Bronco Links – 5/5/17

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“The Broncos have a proud championship history, and the person who helped start that winning tradition was Red Miller. So many of our franchise’s “firsts” happened with Red as our head coach, most notably our first Super Bowl appearance back in 1977. It’s the 40th anniversary of that Super Bowl XII team coached by Red, and that makes his Ring of Fame selection this year even more special.”~Joe Ellis.

 

FAST FACTS

Denver won both its home games against NFC foes in 2008 (New Orleans and Tampa Bay) to improve to 21-7 in interconference games at home since Mike Shanahan took over as coach in 1995.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS  

Center Keith Kartz (1987-93) is 54, Guard Crawford Ker (1991) is 55 and Linebacker Mark Merrill (1981-82) is 62.

BRONCO TRIVIA

The 1982 Broncos featured the league’s leading punter and punt returner. Who were they?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Prolific head coach Red Miller elected into Broncos’ Ring of Fame

Broncos announce changes to personnel department

For Red Miller’s Ring of Fame candidacy, the timing was perfect

 

VIDEOS

Red Miller to be inducted into Ring of Fame

HC Vance Joseph calls to congratulate Red Miller

Red Miller gets ROF call from President Joe Ellis

Sanders hosts pizza party at Boys & Girls Club

Broncos in 60: Thursday, May 4, 2017

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Long before Broncos signed him, Jamaal Charles thought John Elway was a boss

Broncos waive three players to make room for UDFA signings

Broncos, iHeartRadio to host block party outside Mile High Stadium

Broncos shuffle personnel department, fill void left by Adam Peters

Jake Butt among three players Broncos added after medical checkups checked out

Broncos give $20,000 guarantee to undrafted safety Jamal Carter

Broncos’ Shane Ray is in pursuit of ‘a sack a game’

Broncos bring back Billy Winn’s run stop ability for 2017

 

AFC WEST

Chiefs add cornerback depth, sign Bausby

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes II begins his NFL quarterback journey Saturday

Chiefs Promote Brandon Hamilton and Tyler Kirby to Vice President; Open Search for New VP Position

Chiefs’ Area Scout Willie Davis Has Unique Perspective on QB Patrick Mahomes II

Raiders G.M.: Marshawn Lynch “has more than enough left”

Del Rio: Marshawn Lynch showing ‘authentic passion’

Yes, the new Raiders stadium will have ties to gambling

Raiders rookie RB Elijah Hood wanted to become Marshawn Lynch

Jack Del Rio says Raiders still haven’t adequately addressed middle linebacker

Anthony Lynn: Rivers has ‘three or four’ more years

Anthony Lynn: Philip Rivers ‘looks rejuvenated,’ can play 3-4 more years

Five Fun Facts about Kenneth Farrow

Jim Rushton Named Chief Revenue Officer

Spanos Shares Scouting Reports on Draft Class

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Eddie Jackson should help overhaul Bears secondary

Bills announce they’ve interviewed “front office candidate” Brandon Beane

Browns add UDFA, former Wolverine CB Channing Stribling

Nine defensive players among 11 Browns undrafted free agents

Bucs RB Doug Martin in car crash, suffers minor injuries

Cardinals want to have a “educational briefing” with Daryl Washington

Agent: Air Force OLB Ryan Watson gets tryout with Cardinals after military policy shift

Colts announce 18 undrafted free agent signings

Taco Charlton can keep blockers at an arm’s length

Dolphins sign fifth-rounder Isaac Asiata

Falcons GM: We’re looking forward to Pats rematch

Kyle Shanahan hopes 49ers found next Kirk Cousins in C.J. Beathard

49ers sign five more draft picks, 18 undrafted rookies

Why did Jags pick up Blake Bortles’ 5th-year option?

Jaguars view Leonard Fournette as ‘special’ back like Adrian Peterson

Jaguars bring in Aaron Williams for visit

Josh McCown says he’s planning to win Jets’ QB job — and he will

After drafting 2 safeties, Jets cut vet Gilchrist

Lions’ Ngata had brain tested before ’17 return

Lions drafted a ‘tough, tough human being’ in linebacker Jarrad Davis

Lions part ways with personnel executive Brian Xanders

Glover Quin would like an extension with Lions

Lions LB Tahir Whitehead expected to move back outside

Green Bay envisions Jones filling Hyde’s role

Christian McCaffrey signs rookie deal with Panthers

Panthers’ Oher cited for assaulting Uber driver

Curtis Samuel’s ‘oh-my-gosh speed’ gives Panthers’ offense new dimension

Patriots add depth at linebacker, sign former BYU LB Harvey Langi

Patriots to take a look at trick-shot kicker with unusual story

Rams add DI Mike Purcell off waivers

Dominique Easley signs RFA tender

Everything falling into place for Terrance West to start in Baltimore

Washington signs seven, including a guy named Fish

Saints sign former Memphis Tiger CB Arthur Maulet

Ramon Foster hopes Big Ben plays for Steelers in 2018

Texans add No. 9 LB in draft class, sign UDFA Dylan Cole

Texans GM: Watson will have chance to start

Texans LB Bullough suspended for PED use

Titans QB Marcus Mariota’s recovery remains on-track

Marcus Mariota: I’m a week or two away from running

Vikings shed three players

Michael Floyd talks to Vikings, may sign after compensatory pick deadline

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

5 late-round NFL draft picks who could be stars

NFL draft deception: Stories of smoke screens and misinformation filling the playbook

 

EXTRA POINTS

Potential overtime change still percolating

 

2017 Broncos Salute to Fans Tour

  • 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

 

 

Luke Prestridge and Rick Upchurch. Luke averaged 45 yards a punt and Rick averaged 16.1 yards on returns.

 

 

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