Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: Vance Joseph
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th92.8 (27th)230.3 (21st)
Defense4th130.3 (28th)185.8 (1st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
61Adams, Nelson DE6-32892/16/1994RMississippi State
22Anderson, C.J. RB5-82242/10/19915California
50Anderson, Zaire ILB5-112208/18/19922Nebraska
73Barbre, Allen T6-43106/22/198410Missouri Southern State
2Barnett, Dante DB6-11936/14/1993RKansas State
48Barrett, Shaquil OLB6-225011/17/19924Colorado State
72Bolles, Garett T6-52975/27/1992RUtah
23Booker, Devontae RB5-112195/27/19922Utah
15Brown, Marlon WR6-52144/22/19915Georgia
80Butt, Jake TE6-62507/11/1995RMichigan
20Carter, Jamal DB6-12154/12/1994RMiami (Fla.)
28Charles, Jamaal RB5-1119912/27/198610Texas
93Crick, Jared DE6-42858/21/19896Nebraska
51Davis, Todd ILB6-12305/17/19924Sacramento State
55Day, Dillon C6-429910/17/19911Mississippi State
83Derby, A.J. TE6-52559/20/19913Arkansas
9Dixon, Riley P6-42218/24/19932Syracuse
59Dora, Vontarrius LB6-42569/7/19922Louisiana Tech
37Doss, Lorenzo CB5-111874/20/19943Tulane
91Edebali, Kasim LB6-22538/17/19894Boston College
66Ekanem, Ken LB6-32604/8/1994RVirginia Tech
16Fowler, Bennie WR6-12126/10/19913Michigan State
76Garcia, Max G6-430911/9/19913Florida
41Garcia-Williams, Jerrol LB6-223512/24/1993RHawaii
49Gause, Quentin LB6-024310/30/19922Rutgers
99Gotsis, Adam DT6-42879/23/19922Georgia Tech
85Green, Virgil TE6-52558/3/19887Nevada
96Harris, Shelby DE6-22908/11/19913Illinois State
25Harris, Chris CB5-101996/18/19896Kansas
33Henderson, De'Angelo RB5-720811/24/1992RCoastal Carolina
11Henderson, Carlos WR5-1119812/19/1994RLouisiana Tech
82Heuerman, Jeff TE6-525511/24/19923Ohio State
69Hollins, Deon LB6-021611/5/1994RUCLA
78Hunt, Cameron G6-426512/17/1994ROregon
32Janovich, Andy FB6-12385/23/19932Nebraska
98Jarrett, Tyrique DT6-33352/16/1994RPittsburgh
6Kelly, Chad QB6-22243/26/1994ROle Miss
92Kerr, Zach NT6-23348/29/19904Delaware
42Kreiter, Casey LS6-12508/13/19902Iowa
70Lang, Cedrick T6-72695/12/19921Texas-El Paso
27Langley, Brendan CB6-019910/16/1994RLamar
14Latimer, Cody WR6-221510/10/19924Indiana
65Leary, Ronald G6-33204/29/19895Memphis
39Lewis-Harris, Chris DB5-101852/11/19895Tennessee-Chattanooga
12Lynch, Paxton QB6-72442/12/19942Memphis
54Marshall, Brandon ILB6-12509/10/19896Nevada
47Mason, Danny LB6-323510/14/19902Texas A&M-Commerce
60McGovern, Connor G6-43064/27/19932Missouri
84McKenzie, Isaiah WR5-81734/9/1995RGeorgia
8McManus, Brandon K6-32017/25/19914Temple
58Miller, Von OLB6-32503/26/19897Texas A&M
64Murray, Justin T6-53044/19/19931Cincinnati
3Nash, Anthony WR6-52009/20/1993RDuke
52Nelson, Corey ILB6-12264/22/19924Oklahoma
46Nelson, Dontrell DB6-11806/25/1995RMemphis
61Paradis, Matt C6-330010/12/19893Boise State
34Parks, Will DB6-11947/29/19942Arizona
90Peko, Kyle NT6-13057/23/19932Oregon State
94Peko, Domata DT6-332511/27/198412Michigan State
30Pierce, Bernard RB6-02225/10/19915Temple
56Ray, Shane OLB6-32455/18/19933Missouri
19Raymond, Kalif WR5-91608/8/19942Holy Cross
4Ridley, Stevan RB5-112201/27/19896LSU
38Rios, Marcus CB5-1118510/25/1994RUCLA
29Roby, Bradley CB5-111945/1/19924Ohio State
74Sambrailo, Ty T6-53153/10/19923Colorado State
10Sanders, Emmanuel WR5-111803/17/19878Southern Methodist
81Scheu, Steven TE6-52557/7/19921Vanderbilt
79Schofield, Michael G6-630111/15/19904Michigan
17Sharp, Hunter WR5-111984/25/19941Utah State
13Siemian, Trevor QB6-322012/26/19913Northwestern
31Simmons, Justin SS6-220211/19/19932Boston College
1Sloter, Kyle QB6-42182/7/1994RNorthern Colorado
45Snyder, Kevin LB6-22457/25/19922Rutgers
67Soto, Shakir DE6-32902/12/1994RPittsburgh
71Stephenson, Donald T6-63129/30/19886Oklahoma
26Stewart, Darian FS5-112148/4/19888South Carolina
36Stewart, Orion DB6-22051/10/1994RBaylor
21Talib, Aqib CB6-12052/13/198610Kansas
87Taylor, Jordan WR6-52102/18/19922Rice
88Thomas, Demaryius WR6-322912/25/19878Georgia Tech
35Thomas, Dymonte DB6-219911/30/1993RMichigan
40Thompson, Juwan RB5-112255/13/19924Duke
86Traylor, Austin TE6-32559/3/19931Wisconsin
77Turner, Billy G6-531010/17/19914North Dakota State
57Walker, DeMarcus DE6-42809/30/1994RFlorida State
43Ward, T.J. SS5-1020012/12/19868Oregon
75Watson, Menelik T6-531512/22/19885Florida State
68Wilkinson, Elijah T6-43292/10/1995RMassachusetts
95Wolfe, Derek DE6-52852/24/19906Cincinnati
Injured Players
97Winn, Billy (IR) DE6-43004/15/19895Boise State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
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Position Listing
Aqib Talib
News
Talib will not face discipline after being involved in an off-field incident in 2016, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Talib was involved in a shooting incident in June of 2016 during which he clipped himself in the leg. He will be required to undergo a firearm safety course, but will not receive a suspension or fine for the incident. Talib was ranked the league's No. 1 cornerback by Pro Football Focus entering Thanksgiving weekend last season, despite missing three games with a lower-back injury, and is a big reason why the Broncos were the NFL's best pass defense last year with 185.8 yards allowed per game through the air.

