Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: Vance Joseph
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense17th115.8 (12th)208.3 (19th)
Defense3rd89.4 (5th)200.6 (6th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
50Anderson, Zaire LB5-112208/18/19923Nebraska
73Barbre, Allen (FA) T6-43106/22/198411Missouri Southern State
48Barrett, Shaquil LB6-225011/17/19925Colorado State
13Bell, Kenny WR6-11882/25/19922Nebraska
40Bierria, Keishawn LB6-02307/26/1995RWashington
72Bolles, Garett T6-53005/27/19922Utah
23Booker, Devontae RB5-112195/27/19923Utah
 Bower, Bo LB6-221210/31/1994RIowa
91Boyette Jr., Paul DT6-131012/16/19931Texas
22Brock, Tramaine DB5-101888/20/19889Belhaven College
80Butt, Jake TE6-62507/11/19951Michigan
20Carter, Jamal DB6-12184/12/19942Miami (Fla.)
28Charles, Jamaal (FA) RB5-1119912/27/198611Texas
55Chubb, Bradley LB6-42696/24/1996RNC State
15Cracraft, River WR6-019811/1/19941Washington State
21Cravens, Su'a DB6-12247/7/19952Southern California
93Crick, Jared (FA) DE6-42858/21/19897Nebraska
51Davis, Todd LB6-12305/17/19925Sacramento State
9Diarse, John WR6-121412/10/1994RTCU
64Dielman, J.J C6-530012/16/19931Utah
37Freeman, Royce RB6-02292/24/1996ROregon
84Fumagalli, Troy TE6-52472/17/1995RWisconsin
76Garcia, Max G6-430911/9/19914Florida
52Garcia-Williams, Jerrol LB6-223512/24/19932Hawaii
99Gotsis, Adam DE6-42879/23/19923Georgia Tech
17Hamilton, DaeSean WR6-12033/10/1995RPenn State
96Harris, Shelby DE6-22908/11/19914Illinois State
25Harris, Chris DB5-101996/18/19898Kansas
33Henderson, De'Angelo Sr. RB5-720811/24/19922Coastal Carolina
11Henderson, Carlos WR5-1119112/19/19942Louisiana Tech
82Heuerman, Jeff TE6-525511/24/19924Ohio State
46Holland, Jeff LB6-22499/27/1995RAuburn
39Hunter, Michael CB6-01924/19/19932Oklahoma State
32Janovich, Andy FB6-12385/23/19933Nebraska
47Jewell, Josey LB6-123412/25/1994RIowa
43Jones, Joe LB6-02402/21/19942Northwestern
70Jones, Sam G6-53052/21/1996RArizona State
4Keenum, Case QB6-12152/17/19886Houston
 Kelly, Chad QB6-22243/26/19941Ole Miss
92Kerr, Zach DE6-23348/29/19905Delaware
1King, Marquette P6-019510/26/19887Fort Valley State
73Knappe, Andreas T6-83256/2/19911Connecticut
79Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19935Alabama
42Kreiter, Casey LS6-12508/13/19903Iowa
83LaCosse, Matt TE6-62559/21/19923Illinois
27Langley, Brendan CB6-019910/16/19942Lamar
65Leary, Ronald G6-33204/29/19897Memphis
19Leslie, Jordan WR6-120510/31/19911Brigham Young
12Lynch, Paxton QB6-72442/12/19943Memphis
62Lyons, Caushaud DT6-52841/3/19931Tusculum
59Maponga, Stansly LB6-22573/5/19913TCU
54Marshall, Brandon LB6-12509/10/19897Nevada
3Marshall, Trey DB6-02072/13/1996RFlorida State
98McDonald, Clinton DT6-22971/6/19879Memphis
60McGovern, Connor G6-43064/27/19933Missouri
16McKenzie, Isaiah WR5-71734/9/19952Georgia
8McManus, Brandon K6-32017/25/19915Temple
58Miller, Von LB6-32503/26/19898Texas A&M
30Moore, Jordan DB6-322512/13/19931Texas-San Antonio
61Paradis, Matt C6-330010/12/19894Boise State
89Parker, Brian TE6-42655/30/19922Albany
34Parks, Will DB6-11947/29/19943Arizona
81Patrick, Tim WR6-521011/23/19931Utah
90Peko, Kyle NT6-13057/23/19932Oregon State
94Peko, Domata Sr. DT6-332511/27/198413Michigan State
74Poutasi, Jeremiah G6-53308/7/19943Utah
56Ray, Shane LB6-32455/18/19934Missouri
38Rios, Marcus CB5-1118110/25/19941UCLA
29Roby, Bradley DB5-111945/1/19925Ohio State
49Rush, Marcus LB6-22516/19/19911Michigan State
10Sanders, Emmanuel WR5-111803/17/19879Southern Methodist
71Schlottmann, Austin G6-63009/18/1995RTCU
31Simmons, Justin DB6-220211/19/19933Boston College
28Smith, C.J. CB5-111895/10/19932North Dakota State
26Stewart, Darian DB5-112148/4/19889South Carolina
14Sutton, Courtland WR6-321810/10/1995RSouthern Methodist
87Taylor, Jordan WR6-52102/18/19923Rice
88Thomas, Demaryius WR6-322912/25/19879Georgia Tech
35Thomas, Dymonte DB6-219911/30/19931Michigan
86Traylor, Austin TE6-32559/3/19932Wisconsin
77Turner, Billy T6-531010/17/19915North Dakota State
66Veldheer, Jared T6-83216/14/19879Hillsdale
57Walker, DeMarcus DE6-42809/30/19942Florida State
75Watson, Menelik T6-531512/22/19886Florida State
68Wilkinson, Elijah T6-63292/10/19952Massachusetts
36Williams, David RB6-12296/17/1994RArkansas
93Williams, DeShawn DT6-129212/29/19922Clemson
97Winn, Billy (FA) DT6-43004/15/19896Boise State
95Wolfe, Derek DE6-52852/24/19907Cincinnati
41Yiadom, Isaac CB6-11902/20/1996RBoston College
Injured Players
53Mount, Deiontrez (IR) LB6-52532/26/19933Louisville
 
