck injury, so his limitations Wednesday aren't especially concerning, given that the wideout hasn't had any reported setback since completing Sunday's game with nine catches for 93 yards.

Neck - Full practice. Probable for Week 5 at Oakland
Corey Nelson
The Broncos have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the 49ers: running back Montee Ball (groin), wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, linebacker Shaquil Barrett, guard Ben Garland, tackle Michael Schofield and defensive tackle Mitch Unrein.

The Broncos are very healthy heading into Week 7, with Ball the only player on the active roster missing the game due to injury. All the team's players listed as probable on the final injury report are active, including running back Juwan Thompson (knee), linebacker Corey Nelson (hamstring), kicker Brandon McManus (groin) and defensive backs Omar Bolden (groin), David Bruton (ankle) and Chris Harris (knee).

George Uko
Several injured Buccaneers have been placed on the inactive list for the Sunday game against New Orleans, including linebacker Mason Foster (Achilles). Also hurt and out are running back Robert Herron (hip), wide receiver Solomon Patton (foot) and cornerback Isaiah Frey (ankle).

Their healthy scratches are tackle Anthony Collins, running back Mike James and defensive end George Uko.

Max Garcia
No Updates
Trevor Siemian
The Broncos have announced the signing of four of their 2015 draft picks, including all three seventh-round compensatory selections.

Those include quarterback Trevor Siemian, cornerback Taurean Nixon and safety Josh Furman.

The other signed player is fourth-round offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo.

Jordan Norwood
Broncos wide receiver Jordan Norwood (knee) and Jamar Chaney (hamstring) were placed on the injured reserved list Monday, ESPN.com reports.
Sylvester Williams
The starting nose tackle position is open for the Broncos. But Sylvester Williams has apparently taken the lead in that battle.

Williams knows the territory. He started 13 of 16 games a year ago. He finished with 17 tackles and four assists.

"It's exciting because going into the offseason for the first time I'm pretty much a sure starter," he told 9News. "My coaches have shown a lot of confidence in me and given me the opportunities that I need, so it's up to me to take advantage of those opportunities."

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips certainly isn't complaining.

"I think 'Sly' has done an exceptional job," he said. "I feel real good about him. ... I think he's really taken over the nose guard position."

Kyle Roberts
No Updates
Shelley Smith
The Broncos have reportedly agreed to terms with offensive guard Shelley Smith, according to the Denver Post. The team later confirmed the report. Smith was cut by the Dolphins last week after just one season. The deal with the Broncos is reportedly for two years and worth $5.65 million, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The five-year veteran has only played in three seasons due to injury and only started three of 11 games in 2014 for Miami. He also visited with the Seahawks before talking with Denver.

Marvin Austin
The Broncos placed defensive tackle Marvin Austin on injured reserve Thursday. He has missed nearly all of training camp due to a groin injury.
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Taurean Nixon
The Broncos have announced the signing of four of their 2015 draft picks, including all three seventh-round compensatory selections.

Those include quarterback Trevor Siemian, cornerback Taurean Nixon and safety Josh Furman.

The other signed player is fourth-round offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo.

Todd Davis
Only two injured Broncos have been ruled out for the game Sunday against St. Louis. They are running back Ronnie Hillman (foot) and tight end Virgil Green (knee), who had been deemed doubtful.

The healthy scratches are wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, running back Kapri Bibbs, linebacker Todd Davis and offensive tackle Michael Schofield.

Deandre Coleman
The Dolphins listed the following players as inactive for Sunday’s game against the Jets: Rishard Matthews, Walt Aikens, Dallas Thomas, Matt Hazel, LaMichael James, Deandre Coleman and Sam Brenner.
Danny Trevathan
After Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan separated his kneecap last December, the injury required a new kneecap, which Trevathan said was difficult to adjust to, reports the team's official website.

"I got somebody else's kneecap," Trevathan said. "It was difficult because it was a bigger knee… I love the scar, though."

Trevathan has not been able to participate in the team drills during offseason workouts, but he is expected to increase his workload in August.

"I'm moving. I'm shuffling. I'm doing our drills. I'm doing everything right now; I'm just limited on contact," he said. "I'm feeling good right now, I'm not going to lie. But I want to feel great before I go out there again. I think I owe this team and I owe this city."

Shane Ray
Broncos defensive end Shane Ray isn't shy about proclaiming what would make his first year in the NFL a success, saying that he doesn't see "anything less than Defensive Rookie of the Year" in his future, per NFL.com. 