Darian Stewart
News
Stewart signed a four-year, $28 million extension with the Broncos on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Stewart has experienced somewhat of a rebirth in his seventh season, recording 44 combined tackles, three interceptions and one fumble recovery so far this season. His three interceptions in 2016 match his career total prior to this year, and he is one of the reasons the Broncos defense has been so dominant this season. He will continue starting at free safety for Denver.

Kyle Peko
News
Peko (foot) was placed on the Broncos' Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Peko broke a bone in his right foot during minicamp in June and could be out until the middle of August. If he's still on the PUP list when training camp ends, Peko will be forced to miss the first six weeks of the regular season.

Injury
Foot - Physically Unable to Perform
Riley Dixon
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 caught his lone target for an 11-yard gain in Thursday's preseason win over Chicago.

With important decisions to be made further down the depth chart, Thomas didn't get much exposure Thursday. Much more tightly tied to his potential value this season was the Broncos' quarterback battle. Trevor Siemian played a little on the conservative side while Paxton Lynch looked scattered, and neither was particularly impressive. Thomas has shown over the past two seasons that he can still put up Pro-Bowl level stats with poor quarterback play. He might need to make it three in a row.

Corey Nelson
News
Nelson (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt with the Bengals.

Nelson serves as a reserve linebacker behind Brandon Marshall so it isn't likely he sees the field too much on Sunday, but his active status is a reassuring sign for the team.

Domata Peko
News
Peko signed a two-year contract with the Broncos on Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News.com reports.

The defensive tackle heads to Denver after spending the first 10 years of his career with the Bengals. Peko has been an ironman on the field as he has not missed a contest since 2009. He'll join his cousin, Kyle Peko, on the defensive line in Denver and the two will likely compete for reps as the starting nose tackle.

Danny Mason
News
Mason signed with the Broncos on Saturday, Jon Heath of USA Today reports.

