With the release of Willis McGahee last week, the Denver Broncos are firmly pinning their rushing game hopes on a young triumvirate of Ronnie Hillman, Knowshon Moreno and second-round pick Montee Ball. If Hillman has a say in the matter, he’ll be the one responsible for picking up the lion’s share of the additional workload.…
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Ronnie Hillman believes he can carry load in Broncos’ backfield (NBC Sports)
Shortly after the Elvis Dumervil fax fiasco, the Denver Broncos reached out to veteran pass-rushers Dwight Freeney and John Abraham. It seemed like D…
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Does Abraham still make sense in Denver?
COMMENTARY | By all accounts, the Baltimore Ravens aced the NFL draft. Matt Elam and Arthur Brown look likely to be the next great Ravens’ defenders, while late-round gems such as Aaron Mellette and Kyle Juszczyk have already flashed a ton of ability. In fact, four rookies could start for the Ravens’ season opener against the Denver Broncos: Elam, Brown, Juszczyk and nose tackle Brandon Williams.
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Bold Predictions for Baltimore Ravens’ Rookie Class (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
After a brief hiatus, our good buddy Greg Cosell of NFL Films, ESPN’s NFL Matchup, and Shutdown Corner is back to talk a little football. And with more than a month passed since the draft, we thought it would be interesting to review that selection process by division, now that teams have given a bit of insight into how their new players will be used. We’ve already covered the NFC West, and we’ll move to the other conference’s Western division for a look at how the Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, and Chargers did with their selections. The Shutdown Corner AFC West draft review podcast with Greg Cosell A few words of wisdom from Mr. Cosell: On Denver Broncos second-round pick RB Montee Ball: “I liked him in tape. He was such a volume runner in college — you wouldn’t call him spectacular, but I came away believing that he was a very solid player. A very loose-hipped kid — very naturally smooth. He’s a gliding runner with sharp change of direction. He didn’t hesitate at all — he was decisive as a downhill runner and he ran a lot of power, because that’s what Wisconsin does. He also ran a lot of zone schemes, so he’s very familiar with NFL rushing concepts. He was a player I liked the more I watched him, and I think he’s a really good fit in Denver.” On Kansas City Chiefs second-round TE Travis Kelce: “He’s an NFL tight end — he’s got that athleticism and movement. He’s fluid — I wouldn’t call him explosive, but how many tight ends do we really say that about? They tend to be more measured and methodical in their movements, but he was fluid. I thought there was a toughness to him as well, and he was deceptive as a route-runner. He can threaten the vertical seam, there’s no question. Look — we know about the two-tight end element in the NFL now. A lot of teams are going that way, and that’s tougher for defensive coordinators to defend that three receivers, because it gives the defense more questions that need to be answered.” The Shutdown Corner AFC West draft review podcast with Greg Cosell
The Shutdown Corner AFC West draft review podcast with Greg Cosell (Shutdown Corner)
Willis McGahee said after he was sent packing from Denver that he’s healthy and will be good to go for some team this season. But the Broncos may not see it that way. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that concerns about McGahee’s health were the primary reason he was released by the Broncos. It’s not…
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Report: Injury issues led Broncos to cut Willis McGahee (NBC Sports)
Left tackle Ryan Clady’s absence from Broncos workouts this spring has drawn a lot of attention, but he’s not the only starting offensive lineman who has been missing from the field. Center J.D. Walton and guard Chris Kuper have been recovering from surgery and also missed the offseason workouts, leaving the Broncos with several questions…
Broncos still waiting on their starting offensive line (NBC Sports)
ENGLEWOOD — Scan the Broncos’ roster, their division brethren and their offseason moves, and there is a lot to like about what’s to come when the team reconvenes for training camp next month.
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Broncos facing only few questions
Yes, it was Rahim Moore and not Mike Adams who bungled the play that forced overtime in the playoffs. But both of the Broncos’ starting safeties could be losing their starting jobs. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Quentin Jammer and David Bruton are posing “legitimate threats” to the top of the safety…
Broncos could have two new starting safeties in 2013 (NBC Sports)
Last summer, HBO and NFL films had a very difficult time finding an NFL team that was willing to let film crews into their facility to document training camp for the popular “Hard Knocks” series. The Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins passed on the series before the Miami Dolphins and first-year head coach Joe Philbin agreed to be the featured franchise. Finding a subject will be easier in 2013 as reports on Friday night have the Cincinnati Bengals slated to appear on “Hard Knocks” for the second time in the last five years. The news that the Bengals were the team was first tweeted by Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News. That tweet quickly disappeared, but Domowitch is close enough to the Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based NFL Films for his report to have the utmost of credibility. Confirmation would come later on Friday evening from Joe Reedy, who provides blanket coverage of the Bengals for the Cincinnati Enquirer. According to Reedy, an official announcement is “likely to happen” next week .
Cincinnati Bengals to appear on ‘Hard Knocks’ (Shutdown Corner)
The major question facing each team in the division as summer break looms. Denver Broncos: How long will the Super Bowl window be open? The talk at D…
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Eight in the Box: Biggest questions