Bronco Links – 4/30/17

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“He can carry the ball. He’ll probably be a fifth [wide receiver] that can do a lot of things on the offensive side, so that’s a luxury to have. To be able to have a guy that can do as many things as he can do with that speed was very valuable to us.”~John Elway, on WR Isaiah McKenzie.

 

FAST FACTS

Denver’s 41-14 rout of the Raiders to open the 2008 season marked the 21st time in 27 games that coach Mike Shanahan’s Broncos had beaten the franchise with which he got his head coaching start in 1988.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS  

Who was the first Broncos’ player to rush for more than 100 yards in a game?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Broncos’ search for speed yields haul of explosive offensive players

Broncos make two Day-3 draft trades for picks in 2017, 2018

Broncos’ trade Kapri Bibbs and 2017 fifth-round pick for 2018 fourth-round pick

Broncos select tight end Jake Butt in fifth round

Broncos trade up in fifth round, select WR Isaiah McKenzie

Broncos draft RB De’Angelo Henderson in sixth round

DeMarcus Walker arrives in Denver with sights set on dominance

How they fit: Broncos’ third-day picks bring ‘juice’

Broncos pick QB Chad Kelly with 253rd-overall pick as ‘Mr. Irrelevant’

Broncos may have found a dynamic returner — or three

 

VIDEOS

Highlight Reel: WR Carlos Henderson

Broncos select Jake Butt No. 145 in 5th round

Broncos draft Isaiah McKenzie at No. 173

Walker: ‘I just love dominating’

Langley eager to show return abilities

Henderson on running style: ‘Got to be physical’

Butt gets the call

Walker, Langley arrive in Broncos Country

Highlight Reel: Isaiah McKenzie

Highlight Reel: RB De’Angelo Henderson

Isaiah McKenzie gets the call

De’Angelo Henderson gets the call

Henderson meets Elway, Joseph

2017 Mr. Irrelevant: Broncos draft Chad Kelly

Elway, Joseph wrap up the 2017 NFL Draft

Joseph: Picks fit mold of new-attitude Broncos

Elway on the draft, his scouts and using analytics

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Broncos make it official, pick up Bradley Roby’s fifth-year option

Broncos take highly rated Michigan TE Jake Butt

Jake Butt calls Broncos pick ‘one of the best moments of my life’

Jake Butt makes $10,000 each time he doesn’t hear his name

TE Butt to collect $543K after falling to Round 5

What you need to know about Broncos 5th round pick, TE Jake Butt

Scouting report and what you need to know about Broncos newest returner/playmaker Isaiah McKenzie

Scouting report on Broncos 6th round pick, RB De’Angelo Henderson

Broncos tab Chad Kelly as 2017′s Mr. Irrelevant

Mr. Irrelevant: Broncos pick Kelly at No. 253

Broncos select QB Chad Kelly as Mr. Irrelevant. What you need to know about Denver’s potential QB3

Northern Colorado QB Kyle Sloter among Broncos UDFA signings, John Elway on Brandon McManus’ contract

 

AFC WEST

Chiefs GM John Dorsey Was Wheeling and Dealing All Weekend

New Chiefs LB Ukeme Eligwe: “I have my notepad ready”

Born in War-Torn Liberia, New WR Jehu Chesson Has Similar Path as Tamba Hali

Five Things to Know About New Chiefs WR Jehu Chesson

Five Things to Know About New Chiefs S Leon McQuay III

Raiders confident in due diligence behind Gareon Conley pick

David Sharpe Talks College Career, Raiders Offense

Shalom Luani: “I’m Really Excited To Be A Part Of The Raider Family”

Elijah Hood: “I Feel Like The Most Blessed Individual In The World Right Now”

Treyvon Hester: “I Can Play Anywhere On The Defensive Front”

Jylan Ware: “I’m Willing To Do Whatever They Need”

Five Things To Know About Defensive Back Shalom Luani

Quick Hits: Reggie McKenzie Breaks Down Oakland Raiders Draft Picks

Chargers Draft Ball-Hawking DB Desmond King

Fifth-round DB Desmond King brings versatility to Chargers

Exclusive First Interview with Desmond King

Bolts Draft Utah OT Sam Tevi in Sixth Round

Perryman Ecstatic to Reunite with Rayshawn Jenkins

Chargers Nab Notre Dame DE Isaac Rochell

Chargers Agree to Terms with 15 Undrafted Free Agents

QB Eli Jenkins highlights Chargers 15-player undrafted rookie class

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Bears draft 3 of 5 players from below FBS level

Bears won’t pick up the option on Kyle Fuller’s contract

Bengals’ Mixon: Ready to move on from incident

Bills’ McDermott: No guarantees on starting QB

Bills draft Pitt QB Nathan Peterman in fifth round

More and more signs of changes in the air in Buffalo

Hue: DeShone Kizer will compete for starting QB job

Browns draft Caleb Brantley; they might not keep him

Despite battery charge, Browns draft Caleb Brantley

Tampa GM: Bucs ‘very happy’ with RB Doug Martin

Cards G Johnson: Health concerns overblown

Colts address backfield with sleeper pick Marlon Mack

Cowboys add slot receiver Ryan Switzer

Report: Randy Gregory failed another drug test, NFL future in doubt

Jourdan Lewis: I’m completely innocent of domestic violence charge

Eagles fine waiting for Sidney Jones to be healthy

49ers swap picks with Broncos, acquire RB Kapri Bibbs

Trades give 49ers chance to get franchise quarterback … next year

Giants first team to look into heir for their veteran QB

Did Giants draft Davis Webb to be Eli Manning’s heir?

Jaguars say Cam Robinson will compete at left tackle

Jaguars draft WR Dede Westbrook in fourth round

Jags look past red flags, select WR Westbrook

Jets WR Devin Smith out for season with torn ACL

Lions draft Miami’s Brad Kaaya to back up Stafford

Packers draft 3 RBs; Montgomery still starting

Ty Montgomery “absolutely” the starting running back in Green Bay

Taller, faster: Packers hope draft picks fix defense that often wilted

Patriots pick up Brandin Cooks’ fifth-year option

Patriots trade with Chiefs for TE James O’Shaughnessy

Source: Rams unlikely to OK Robinson option

No offense: Ravens say failing to get Joe Flacco help isn’t intentional

Ravens’ first offensive draft pick this year is Goose Jr. (well, not exactly)

Redskins draft Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs

Steelers on offensive in NFL draft, which Ben Roethlisberger will love

Steelers bring Keenan Lewis in for a visit

D’Onta Foreman got his wish: A job close to home

Vikings’ first draft picks bring more help to running game

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

2017 NFL Draft: 28 of 95 early entry prospects go undrafted

Air Force won’t waive active duty for draftees

Air Force players were led to believe they could head to the NFL

Best and riskiest moves for every team’s 2017 NFL draft class

Where every quarterback was picked in the NFL draft

2017 NFL draft takeaways: Why more prospects will skip bowl games

Philadelphia has record attendance for 2017 NFL Draft

2017 NFL Draft breaks record for most selections traded

Former CU safety Tedric Thompson drafted by Seattle Seahawks, becomes third Buffaloes DB chosen

10 best value picks of the 2017 NFL Draft

Ranking the top 50 undrafted free agents

PFF’s 2017 NFL draft recap for all 32 teams

Devin Smith to miss 2017 season after ACL tear

 

2017 Broncos Salute to Fans Tour

  • 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

May 6-7 — No Fly Zone Skills Camp - Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, CO.

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

June 19 —T.J. Ward Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

Don Stone, who had 104 yards on 17 carries in a 50-34 victory over San Diego in 1963.

 

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