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“He’s doing awesome. …And it’s a new scheme, too, which is impressive. He’s come a long way from last year, so it’s good to have Connor up there and, knock on wood, Matt [Paradis] will be back and he’ll be all right. But it’s good to see Connor growing and getting more reps with us.”~Trevor Siemian, on Connor McGovern, who is taking snaps at Center during OTA’s.

 

FAST FACTS

Second-round pick Clinton Portis scored 17 Touchdowns for the Broncos in 2002. That equals the third-mostby any rookie in NFL history (entering 2015).

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS

Cornerback Tony Carter (2009-14) is 31, Defensive Tackle Gordy Holz (1960-63) is 84, Tackle Tony Jones (1997-2000) is 50 and Quarterback Pete Liske (1969-70) is 75.

BRONCO TRIVIA

On September 21, 1997, the Broncos had a player rush for more than 200 yards in a game for the first time. Who was it?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

HC Vance Joseph glad to see celebration rule changed

Takeaways from the Broncos’ first OTA: Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian’s performances, and more

Manchester native Menelik Watson: “Manchester will only get stronger after this”

Commissioner Goodell pens letter on celebration rule change

 

VIDEOS

Joseph on QBs: ‘It was a good day’

Lynch: ‘Every rep is important’

Siemian on competition: ‘We help each other out’

QB competition heats up with start of OTAs

Broncos in 60: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Broncos tentatively set to honor Red Miller, Terrell Davis during Week 11 game vs. Bengals

Vance Joseph: Broncos need to do ‘a better job’ of slowing things down

Broncos CEO Joe Ellis on John Elway’s New Contract: ‘We’ll Get It Done’

Broncos expected to use committee at running back

Jamaal Charles aiming to be ready in time for camp

Calling Broncos’ opener? Mowins has ‘been preparing for this my whole life’

Brandon McManus wants long-term deal, Broncos weigh in on celebration rule change, more

Broncos OTAs have familiar feel as QBs Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch share spotlight

What we learned, observations from day one of Broncos OTAs

Broncos splitting QB practice reps … again

Day 1 of OTAs gives early edge to Siemian

Twerking still banned by NFL, but lots of other celebrations are about to become legal

Peyton Manning joined Chris Stapleton on the Red Rocks stage Tuesday night

 

AFC WEST

Peters, Houston, Berry not at Chiefs’ OTAs

Jeremy Maclin: Last year wasn’t up to my standards

Four Things to Know About New OLB Tourek Williams

Calvin Johnson joins Raiders for first week of OTAs

With Megatron at OTAs, Raiders WRs take notice

Marshawn Lynch ‘soaking up’ Raiders’ system as OTAs observer

Carr has ‘complete faith’ Raiders will give extension before camp

Raiders’ move led about 1,000 fans to seek ticket refunds

LT Penn: Play that injured Derek Carr ‘sticks with me’

The Unheralded Charger Catching Anthony Lynn’s Eye

Still out with a back issue, Mike Williams falling behind for Chargers

Rivers Names His Primary Goal for the Offseason

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Bears QB Mike Glennon: ‘The 2017 season is my year’

Whaley: Two first-rounders in 2018 a nice ‘parting gift’

Will Brock Osweiler be Browns’ No. 2 QB in ’17?

Buccaneers ink a trio of draft picks

Roberto Aguayo fails in first public head-to-head with Nick Folk

Doug Martin taking first team reps at OTAs

Colts’ Clayton Geathers may not be ready for start of season

David Irving facing four-game suspension for PEDs

Eagles apparently weren’t thrilled with Carson Wentz’s QB gurus

No Fletcher Cox, Jason Peters at Eagles OTAs

Report: Fletcher Cox to return to Eagles OTAs next week

Eagles Edge Vinny Curry reportedly played hurt in 2016

Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks slated to start in the slot

Falcons’ Beasley ready to make ‘pass-rush summit’ with Miller happen

49ers want Garnett to offer improvement in his 2nd year

Odell Beckham expected to report to OTAs on Thursday

Roundup: Giants’ Odell Beckham skips start of OTAs

Jaguars without several starters as OTAs begin

Jags should model offense around Fournette’s strengths

Report: Branden Albert not expected to be at Jags OTAs

Sheldon Richardson throws shade at Brandon Marshall

Eric Decker participating in OTAs

Calvin Pryor absent from Jets OTAs

Jets sign Marcus Maye, Dylan Donahue

Jets cut WR Devin Smith

Packers safety can’t drive 55, but can double it

Panthers not expecting Michael Oher at OTAs

Patriots, Rob Gronkowski restructure tight end’s deal

Jared Goff learning new offense, trying to become a leader

Goff having an ‘easier time’ with McVay’s offense

Rams add UDFA DI Omarius Bryant

Redskins president says Cousins could play under third-straight franchise tag

Seahawks sign third-rounder Amara Darboh

Colin Kaepernick expected to work out for Seahawks

Texans GM expects exponential growth from wideouts

David Quessenberry returns after cancer battle

J.J. Watt working with no restrictions at Texans OTAs

Titans’ Mariota ‘very happy’ with leg recovery

Titans sign Adoree’ Jackson

Vikings’ video shows Teddy Bridgewater throwing

 

EXTRA POINTS

2017 NFL Rule Changes

NFL owners eliminate first roster cut-down period

NFL owners approve shortening overtime to 10 minutes

Medical tents for players will be on NFL sidelines in ’17

Super Bowl LV relocated to Tampa; L.A. will host SB LVI

Roster rules: 2nd IR-return spot; no cut to 75

NFL relaxes celebration rules, can still penalize

What is (and isn’t) legal under NFL’s new celebration rules

Marvin Lewis on new celebration rule: Not a good example for young people

Goodell responds to Marvin Lewis’ celebration criticism

Odds to win every NFL division

Best offseason acquisition for all 32 NFL teams

The NFL’s 5 best slot receivers

 

2017 Broncos Salute to Fans Tour

  • 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

 

Terrell Davis ran for 215 yards against Cincinnati as Denver Won, 38-20.

 

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