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If Denver Broncos fans have tired of the quarterback competition, they have a funny way of showing it.
According the organization, this year’s training camp set an attendance record. As the Broncos said in a release on Saturday, in 11 practices open to the public, a record average of 4,910 fans came to watch the team. That mark topped the previous record average of 4,364 fans at the UCHealth Training Center in 2016.
The release said that a total of 54,013 fans attended training camp this year. To add to that, practice turnout topped 6,000 fans on three different occasions, including a record crowd of 7,085 fans on Aug. 5.
Take a bow, Broncos Country. What you pulled off the last three weeks is damn impressive. And the Broncos noticed.
“We need it — from the first day to the last day,” Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib said Saturday after the final practice of camp. “You’re going to play a little bit harder if you’ve got people watching — if you’ve got 5,000 people watching. That extra juice that we need towards the end of camp, the fans definitely bring it for us.”
Broncos Training Camp Quick Hits: Day 12
A "dodged bullet" for Derek Wolfe, a promising step forward for Todd Davis, and a full-pad session to close out training camp. All of that and more from Saturday at UCHealth Training Center.
Shane Ray making progress in recovery, impressed by OLB depth in opener
Shane Ray gives an update on how his wrist is recovering after surgery to repair a torn ligament. And he gives his thoughts on how the reserve outside linebackers did against the Bears.
Broncos place Billy Winn on injured reserve, sign DL Nelson Adams
The Broncos have made a pair of transactions on the defensive line after Billy Winn's knee injury.
Broncos rookie Carlos Henderson to undergo thumb surgery | 9news.com
Rookie receiver Carlos Henderson will undergo a surgical procedure to repair an injured thumb, sources told 9News.
Kalif Raymond "playing angry" in attempt to win job | 9news.com
"I'm always going to play with a chip on my shoulder."
Penalties a red flag in first test for Denver Broncos offensive line - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Broncos added toughness and attitude to their maligned offensive line, but the first preseason game was a penalty-marred mess for the unit.
Former Denver Bronco David Bruton Expects Big Things From Team « CBS Denver
Former Bronco David Bruton joined CBS4 Sports Michael Spencer on Xfinity Monday Live at the ViewHouse Centennial this week.
AFC West Tracks
Chargers' Brandon Mebane has 'nothing to prove' vs. Seahawks, his former team - LA Times
Nose tackle Brandon Mebane has no vendetta against the Seattle Seahawks and no desire to use Sunday’s preseason opener against them to show they made a mistake letting him go two winters ago.
Los Angeles Chargers' Philip Rivers: No friction with Anthony Lynn - Los Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPN
Chargers QB Philip Rivers says his relationship with coach Anthony Lynn has "been awesome since Day 1," despite rumored frustration between the two.
Which Los Angeles Chargers Offensive Lineman Has the Most to Prove in Training Camp? - Bolts From The Blue
With a revamped offensive line, Russell Okung needs to live up to his big contract.
KC Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers score & recap | Friday August 11, 2017 | The Kansas City Star
At 9:17 p.m. Friday, with 6 minutes, 44 seconds left in the first half of the Kansas City Chiefs’ exhibition opener against the San Francisco 49ers, No. 15 jogged onto the field. The Patrick Mahomes Era hasn’t exactly begun, but fans got a sneak-peek.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes II poised, comfortable in preseason debut
The Chiefs aren't expecting heroics from their first-round pick, but they did get to see Mahomes show off his arm and take his first professional sack.
Kansas City Chiefs let Patrick Mahomes II show off his arm - NFL Nation- ESPN
Andy Reid gave rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes II a chance to air it out in the Chiefs' preseason opener, and he didn't disappoint.
49ers vs. Chiefs preseason: 6 winners, 4 losers - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the San Francisco 49ers, 27-17, Friday night at Arrowhead Stadium, but as we know, in the preseason, the final score really doesn’t matter.
Raiders rookie OT David Sharpe shows some grit – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Raiders right tackle David Sharpe was injured in training camp. Then, he responded.
Oakland Raiders' James Cowser heeding Khalil Mack's advice
Expect a healthy dose of James Cowser, who received Mack's first-team reps in practice, in Arizona -- along with a load of advice from Mack himself.
Seth Roberts’ approach is one Raiders roster hopefuls must take into preseason play - Silver And Black Pride
"I aint with that flying under the radar. I’m trying to make it happen." — Seth Roberts
5 things we learned in Friday’s NFL preseason action - SBNation.com
It wasn’t that exciting of a performance, but Patrick Mahomes kept the rookie quarterback momentum rolling.
What we learned from Friday's preseason games - NFL.com
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes got his preseason started with a bang, and gave Kansas City a peek at what could be the future. Nick Shook recaps the rest of Friday's Week 1 preseason action.
Roberto Aguayo cut by Buccaneers following rough preseason game - SBNation.com
He missed a field goal and an extra point in the Buccaneers’ preseason opener.
Former NFL player on painkiller addiction: Marijuana a 'godsend,' NFL should allow it - CBSSports.com
Ryan O'Callaghan abused painkillers during his career but now uses marijuana because it's 'not addicting.'
Why the NFL is finally hiring full-time officials - NFL Nation- ESPN
How will this work? What will this mean for the industry? And, most importantly, will it improve the state of officiating?
Trent Baalke takes job with NFL as football operations consultant
The NFL has hired former San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke as a football operations consultant, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Johnny Manziel interested in coaching if NFL door shut
Johnny Manziel would be interested in coaching at the college level if he isn't able to return to the NFL, he said Saturday at the International Football Betting Conference.
If Tony Romo is successful, NFL TV analyst culture could change - NY Daily News
On Friday, Aug. 25 Tony Romo’s new journey begins taking shape when he debuts as CBS’ No. 1 NFL analyst working Chiefs-Seahawks.
Leonard Fournette says the NFL is 'really easy' after his first preseason action - CBSSports.com
Fournette ran the ball nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots
McVay: Rams got special receiver in Sammy Watkins - NFL.com
The Los Angeles Rams bolstered their wide receiver corps in trading for Sammy Watkins on Friday. Coach Sean McVay believes Watkins will help loosen coverages and help Jared Goff.
Reuben Foster takes heat for missed interception - NFL.com
The San Francisco 49ers had to like what they saw from rookie linebacker Reuben Foster, who started and played the entire first half Friday night. But he missed his chance at a nice interception.
Injuries: Jalen Ramsey off PUP; Calais Campbell returns - NFL.com
The Jacksonville Jaguars removed second-year cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the physically unable to perform list after undergoing core muscle surgery in June.
Here's how Ezekiel Elliott could get completely banished from the NFL - CBSSports.com
The NFL is going to be watching the Cowboys star closely
Suspension of Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott shows NFL learned from Ray Rice
Armour: Three years after Ray Rice debacle league has learned from its domestic violence mistakes.
Ezekiel Elliott apologizes for ‘distraction and disruption,’ disagrees ‘strongly’ with NFL - The Washington Post
The Cowboys running back took to social media Friday night in response to the punishment handed down earlier in the day by the NFL.
The NFL Is Still Just Making It Up As It Goes Along
Sometimes, there aren’t any good answers. Today, NFL officials announced that they had decided to suspend a player accused of domestic violence for six games: The same penalty they promised years ago, and then went about ignoring as they saw fit.