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Robert Ayers

Robert Ayers - #91 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 274 lbs.
Birthday 09/06/1985
Birthplace Clio, SC
College Tennessee
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 18th pick by Broncos

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Broncos CB Cox exceeding expectations

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Broncos rookie CB Perrish Cox has had chances to play at both corner spots and has proven he is capable of contributing with the first team.

Moreno, Harris both ruled out for Sunday

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno and OT Ryan Harris have both been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.

McKinley's ex-teammate suspects foul play

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
Giants CB D.J. Johnson, a former teammate of Kenny McKinley, is not convinced the former Broncos wide receiver committed suicide.

NFLPA establishes trust fund for McKinley's son

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The Broncos announced Wednesday that a trust fund benefiting the late Kenny McKinley's 1-year-old son, Keon, has been established through the NFL Players Association.

Broncos saw no signs that McKinley was suicidal

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels held a tearful press conference Tuesday following the shocking suicide of WR Kenny McKinley.

Broncos WR McKinley dead from apparent suicide

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 3:12 a.m. ET
Broncos WR Kenny McKinley, 23, was found dead in his home Monday afternoon, apparently the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police in Colorado.

CBs Bailey and Goodman injured for Broncos

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Broncos' starting CBs Champ Bailey and Andre Goodman were both banged up in the team's Week Two game vs. Seattle.

Orton's throws for over 300 yards as Broncos beat Seahawks

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Kyle Orton threw for 307 yards and two TD passes and top draft pick Demaryius Thomas caught eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Denver Broncos' 31-14 rout of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Maroney no one-year rental for Broncos

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Some expect Broncos RB Laurence Maroney to surpass Correll Buckhalter and become Knowshon Moreno's primary backup in short order, but head coach Josh McDaniels considers Maroney to be his third back for now.

Broncos waive RB Brown with Maroney on board

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Broncos waived RB Andre Brown to make room for new RB Laurence Maroney.

Patriots trade RB Maroney to Broncos

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
The Patriots traded RB Laurence Maroney to the Broncos on Tuesday. Maroney was inactive for the Patriots' season opener against the Bengals.

Garrard's three TD passes pace Jaguars in 24-17 win over Broncos

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
David Garrard threw three touchdown passes, two to TE Marcedes Lewis, and Jacksonville beat Denver 24-17 on Sunday in a season opener the Jaguars called one of the most important in franchise history.

Report: Tebow will be No. 2 QB Sunday

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
Team sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter Sunday that Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow will be the No. 2 QB when the Broncos open their season against the Jaguars.

Broncos add RB Brown, OL Clark

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
The Broncos on Sunday announced several transactions, including the club being assigned ex-Giants RB Andre Brown and ex-Vikings OL Chris Clark off waivers.

Lions acquire CB Smith from Broncos

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Lions have acquired disappointing CB DeAngelo Smith from the Broncos in exchange for TE Dan Gronkowski and an undisclosed draft pick.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 02, 2012
The Denver Broncos are without slot receiver Brandon Stokley and defensive end Robert Ayers for their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.||||||| Ayers missed practice all week following the unexpected death of his father.
Posted June 07, 2010
Aside from one shining moment, Ayers had a forgettable rookie campaign for the Denver Broncos.||||||| A first-round pick out of Tennessee and the 18th overall selection by the Broncos a year ago, Ayers recovered a fumble and returned it a team rookie record 54 yards for a touchdown Nov. 9 against Pittsburgh. But he heads into his second season still looking for his first career sack. "Last year is last year and I've moved on from that," Ayers said Monday.
Posted Aug. 03, 2009
The Denver Broncos signed Ayers to a five-year deal Monday, leaving Knowshon Moreno, the team's top pick, as the only unsigned player from their 10-member draft class.||||||| Ayers was on the field before the evening practice session running sprints. He then headed into the locker room as his teammates made their way out. The Broncos used their 18th selection to take Ayers, a defensive end out of Tennessee. With the Broncos implementing a 3-4 scheme, Ayers will play a hybrid role as he alternates between the line and linebacker.
Posted July 31, 2009
Ayers and Knowshon Moreno missed the official start of Denver Broncos' training camp in Englewood, Colo., on Friday. They're the first rookie holdouts in Denver since running back Tatem Bell showed up late in 2004.||||||| Ayers, a pass-rusher from Tennessee, was the 18th selection and Moreno, a running back from Georgia, was the 12th overall pick in the draft. Both remain unsigned.

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