 
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Position Listing
Darian Stewart
News
Stewart recorded 52 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, five passes defended, and three interceptions in 2017.

Stewart ended the year leading the No Fly Zone in interceptions. Stewart was the man over the top in recent seasons with T.J. Ward roaming underneath, but saw a more diversified role with a more coverage-savvy partner in Justin Simmons in 2017. Stewart made some uncharacteristic blown assignments that led to big plays for opponents in 2017 and his age, 29, will make some wonder if Denver should cut bait and look toward a youth movement at safety with Simmons, Will Parks, and Jamal Carter. The savings probably wouldn't match the loss in productivity as Stewart has showed himself to be a consistent cog in Denver's defense.

Kyle Peko
News
Peko was promoted to the Broncos' active roster, Ben Swanson of the team's official site reports.

Peko was waived by the Broncos on Oct. 21 to free up roster space for offensive line depth. With defensive linemen Damata Peko (illness) and Adam Gotsis (ankle) questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, the 24-year-old was called up for added depth. Peko has never played substantial defensive snaps, so even if he's called into the game Sunday, fantasy owners shouldn't consider him until they can see his potential.

Jordan Moore
No Updates
Shelby Harris
News
The Raiders announced they elevated defensive end Shelby Harris from the practice squad and put tight end Brian Leonhardt (concussion) on injured reserve. Oakland signed kicker Michael Palardy to take Harris' spot on the practice squad.
Demaryius Thomas
News
Thomas (toe) will sit out the final two days of the Broncos' mandatory minicamp, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Thomas tweaked his toe during Tuesday's session and is apparently dealing with some soreness. The wideout did indicate that he wanted to practice Wednesday, but it sounds like the Broncos opted to hold him out so he didn't experience a setback heading into training camp. Thomas shouldn't face any limitations by the time camp opens in late July.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Bradley Chubb
No Updates
Michael Hunter
News
The Broncos promoted Hunter from their practice squad Tuesday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Hunter assumes the 53-man roster spot of linebacker Shane Ray (wrist), who was placed on injured reserve. The 24-year-old cornerback has logged six regular-season appearances with the Giants over his two seasons in the league, including four games in 2017. Hunter will likely work in a depth role in the Denver secondary.

Domata Sr. Peko
News
Peko (knee) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Colts.

Peko was listed as questionable heading into the contest after missing the previous two games, but he will tough it out Thursday. The veteran will presumably resume his role as the team's starting nose tackle.

Matt LaCosse
News
The Broncos signed LaCosse off the Giants' practice squad Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

LaCosse is the fourth tight end on the Broncos' depth chart, so he is expected to mainly provide special teams help for the club. He last appeared in a game for the Giants in Week 9.