Mason's deal comes just days after it was reported Shane Ray would miss roughly 6-8 weeks with a wrist injury. Although Mason is expected to pick up some of the slack in the meantime, there's no guarantee the former indoor football standout will make the final roster. Mason has dealt with a fair share of ailments during his football career and found himself on the outside looking in after injuring his knee with the Bears in 2016. If he stays healthy, the 26-year-old will likely have a fair shot to earn a roster spot come September.

De'Angelo Henderson
News
Henderson rushed for 54 yards on seven carries -- including a 41-yard touchdown run -- during Thursday's preseason opener against Chicago.

At first glance, Henderson projects to have an uphill climb to solidifying himself as a potential fantasy asset. However, with Devontae Booker (wrist) on the PUP list, and Jamaal Charles' lengthy history of knee injuries, Henderson has the potential to carve out a change-of-pace role in the offense sooner than later. Thursday's long TD run certainly helped his case, and Henderson has already turned some heads in camp. His fantasy stock is on the rise.

Kyle Sloter
No Updates
Max Garcia
No Updates
Trevor Siemian
News
Siemian completed all five of his pass attempts during the red-zone period of Denver's joint practice with the 49ers, but led to just one score, Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC reports.

Paxton Lynch, on the other hand, reportedly targeted the end zone on all six of this throws, but completed just two. Siemian can be forgiven for being reserved and taking what the defense gives him as the Broncos' quarterback battle draws to a close. Though his final stat line didn't look much better than Lynch's in the preseason opener in Chicago, Siemian looked more comfortable and kept the Broncos on schedule with smooth passing in the short and intermediate areas. It doesn't make sense for Siemian to pull a Lindsey Jacobellis and take risks and showboat down the stretch when he's already built a sizable lead on Lynch.

Ken Ekanem
No Updates
Stevan Ridley
News
Ridley was cutting well during Denver's first joint practice in San Francisco, Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC reports.

Ridley wasn't flashy in the Broncos' preseason matchup against the Bears, but garnered first-team reps and has reportedly impressed in camp. With a number of young options on the team, Ridley is likely competing with Jamaal Charles for one roster spot. Charles is the bigger name of the two, but is reportedly still shaking off rust and won't play until the third preseason game. Ridley has an opportunity to build a lead on his veteran counterpart this week in San Francisco that Charles might have trouble catching up to with limited time remaining.

Billy Turner
News
Turner sustained a "semi-high ankle sprain" on the first day of OTAs, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports.

Turner initially needed a walking boot to move about, but he's now able to walk without assistance. He should be ready to go in time for the start of training camp next month.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Quentin Gause
News
Gause was signed to the Broncos' active roster Saturday, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.

With Brandon Marshall (hamstring) ruled out of Sunday's game against the Titans, backup Corey Nelson will fill in with the first-string defense. Since Nelson is usually a mainstay on special teams, Gause was signed in order to allow Nelson to focus on his defensive responsibilities. An undrafted rookie from Rutgers, Gause himself projects to be exclusively contained to special teams.

Marcus Rios
No Updates
Connor McGovern
No Updates
Jerrol Garcia-Williams
No Updates
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 (shoulder) returned to Broncos' practice Saturday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Davis signed a one-year free-agent tender with the Broncos this offseason. The 25-year-old sat out the team's first preseason game while nursing a shoulder injury. Assuming his health, he is expected to start opposite Brandon Marshall at inside linebacker come Week 1.

Paxton Lynch
News
Lynch completed two of six passes for two scores during the red-zone period of Denver's joint practice with the 49ers, Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC reports.

Trevor Siemian, who reportedly has a leg or two up on Lynch for the starting job, reportedly completed all five of his attempts during the same drill, but led his group to score just once. Lynch, meanwhile, targeted the end zone on each throw. Head coach Vance Joseph and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy have sent some mixed signals in terms of what they are looking for from a quarterback this season. Preferences for ball placement and mastery of the offense probably lean toward Siemian, but Lynch's arm talent and aggressiveness are better for yielding chunk plays. Though many have said that this competition is already over in Siemian's favor, Lynch has a golden opportunity this week: starting against a team that he will have practiced against twice during the week.

Tyrique Jarrett
No Updates
Garett Bolles
No Updates
Shane Ray
News
Ray (wrist) is expected to miss at least one or two games to start the regular season following surgery, Mike Klis of 9News reports.

Ray suffered from a torn ligament in his left wrist back in late July and looks to be sticking to his original timetable of 6-to-8 weeks following surgery. With Shaq Barrett also expected to be out to start the regular season, the Broncos are heading into the regular season shorthanded at outside linebacker.

