Bronco Links – 5/15/17

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Jake Butt

“Really, I can say this 100 times, this is such a dream come true. It’s a dream to play in the NFL, but I feel especially lucky to be in such a great organization. I put my cleats on today, I looked at my helmet and I just had to take it in for a second because it is so special and I’m very grateful to be here.”~Jake Butt.

 

FAST FACTS

In his first start with the Broncos, third-year safety Calvin Lowry posted 12 tackles in a Monday Night game against the Patriots in week 7 of 2008.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS

Wide Receiver Rod Smith (1995-2006) is 47 and Linebacker Keith Burns (1994-98, 2000-03, 2005-06) is 45.

BRONCO TRIVIA

Who was the first Broncos’ player to kick 2 field goals of more than 50 yards in the same game?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

In midst of recovery, Jake Butt showing promise

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Top pick Garett Bolles, two free agents should start on O-line for Broncos

 

AFC WEST

Kansas City Chiefs’ starting lineup could contain many familiar names

Raiders add toys for Derek Carr in Marshawn Lynch, Jared Cook

Chargers drafted Dan Feeney at 71, Patriots wanted him at 72

Rookie Mike Williams has uphill climb to earn starting job for Chargers

Where does Tre Boston fit for Chargers?

Casey Hayward Continuing Mother’s Legacy

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Bears sign WR Titus Davis, older brother of 2017 Titans first-rounder Corey Davis

Bears hope getting healthier on defense makes big difference

LeSean McCoy surprises mom with new Jaguar for Mother’s Day

Buffalo Bills hire Joe Schoen as assistant GM

Bills braintrust: Tyrod Taylor the “future,” but he’ll compete

“Open” competition at the quarterback position in Cleveland

Jabrill Peppers addresses decision to sign participation agreement

Myles Garrett not first Browns’ top pick to call out Ben Roethlisberger

Hue Jackson: Starting QB job is Cody Kessler’s to lose

Cardinals sign three draft picks

Cowboys submit bid to host 2018 draft

Mother paved the way for Falcons draft pick Brian Hill

Dan Quinn’s new approach: ‘Eat a crap sandwich with a smile’

T Adam Bisnowaty looks to have a shot at starting for the Giants

Giants sign three after minicamp tryouts

Leonard Fournette has to “go and show” he can be Jaguars starter

Albert’s holdout could lead to Robinson starting for Jaguars

Doug Marrone on Blake Bortles: ‘He’s improved’

Malik Jackson: Doug Marrone’s “not taking any BS”

Lions’ additions at TE should help Ebron succeed

Gilmore brings big expectations with him to New England

Rams appear set to keep Barron at linebacker

Josh Norman’s brother Marrio gets Redskins rookie camp cameo

Saints expected to sign two veterans after tryout camp

Okafor a candidate to start at defensive end for Saints

Louis Murphy scheduled to try out for New Orleans

Bill O’Brien doing more with Texans offense this offseason

Derek Newton hits reserve/PUP; expected to miss 2017

Titans working on ways to get Marcus Mariota work in OTAs

 

EXTRA POINTS

Beth Mowins, Rex Ryan to call Week 1 Monday Night game on ESPN

Projected starting lineups for all 32 NFL teams

 

2017 Broncos Salute to Fans Tour

  • May 19 — Steamboat Springs, CO.
  • May 20 — Aspen, CO.
  • June 3 — Ft. Collins, CO.

 

CALENDAR

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

 

Fred Steinfort, who kicked a 53 and a 55 yarder against Seatle in 1980.

 

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