Keishawn Bierria
No Updates
De'Angelo Sr. Henderson
News
Henderson has been sidelined for the Broncos' OTA practices this week with a slight oblique strain, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

The Broncos will wrap up OTAs on Thursday before reconvening for minicamp June 12 though 14, so Henderson will likely aim to recover from the injury and get back on the practice field next week. Even if Henderson is limited during minicamp, the oblique issue doesn't appear to be anything that will result in him facing restrictions during training camp. Henderson will need a healthy and productive camp in order to earn a meaningful role in a Broncos rushing attack that's in transition following the offseason departure of lead back C.J. Anderson.

Injury
Oblique - Questionable for the start of training camp
Josey Jewell
No Updates
J.J Dielman
News
Dielman signed a contract with the Broncos on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Dielman has been on the Bengals' practice squad since being waived by the Rams after the season opener. The rookie fifth-round pick should serve as a depth option on the interior of the Broncos offensive line.

Bo Bower
No Updates
Max Garcia
No Updates
Billy Turner
News
Turner (hand) was re-signed by the Broncos on Saturday, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

Turner has been a depth lineman for Denver, but he was filling in as a starter at right tackle when he had his 2017 season cut short due to a hand injury. With the Broncos' offensive line in flux early in the free-agent portion of the offseason, Turner is expected to compete for a starting job at either guard or tackle.

Isaac Yiadom
No Updates
Su'a Cravens
News
Denver could deploy Cravens in a similar manner as it did with T.J. Ward, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

For all the accolades the Broncos' "No Fly Zone" has earned in recent seasons, opposing teams have routinely exploited Denver's man-coverage-heavy tendencies by forcing the team's linebackers to play in space versus tight ends and running backs. Cravens, who has the size of a linebacker with a safety's speed, offers an answer. Though the Broncos play more zone nowadays, expect head coach Vance Joseph -- a Wade Phillips disciple -- to use Cravens in a similar manner as Phillips used Ward during Denver's Super Bowl run. That might include playing a traditional safety role, playing the slot or subbing in as a linebacker for Todd Davis in passing situations. It is not a stretch to think the Broncos could roll out a jumbo dime package with four safeties -- Cravens, Darian Stewart, Justin Simmons and Will Parks -- to combat multi-tight-end and two-back looks.

Marcus Rios
No Updates
Connor McGovern
No Updates
Jerrol Garcia-Williams
News
Garcia-Williams signed his exclusive-rights tender Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.

Garcia-Williams is mostly a special-teams player who notched two tackles as a rookie in 2017. The Hawaii product likely will serve in a similar capacity in 2018.

Allen Barbre
News
Barbre was traded to the Broncos in exchange for a 2019 conditional draft pick Wednesday, Chris McPherson of the Eagles' official site reports.

The Eagles were planning on releasing Barbre anyway while the Broncos didn't have to risk him getting plucked away by another team in free agency, so this transaction appears to be a win-win for both sides.

Todd Davis
News
Davis will sign a three-year contract extension with the Broncos on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Davis was one of the Broncos' biggest unrestricted free agents to hit the open market and his return is great news for Denver. The five-year veteran has played in all but two games for the team over the past three seasons while serving as a starter at inside linebacker for the past two. He isn't an elite IDP prospect considering he's averaged only 89.5 tackles per game in that role, but he nonetheless remains on the fantasy radar ahead of the 2018 campaign.

Paxton Lynch
News
Lynch will enter training camp vying for the backup spot, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Lynch has struggled to get off on the right footing in Denver but that doesn't mean the team is throwing in the towel just yet. After passing on a signal caller in the draft, Denver has made it clear that Lynch will reportedly battle Chad Kelly for the No. 2 quarterback spot behind Case Keenum. The 2016 first-rounder appeared in just two games last season.

Jeremiah Poutasi
News
Poutasi was waived by the Jaguars on Monday, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.

The third-year pro took some reps with the first team throughout the preseason but ultimately failed to make the 53-man roster.

Garett Bolles
News
Bolles (lower leg) is active Sunday for the Broncos' Week 3 game against the Bills, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Bolles was initially expected to miss multiple weeks after he was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and deep bone bruise in his lower leg following the Week 2 win over the Cowboys, but the offensive tackle progressed far quicker than even most optimists could have anticipated. The rookie was able to take the field for limited practices Thursday and Friday, which was enough to convince the Broncos' coaching staff that he would be ready to go for Sunday.