Injury
Wrist - Out for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
A.J. Derby
News
Derby was held out of practice on Thursday due to a lower-back contusion, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

Fortunately for Derby, head coach Vance Joseph quickly came out and assured the injury is "nothing serious at all." Derby has had a strong showing in Denver since joining the team in the middle of last season. He has a chance to earn the Week 1 starting role, and his current injury shouldn't impact him at all in that regard.

Injury
Lower Back - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Jamaal Charles
News
Charles (knee) won't play in Saturday's preseason game at San Francisco, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Recently, the Broncos have been introducing Charles into the team portion of practice, including nine-on-seven work in which he ripped off a 10-yard run. While not exactly inspiring, he appears to be in line for good health by Week 1, which will be backed up by an appearance during the preseason at some point. Indeed, he's expected to be available for the Broncos' exhibition tilt on Aug. 26 against the Packers.

Injury
Knee - Meniscus - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Zach Kerr
News
Kerr (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Kerr was able to practice in full heading into the weekend, so his availability comes as no surprise in Week 15.

Justin Simmons
News
Simmons (hand) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals.

Simmons was limited in practice all week, and although initial reports were encouraging, the reserve defensive back will not be able to go Sunday, leaving Darian Stewart as the only true free safety on the roster.

Brandon Marshall
News
Marshall (Achilles) started in last week's preseason opener but saw limited snaps.

Marshall dealt with Achilles soreness just prior to training camp but he seems to have since recovered. He played just three snaps in last week's preseason contest. His limited role was likely just a reflection of the preseason and the team's desire to keep him healthy for the regular season.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Jordan Taylor
News
Taylor signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Broncos on Monday, Ben Swanson of the team's official site reports.

Taylor appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos in 2016 after spending the entirety of the 2015 campaign on the team's practice squad, ultimately collecting 16 catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns while serving in a depth role at wide receiver. It's possible he could push for the No. 3 job this summer given Denver's lack of talent behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders on the depth chart.

Shakir Soto
No Updates
Ronald Leary
News
Leary (groin) started in the Broncos' preseason opening win versus the Bears.

Leary had been a limited participant in practice due to a groin injury, but appears to be past that issue. The Broncos would have been unlikely to have him take the field had the injury still been holding him back. The 28-year-old logged 15 snaps in the contest, and barring any set backs, appears on track for Week 1.

Jamal Carter
No Updates
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. As a result, the Broncos only have one healthy nose tackle in Domata Peko at the moment.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Matt Paradis
News
Paradis (hip) will see limited reps during the early stages of training camp, Troy Renck of ABC's Denver7 reports.

Paradis will be eased back into action at the start of training camp, while the Broncos proceed cautiously with their center. Paradis was already medically cleared earlier this month, having recovered from multiple hip surgeries this offseason.

C.J. Anderson
News
In his first game action since tearing his meniscus, Anderson rushed for 21 yards on five carries in Thursday's preseason win over Chicago.

None of Anderson's runs were particularly spectacular, but he was able to keep the team in manageable down and distances while he was in the game. Unless something changes drastically in the next week or two, the Broncos quarterback situation will be uninspiring. Playing behind what could be four new starters on the offensive line, Anderson figures to be the prime factor for Denver's offensive fortunes this season.

Chris Harris
News
Harris intercepted Bears quarterback Mike Glennon and returned it for a 50-yard score for Denver's first points of the game in Thursday's preseason tilt against the Bears.

As it has over the past two seasons, Denver's defense will be relied on to generate some points as a result of the team's shaky quarterback situation. Often overshadowed by Aqib Talib -- an all-time great at returning interceptions for touchdowns -- Harris is finally garnering national attention and demonstrated Thursday that he can also be dynamic with the ball in his hands.

Jeff Heuerman
News
Heuerman has quietly had a strong camp, Troy Renck of Denver7 reports.

Heuerman was drafted as the Broncos' tight end of the future in the third round of the 2015 draft and swiftly tore his ACL in rookie camp. Two years, the acquisition of A.J. Derby and the drafting of Jake Butt later, Heuerman is still an unknown commodity. Heuerman nabbed seven catches at a 13.3-yard-per-catch clip in the final three games of 2016. That's not much, but given Butt's recovery from ACL surgery, and Derby and Virgil Green both possessing somewhat incomplete skill sets, it wouldn't be a complete surprise for Heuerman to finally live up to his billing in 2017.

