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Broncos work in the community should make fans proud

There may be an offseason for football, but there isn’t one for giving back or making the community even a little bit better.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

If you have a Denver Broncos fix, you’re going through withdrawals.

It’s to the point my TV is either on HGTV or “Project Runway AllStars.” Not to make matters worse, we still have around five weeks until the NFL Draft. At least there’s the NHL and Colorado Avalanche so I don’t lose my mind.

To break free from the constant rumors and mock drafts, short of staying off social media, it’s actually worth it to visit the Broncos Off the Field Twitter account. To see the constant work the organization does in the community is a breath of fresh air. Whether it’s working with the Special Olympics or holding youth camps, it makes you feel good to be a Broncos fan. It’s one of the aspects of the franchise I’ve appreciated the most.

As we’ve learned, there may be an offseason from football. There’s never one for giving back. Thank you to all the players and members of organization who work to make the community a little bit better.

Broncos Tracks

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NFL Tracks

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Earl Thomas: Future with Seahawks 'a guessing game' -
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Chargers DT Corey Liuget suspended 4 games for PEDs -
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NFL competition committee proposes policy change that would allow teams to more quickly formalize head coaching hires
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