Shane Ray
News
Ray (wrist) will undergo wrist surgery and is expected to be sidelined for "a couple of months," Ryan O'Halloran of the Denver Post reports.

Ray underwent three such procedures in 2017 after initially injuring his wrist in training camp last summer. After seeking a second opinion on his sore left wrist Wednesday, the fourth-year linebacker will now undergo a fourth. His expected absence will allow rookie Bradley Chubb to open training camp as the starting outside linebacker opposite Von Miller.

Injury
Wrist - Questionable for the start of training camp
Clinton McDonald
News
The Broncos are likely to utilize McDonald as a pass-rush specialist, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

Despite his plugger frame, McDonald has racked up at least five sacks in three of the past five seasons. Unlike in Tampa Bay, where he was a liability against the run, the Broncos are likely to deploy McDonald mostly in passing situations while some combination of Domata Peko, Kyle Peko, and Zach Kerr man the middle on base downs. The result might mean fewer snaps for McDonald, but better quality production. It could also mean that, after losing much of its interior rush following Super Bowl 50, the Broncos can count on McDonald, DeMarcus Walker, Shelby Harris, and Derek Wolfe to provide improved pressure up the middle.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Paul Boyette Jr.
No Updates
Troy Fumagalli
Injury
Sports Hernia - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Jamaal Charles
News
Charles is visiting the Saints on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

With starting tailback Mark Ingram suspended for the first four games of the regular season, the Saints are looking at potential veteran options to work alongside breakout star Alvin Kamara. Charles is certainly on the downslope of what has been a successful NFL career, but he still could potentially offer up some productivity in a limited capacity. He appeared in 14 games with the Broncos last season and rushed for 296 yards on 69 carries.

Zach Kerr
News
Kerr (ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

Kerr sprained his ankle in Week 16 against the Redskins and didn't practice this week. He'll finish the 2017 season with 19 tackles, a half-sack and one PBU to his name. Both Demarcus Walker and Shelby Harris should take on expanded roles in Kerr's absence Sunday.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Justin Simmons
News
The Broncos placed Simmons (ankle) on injured reserve Wednesday, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports.

Simmons suffered a left high-ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Jets, and although the injury was initially believed to be minor, it will cost him the final three games of the season. The 24-year-old finishes his second NFL campaign with 68 tackles (49 solo), a sack and two interceptions in 13 games. Will Parks will likely serve as Simmons' primary replacement at strong safety the rest of the way.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Brandon Marshall
News
Marshall's $5 million salary for 2018 is now fully guaranteed, Mike Klis of NBC 9News Denver reports.

The deadline for the Broncos to guarantee Marshall's contract was Sunday, and with the team making no huge moves in free agency to address the defensive side of the ball, it was pretty clear that Marshall was coming back.

John Diarse
No Updates
Jordan Taylor
News
Coach Vance Joseph indicated Tuesday that Taylor (hip) will "probably be back mid-camp," Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Taylor was already slated to miss OTAs, but it appears his issue will pass through minicamp in June and extend slightly into training camp. The third-year wideout saw 258 offensive snaps last season, but the additions of Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton during the 2018 NFL draft may diminish his outlook entering the 2018 campaign.

Injury
Hip - Labrum - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ronald Leary
News
Leary was kept out of offseason practices with knee soreness, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Head coach Vance Joseph expects Leary to be ready for training camp, but that doesn't mean he'll be full-go right out of the gates. Leary has 58 career starts under his belt, and that experience will be valued on the Broncos' offensive front this season. For now, however, Max Garcia will work in the left guard position.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jamal Carter
News
Carter will not carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Colts despite his shoulder injury.

Carter was a full participant at Wednesday's practice to avoid the questionable tag after starting the week not participating due to a shoulder sprain. The 23-year-old should serve as the primary reserve safety for the Broncos with Justin Simmons (ankle) placed on injured reserve.

Billy Winn
News
Winn (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN reports.

Winn went down with a torn ACL in Thursday's preseason matchup against the Bears. The Broncos picked up undrafted rookie defensive tackle Nelson Adams in a corresponding move.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Matt Paradis
News
Paradis signed his second-round contract tender on Friday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

The Broncos gave Paradis the tender back in March, and while the center could have negotiated with other teams before signing it, he will now return to Denver for another season. With its signing now official, the center will earn $2.94 million in 2018.

Stansly Maponga
News
The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr.

Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.