Deon Hollins
No Updates
Nelson Adams
No Updates
Dymonte Thomas
No Updates
DeMarcus Walker
News
Walker's MRI on Thursday revealed a hip strain that will keep him out for a few days, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Walker's hip injury wasn't thought to be serious and his MRI confirmed that. He'll likely sit out Saturday's preseason game against San Francisco before returning to practice early next week.

Injury
Hip - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Brandon McManus
News
McManus has signed his one-year, $2.8 million contract tender with the Broncos, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

McManus, the most accurate kicker in Broncos history (min. 20 attempts), was previously a restricted free agent who was hesitant to sign his contract offer this offseason in hopes of landing a long-term deal. Considering the Broncos tendered him to a second-round pick, the kicker is clearly a valued member of the team, so it only seems to be a matter of time before he gets his wish.

Casey Kreiter
News
Kreiter (calf) has been a full participant at Broncos' practice during 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.

Chris Lewis-Harris
News
The Bengals will be without top wideout A.J. Green (concussion) and starting tight end Jermaine Gresham (back) for Sunday's playoff game at Indianapolis. They combined for 1,501 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

With those key targets out, quarterback Andy Dalton figures to rely on running backs Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard and wideout Mohamed Sanu.

Also inactive for Cincy are quarterback AJ McCarron, defensive back Chris Lewis-Harris, offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson, defensive lineman Devon Still and wideout James Wright (knee).

Cincy is a 3.5-point underdog as Dalton looks for his first playoff win in four tries.

Orion Stewart
No Updates
Kevin Snyder
News
Snyder signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos.

Snyder spent time with the Patriots last offseason but was released before the beginning of the regular season due to injury. He'll now look to secure a spot in a crowded Broncos' linebacking corp.

Vontarrius Dora
News
Dora's strong practice on Friday led to a start in Saturday's scrimmage, Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC reports.

Veteran pickup Kasim Edebali has gotten most of the attention ever since starter Shane Ray went down with a wrist injury. Dora, however, showed flashes as an undrafted free agent last year, notching two sacks in the 2016 preseason. No matter who starts Week 1 opposite Miller, Dora or Edebali, they'll likely tumble down the depth chart as Ray and Shaq Barrett will be due back early in the season. Still, a strong showing through the preseason and early part of the season could lead to sustained snaps later on.

Donald Stephenson
No Updates
Shaquil Barrett
News
General manager John Elway said he's been "pleasantly surprised" by Barrett's (hip) recovery, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports. "He's going to start working on the first of August with the trainers and start getting him working that way and then we'll see the progress," Elway said. "The prognosis of his return is a lot better than what we first heard of the injury, which he could have been out for the whole year. We're hoping sometime in September."

Although Barrett didn't require surgery to heal the hip injury he suffered during May's OTAs, his injury was still considered to be at least somewhat serious, so it's great news that he's healing as fast as he is. However, Elway's comments still made it sound as if Barrett will miss the first couple weeks of the season.

Injury
Hip - Out for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Dontrell Nelson
No Updates
Jared Crick
News
Crick's back injury is not as serious as originally thought, and he is now only expected to miss a few weeks, Mike Klis of 9News.com reports.

Crick underwent an MRI on his injured back after an early exit from Monday's practice. The team is already without Derek Wolfe (ankle) so an extended absence would have really began thinning out the team's defensive depth. However, it now sounds like Crick should be good to go by Week 1. Adam Gotsis figures to see an increased workload at practice while Crick is sidelined.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Kalif Raymond
News
Raymond (hand) has been turning heads thus far during training camp, Nick Kosmider of The Denver Post reports.

Raymond was sidelined in June during the team's organized workouts due to a hand injury. However, he has been making up for lost time by standing out in practice. The 23-year-old played in just one game during his rookie season, and is battling for a roster spot among a plethora of receiving candidates.

Steven Scheu
No Updates
Ty Sambrailo
No Updates
Cedrick Lang
No Updates
Austin Traylor
No Updates
Von Miller
News
Miller isn't expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

Miller appears set to skip each of the Broncos' first two preseason contests to ensure his health heading into the regular season. It wouldn't be surprising to see him suit up for the team's third preseason contest -- generally the one starters receive the most playing time -- next Saturday against the Packers.

