Bronco Links – 4/13/17

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“We’re missing one of the greatest leaders in the National Football League, to ever come through the National Football League in DeMarcus Ware, so there’s a little void there. But I feel like we’ll be able to fill it.’’~Von Miller.

 

FAST FACTS

Fourth-year player D.J. Williams’ 170 tackles in 2007 were a career high and came in his first season playing middle linebacker. He had played on the outside until then.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS  

Defensive Back Darius Clark (2001) is 40, Nose Tackle Ted Washington (1994) is 49 and Wide Receiver Matt Willis (2009-12) is 33.

BRONCO TRIVIA

Name the running back on the Broncos’ back-to-back Super Bowl Champs in the late 1990s who also played for the 49ers’ Super Bowl Champs in the 1994 season.

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Broncos promote Antonopulos; Garcia named Head Athletic Trainer

Steve “Greek” Antonopulos a constant in ever-changing Broncos landscape

Five under-the-radar draft tight ends you should know

 

VIDEOS

Highlight Reel: Virginia Tech’s Bucky Hodges

Highlight Reel: Toledo’s Michael Roberts

Broncos in 60: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Demaryius Thomas’ troublesome hip injury is more important to Broncos 2017 season than his voice

Demaryius Thomas: Hip injury limited my game in 2016

Broncos’ Von Miller: Shane Ray has ‘been ready’ to replace DeMarcus Ware

2017 NFL draft’s secondary breakdown: rankings, sleepers and Broncos plan to keep the defense great

Broncos to hold local pro day for prospects who attended area high schools

Broncos to host potential first-round target Christian McCaffrey Thursday

Mile High Stadium is adding Wi-Fi for all fans — not just Verizon users

‘Pot Roast’ Knighton to retire, pursue coaching

 

AFC WEST

Chiefs work out three college basketball players

A Historical Look at the Chiefs’ Third-Round Draft Picks

By The Numbers: Dustin Colquitt

Madden disapproves of Raiders-to-Vegas plan

Ego Ferguson works out for Raiders

NFL.com Analysts Daniel Jeremiah And Bucky Brooks Talk Raiders’ First Round Pick

Jeff Cumberland re-signs with Chargers

Dwight Lowery willing to mentor rookie defensive back

Comfy confines of StubHub Center offer test run for Chargers, NFL

Keenan Allen a Man on a Mission

Get to Know Josh Lambo

Prospect Profiles: The Offensive Line Class

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Mark Sanchez picks 6; Bears fans may not be done booing Jay Cutler’s number

Source: Cutler still pondering retirement

Jeremy Hill: If Bengals draft RB, he’ll be my backup

McDermott: Bills’ QB meetings could be ‘smokescreen’

Shareece Wright visited Bills

Charley Casserly: Browns can’t pass on Myles Garrett

Would Browns trade the first overall pick for a quarterback?

Report: Colts unlikely to sign Johnathan Hankins

Jarvis Landry says Dolphins will sweep Patriots in 2017

Contract situation won’t keep Devonta Freeman from offseason work

John Lynch: Carlos Hyde must prove himself to 49ers

49ers’ new regime sent message with Tramaine Brock’s swift release

John Lynch: 49ers are “open for business” to trade down from No. 2

AFC South Offseason Overhaul: Jaguars poised for run

Patriots had Damien Williams in for a visit

Report: Mike Gillislee visited Patriots

Rams exercise fifth-year option on Aaron Donald

Rams part ways with Stedman Bailey

Rams aren’t expected to pick up option on Greg Robinson

Ravens request to skip post-London bye, save break for later

In Redskins’ GM search, other teams provide a blueprint for success

Kirk Cousins ‘not expecting’ draft-weekend trade

Adrian Peterson leaves Saints visit without contract

Roethlisberger disputes report that he’s lobbying for a tight end

Coty Sensabaugh brings ‘eye-opening’ water mission to Steelers

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

RSP Film Room No. 108: Edge Defender Carl Lawson (Auburn)

DE Tim Williams, Alabama-Scouting Report

Draft prospect Joe Mixon reiterates he is ‘a different person’

T.J. Watt to work out for Dolphins, 49ers and Saints

Dalvin Cook, Taco Charlton visit Bucs

Adoree’ Jackson says teams have talked to him about playing both ways

Davis Webb works out for 49ers

Davis Webb visiting Seahawks

Reuben Foster visiting Saints

Chris Godwin adds Jets to list of visits

Joshua Dobbs says learning from Peyton Manning made him better

DeShone Kizer says he agrees with Brian Kelly’s critique

Best draft fits for Western Michigan WR Corey Davis

10 draft prospects we’re higher on than most

 

EXTRA POINTS

Players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

St. Louis sues NFL, teams over Rams’ move

Source: Cutler still pondering retirement

 

CALENDAR

April 21 Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.

April 25-27 — Voluntary Minicamp

April 26 Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

April 27 2017 Denver Draft Party with the Wolfe Pack

April 27-29 – NFL Draft (Philadelphia).2017 NFL Draft Round-By-Round order

May 11-13 — Rookie Orientation

May 23-25 — OTA Offseason Workouts Phase I

May 30-31 — OTA Offseason Workouts Phase II

June 1, June 5-8 — OTA Offseason Workouts Phase III

June 13-15 — Mandatory Minicamp

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

Derek Loville.

 

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