Chris Harris
News
Harris has a chance to increase his salary by $3 million if he hits certain thresholds during the 2018 season, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

If Harris earns every incentive, he'll receive $10.4 million, which would place him 12th among NFL cornerbacks. That ranking is a bit above his grade from Pro Football Focus in 2017 -- 83.5, which made him the 29th-ranked cornerback -- but his passer rating when thrown at was just 76.6. In the post Aqib Talib-era in Denver, Harris should surpass his tackle total (40) from a year ago due to his previous standard (he ranged from 55 to 65 tackles in his first six seasons) and ability to stay on the field (only one missed game in his career).

DaeSean Hamilton
No Updates
Jeff Heuerman
News
Heuerman should be the favorite for the Broncos' No.1 job, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

Klis' logic is essentially that, because Jake Butt -- the apparent future at the position for Denver -- missed all of his 2017 rookie season to a torn ACL, Heuerman should be considered 2018's de facto starter. The point is fair, but ignores the fact that teams start inexperienced players all the time and that Heuerman, who also tore his ACL ahead of his 2015 rookie season, hasn't done much in Mile High. Since being drafted in the third round in 2015, Heuerman has just 18 catches and, though he has proved to be dangerous up the seam, has never established himself as starter material. After a position shakeup at the end of last season, it was undrafted Austin Traylor who garnered more snaps than Heuerman, 179 to 139, during the final five games of the year. If Heuerman ends up as the team's starter it will be because he finally turned it on this offseason, not because he has provided any previous production to warrant the job.

Brian Parker
News
The Broncos signed Parker to a reserve/future contract Monday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

A third-year tight end out of Albany, Parker hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2015, when he made nine appearances with the Chiefs. He'll get the opportunity to take part in the Broncos' offseason program and make his case for a roster spot in training camp next summer.

Dymonte Thomas
No Updates
DeMarcus Walker
News
Walker continues to build himself up and is now 272 pounds, Walker said on Twitter.

Walker weighed in at 280 pounds at the NFL Combine last year, but had to slim down to move to outside linebacker when the Broncos grew thin at the position. With Shane Ray healthy and Bradley Chubb now in the rotation, Walker should move back inside, where he tied for the NCAA lead with 16 sacks in 2016. Walker was a fish out of water outside last season, totaling just seven tackles and a sack in reserve duty.

Brandon McManus
News
McManus was 24 for 32 on field-goal attempts and 27 for 27 on extra-point attempts in 2017. His season long was from 57 yards.

McManus was like one of people whose luck turns bad after winning the lottery. He signed a big contract extension opening day and promptly shanked five of his first 13 field-goal attempts. He settled down a bit down the stretch, but he was notably less reliable from short range, missing on three of 20 attempts from 39 yards and in in 2017 after hitting all 39 such attempts in 2015 and 2016. Denver fired special teams coordinator Brock Olivo at season's end and brought in veteran Tom McMahon. It'll be interesting to see if the switch gets McManus back to being the kicker Denver thought it was paying top-dollar for at the beginning of the year.

Casey Kreiter
News
Kreiter (calf) has been a full participant throughout training camp, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official website reports.

Kreiter landed on the team's injured reserve in the latter portion of last season due to a calf injury. He appears to have undergone a full recovery, as he has been participating in training camp activities. He projects to be the team's long snapper heading toward the regular season.

Cyrus Kouandjio
News
The Broncos signed Kouandjio to a contract Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

A second-round pick of the Bills in 2014, Kouandjio failed to meet expectations during his first three seasons in the league, starting just seven of 27 career games before Buffalo cut him in May. The Alabama product was unable to parlay a training-camp stint with the Lions into a roster spot, but he'll get a look from a Broncos squad starved for depth at right tackle with Menelik Watson (foot) moving to season-ending injured reserve and Donald Stephenson (calf) uncertain to play Sunday against the Patriots.

Jeff Holland
No Updates
Shaquil Barrett
News
Barrett officially signed his restricted free-agent tender Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Barrett is now under contract for one more season at a $2.9 million price tag. Though he remains behind Von Miller and Shane Ray on the depth chart, Barrett is a valuable piece of the Broncos' pass rush who collected 123 tackles with 11 sacks over the past three seasons -- while never missing a single game. However, Barrett won't be worthy of IDP consideration until he earns a starter's share of snaps.

Jared Crick
News
The Broncos officially placed Crick (back) on injured reserve Friday, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official website reports.

