Bronco Links – 6/9/17

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“I liked it. I liked it right away. I knew we had enough talent in that back end where we needed a name. It was in the era of defensive backs – ‘Legion of Boom’ era — where guys were naming themselves if you were worthy. I thought we definitely had the talent and we definitely were worthy, so Leah [Harris] came up with the perfect name for us.”~Aqib Talib, on the ‘No Fly Zone.’

 

FAST FACTS

C.J. Anderson’s 10 Touchdowns for the Broncos in 2014 marked the most by an undrafted Running Back in club history.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS   

Tackle George Foster (2003-96) is 37 and Punter Tom Rouen (1993-2002) is 49.

BRONCO TRIVIA

With 111 catches in 2014, Demaryius Thomas posted the second-best single-season total in franchise history. Who was the only player with more?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

OTA Day 10 takeaways

How the ‘No-Fly Zone’ took flight

 

VIDEOS

Simmons on earning his place in the ‘No-Fly Zone’

Janovich appreciates his role in new offense

Dixon on working with Olivo, rookie returners

Von’s Vision hosts go-kart fundraiser

Broncos in 60: Thursday, June 8, 2017

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

NFL backup QB power rankings: Where Broncos’ Paxton Lynch ranks

Justin Simmons, member of Broncos’ “Baby No Fly Zone,” eager to put teachings to work in Year 2

Broncos adding a few more (good) calories on defense

‘Baby No Fly’ looks to grow into role as part of top-rated secondary

Broncos need 2016 rookies to come on

How to get kids to read: Enlist the Broncos for summer reading program

 

AFC WEST

Chiefs see slow but steady progress from QB Patrick Mahomes II

Patrick Mahomes “exactly” where he should be in development

Tyreek Hill to see bigger role on offense, smaller role on special teams

Chiefs WR Conley expected to get first shot at starting role

What We Learned from Thursday’s Media Availability

By the Numbers: Travis Kelce

Looking at 20 Pro Football Focus Stats Highlighting the Chiefs You Should Know

Raiders, UNLV still working on deal to use planned stadium

Madden: Lynch could key Raiders’ short-yard offense

Raiders’ OL Kelechi Osemele Named One Of NFL’s Most Indispensable Offensive Players

John Madden Talks Raiders Development And Guidance Under Head Coach Jack Del Rio

Bolts Sign CB Ryan Reid

The Undrafted CB Impressing Anthony Lynn

Saints-Chargers to hold joint practices

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Jeremy Maclin leaves Baltimore Ravens without deal

Bengals sign third-round pick Jordan Willis

Bills WRs Sammy Watkins, Zay Jones return to practice

Bills receiver Walter Powell suspended for PEDs

Sean McDermott says he has no problem with McCoy, Taylor pushing for Maclin

Hue Jackson: ‘I beat myself up’ for not running Isaiah Crowell more in 2016

Calvin Pryor excited about “fresh start” in Cleveland

Cardinals sign first-round pick Haason Reddick

Colts’ Irsay: Luck healing ‘tremendously’

Looking back at 2016, Ezekiel Elliott sees chance for big improvement in 2017

Cowboys working out four players, including ex-Giants QB Ryan Nassib

Dolphins sign receiver Mitch Mathews

Lane Johnson knows he “let a lot of people down”

Falcons OC wants more red-zone targets for Julio Jones

49ers release Evan Goodman to make room for Elvis Dumervil

Giants sign Corbin Bryant

Giants coach believes in Paul Perkins

Calais Campbell: Jags are stacked with talent on defensive line

Jets cut wideout Quinton Patton from injured reserve

Report: Jets have spoken to Ravens about Eric Decker trade

Christian Hackenberg passes hit defenders and reporters at Jets OTAs

Lions sign Tony Hills

Packers want to get the ball to Cobb more often

WR Julian Edelman signs an extension with the Patriots

Rex Burkhead makes positive impression in mandatory minicamp

Belichick: Patriots didn’t submit rule changes because “[w]e love the rules the way they are”

Pats wrap up draft class by signing Derek Rivers

Dennis Pitta exits Baltimore with no additional compensation

Elvis Dumervil: “I know I have a few years left”

Redskins want a bigger role for Jamison Crowder

Saints’ Fairley gets 3rd opinion on heart issue

Saints coach: Physician advises Fairley to give up football

Seahawks sign tight end Steve Donatell

Villanueva hoping for new deal with Steelers

Corey Davis finally on field with Titans

DeMarco Murray, Tajae Sharpe mending after surgery

Titans RB Murray has surgery, has hand in cast

Marcus Mariota says he’ll be 100 percent by training camp

Vikings apparently won’t be pursuing Eric Decker

Vikings promote female scouting assistant to bigger role

 

EXTRA POINTS

Report: Unions preparing for legalized betting

Who has the best home crowd in the NFL?

 

CALENDAR

June 13-15 — Mandatory Minicamp

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

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

Rod Smith, with 113 receptions in 2001.

 

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