Ray, the 23rd pick out of Missouri, has battled foot and toe injuries during OTAs and minicamp, but was confident in his abilities to make a difference on Denver's defense. 

"A lot of people might say that sounds cocky for you to say it right now, but I've always set high goals for myself, just like I did in college and that is something that I'm looking to prove, that I'm the best defensive rookie here," he said at the league's rookie symposium. 

Brandon Marshall
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall is still nursing a foot injury, but he said Wednesday he'll be able to participate in training camp, reports the team's official website.

"I'll be back in training camp. That's what the word is," Marshall said. "I should be able to do some drills at the start of training camp. I'm not sure about everything else."

Marshall suffered a mid-foot sprain last season, which required two screws inserted into his foot during the offseason.

"I haven't really done a whole lot on it," Marshall said. "I do a lot more in the training room. My surgeon told me it will probably bother me a little bit throughout the whole year -- nothing to keep me out."

Andre Caldwell
As expected, Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas skipped QB Peyton Manning's offseason passing workout at Duke University last week.

Thomas was tagged by the team, keeping him off the free agent market, and he's in the process of negotiating a long-term contract with the Broncos. He intends to work out on his own until the deal is done. 

Manning spent the week throwing to Broncos pass catchers Owen Daniels, Andre Caldwell, Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer and Virgil Green

Manning poked fun at Thomas by photoshopping him into a group picture, taken at Duke after a workout. 

Brock Osweiler
Broncos quaterback Brock Osweiler doesn't get a lot of reps. It's not his fault, he just happens to back up legendary passer Peyton Manning.

Osweiler has gotten a chance to participate more often this offseason because the Broncos are giving their veterans more off days, and he has been impressive.

"He has a lot more command," said running back C.J. Anderson. "He wants to go out there and play. He's been confident and comfortable, and he knows what he can do. He trusts his ability."

Osweiler, who has been Manning's backup for three seasons now, has continued to mature as an NFL quarterback despite only playing in 13 career games.

"I've always been impressed with Brock and his composure and how he commands the huddle," tight end Virgil Green said. "The more and more you play in the league, the more confident you get and the more composure you have out there."

Jordan Taylor
No Updates
Evan Mathis
The Broncos signed two-time Pro Bowler Evan Mathis to a one-year deal on Tuesday, the team announced.

The deal that brought Mathis to Denver is worth $4 million.

Kenny Anunike
No Updates
James Ferentz
No Updates
Kapri Bibbs
The Broncos elevated running back Jeremy Stewart from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster on Saturday, the Denver Post reports. In a corresponding move, the Broncos waived running back Kapri Bibbs.

Denver needed some depth at running back with Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman both ruled out for Week 12 with injuries. Stewart is expected to be the No. 3 running back Sunday at home against Miami.

Louis Vasquez
Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman is active Week 9 against the Patriots.

Hillman was listed as probable due to a shoulder injury. He was never really a candidate to sit. The team will also have Lamin Barrow, Omar Bolden, Chris Harris Jr., Brandon McManus, Juwan Thompson, Louis Vasquez and Kayvon Webster. All seven players were listed as probable coming into the contest. 

Lerentee McCray
Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas (ankle) and running back C.J. Anderson (ankle) are active for the game against Buffalo after being listed as probable.

Also suiting up for Denver are offensive tackle Paul Cornick (shoulder), defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (elbow), linebacker Lerentee McCray (illness), center Will Montgomery (knee), defensive end Quanterus Smith (ribs), cornerback Aqib Talib (hamstring), tight end Jacob Tamme (ribs) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).

Matt Paradis
C.J. Anderson

If you drafted Andrew Luck in the first round, you pretty much have to consider him a sunk cost at this point. We're essentially one-third of the way through the Fantasy season, and he has 51 Fantasy points; he had 151 last season at the same point, including two games with at least 35.

That doesn't mean you have to give up on your season, of course. Even if you are 0-4 and starting Josh McCown this week, there's still time to turn things around. Just think, someone in your league probably drafted C.J. Anderson in the first round; pity them, not yourself.

So, what should you do with Luck if you did draft him? Probably nothing right now. Sorry. That's not exactly the most helpful information ever, but trying to trade him after his second missed game in a row -- coming off one of the worst three-game stretches of his career -- is the definition of "selling low." You're going to get a No. 3 RB and a backup WR, if that, for him right now, and that doesn't help your team.