Although Crick has dealt with a back injury since mid-August, the team remained optimistic he would be ready for the start of the season. He was unable to go Week 1, and it now appears the injury was more serious than originally thought. The 28-year-old is expected to undergo surgery to repair the issue. Adam Gotsis will now step up at defensive end with Crick out, while the team picked up Ahtyba Rubin to help provide depth.

Injury
Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jordan Leslie
News
The Broncos signed Leslie to a reserve/future contract Monday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Leslie opened the 2017 campaign on the Browns' practice squad before receiving a promotion to the 53-man roster and appearing in two games. He caught his lone target for 26 yards during his stint with Cleveland before landing on injured reserve and being released as part of an injury settlement. Leslie will have an opportunity to compete for a roster spot in training camp with the Broncos this summer.

Caushaud Lyons
News
Lyons signed a contract with the Broncos on Friday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.

Lyons has bounced around the NFL the past few years but hasn't yet succeeded in making final roster. He'll look to earn a role as a depth lineman and special teams player while in Denver in 2018.

Tim Patrick
News
The Broncos signed Patrick to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Patrick didn't see any NFL action during his rookie season after going undrafted out of Utah in April. He spent much of the campaign as a member of the Broncos' practice squad, with Patrick's performance apparently impressing the team's brass enough to keep him a part of their offseason program heading into the 2018 campaign.

Trey Marshall
No Updates
Joe Jones
No Updates
River Cracraft
News
The Broncos signed Cracraft to a reserve/future contract Monday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Cracraft finished the 2017 campaign as a member of the Broncos' practice squad. The undrafted rookie out of Washington State has yet to make his NFL debut.

Case Keenum
News
Keenum has received all of the repetitions with the first-team offense during organized team activities, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Unlike last offseason, the Broncos are committing to an established starter -- Keenum -- which makes offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave a happy coach. "Case is working hard," Musgrave said. "It's a new system for him, it's a new system for everybody. Case is getting - exclusively - all the reps with the ones. We're not splitting them like you would if you didn't have an established starter, so he's getting more concentrated work, and it's paying dividends." The approach last year, when Trevor Sieman, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch all had turns with the ones resulted in the Broncos ranking 20th in passing offense en route to a 5-11 record. The trio combined to throw 19 touchdown passes, 25th in the NFL. With Keenum locked in as the starter, the team's receivers can focus on building chemistry with just one quarterback during OTAs.

Austin Traylor
News
Traylor finished 2017 with eight catches and 100 yards on 13 targets.

Traylor saw a mid-season promotion to the active roster and the Wisconsin product promptly saw the field for more offensive snaps than longtime starter Virgil Green. He faded down the stretch, but Traylor provides Denver with a flex tight end to develop alongside more traditional Y-tight end Jake Butt and, to a lesser extent, Jeff Heuerman. Traylor could be a No. 2 option at the position next season depending on how the offseason shakes out.

Von Miller
News
Miller's former mentor, DeMarcus Ware, has been hired by the Broncos as a part-time pass-rushing consultant, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Two of Miller's three highest sack seasons were during the three-year stretch in which he and Ware were bookends. The other was Denver's championship run. Ware's talent as a player obviously contributed to that, but Miller has also often referred to Ware as a mentor. Ware joining the coaching staff could help both light a spark under Miller and improve his supporting cast after the star rusher tallied just 10 sacks in 2017, his career low when playing a full season.

Tramaine Brock
News
Brock signed a one-year contract with the Broncos on Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

The Broncos were in clear need of help at cornerback after the team shipped 2016 All-Pro corner Aqib Talib to Los Angeles. Brock isn't nearly the same caliber of player, but he'll help fill the void Talib leaves behind, particularly at the nickel position.

Jared Veldheer
News
Veldheer (ankle) will be ready for training camp according to head coach Vance Joseph, Ryan O'Halloran of the Denver Post reports.

Veldheer has missed time with an ankle injury since joining the Broncos in March. Once he returns to the field, Veldheer is expected to compete for the starting role at right guard.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
David Williams
No Updates
Marcus Rush
News
Rush signed a contract with Kansas City on Tuesday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.

Rush spent much of 2016 on the 49ers' practice squad and ended the year with the Jaguars. Now with the Chiefs, Rush will look to make the roster as a depth linebacker and special teams player.

Marquette King
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The Broncos and King reached agreement on a three-year contract Thursday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

King led the NFL in gross yards per punt in 2013, his first season with Oakland. While he hasn't matched those heights (48.9 per) in the meantime, his marks have ranged from 44.5 to 47.4 in a given campaign. There have been various reasons mentioned for his release from the Raiders, but performance seemingly wasn't one of them. Expect King to find comfort in the thin air representative of the Mile High City.

