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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
22Anderson, C.J. RB5-82242/10/19913California
68Anunike, Kenny DE6-42605/22/19902Duke
76Austin, Marvin DT6-23121/10/19895North Carolina
28Ball, Montee RB5-1021512/5/19903Wisconsin
50Barrett, Shaquil LB6-126011/17/19921Colorado State
57Barrow, Lamin MLB6-123711/29/19902Louisiana State
1Barth, Connor K5-112004/11/19866North Carolina
35Bibbs, Kapri RB5-92121/10/19931Colorado State
31Bolden, Omar SS5-1019512/20/19884Arizona State
 Brandon, Tevrin DB5-10180//RMonmouth (N.J.)
46Brewer, Aaron LS6-52307/5/19904San Diego State
30Bruton, David SS6-22177/23/19877Notre Dame
19Burse, Isaiah WR5-1018112/8/19912Fresno State
20Bush, Josh DB5-112053/5/19894Wake Forest
12Caldwell, Andre WR6-02004/15/19858Florida
38Carter, Quinton SS6-12007/20/19885Oklahoma
32Carter, Tony CB5-91755/24/19867Florida State
78Clady, Ryan T6-63159/6/19868Boise State
75Clark, Chris T6-530510/1/19857Southern Mississippi
4Colquitt, Britton P6-32053/20/19857Tennessee
71Cornick, Paul T6-63103/15/19892North Dakota State
51Davis, Todd OLB6-12305/17/19922Sacramento State
2Dysert, Zac QB6-32212/8/19902Miami (Ohio)
16Fowler, Bennie WR6-12176/10/19911Michigan State
74Franklin, Orlando G6-732012/16/19875Miami (Fla.)
63Garland, Ben G6-53084/6/19882Air Force
85Green, Virgil TE6-52558/3/19885Nevada
69Halapio, Jon G6-23206/23/19911Florida
25Harris, Chris CB5-101996/18/19894Kansas
23Hillman, Ronnie RB5-101959/14/19914San Diego State
56Irving, Nate MLB6-12457/12/19885North Carolina State
97Jackson, Malik DT6-52931/11/19904Tennessee
53Johnson, Steven MLB6-12373/28/19884Kansas
86Jones, Dominique TE6-32708/15/19873Shepherd
94Knighton, Terrance DT6-33317/4/19867Temple
14Latimer, Cody WR6-221510/10/19922Indiana
48Madison, Ross DB5-112003/5/1991RToledo
18Manning, Peyton QB6-52303/24/197618Tennessee
31Marsh, Curtis DB6-11973/1/19883Utah State
54Marshall, Brandon OLB6-12509/10/19894Nevada
 Mason, Danny LB6-223410/14/1990RTexas A&M-Commerce
55McCray, Lerentee OLB6-22498/26/19903Florida
8McManus, Brandon K6-32017/25/19912Temple
58Miller, Von OLB6-32503/26/19895Texas A&M
64Montgomery, Will C6-33042/13/198310Virginia Tech
26Moore, Rahim FS6-11952/11/19905UCLA
52Nelson, Corey OLB6-12264/22/19922Oklahoma
11Norwood, Jordan WR5-111809/29/19866Penn State
17Osweiler, Brock QB6-824011/22/19904Arizona State
13Palmer, Nathan WR5-111984/14/19892Northern Illinois
61Paradis, Matt C6-330010/12/19891Boise State
66Ramirez, Manny G6-33202/19/19839Texas Tech
94Rivers, Gerald DE6-52586/22/19902Mississippi
29Roby, Bradley CB5-111945/1/19922Ohio State
10Sanders, Emmanuel WR5-111803/17/19876Southern Methodist
79Schofield, Michael T6-630111/15/19902Michigan
93Smith, Quanterus DE6-525511/26/19893Western Kentucky
27Stewart, Jeremy RB5-112152/17/19894Stanford
21Talib, Aqib CB6-12052/13/19868Kansas
84Tamme, Jacob TE6-32303/15/19858Kentucky
13Taylor, Kerry WR6-02002/20/19892Arizona State
88Thomas, Demaryius WR6-322912/25/19876Georgia Tech
80Thomas, Julius TE6-52506/27/19885Portland State
40Thompson, Juwan RB5-112255/13/19922Duke
59Trevathan, Danny OLB6-12403/24/19904Kentucky
96Unrein, Mitch DT6-43063/25/19875Wyoming
65Vasquez, Louis T6-53354/11/19877Texas Tech
49Vaughn, Chase LB6-12429/4/19881Colorado State-Pueblo
43Ward, T.J. SS5-1020012/12/19866Oregon
94Ware, DeMarcus DE6-42587/31/198211Troy
36Webster, Kayvon CB5-111982/1/19913South Florida
83Welker, Wes WR5-91855/1/198112Texas Tech
92Williams, Sylvester DT6-231311/21/19883North Carolina
19Williams, Kyle WR5-101867/19/19884Arizona State
95Wolfe, Derek DE6-52852/24/19904Cincinnati
79Youboty, John DE6-42582/25/19902Temple
 