Try a little patience. I'm not saying you need to hang on to Luck forever, but a panic trade is the wrong way to go about things here. You can't trade him this week anyways, because of the early lineup lock, and that might be a blessing in disguise.

Luck has extra time to prepare for Week 6, and he's got a couple of chances to boost his value then. The Patriots are a tough matchup, but he has a chance to put up big numbers in a game he will probably be chasing points for. He had 23 Fantasy points against the Patriots last season's regular season matchup, and the Patriots have given up solid Fantasy days to the likes of Tyrod Taylor and Blake Bortles, in addition to Ben Roethlisberger.

That's a tougher matchup because the Patriots can generate pass rush, and the Colts have obviously struggled to protect Luck. However, if he is healthy for Week 6 and puts up a solid performance, you might want to hold on to him for one more week, with a matchup against the Saints on the way. Two more weeks might be enough to boost Luck's value to the point where someone will be willing to believe in him; that's when you trade him.

Luck has a nice two-week soft spot in the schedule, and you want to take advantage of that, because he has the Panthers and Broncos in Weeks 7 and 8, before a bye. If you can move him after a big game against the Saints, you are probably maximizing your value with Luck, because it's hard to see him truly living up to expectations at this point.

The shoulder injury that has already caused him to miss two weeks seems like a situation that has a chance to get a lot worse if he gets hit the wrong way -- and behind this offensive line, that could happen a lot. No matter what you do with Luck, adding a backup you feel confident in trusting is imperative, because whether you trade him or not it seems fair to say he is no longer the must-start, every-week option you expected coming into the season.

Chris Harris
The Broncos and cornerback Chris Harris have agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $42.5 million, the Denver Post reports.

The two sides opened contract talks last month but a deal appeared to be on life support before general manager John Elway became personally involved in the discussions. Harris ranks as the No. 1 cornerback in the league, according to Pro Football Focus, and passers have managed just a 46.9 quarterback rating when challenging the Denver cornerback. He's also been in the top 10 of the same rating system among all cornerbacks in 2012 and 2013.

Jeff Heuerman
Broncos rookie tight end Jeff Heuerman is making strides in his recovery from a torn ACL, the team announced via their website.

Heuerman -- a third-round pick in this year's draft -- hurt his knee back in May, but is making good progress on his way back from the injury.

"I wouldn't call them big strides," he said with a laugh on Thursday, "not literally, because they're actually pretty small strides—but I'm making progress."

Heuerman will likely miss the entirety of this upcoming season, but that hasn't put a damper in his recovery.

"Each day’s a bigger step, which it kind of sounds corny and it kind of sounds like I’m just saying that, but it really is," Heuerman said.

Knee - IR. Out for season
Kyle Williams
The Broncos placed wide receiver Kyle Williams on injured reserve, the team announced on Monday, two days after he suffered a season-ending Achilles injury at practice. 

Williams missed all of last season after suffering an injury at the end of Kansas City training camp. 

Achilles - IR. Out for season
James Casey
The Broncos signed free agent tight end/fullback James Casey to a one-year deal on Saturday, reuniting him with coach Gary Kubiak, per ProFootballTalk.com. Casey spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Texans under Kubiak, registering 752 receiving yards and four touchdown in 61 games (20 starts). He caught six passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns his final two seasons with Philadelphia.
Knee - Full practice. Probable for Week 5 at Oakland
Peyton Manning
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 17 of 27 passes for 213 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions Sunday against the Vikings.

After back-to-back games with multiple touchdowns and only one interception, Manning struggled to get much going Sunday despite completing 63 percent of his passes. He connected with six different receivers but only Demaryius Thomas (nine catches on 12 targets for 93 yards) had more than three receptions. The running game was a little better, as Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson combined for 146 yards on the ground, though a lot of that had to do with Hillman's 72-yard touchdown.

Manning has plenty of weapons at his disposal but the offensive line isn't giving him a lot of time, which is forcing him to throw quickly and exposing him to cheating defenders, particularly on the left flat. He'll look to get back on track in Week 5 against the Raiders in Oakland.

Not injury related - Full practice. Probable for Week 5 at Oakland
Brandon McManus
Broncos kicker Brandon McManus was 3 for 3 on his field goal attempts, connecting from 33 twice and 39 yards, while hitting both of his extra points Sunday against the Vikings.

McManus is a perfect 9-for-9 this season on field goals and 10-for-10 on extra points. The Broncos' offense hasn't been as prolific this season as most of last, but it's still good enough for McManus to continue to be a solid fantasy kicking option.