C.J. Smith
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Smith inked a deal with the Broncos on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The 24-year-old cornerback will work with his third team in as many years. He's only suited up for 13 games over the previous two campaigns, totaling 10 defensive snaps and two tackles. Entering into a deep secondary in Denver, Smith will fight for a reserve role.

Emmanuel Sanders
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Approximately 80 percent of Sanders' $8.25 million salary for the 2018 season is already guaranteed, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

There was some thought after the past season that Sanders may have taken his last snaps in Denver with the Broncos eager to clear up cap space, but the team found room to keep the wideout around after shedding Aqib Talib's contract in a trade with the Rams. Now that he's expected to be back in the fold for 2018, Sanders will look to prove to the Broncos that he's still an ideal complement to No. 1 receiver Demaryius Thomas after an ankle injury cost Sanders four games and limited him in many others during the 2017 campaign. In addition to better health, Sanders could see his production bounce back to some extent thanks to the offseason pickup of Case Keenum, who should amount to an upgrade over the three quarterbacks (Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler) that started games for Denver a season ago.

Menelik Watson
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Watson will be placed on injured reserve Wednesday due to a foot injury, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

Watson had been slowed by a calf issue in recent weeks, but was able to suit up for Sunday's loss to the Eagles, only to sustain a foot injury during the contest. After signing Watson to a three-year deal in March, the Broncos had hoped that he would provide an upgrade at right tackle over Donald Stephenson (calf), but Watson's poor health seemed to affect his play, as the veteran had surrendered 7.5 sacks. The Broncos will sign offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio to bolster their depth at the position.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Zaire Anderson
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Anderson signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Broncos on Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

Anderson has appeared in every game for the Broncos over the past two seasons and racked up 37 tackles with one forced fumble along the way. However, he's again set to return in a backup role with both Brandon Marshall and Todd Davis healthy and under contract for the 2018 season.

Deiontrez Mount
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Mount (achilles) reverted to injured reserve Tuesday after clearing waivers according to the NFL's official transaction log.

Mount tore his achilles during OTAs, effectively ending his 2018 season before it began. Barring he reaches an injury settlement with the club he'll remain on IR for the remainder of the season.

Injury
Achilles - Injured Reserve
Elijah Wilkinson
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Kenny Bell
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The Broncos signed Bell to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Bell is a 2015 fifth-rounder who showcased impressive athleticism at the 2015 combine -- starting with a 41.5-inch vertical jump and 4.42-second 40-yard dash. However, he'll likely need to make it on special teams in order to stick with Denver into the 2018 regular season.

Andy Janovich
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Janovich (ankle) told the Broncos' official site that he's healthy and ready for the 2017 season.

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

DeShawn Williams
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Williams has been waived by the Bengals.

With Williams gone, the Bengals lose some depth at defensive tackle behind Geno Atkins.

Adam Gotsis
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Gotsis was arrested last week in Atlanta due to an alleged rape, Robert Garrison and Troy E. Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

The incident in question occurred while Gotsis was a student at Georgia Tech in March of 2013. After turning himself in and posting bond Wednesday, potential charges and a court date are pending. As is tradition with such allegations, the NFL will allow the justice system to work itself out before levying any sort of punishment under the personal-conduct policy.

Courtland Sutton
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Austin Schlottmann
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Carlos Henderson
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Henderson is dealing with a hamstring injury, and Broncos head coach Vance Joseph wouldn't guarantee Wednesday that the second-year wideout will earn a spot on the final roster, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. "He's got to get back on the field if he wants to make this team," Joseph said of Henderson.

Henderson was stuck with the second unit during OTAs even though Demaryius Thomas (foot) and Emmanuel Sanders weren't participating. Rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton worked ahead of Henderson, suggesting the 2017 third-round pick is buried on the depth chart. Joseph's quote furthers the notion that Henderson hasn't made progress in his quest for finding a role within the Denver offense after missing his entire rookie season with a thumb ligament injury.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Chad Kelly
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Kelly (wrist) will reportedly battle Paxton Lynch for the backup quarterback spot in Denver, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Although he's still nursing a wrist injury, the expectation is that Kelly will be 100 percent by the time training camp rolls around. With the Broncos opting not to draft a quarterback, Kelly will have the chance to earn the No. 2 spot behind Case Keenum.

