Bronco Links – 2/17/17

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Sep 3, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) before the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

“I think every year the culture changes on a football team. Players change, coaches change. So it can be a lot of different cultures that are positive for a football team. I want our football team to get back to just being hardworking, being engaged every day and being good guys. That’s important also. Being a good teammate’s important to me.”~Vance Joseph.

 

FAST FACTS

While a football star at Southern California in the late 1970′s and 1980, safety Dennis Smith (1981-1994) also excelled at track.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS

Guard Scott Beavers (1990) is 50, Linebacker Ken Criter (1969-74) is 70 and Punter Brett Kern (2008-09)  is 31.

BRONCO TRIVIA

Who is the only player to amass more than 3,000 yards returning kickoffs in a Broncos’ uniform?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Vance Joseph talks free agency, draft and leadership

 

VIDEOS

WATCH: Peyton Manning is Coach Gary. He plays the ukulele and dreams of building gazebos.

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Mike McCoy: I can make Broncos’ quarterbacks better

Russell Okung’s option a weighty decision for Broncos

With combine looming, Broncos do have some defensive needs, too

 

AFC WEST

What will Chiefs do at No. 2 behind Alex Smith?

The Chiefs’ Top Five Interceptions of 2016

Raiders OC: Carr will have greater say in game plan

Should the Raiders re-sign DT Stacy McGee?

Oakland Raiders 2017 Mock Draft Tracker: V 2.0

Anthony Lynn sees untapped potential in Melvin Gordon

Richard Smith Proud to Join “Very Impressive” Staff

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Kelvin Beachum, Ryan Clady heading to free agency

Vince Young hires agent, aims to return to football

Can Bears keep Alshon Jeffery without franchise tag?

Bills hold onto Ramon Humber

Browns re-sign long snapper Charley Hughlett

Report: Terrelle Pryor “instructed” agents to get a deal done in Cleveland

Barry Church: Tony Romo ‘looked like 2014 Romo’

Fins cut DE Williams, will try to trade LT Albert

Dolphins cutting defensive linemen Mario Williams, Earl Mitchell

Report: Dolphins looking at trade options for a cornerback

With Kenny Britt and Eagles, a connection to consider

Charlie Weis Jr., Kyle Flood among new Falcons coaches

Taylor Gabriel: I want to stay with Falcons ‘forever’

Torrey Smith excited to see Shanahan’s plan for 49ers

Adrian Peterson: Giants making ‘interesting’ moves

Jets’ Seferian-Jenkins gets plea deal in DUI case

Darrelle Revis charged with four felonies after alleged altercation

Nick Mangold not expected to have ankle surgery

Dan Orlovsky says Lions going with Jake Rudock as backup QB

Packers need Clay Matthews — plus help — inside and outside

Rams’ Goff leveraging noted QB-training facility

Rams-Niners rivalry gets new twist with Sean McVay, Kyle Shanahan

Michael Thomas aiming to avoid a sophomore slump

Steelers GM: We want Antonio Brown to retire a Steeler

Steelers appear ready to give Landry Jones good backup money

Steelers not saying if they’ll franchise Le’Veon Bell

Kevin Colbert: Lawrence Timmons “has to see what his market is”

Report: Texans unlikely to tag A.J. Bouye

How Titans try to gain an advantage on offense during a timeout

Ex-Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell lands on Vikings’ staff

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

PFF scouting report: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

Mock-draft consensus grows as Mel Kiper projects Myles Garrett No. 1

Reuter 4-round mock draft: Top talent drops with early QB run

Exec: Cal’s Webb will be best QB of 2017 draft class

Jeremiah: Myles Garrett will ‘torch’ NFL Scouting Combine

 

EXTRA POINTS

20 Plays Every NFL Coach Should Steal

Two officials in charge of running Vikings stadium resign amid ethics concerns

Top 10 running backs set to hit free agency

Ranking the top 10 free agent quarterbacks

 

CALENDAR

February 28-March 6– Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

March 1 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 9 — The 2017 League Year, Free Agency and the Trading period period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.

April 3 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2016 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

April 27-29 — NFL Draft (Philadelphia).2017 NFL Draft first-round order

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

Vaughn Hebron (1996-98).

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