Owen Daniels
Broncos tight end Owen Daniels had two catches on five targets for nine yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Vikings.

With wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders dominating the targets, it's unlikely that Daniels becomes an upper-tier fantasy option like Julius Thomas was the past two seasons, but he has scored a touchdown in back-to-back weeks. Additionally, he'll next face off against a Raiders defense that has been badly exposed by opposing tight ends this season.

Not injury related - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 5 at Oakland
Tyler Polumbus
The Falcons signed offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus to a one-year contract, according to a report from ESPN.com.

Polumbus has played for the Broncos, Seahawks and Redskins in his career. With the Redskins, he played under Kyle Shanahan, who is now the offensive coordinator with the Falcons. 

In his career, Polumbus has totaled 57 starts in 98 games. 

Omar Bolden
Broncos strong safety Omar Bolden was removed from Sunday's season opener against the Ravens with a foot injury. Bolden was ruled out from returning to the game.
Foot - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 5 at Oakland
Shaquil Barrett
The Broncos promoted running back Kapri Bibbs to the active roster and waived linebacker Shaquil Barrett.
Ty Sambrailo
With Ryan Clady sustaining a torn ACL on Wednesday, the Broncos put in rookie Ty Sambrailo at left tackle during Thursday's practice, according to the team's website

Sambrailo was selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Colorado State. If he's the guy the Broncos have to go to with, he will need to not play like a rookie immediately. 

"He's not a rookie anymore," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said after practice. "As of today he's about a four-year veteran."

Michael Schofield, a 2014 third-round pick, still remains an option for the Broncos at left tackle. For now, it appears Chris Clark will stay at right tackle. 

Mitchell Henry
No Updates
Aaron Brewer
The Broncos have re-signed long snapper Aaron Brewer to a four-yeal deal Thursday, according to the team's official website. The deal will keep him with the team through 2018.

The former undrafted free agent has been with the Broncos for three years.  Since being signed, he's played on every punt, field goal and extra point snap.

DeMarcus Ware
Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware had three tackles and a sack Sunday against the Vikings.

Ware has a sack in each game this season, hitting 4.5 through four games, as he's well on his way to his ninth double-digit sack season.

Not injury related - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 5 at Oakland
Von Miller
Broncos linebacker Von Miller had four tackles and his second sack of the season Sunday against the Vikings.

Miller has picked up a sack in two of his last three games, but as long as he's defined as a linebacker in most fantasy formats, his fantasy IDP value is limited because he doesn't get nearly as many tackles as most other players at his position.

David Bruton
Broncos safety David Bruton Jr. said he felt OK after suffering a hip injury in Sunday's win over the Ravens, reports the team's official website. Bruton had to be helped off the field after sustaining the injury.

"I'll definitely be good," Bruton said.

Ryan Clady
The Broncos placed left tackle Ryan Clady on injured reserve due to a torn ACL on Sunday, the team announced. 

Clady tore his ACL this past Wednesday during an organized team activity practice. The Broncos signed Ryan Harris to the roster soon after announcing Clady sustained a season-ending injury. 

Antonio Smith
Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is being investigated for child abuse, TMZ reported early Thursday morning. 

The investigation is related to "multiple incidents dating back to 2010" in the state of Texas, according to the person making the accusation against Smith. The case was filed in Colorado in November but was moved to Texas. 

Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey confirmed to TMZ that the child abuse division is handling the case against Smith but said that no charges have been filed.

Healey later told the Denver Post that his office has been investigating Smith for several weeks. 

"It is true that the county sheriff's office has received a complaint from an individual," he said. "They are, and have been, conducting an investigation. ... My office is working with the investigating agency to review their information and further their investigation. There is nothing imminent."

The Broncos released a statement regarding the matter, reading, "Last night, we became aware for the first time of an allegation involving Antonio Smith. We are now in the process of gathering more information." 

Darius Kilgo
No Updates
Michael Schofield
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
Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught six passes for 87 yards on nine targets in Sunday's 24-12 win over the Lions. 

Sanders made a brilliant catch for a 34-yard gain down the right sideline in the second half, but he was still outshined by Demaryius Thomas, who caught nine passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Although the Denver passing game has been far less efficient than in recent seasons, Sanders and Thomas have still been able to get their stats, as the lack of a running game (or other receivers) has led to ample targets.

