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January 17, 2021 07:48 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Hits 10 50+ yarders
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McManus converted 28 of 34 field goals and 24 of 27 point-after attempts in 2020.

McManus was handed a big contract early in the season and delivered mixed results. One one hand, he led the league with 10 field goals of 50 or more yards. On the other, his field-goal conversion rate was just above his career average and he missed as many point-after attempts in 2020 as he had in his entire career heading into the season. Six of McManus's nine total misses on the year came in the final three games of the season, including two near-impossibly long misses in Week 17 versus Oakland, so his issues are likely not overarching. He remains one of the league's biggest legs.

January 6, 2021 02:00 AM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Misses three long kicks
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McManus converted field goals of of 22, 26, and 37 yards during Sunday's loss to Las Vegas while also making both of his point-after attempts. He missed a field-goal attempt of 56 yards and had attempts of 63 and 70 yards blocked.

The Broncos really tested McManus' leg Sunday, with his attempts from 70 and 63 yards coming at the end of both halves, respectively. Though he ended the season on a bit of a cold streak, going 7-for-12 on field-goal attempts during the final quarter of the year, he still managed to finish ninth in the league with 28 total field goals and first in the league with 10 field goals of 50 or more yards.

December 29, 2020 08:32 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Has costly miss
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McManus converted an extra point and field goals of 30, 50 and 52 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss at the Chargers.

McManus' leg from 50-plus yards kept the Broncos in the game Sunday, but it was his uncharacteristic miss earlier that contributed to the Broncos' loss. McManus shanked a 42-yard attempt early in the second quarter, and, after the play was called back for a defensive offsides, McManus hit the upright on the 37-yard retry. It was McManus' first miss from inside 40 yards since Week 5 of the 2017 season. He'll look to start a new streak Sunday against Las Vegas, against which McManus converted an extra point and field goals of 50 and 33 yards in Week 10.

December 23, 2020 10:00 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Back with team
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McManus will be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and rejoin the Broncos for practice, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

McManus was placed on the list Dec. 14 after being deemed a close contact of an individual infected by COVID-19. Though he continued to test negative for the virus in the days that followed, the timing of McManus' placement on the list left him unavailable for Saturday's 48-19 loss to the Bills. Now that he's been reinstated to the roster, McManus will settle back in as the Broncos' kicker in place of Taylor Russolino, who moved back to the practice squad following the Week 15 loss.

December 18, 2020 06:48 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Won't play Saturday
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McManus, who remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list, won't be available for Saturday's game against the Bills, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Though McManus continues to test negative for the virus after landing on the list Monday due to being a close contact of an infected individual, he won't be eligible to return to the 53-man roster until Sunday. As a result, McManus will have to sit out for the first time this season, forcing the team to summon Taylor Russolino from the practice squad to handle Week 15 kicking duties.

December 17, 2020 02:00 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Not expected to kick Saturday
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The Broncos are expected to be without McManus (undisclosed) Saturday against the Bills, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

McManus landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list as a close contact, with Palmer noting that if Denver's game was Sunday he'd be able to play. Instead, the Broncos are hosting the Bills on Saturday, with Taylor Russolino expected to handle the team's Week 15 kicking duties.

December 17, 2020 01:16 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Continues to test negative
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McManus remains in self-isolation Wednesday after recently coming into close contact with an individual infected with COVID-19, but the kicker continues to test negative for the virus, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

McManus previously stated that he intends to suit up Saturday against the Bills, and his string negative tests may give him a chance to do so. Still, the kicker will need to be officially removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list before his availability can be guaranteed. Taylor Russolino remains on Denver's practice squad and would likely be promoted to handle Week 15 kicking duties should McManus fails to get clearance before Saturday.

December 15, 2020 11:20 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Heading to reserve list
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McManus will be heading to the reserve/COVID-19 list, per his personal Twitter account.

McManus adds that his close contact with a COVID-infected individual took place outside of Broncos headquarters and that it is his intention to still suit up against the Bills on Saturday. McManus's confidence aside, the news does place his availability in jeopardy given the short week. If he's able to play, he'll be coming off one of the roughest outings of his career in which he missed two of four point-after attempts.

December 8, 2020 09:24 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Converts two of three kicks
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McManus made one of two field-goal attempts and his lone PAT during Sunday's 22-16 loss to Kansas City.

The 29-year-old converted from 53 yards during the first quarter, but he missed wide left on a 57-yard field goal shortly before halftime. It's his first missed field goal since Week 2, which was also a 50-plus yard attempt. McManus is 22-for-24 on field-goal attempts and 19-for-20 on PATs through 12 games this season.

December 4, 2020 03:16 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Back at practice Friday
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McManus (personal) returned to practice as expected Friday, Troy Renck of ABC Denver7 reports.