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Aqib Talib
News
The Broncos will head into Sunday's divisional round playoff game at nearly full strength as quarterback Peyton Manning, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, tight end Julius Thomas, linebacker Brandon Marshall and cornerback Aqib Talib are all active for Denver.

All players except Marshall were listed as probable for the game on the team's final injury report Friday. Marshall was listed as questionable with a foot injury.

The Broncos are currently 9 1/2-point favorites against the Colts Sunday.

Demaryius Thomas
News
The Broncos have placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, the team announced Monday.

The two sides were unable to come to terms on a long-term deal before Monday, which is the deadline for teams to use the franchise tag, but will presumably keep working towards a deal. The use of the tag on the wide receiver means that tight end Julius Thomas is headed for free agency if the Broncos do not re-sign him before March 10.

Orlando Franklin
News
The Broncos will head into their divisional round playoff matchup with the Colts relatively healthy. Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (knee) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) are considered questionable. Quanterus Smith has been declared out with a knee injury.

David Bruton (concussion/neck), Paul Cornick (toe), Orlando Franklin (concussion), Peyton Manning (thigh), Will Montgomery (knee), Aqib Talib (Achilles), Julius Thomas (ankle), Demaryius Thomas (ankle/finger), Juwan Thompson (hip/knee), T.J. Ward (neck), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) are all considered probable for Sunday's game.

The Broncos are currently 7-point favorites against the Colts.

Corey Nelson
News
The Broncos have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the 49ers: running back Montee Ball (groin), wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, linebacker Shaquil Barrett, guard Ben Garland, tackle Michael Schofield and defensive tackle Mitch Unrein.

The Broncos are very healthy heading into Week 7, with Ball the only player on the active roster missing the game due to injury. All the team's players listed as probable on the final injury report are active, including running back Juwan Thompson (knee), linebacker Corey Nelson (hamstring), kicker Brandon McManus (groin) and defensive backs Omar Bolden (groin), David Bruton (ankle) and Chris Harris (knee).

Isaiah Burse
News
The Broncos have promoted kicker Brandon McManus from their practice squad to the 53-man active roster and released punt returner Isaiah Burse on Saturday, according to the Denver Post.

McManus lost his job to Connor Barth in Week 13, after connecting on just 9 of 13 field goal attempts this season. Barth is expected to continue handling field goal duties, while McManus is expected to handle kickoffs for the Broncos.

Danny Mason
No Updates
Quinton Carter
News
The Broncos made several roster moves on Saturday, according to the Denver Post. The Broncos placed running back Montee Ball (groin) and safety Quinton Carter (knee) on season-ending injured reserve in order to clear roster spots for linebacker Danny Trevathan (knee) on the 53-man active roster and tight end Dominique Jones on the practice squad.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Montee Ball
News
Broncos running back Montee Ball, limited to five games last season by a groin injury, promised he'll return "ready to win the job," reports ESPN.com. Ball was the starter entering the 2014 season, but in 2015 he'll likely vie for a backup role behind C.J. Anderson, who went to the Pro Bowl.

Ball also must compete with Juwan Thompson and Ronnie Hillman in the crowded backfield. Ball was ineffective before getting hurt, averaging 3.1 yards per carry.

