Bronco Links – 5/3/17

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“This isn’t about the Broncos signing a potential No. 1 back. This is about the Broncos trying to repair one of the 2016 season’s biggest ills — a running game that was far more burden than beneficial.”~Jeff Legwold, on the addition of Jamaal Charles.

 

FAST FACTS

When Quarterback John Elway retired following the 1998 season, he ranked 5th on the Broncos’ all-time rushing list with 3,407 yards. 19 years later, he’s only dropped two places.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS  

Defensive End Ed Cooke (1964-65) is 82 and Quarterback Jarious Jackson (2000-03) is 40.

BRONCO TRIVIA

What university has produced the most players (32, entering 2015) who have played the most games (1,147) in Broncos’ history?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Broncos sign RB Jamaal Charles to one-year deal

 

VIDEOS

Ware honored during visit to Broncos practice

Ware reflects on his Broncos career, future plans

Jamaal Charles still has ‘fire in the tank’

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Broncos take low-risk gamble on Jamaal Charles-Legwold

Broncos sign veteran ex-Chief Jamaal Charles-PFF

Broncos players react to the signing of RB Jamaal Charles

Evaluating the potential reward and risk in the Broncos signing Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles: “I always wanted to play for Denver”

Broncos post-draft defense breakdown: Strengths, weaknesses and the middling

Draft changed landscape for Broncos at running back, tight end

DeMarcus Ware a guest at Broncos practice, will be recognized during Cowboys game

Brian Hill, former Wyoming back, “dumbfounded” when drafted by Falcons

Wade Phillips releases memoir ‘Son of Bum’

Denver Broncos season-ticket holders who lost their seats in “weeding” program are outraged

 

AFC WEST

Jamaal Charles to the Broncos a no-win proposition for the Chiefs

Andy Reid: We love Alex Smith, but he’s getting older

Pat Mahomes will be given shot to be Chiefs’ No. 2 QB, but he’s no sure thing

Chiefs Renew Contract with KMOV in St. Louis

Raiders’ Gareon Conley gives statement, DNA to police in rape accusation

Raiders pick Conley won’t face NFL discipline

Kelechi Osemele Named To NFL Top 100 Players List

GM Tom Telesco: Forrest Lamp became priority over Joe Mixon

Five Fun Facts about Damion Square

Max Tuerk Eager to Prove His Worth

Teammates Feel Bosa “Disrespected” by NFL

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Former Chiefs DL Jaye Howard to visit the Chicago Bears

Free-agent WR Cruz ‘anxious to get on a team’

Lineman Sowell signs 1-year deal with Bears

Bears bring in WR Tanner Gentry for deep-ball help

Joe Mixon’s second chance starts now

Group urges Cincinnati Bengals to speak out against domestic violence

Bengals RB Mixon brings pass-game skill to Cincinnati

Bills decline to pick up WR Sammy Watkins’ option

Bills claim Charles James off waivers

Gary Barnidge visiting the Bills today

Browns could use versatile Jabrill Peppers on offense

Sashi Brown: Ideally no rush for DeShone Kizer to start

Browns pick up Kenneth Olugbode as a free agent

Cody Kessler likely to open OTAs as Browns starter

Sorry, Browns: Eagles still winning the Carson Wentz trade

Carson Wentz trade gave Browns nine players, two more future picks

Bucs rookie RB Jeremy McNichols draws praise from HC Dirk Koetter

Jameis Winston helps bring Bucs together, GM says

Jason Licht: Doug Martin looks as good as I’ve seen him

Trevor Knight among Cardinals undrafted additions

Keim: Cardinals didn’t want to ‘force’ quarterback pick

Reports: Cardinals interested in Blaine Gabbert

Eagles cut a couple of guys to make room for rookies

Falcons add undersized UDFA T Daniel Brunskill

49ers sign C Tim Barnes in free agency

49ers release 13 players

49ers to sign former Vikings guard Brandon Fusco to one-year deal

Jed York: Draft was perfect example of how Lynch/Shanahan work together

Giants balancing front with predominantly space-eating prospects

Giants GM expects significant jump from starting OTs

Jets decline fifth-year option on safety Calvin Pryor

Jets’ Johnson: Youth movement is focus

Lions cut a cornerback after drafting cornerbacks

Lions pick up fifth-year option on TE Eric Ebron

Matt Asiata scheduled to work out for Lions

Lions join Giants in LeGarrette Blount interest

Ron Wolf respects Ryan Pace’s “intestinal fortitude” for deal

Panthers pick up WR Kelvin Benjamin’s fifth-year option

Panthers cut ties with S Tre Boston

Would Pats be better with Mike Gillislee at No. 163 or draft’s 19th RB?

Devin Street returns to Patriots via waiver claim

Adrian Peterson on Saints’ O: What will opposition do?

Dion Jordan will face competition for playing time in Seattle

Steelers cut four players

Hello, Steelers weapons: Ladarius Green back on field, Martavis Bryant close

Deshaun Watson impressed demanding Bill O’Brien right from the start

With Deshaun Watson on board, what if Tom Savage thrives?

Derrick Henry shows up in good shape to Titans’ workouts

Corey Davis gives Titans a strong receiving complement

Vikings’ decision a reminder of how far Bridgewater still has to go

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

Teams tried to trade up for Mitchell Trubisky, but not as high as No. 2

Instant-impact rookies: Fourteen newbies to watch

 

EXTRA POINTS

Unsigned draft picks should refuse to work without contracts

NFLPA continues to focus on marijuana for therapeutic reasons

 

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

 

Colorado.

 

Go Broncos!

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