McManus missed Thursday's practice with an excused personal absence but was back in the fold Friday. He should be all systems go for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

December 3, 2020 10:48 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Away from team
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McManus was away from the team Thursday with an excused absence for personal reasons, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

As Kils points out, McManus is expected to rejoin the team Friday ahead of its game Sunday against the Chiefs, so the kicker isn't in jeopardy of missing action. McManus connected on a career-long 58-yard field goal in last Sunday's loss to New Orleans, and with Drew Lock officially activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, he could have more opportunities to score points in Week 13.

December 2, 2020 11:40 AM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Sets career long
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McManus converted his lone field-goal attempt, a 58-yarder, during Sunday's 31-3 loss to New Orleans.

The Broncos took a five-yard loss on third down midway through the third quarter on Sunday, pushing a tough field-goal try back even farther. McManus nailed it with room to spare, breaking his previous career long of 57 yards set back in 2015 and keeping alive Denver's streak of never being shut out at home. Sunday was obviously a unique situation with an undrafted rookie wide receiver forced to play quarterback. Expect a few more opportunities for McManus Sunday night with Drew Lock back in the fold. In Week 7 against Kansas City, McManus converted a 43-yard field goal and one of two point-after attempts, just his second point-after miss since Week 3 of the 2016 season.

November 24, 2020 03:00 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Makes all four kicks
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McManus made both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Dolphins.

McManus' pair of field goals both came in the second quarter, from 29 and 47 yards. The veteran has been tremendously consistent this season, and now sports 78 points through 10 games.

November 17, 2020 08:32 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Makes both kicks
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McManus made both of his field-goal tries but did not attempt an extra point in Sunday's 37-12 loss to the Raiders.

McManus converted from 50 and 33 yards on his respective kicks, improving his already-awesome record so far this season. Through nine games, the veteran has missed merely two of 36 total attempts, netting 70 points in the process.

November 10, 2020 08:40 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Notches nine points
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McManus made both of his field-goal attempts as well as all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Falcons.

McManus converted from 43 and 41 yards on his two field goals, which helped bring his season tally to 64 points through eight games. At the moment, McManus has made 16 of 17 attempts on both field goals and extra points, bringing great consistency to Denver's kicking game.

November 4, 2020 02:04 AM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Puts up seven points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McManus made his lone field-goal attempt and all four extra-point tries during Sunday's 31-30 win over the Chargers.

The 29-year-old converted a 35-yard field goal during the first quarter and was successful on all the extra-point tries for Denver's four second-half touchdowns, including the game-winning PAT as time expired. McManus made six field goals Week 6, but he has only two attempts over the past two games. However, he draws an appealing fantasy matchup against the Falcons in Week 9.

October 28, 2020 01:48 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Misses in snow
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McManus made his only field-goal attempt but missed one of his two extra-point tries in Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Chiefs.

McManus faced snowy conditions, somewhat excusing his missed PAT, which was also his first miss this season. Through six games, McManus now sports 48 points.

October 20, 2020 09:08 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Nails six field goals
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McManus converted field goals of 45, 44, 27, 52, 20, and 54 yards during Sunday's 18-12 win over the Patriots.

Kudos to you if you started McManus on Sunday, as the Temple product set a franchise record with six field goals while serving as the entirety of the Broncos' scoring offense. He's converted 11 consecutive field-goal attempts, including five from 50 yards or further. McManus is tied for the league lead with nine conversions from 40 yards out out.

October 3, 2020 01:44 AM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Accounts for 13 points
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McManus converted field goals of 40, 54 and 53 yards during Thursday's 37-28 win over the Jets. He added four point-after conversions.

First-time starter Brett Rypien didn't do McManus many favors in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. With the Broncos down by one, Rypien took a 10-yard grounding penalty on third down, forcing McManus to try from 53 yards out. He nailed it for his second field goal of 50 or more yards of the quarter. The Temple product is on pace to tie his career-best field-goal percentage for a season (85.7% in 2015) and shatter his career mark for conversions of 40 yards or more (14 in 2018).

September 29, 2020 07:16 PM
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Nails 56-yarder
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McManus converted an extra-point and a 56-yard field goal during Sunday's 28-10 loss to Tampa Bay.

McManus' 56-yarder was his longest field goal since Week 1 of the 2015 season. McManus has held value in recent seasons, as he's on a team that has had enough offense to get into field-goal range, but not enough to get into the end zone. History is repeating itself as, with Drew Lock (shoulder) out for at least another game or two, the Broncos have a more question marks on offense than answers. Expect that to continue Thursday against the Jets with Brett Rypien or Jeff Driskel leading the offense.

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