Injury
Wrist - Questionable for the start of training camp
Devontae Booker
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Rookie third-round pick Royce Freeman will compete with Booker for the lead back role, according to the team's official site.

The Broncos jettisoned C.J. Anderson this offseason, leaving Booker as the elder statesman in the running back room. Booker should still be the favorite for the lead job given his experience, but with just 3.6 yards per carry in two years, the Broncos sought reinforcements. Freeman will be the headliner, but the Broncos also added Arkansas' David Williams in the seventh round and local product Phillip Lindsay in undrafted free agency. That's 41 touchdowns worth of 2017 production that will be pushing Booker this offseason. It will be sink or swim for the 2016 fourth-round pick.

Royce Freeman
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Derek Wolfe
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Wolfe (neck) has recovered from offseason neck surgery and is ready to return to action, Troy Renck of TheDenverChannel.com reports. "I feel great, dude," Wolfe said. "I am lifting weights, heavy. I am doing 500-pound dead lifts, doing big squats. I had 225 pounds on my back doing straight leg squats the other day. I am good. I am using 150 pound dumbbells for bench press, I am good. Whatever they want [in offseason workouts]. They want me to put a helmet on? I will go. I am ready."

Wolfe has reportedly been dealing with nerve pain over the past two seasons, prompting the defensive lineman to undergo surgery on the right part of his neck back in February. Two months later, the 28-year-old appears to be fully recovered in time for organized team activities later this month. He'll now focus on returning to form on the field after a rather disappointing 2017 campaign in which he recorded 31 tackles and two sacks in 11 contests.

Will Parks
Injury
Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
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Bradley Roby
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Roby is expected to assume a starting role during the 2018 season following Aqib Talib's trade to the Rams earlier this month, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

When the Broncos drafted Roby in the first round in 2014, it was widely assumed he would be the heir apparent to slot corner Chris Harris. As it turned out, Denver was able to keep Roby, Harris, and Aqib Talib together for four seasons, but with cap space at a premium, the Broncos elect to part ways with Talib and open up a bigger role for the youngster. During his four seasons, Roby has flashed some big-play ability, including two pick-sixes in 2016 and a key forced fumble during the divisional round of the team's Super Bowl run in 2015, but has also been burned more than a few times. He should get more opportunities in a contract year after playing less than 700 snaps each of the past three years.

Jake Butt
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Butt says he hasn't had any issues with his surgically repaired right knee since last season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Butt tore the ACL in his right knee twice while he was at the University of Michigan, with the second incident occurring in the Orange Bowl at the end of his senior season. Previously viewed as a likely second- or third-round pick, Butt fell to the fifth round (No. 145 overall) of last year's draft, ultimately landing with a team that had a clear need at his position. He began practicing in mid-October and initially was targeting a late-season debut, but the Broncos placed him on injured reserve in early November when he experienced renewed soreness in his knee. Broncos head coach Vance Joseph expects Butt to be a full participant in the offseason program, where the tight end will have his first chance to make a good impression as he looks to eventually beat out Jeff Heuerman and Austin Traylor for the starting gig. Of course, it won't come as any surprise if the Broncos select a tight end in the early or middle rounds of the upcoming draft, potentially complicating the situation.

Brendan Langley
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Langley has dug into the playbook more and has looked solid in OTAs, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

It was somewhat of a surprise when the Broncos took Langley at the end of the third round out of Lamar in last year's draft. Head coach Vance Joseph, a defensive backs coach by trade, was drawn to his size and speed and ball skills from his time as a wide receiver at Georgia. He didn't get many looks as a rookie and, even with improvements, is unlikely to see the field much beyond special teams in 2018. Veteran Tramaine Brock figures to be the team's third corner behind Chris Harris and Bradley Roby and the defense has often featured a third safety -- likely Will Parks -- in dime situations. Short of beating out Brock, Langley will probably continue to develop behind the scenes with this year's third-round pick, Isaac Yiadom.

Andreas Knappe
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Isaiah McKenzie
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McKenzie played in the slot with the first team during OTAs, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

The reps came with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both resting, but the work is still somewhat surprising given McKenzie's error-filled rookie season. The former Georgia Bulldog ended up with more fumbles (six) than offensive touches (five). He might still be lower on the depth chart than rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, but the fact that he appears to be ahead of fellow 2017 draft pick Carlos Henderson provides a solid early indication of his likelihood of making the team.

Sam Jones
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