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Offseason impatience setting in for Broncos fans

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Entering the final week of February, not much has changed with the Denver Broncos. Sure, there was a flurry of new surrounding the offensive staff shakeup with Rich Scangarello’s departure and Pat Shurmur’s arrival, but beyond that things have been pretty quiet at Dove Valley.

There’s been no movement reported either way regarding the crop of the unrestricted free agents headlined by Chris Harris, Jr. and Justin Simmons. While the dribs and drabs of social media hearsay and cryptic statements, primarily from Harris’ camp, keep the coals of Broncos fan interest warm, there’s just not much to get excited about so far this offseason.

With the current collective bargaining talks constipating offseason business typical this time of year, one can’t help but start to get impatient. The combine officially kicked off on Sunday with tight ends, quarterbacks, and receivers reporting for registration, orientation and interviews. However, fans will have to wait until Thursday for any meaningful on-field work, while a bevy of tests of interviews take center-stage until then.

While the wait for news out of Denver is agonizingly slow, the beginning of the new league year is just a few weeks away. On March 16th, the “legal tampering” period for unrestricted free agents begins. Two days later, the 2020 league year starts at 2:00pm MT. As hard as it is, fans just just have to be patient until then. Hopefully, it’ll be worth the wait.


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