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Xanders Talks Waiver Wire |
General Manager Brian Xanders breaks down the waiver process and how the team determines whether or not to make a claim.

First-year Denver Broncos coach John Fox no stranger to NFL's big stage - The Denver Post
For more than 25 years, John Fox has survived and thrived in the NFL. No small feat given the stress, the pressure to win, the abundance of Type A personalities and waves of runaway egos.

John Elway's most important positions to rebuild the Broncos | First-and-Orange
1. Quarterback: "Far and away the most important position," Elway said. "You need the guy to win you a championship from the pocket, to be a leader, to make it go. And you’re looking for the athlete at the position who can operate from the pocket and get out when he needs to."

Building John Elway's Denver Broncos, An Assessment - SB Nation Denver
John Elway has identified four key positions to build a winning football team. He's already inherited three players who fill those positions, but at quarterback Elway's legacy as the Denver Broncos signal caller still looms large.

Denver Broncos News

BTV Monday News Hit |
Reaction after Demaryius Thomas practices for the first time this year and Jonathan Wilhite for the time as a Bronco. news: Raiders look to end long prime-time skid in opener vs. Broncos
One constant during a long stretch of losing for the Raiders has been a failure to win on the prime-time stage. There have been a few heartbreakers and more than their share of blowouts, but no prime-time wins for Oakland since 2004.

Denver Broncos team report: Eddie Royal in line for punt returns? - Sporting News
he Broncos had a slew of punt-return candidates in the summer, but after cuts and injuries, there may be one man standing going into the opener: Eddie Royal.

The Tim Tebow plan |
How do the Broncos plan to use Tim Tebow this fall? The Broncos, according to the Denver Post, have come up with a plan for Tebow, who will be the third string quarterback but will play more than most third string quarterbacks.

Analysis: Broncos living by their draft - The Denver Post
Plenty of folks in the football nation have wondered why the Broncos werent far more active when roster cuts came around the league this past weekend.

Paige: This season's Super Bowl will look familiar — Packers vs. Steelers - The Denver Post
Deju vu is that feeling of having experienced an event before. Get ready for Super Bowl DEJA XLVIEW. Make mine Packers vs. Steelers.

Q&A: "No guarantees" in NFL right on the money - The Denver Post
Jarvis Green never played a regular-season down for the Broncos and kept his rather large signing bonus when they released him last year.

Denver Broncos pick up offensive lineman Tony Hills - The Denver Post
The Broncos showed Tuesday that their 53-man roster was hardly final. They signed offensive lineman Tony Hills, a former fourth-round draft pick.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Hard Work Pays Off |
After spending the season on the practice squad a year ago, Mitch Unrein worked tirelessly to improve and ultimately earned a spot on the 2011 active roster.

Hills: Versatile, and Still With Potential |
Playing time has been sparse for offensive tackle Tony Hills during his three-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, as he played in just four regular-season games and never made a start beyond the preseason.

Monday Notes: Broncos Opt for the Horses They Know |
If you expected the Broncos’ first practice of the 2011 regular season to be filled with new faces, the composition of their roster Monday probably disappointed you.

Denver Broncos 2012 NFL Draft Watch: Defensive Rebuild Not Yet Complete " NFL Mocks
The Denver Broncos had the worst season in recent franchise memory in 2010 when they went 4-12 and earned the 2nd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Raiders On Broncos Radar " Predominantly Orange
It’s Raider week. The Broncos may not have a game on Sunday, but after a day off today, the team will be in full preparation to host the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. An opening game doesn’t get any bigger than that.

Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas Finds Healing Not To Be His Achilles " Predominantly Orange
They say healing is a matter of time, but it’s also a matter of good luck and hard work. Just ask Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas who was expected to miss half of the regular season due to tearing his Achilles in February. Two months ahead of schedule, Thomas is back practicing with the team.

Broncos Ground Game More Than Moreno " Predominantly Orange
There’s still an aura around Knowshon Moreno. It may be that he was 2009′s No. 12 overall draft pick. It may be because he’s supposed to revive the Broncos notorious ground game. It could be because we know that the key to success is actually getting started.

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos: Scouting the Trenches - Silver And Black Pride
The Oakland Raiders dominated the Denver Broncos in 2010 by destroying them in the trenches. They are going to have to do more of the same if they want to dominate them on Monday Night Football.

NFL News

NFL Play 60 Youth Football festivities get Northeastern Wisconsin kids moving | Green Bay Press Gazette
Footballs were flying Tuesday near Lambeau Field in Green Bay as students participated in the NFL Play 60 Youth Football festivities.

You Could Win The Super Bowl! New York Jets | NBC Connecticut
NFL Training camp season is always a time for irrational exuberance. Every team thinks it can win the Super Bowl, even though 31 of those teams will end being horribly wrong. And so, to preview the upcoming NFL season, which could be the most unpredictable ever, we now give you five reasons why your favorite team could win the Super Bowl. Today, it's the New York Jets.