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Searching for holes in complete Broncos team

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
The Broncos have plenty more going for them than against them, but what do they still have to work on to get to New Orleans?

Ryan, Falcons understand situation they're in

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are aware of the pressures they face this weekend in what should be a strong divisional slate of games.

Dreessen, Tamme add extra element to Broncos' offense

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Broncos TEs Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme combined for 93 catches for 911 yards and seven TDs, giving opponents another dynamic to stop.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos get top seed, Chiefs get top pick

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The 2012 season in the AFC West ended the way it began — the Broncos and Chargers won, and the Chiefs and Raiders lost.

Broncos rout Chiefs to earn top seed in AFC

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning and the Broncos wrapped up home-field advantage through the AFC playoffs with a predictable 38-3 runaway over the Chiefs.

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos taking care of business

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 9:50 a.m. ET
Another typical week in the AFC West — the Broncos dominated, the Raiders and Chiefs fell and the Chargers took advantage of a weak opponent.

Broncos win streak at 10 after 34-12 defeat of Browns

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
Denver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes in a 34-12 victory over the Browns.

Broncos in good shape if CB Porter healthy for playoffs

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
Broncos CB Tracy Porter hasn't played since Week Five, and his replacements have thrived, but Denver could use him in the playoffs.

Week 16 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
First-round byes and playoff spots are up for grabs in Week 16. See how it can happen in the playoff scenarios.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos pass test, Raiders shut out Chiefs

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Broncos won their ninth in a row, the Raiders shut out the Chiefs and the Chargers got blown out at home by Carolina.

Broncos notch ninth consecutive win

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Chris Harris returned an interception 98 yards for a momentum-turning touchdown, and the Broncos beat the skidding Ravens 34-17 Sunday.

Peyton putting together MVP season, again

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Columnist Ron Borges argues that Peyton Manning's incredible season after missing all of 2011 has him in position to win another MVP award.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos stay hot, Chargers still fighting

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
The Broncos beat the Raiders to keep up their winning ways and the Chargers rallied for an upset win in Pittsburgh.

Broncos show off depth at pass catcher in win

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
With two receivers not at 100 percent, Peyton Manning got extra work from a pair of wideouts who don't get many opportunities.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Carter, Tony (CB)

Posted April 15, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m.
Carter has signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender that will pay him $715,000 in 2013.
Carter played in a career-high 15 games last season and tied for the team lead with a dozen pass breakups. He also scored touchdowns on a fumble return and on an interception return.

Unrein, Mitch (NT)

Posted April 11, 2013 @ 3:44 p.m.
Unrein signed a one-year, $630,000 free-agent tender Thursday with the Broncos.
Unrein, a three-year veteran, also played offense in a goal-line situation for Denver last season. He caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Manning to become the first defensive lineman in team history to score on a reception. He has 27 tackles and one fumble recovery over the last two seasons.

Clark, Chris (T)

Posted April 10, 2013 @ 9:38 p.m.
Clark signed his $1.32 million restricted free agent tender on Wednesday.
Although Clark has made just a half-dozen starts for the Broncos over the last three seasons, he figures to get plenty of first-team snaps as Peyton Manning's blindside protector when offseason workouts begin. That's because Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady is recovering from right shoulder surgery and is planning to skip the team's offseason program rather than sign his $9.8 million franchise tag.

Ball, Lance (RB)

Posted April 08, 2013 @ 4:58 p.m.
Ball signed his tender with the Denver Broncos, the team announced Monday. The diminutive but powerful tailback rushed for 158 yards on 42 carries last season as he spelled Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno.
Ball has bounced around the league since coming out of Maryland. Originally a college free agent with St. Louis, he made the Rams' practice squad in 2008 before joining Indianapolis that year and making the Colts' active roster for the regular season finale. He also spent time on Tennessee's practice squad before latching on with the Broncos for the last three seasons.

Carter, Quinton (S)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 6:42 p.m.
Carter is facing felony charges in Nevada alleging that he cheated at a craps game last weekend at a Las Vegas-area casino, authorities said Thursday.
Carter, 24, was arrested late Saturday at the Texas Station casino in North Las Vegas. Security officials reported he was videotaped adding a $5 chip to three bets after the dice already rolled, according to a police report. Carter denied wrongdoing when police arrived.

Bradley, Stewart (LB)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m.
Denver has agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent linebacker Stewart Bradley.
Bradley played last season for Arizona.

Welker, Wes (WR)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 4:51 p.m.
The Denver Broncos have found a new target for Peyton Manning, agreeing to a two-year deal with Welker. Broncos boss John Elway announced the move through his Twitter account on Wednesday. Said Elway: "Excited to have Wes join the Broncos. His production & toughness will be a great asset!"
Welker is the premier slot receiver in the league, catching 118 passes for 1,354 yards and six TDs last season. He developed quite a rapport with Tom Brady during his time with the Patriots and the two became good friends.

Vasquez, Louis (G)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:59 p.m.
Denver agreed to terms with Vasquez on Tuesday.
According to STATS, he has allowed just 11 sacks and had one penalty during his time with the Chargers.

Manning, Peyton (QB)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:40 p.m.
Manning will be the Broncos quarterback through at least 2014. The four-time Most Valuable Player's contract called for a guaranteed salary of $20 million in 2013 and 2014 if he was on the Denver roster Tuesday, which marks the start of the new league year. The final two years of his contract - 2015 and 2016 - are worth $19 million each, but are not guaranteed.
Coming off multiple neck operations, Manning threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns last season and was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He turns 37 on March 24.

Vickerson, Kevin (DT)

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 12:57 p.m.
The Broncos also are trying to re-sign defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson before he hits free agency and they've asked defensive end Elvis Dumervil to take a pay cut.
If not, he'll be traded or released before Saturday when his $12 million salary for 2013 becomes guaranteed.

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