If the Broncos were to supplement their elite defense with a functional running game, the targets might start to drop-off and the efficiency of years past wouldn't necessarily return.

Zaire Anderson
No Updates
Malik Jackson
Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson has been removed from the Sunday season opener against Baltimore with concussion-like symptoms. He has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
Kayvon Webster
Broncos backup cornerback Kayvon Webster won't play Sunday against host Detroit, per the Denver Post. He remains sidelined with an ankle injury sustained in Week 2.

Webster had been designated as doubtful Friday after two limited practices but was ruled out Saturday.

Lorenzo Doss
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
Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler caught the first passes of his NFL career Sunday against Detroit, reeling in all four of his targets for 50 yards.

An undrafted second-year man out of Michigan State, Fowler spent last season on Denver's practice squad, but made the team out of camp this year. He went unused in the first two weeks, but finished behind only Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in Week 3 wideout targets.

With Cody Latimer, Jordan Norwood and Andre Caldwell not much more than depth options, it could be that Fowler's working his way toward securing the No. 3 spot in the Denver wideout mix.

Ronnie Hillman
Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that running back Ronnie Hillman "has earned the right to get more carries," according to the Denver Post.

Kubiak did not that C.J. Anderson will remain the starter, but Hillman, who had 103 rushing yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Vikings, is slated for more early down work. Anderson has really struggled so far this season, failing to reach even 45 rushing yards in a game, giving Hillman a huge opportunity for playing time if he can keep breaking plays like the 72-yard touchdown he scored Sunday.

Britton Colquitt
The Broncos have ruled running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) out for Sunday's game against Miami, according to Denver's final injury report for Week 12. The team also listed tight ends Virgil Green (calf) and Julius Thomas (ankle) as questionable.

Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: David Bruton (ankle), Quinton Carter (knee), Ryan Clady (groin), Britton Colquitt (illness), Paul Cornick (shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (concussion), Steven Johnson (ankle) and Juwan Thompson (knee).

Virgil Green
As expected, Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas skipped QB Peyton Manning's offseason passing workout at Duke University last week.

Thomas was tagged by the team, keeping him off the free agent market, and he's in the process of negotiating a long-term contract with the Broncos. He intends to work out on his own until the deal is done. 

Manning spent the week throwing to Broncos pass catchers Owen Daniels, Andre Caldwell, Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer and Virgil Green

Manning poked fun at Thomas by photoshopping him into a group picture, taken at Duke after a workout. 

Juwan Thompson
Despite his struggles to start the season, Broncos running back C.J. Anderson will remain the starter ahead of Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson, according to the Denver Post.

Anderson has failed to rush for even 30 yards in a game this season, racking up 74 yards on 32 carries, but Hillman hasn't been much better, rushing for 88 yards on 28 carries.

Anderson reportedly had a good practice Friday, and while he'll draw the start Sunday against the Vikings, he'll continue to be on thin ice, particularly if Hillman is able to turn it around and outperform him.

Bradley Roby
The Broncos could be changing course on how they want to use 2014 first-round pick Bradley Roby on defense. 

Drafted as a cornerback out of Ohio State, the Broncos are considering moving Roby to free safety, general manager John Elway said, via The Denver Post

"He can tackle he's tough and that safety has to be a cover guy there," Elway said. "There are a lot of different combinations you need to play because the game is changing. Instead of having a strong safety, you want both of them to play center field."

Roby had 65 tackles and two interceptions as a rookie in 2014. 

Cody Latimer
Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer suffered a groin injury during Sunday's game against the Vikings, ESPN.com reports.

Latimer has yet to catch a pass this season as he simply can't get into the target rotation, with Andre Caldwell, Jordan Norwood and Bennie Fowler getting more looks. Demaryius Thomas continues to dominate the passes from quarterback Peyton Manning, leaving Latimer little upside.

Groin - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 5 at Oakland
Arthur Lynch
The Dolphins waived receivers Armon Binns and Ryan Spadola, tight end Brett Brackett, cornerback Steven Clarke, defensive end Rakim Cox, defensive tackle Cory Grissom and center Tyler Larsen. Miami also put defensive tackle A.J. Francis, running back Mike Gillislee and tight end Arthur Lynch on injured reserve, ending their seasons.
T.J. Ward
Broncos safety T.J. Ward has six tackes, two sacks and a forced fumble Sunday against the Vikings.

A huge game for Ward, who had a career-high two sacks all of last season. He's unlikely to become a big source of sacks, though he'll remain a solid tackler from the safety position.

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