Bronco Links – 4/20/17

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“[I’ve been] in the dungeon grinding. As soon as the Super Bowl was over, I started working out and trying to make this season a lot better than last year, because not going to the playoffs, it hurt after going to the Super Bowl to not even make it to the playoffs.”~T.J.Ward.

 

FAST FACTS

With 1,404 receiving yards in his first season in Denver in 2014, Emmanuel Sanders posted the 4th-highest total ever by a player with a new team.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS  

Tight End Desmond Clark (1999-2001) is 40 and Linebacker Art Smith (1980) is 61.

BRONCO TRIVIA

Who is the Broncos’ all-time leader with 71 career touchdowns?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

T.J. Ward grinding away in ‘dungeon’ as he eyes playoff return

Together again, DBs ‘locked in’ for another big year

Draft position breakdown: Defensive line

 

VIDEOS

Ward: I’ve been in the ‘dungeon, grinding’

Stewart: Continuity in secondary is ‘great luxury’

Miller receives Super Bowl 50 helmet from FBI

Broncos in 60: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Christian McCaffrey flashes crazy foot-speed in pre-draft workout clip

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Draft will give Broncos chance to find third wheel in passing game

Broncos relieved that Talib escapes suspension

Mel Kiper Jr. still sees Broncos looking offense over draft’s first two days

FBI returns Super Bowl 50 helmet to Broncos’ Von Miller, Darian Stewart on new coaches, more

Previewing Broncos 2017 schedule

Broncos secondary enjoys productive week

 

AFC WEST

Chris Jones wants to be the Chiefs’ next Hungry Pig

Would Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers make sense for Chiefs in first round?

CFL bans defensive back after third domestic violence arrest

Chiefs’ 2017 Schedule to Be Released Thursday at 7 p.m.

Raiders re-sign kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

Uni Watch: Raiders go Vegas

Tax increase yields $4.6M for Vegas stadium in first month

Mel Kiper Jr.: Vandy LB Zach Cunningham could be a fit for Raiders

Oakland Raiders 2017 Mock Draft Tracker: V 9.0

WR Mike Williams to Chargers in Kiper’s ‘Grade A’ mock draft

Five Fun Facts about Derek Watt

Mailbag: Three Chargers to Keep an Eye on

The Combine Interview: Inside the Chargers’ Closed Door Meeting with a Top Prospect

The Chargers Predict Their Week 1 Opponent

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Why Jonathan Allen is perfect fit for Bears at No. 3 overall

Terrelle Pryor: I should’ve had 1,500 yards last season

Why the Browns don’t need to draft a running back early

Browns have fielded calls about No. 1 pick, aren’t looking to trade

Browns don’t rule out trading for a veteran quarterback

Sashi Brown would be surprised if Browns traded down

Sashi Brown on Osweiler: ‘We expect Brock to be here’

Buccaneers ensure Mike Evans’ deep-ball productivity gets 5th year

Buccaneers officially named 2017’s Hard Knocks team

Bucs camp to be under ‘Hard Knocks’ spotlight

Bucs embracing ‘Hard Knocks,’ not concerned with distractions

The top moments from 11 seasons of ‘Hard Knocks’

Arizona likely to seek strong arm to succeed Carson Palmer

Dion Dawkins could help Colts’ protection woes

Zack Martin option a no-brainer for the Cowboys

Kiko Alonso has it made in the shade in Miami

Is Jarvis Landry the NFL’s most dangerous slot receiver?

Ryan Tannehill feels “really good” entering offseason program

Falcons’ Ryan on SB loss: ‘Life goes on’

New 49ers OT Garry Gilliam has struggled with pass protection

Giants start offseason work with reminder of playoff loss

Report: Giants will be in Washington on Thanksgiving night

What does Sheldon Richardson’s value look like?

Kawann Short contract extension with Carolina is well-deserved

Pair of Patriots led the league in pressures from 0-tech

Rams’ pass rush primed for big performance under Phillips

James Hurst, Ryan Jensen sign tenders with Ravens

Joe Flacco looking forward to a full offseason of work

Texans need to find improved guard play going forward

Brad Kaaya visits Texans

Patrick Mahomes thinks he’s building a rapport with Bill O’Brien

Clarifying a recent DeAndre Hopkins quote

Brian Orakpo realizes Titans have ‘a lot of work to do’

DeMarco Murray: We’re not patting ourselves on the back for being 9-7 last year

Corey Davis would give the Titans a strong after-the-catch weapon

Offensive line remains a draft need for the Vikings

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

2017 NFL Draft CB overview: Top prospects, sleepers, neediest teams

Report: NFL scout rates Wisconsin LB T.J. Watt higher than J.J.

Leonard Fournette among final pre-draft visitors to 49ers

Fournette stiff-armed the competition in his college career

Narrative Street: How do rookie TEs really perform?

3 team fits for edge defender prospect Solomon Thomas

Safe picks — 10 high-floor, low-ceiling draft options

 

EXTRA POINTS

Phil Simms headed to CBS studio spot on “NFL Today”

Amazon’s TNF deal includes $30 million in free NFL marketing

ESPN politicks for better MNF slate in 2017

 

2017 Broncos Salute to Fans Tour

  • April 21 — Cortez, CO.
  • April 22 — Del Norte, CO.
  • April 23 — Trinidad, CO.
  • May 5 — Ft. Morgan, CO.
  • May 6 — Woodland Park, CO.
  • May 7 — Aurora, CO.
  • May 12 — Gunnison, CO.
  • May 13 — Cañon City, CO.
  • May 19 — Steamboat Springs, CO.
  • May 20 — Aspen, CO.
  • June 3 — Ft. Collins, CO.

 

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

 

Rod Smith.

 

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