Michael Schofield
No Updates
Dillon Day
No Updates
Emmanuel Sanders
News
Sanders (shoulder) didn't practice Thursday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

Sanders left Wednesday's practice early after falling on his shoulder, and while there still hasn't been any suggestion the injury is serious, it won't be at all surprising if he's held out of Saturday's exhibition in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Trevor Siemian has a clear lead over Paxton Lynch in the Broncos' quarterback battle.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Dante Barnett
No Updates
Menelik Watson
No Updates
Zaire Anderson
News
Anderson (neck) took the field for the Broncos' preseason opener, Omaha.com reports.

Anderson signed a free-agent tender with the Broncos during the offseason. He was last seen being carted off the field during the teams regular-season finale due to a neck injury. He appears to be recovered from the issue, as he recorded three tackles in the team's preseason opener. The 24-year-old projects to provide depth at inside linebacker this season.

Justin Murray
No Updates
Bernard Pierce
News
Pierce (hamstring) has yet to return to Broncos' practice, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' team website reports.

After spending the majority of 2016 on the injured reserve, Pierce signed a reserve/future contract with the team during the offseason. It is unclear when Pierce suffered the hamstring injury, but it has kept him absent from the first three weeks of training camp. At this point, he figures to have a tough time earning a spot on the final roster.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Elijah Wilkinson
No Updates
Lorenzo Doss
News
The Broncos have signed rookie cornerback and fifth-round selection Lorenzo Doss .

The Tulane product was quite the ball-hawk in college. He intercepted 15 passes over the past three seasons.

Bennie Fowler
News
Fowler, per teammate Emmanuel Sanders, is currently Denver's No. 3 receiver, Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC reports

A fractured elbow suffered during the preseason prevented Fowler from taking the next step forward in his career during 2016. That makes it easy to forget how valuable Fowler was toward the tail-end of the Broncos' Super Bowl run -- including a key third-down conversion late in the divisional-round contest against Pittsburgh. At well over 200 pounds, Fowler isn't necessarily your prototypical, shifty slot man, but his size and toughness make him a force up the seam. While rookie speedsters Carlos Henderson and Isaiah McKenzie certainly have the ability to leapfrog Fowler between now and the regular season, Fowler has a big leg up mentally, having played in a similar system as Mike McCoy's under Adam Gase in 2014.

Andy Janovich
News
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.

Hunter Sharp
News
Sharp signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos.

Sharp spent the preseason with the Eagles but reached an injury settlement with the club just before the beginning of the regular season. The wideout will try and secure a spot on the Eagles' depth chart this offseason as he brings plenty of explosiveness and a solid route-running ability.

Cameron Hunt
No Updates
Adam Gotsis
News
Gotsis (knee) has fully recovered from his July knee scope, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

Gotsis' knee procedure was merely a cleanout and hasn't limited him since practice began. He's one of the team's top backups at defensive end, behind starters Derek Wolfe and Jared Crick.

Virgil Green
News
Green will be pushed by 2017 fifth-round pick Jake Butt, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.

When Green signed a three-year extension two seasons ago, the idea was that he'd move on from his blocking role and become the kind of receiver that he was in college to help replace Julius Thomas. Just 34 catches and two touchdowns later, that doesn't seem to be panning out. Green now enters a contract year as the elder statesman surrounded by young, toolsy players including A.J. Derby, Jeff Heuerman and Butt. No one in the bunch has emerged as surefire competition for Green's starting job in 2017, but the numbers are slowly moving away from Green's favor.

Anthony Nash
No Updates
Carlos Henderson
News
Henderson is considered day-to-day after undergoing surgery Sunday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Henderson's injury is obviously less than ideal, but it at least won't keep him out of action for long. Nonetheless, now that he's on the mend, it may be more difficult for the rookie third-rounder to catch passes comfortable. In his preseason debut last week, Henderson hauled in his lone target for seven yards and totaled 47 yards on three kickoff returns.

Injury
Thumb - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Chad Kelly
Injury
Wrist - Out for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
No Updates
Devontae Booker
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Head coach Vance Joseph expects Booker (wrist) back by Week 1 or Week 2 of the regular season, Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC reports.

