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RIP, Len Dawson

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We have a vigorous back-and-forth dialog with Chiefs fans, but I'd like to call a timeout for a second to pay tribute to Len Dawson. Dawson and his team won the NFL Championship the year after Joe Namath and the Jets, and his teams were fun to watch, regardless of whether you were a Chiefs or Broncos fan. I used to follow him, maybe because he went to Purdue, as I did quite a number of years later. And, he's one of 3 men in the Hall of Fame twice - both as a player and as an announcer/analyst. So let's take a moment away from the spirited rivalry and recognize a good player from one of the earlier days in the NFL. Godspeed, Len Dawson.

Let's Go Broncos Backups!

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I'm all for saving the starters - and even protecting some of the more important second stringers (can you say Baron Browning?) - but I'm still looking forward to watching the backups go against one of the best teams in the AFC. And of course seeing Von Miller.

Walton-Penner family adds Sir Lewis Hamilton to ownership group

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Incoming new Denver Broncos owner, Rob Walton, has announced that the Walton-Penner family ownership group will be adding Sir Lewis Hamilton to their ownership group. Hamilton is a seven-time Formula One champion racer and is a British native. He is widely considered the best racer of his generation.

In this statement, Walton said, "We're delighted to welcome Seven-Time Formula One World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group. He is a champion competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team and a fierce advocate for global equality, including his own sport. With over 100 race wins, Lewis is considered the most successful F1 driver of all time. His resilient spirit and standard of excellence will be an asset to the ownership group and the Broncos organization."

Derek Wolfe retires from NFL after 10 seasons

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After 10 seasons in the NFL, former Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe has retired. Drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Wolfe spent eight seasons with the Broncos and was an integral part of the defense that brought home a Super Bowl title in 2015. He finishes his career with 34 sacks and 52 tackles for a loss.

NYTimes article on D. Thomas, his life and CTE

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Sad but moving story in a major newspaper on Denver's great wide receiver D. Thomas.

Austria’s Bernard Raimann still a high NFL Draft prospect after Senior Bowl

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The NFL Draft is a time in which fans of American football welcome the brightest young stars to professional football. Many of them are showcased at the Senior Bowl and this year was no exception but with a slight twist in the case of one young man. He’s not American. In a league that is essentially dominated by Americans, many of whom gained national fame before they even graduated from high school, even casual fans might have some familiarity with certain prospects that will hear their names called in Las Vegas this year. One name that many people other than football purists will not recognize is Austrian offensive lineman Bernhard Raimann. He’s a prospect with one of the most unique backgrounds we have seen in some time and although his name might not ring a lot of bells, there is no doubt that the bruising offensive lineman hailing from central Europe is ready for the bright lights of the National Football League.

Insider James Palmer Says Broncos Will Target Edge & Cornerback Early in Draft

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After filling out the roster aggressively in free agency, building off of a very good 2021 NFL draft class, and acquiring franchise quarterback Russell Wilson via trade, the Denver Broncos still have areas they could address. But overall, this appears to be as solid a Broncos squad that has been assembled since Super Bowl 50. As Broncos Country has found out recently, though, a football team can be solid top to bottom but if it doesn't have a legitimate franchise quarterback under center, that team will likely end up dead on arrival — well before the postseason. It’s the simplest truth in today’s NFL: without a quarterback, your team is nothing. However, with a franchise signal-caller in the fold, it’s important to keep that quarterback happy and invested in the team-building process. NFL Network's James Palmer recently indicated that Broncos’ GM George Paton is doing just that with his newly acquired quarterback, whom he has been in communication with about which prospects the Broncos may be targeting with their current selections in next week's draft. The streams for the latest NFL matches live will be available on this site whenever the official games are available.

Suffice to say, Russell Wilson made an impression on the second-year running back

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Voluntary minicamp was held last week before the draft and Wilson could be seen out on the grass at UCHealth Training Center and was made available to media. For second-year running back Javonte Williams, it's been a culture shock of sorts seeing how Wilson conducts himself as a pro. "It’s crazy, I think he has a doctor that follows him around everywhere he goes," Williams laughed when talking about what it's like to play with Wilson.

2 Broncos picks among biggest steals in NFL draft

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The Denver Broncos landed two steals in the 2022 NFL draft, according to the NFL Wire’s draft pundits. Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar included defensive lineman Matt Henningsen (a sixth-round pick) on his list of top steals in this year’s class. Farrar is in the minority on that ranking as some mocks had Henningsen going undrafted.

Broncos' RB Javonte Williams Shares 'Crazy' First Impression of Russell Wilson

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Denver Broncos GM George Paton orchestrated a blockbuster trade that landed nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson back in March and shook the NFL to its very core, paving the way for what some are calling the best division in pro football.