Booker wound up starting much of the second half of his rookie season for Denver after C.J. Anderson went down for the year - flashing both promise and a few ugly games. Booker's roster spot is likely safe, but it's fair to wonder what sort of role he'll step into. Prior to his wrist fracture, Booker was in line to get first-team reps, per Joseph. Now, he's set to enter a backfield stable with a clear leader in Anderson, a surprisingly dynamic rookie in De'Angelo Henderson, and a pair of veterans in Jamaal Charles and Stevan Ridley who have shown flashes of their old selves. It might be hard for Booker to get any traction early with this level of fresh competition.

Injury
Wrist - Physically Unable to Perform
Juwan Thompson
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Thomas rushed for 19 yards on three carries in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

The three touches were a season-high for Thompson. The former undrafted free agent never got many looks at fullback after rookie Andy Janovich went on injured reserve nor has he gotten many opportunities at running back. Though Sunday should be all about preparing for 2017, it'd be a surprise if Thompson got much usage as Denver will almost surely want to get a long last look at rookie Devontae Booker.

Derek Wolfe
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Early reports are that Wolfe (ankle) suffered an ankle sprain during Saturday's practice, Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC reports.

Wolfe getting carted off could have been a nightmare scenario for a Denver defensive line that has already lost do-it-all Billy Winn to a torn ACL and is still waiting for Kyle Peko to return from a foot fracture suffered in minicamp. As Renck notes, a sprained ankle can be a pesky injury, but Wolfe seems to have dodged a bullet.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Will Parks
No Updates
Bradley Roby
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Roby will have his fifth-year option exercised by the Broncos, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Exercising Roby's option was a commitment to defense for the Broncos, as him and fellow cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris are huge reasons why Denver ranked first in the NFL with 185.8 passing yards allowed per game last season. Expect Roby to have another strong season in 2017-18, given that he can stay healthy.

Cody Latimer
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Latimer has been battling a sore patella tendon for a year now, Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC reports.

Is the glass half empty or full? On one hand, one can look at how Latimer battled through the injury last year as proof that it isn't too serious. On the other, nagging knee injuries tend to raise red flags. Either way, while Latimer is in line to start the season as the Broncos' kick returner and gunner, he's likely no better than their fourth or fifth receiver. If he ends up missing some time, don't expect Denver's pass offense to change much.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Jake Butt
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Butt (knee) will begin training camp on the Broncos' active/Non-Football Injury list, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Butt is still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered during Michigan's bowl game back in January. That unfortunate injury caused Butt to slide all the way to the fifth round of the draft in April, and as expected, will now prevent him from being ready to start his rookie campaign. There's a good possibility Butt opens the season on the Broncos' physically unable to perform list, which would result in him missing at least the team's first six games.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Out for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Kasim Edebali
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Edebali is the next man up for a Broncos front that will miss Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett through training camp, Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com reports.

Edebali was initially signed to help out on special teams and provide depth behind Ray and Von Miller on the edge. Now, with Ray and Barrett both on timetables that might lead to a missed game or two, Edebali is thrust into a starting role. Don't be surprised if he produces -- the Boston College product is just a season removed from a five-sack campaign playing in a reserve role for the Saints.

Brendan Langley
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The Broncos drafted Langley in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 101st overall.

Langley is a former Georgia transfer who ended up earning a Senior Bowl invitation after playing at Lamar. He was one of the better Combine performers at cornerback, posting a 4.43-second 40, 35.5-inch vertical, and 123-inch broad jump at 6-feet, 201 pounds.

T.J. Ward
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Ward (hamstring) won't travel with the team for Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers in San Francisco, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Ward, who remains without a timeline for a return, will stay in Denver in order to continue rehab on his injured hamstring. Backup Will Parks should take his place in the starting lineup Saturday.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Chargers
Isaiah McKenzie
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McKenzie went for a 47-yard touchdown in his lone catch of Thursday's preseason win versus Chicago.

The Broncos' anemic pass offense got its best play of the game when McKenzie sprinted past the coverage on third and long and caught a rainbow from rookie Kyle Sloter. Already the team's starting punt returner, McKenzie has reportedly outperformed his fellow 2017 draft pick Carlos Henderson and could be in line for the team's fourth or fifth receiver job behind Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and Bennie Fowler. This offense does not look like it will be sustaining many drives and so quick-hit threats like McKenzie will be all the more valuable.

Marlon Brown
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Brown (undisclosed) returned to action in the Broncos preseason opening win over the Bears, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Brown recorded one catch for 15 yards in his return. It was his first action since being placed on the injured reserve with an undisclosed injury in December of last season. While the practice squad figures to be his likely destination, he will look to impress as the preseason progresses.

 

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