Injury
Groin - IR. Out for season
Mitch Unrein
News
Broncos defensive lineman Mitch Unrein is set to become a free agent this offseason, but he is hopeful to re-sign with the club, according to the team's website.

"Hopefully I can be back in Denver because this is the place I want to be and the only place I want to be," Unrein said. "Only time will tell, but it's been a good offseason. It hasn't snowed too much—it's snowing tonight, obviously, but it's just good to be in Colorado, no matter what it's doing outside."

Unrein has spent all five seasons in the league with the Broncos, totaling 49 tackles in 54 games. He only played eight games in 2014.

"I had Kubiak my rookie year when I was down in Houston—great guy, great motivator," he said. "Unfortunately, I wasn't good enough my rookie year to stick on that team but hopefully I'm good enough this time to stick on this team. The D-line coach, Bill Kollar, great motivator. He gets anyone to work for him. Blood, sweat and tears, as they say, for that guy. So I'm looking forward to it, and hopefully be here in Denver next year."

Injury
Knee - Missed Divisional Playoff game vs. Indianapolis
Jordan Norwood
News
Broncos wide receiver Jordan Norwood (knee) and Jamar Chaney (hamstring) were placed on the injured reserved list Monday, ESPN.com reports.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Sylvester Williams
News
With free agency approaching for defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, Broncos general manager John Elway spoke highly of Sylvester Williams -- Knighton's possible replacement -- during Thursday's combine press conference, per the Denver Post.

"We still like Sylvester, we think there's still a lot of potential there, and we are not sure that he has scratched it yet. If there's any guy that can get it out of our players it's our new defensive line coach Bill Kollar," Elway said. "So Sylvester is going to get tested, and will get pushed. And I think it will be a good thing for Sylvester."

Williams, a first-round draft pick in 2013, registered 21 tackles (17 solo) last season for the Broncos. He had two sacks his rookie year.

Connor Barth
News
Broncos kicker Connor Barth made both of his field goal attempts as well as his only extra point attempt in Denver's 24-13 loss to the Colts Sunday. 

Barth made field goals from 45 and 41 yards respectively. He finishes the year going 17 of 18 on field goals and 16 of 16 on extra points in six games as a Bronco.

Ben Garland
News
The Broncos have listed Montee Ball, Quinton Carter, Virgil Green, Kapri Bibbs , Steven Johnson, Ben Garland and Michael Schofield as inactive Week 9 against the Patriots. 

Ball is still dealing with a groin injury, and won't play. Carter, Green and Johnson all entered the contest considered questionable. All three were ruled out Sunday. 

Marvin Austin
News
The following players have been listed as inactive for the Broncos in Week 12 against the Dolphins: Montee Ball, Julius Thomas, Ronnie Hillman, Tony Carter, Chris Clark, Michael Schofield and Marvin Austin.
Todd Davis
News
Only two injured Broncos have been ruled out for the game Sunday against St. Louis. They are running back Ronnie Hillman (foot) and tight end Virgil Green (knee), who had been deemed doubtful.

The healthy scratches are wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, running back Kapri Bibbs, linebacker Todd Davis and offensive tackle Michael Schofield.

Danny Trevathan
News
Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan had surgery on his left leg Tuesday, reports ESPN.com. Trevathan missed 13 games this season due to separate fractures in the leg and a dislocated left kneecap.

He was the team's leading tackler in 2013.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Kerry Taylor
News
The Cowboys have added wideout Kerry Taylor to the practice squad.

Taylor had recently been with the Jaguars, but was waived Tuesday. He didn't last long, as Dallas decided to scoop him up. Taylor appeared in seven games last season, catching 19 passes. 

Gerald Rivers
News
The Broncos have re-signed defensive end Gerald Rivers to their practice squad. Rivers was released by the Broncos Dec. 4 to sign kicker Brandon McManus. 

Rivers has been on the Dolphins and Jaguars practice squads over the last two years as well. 

Will Montgomery
News
The Broncos will head into their divisional round playoff matchup with the Colts relatively healthy. Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (knee) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) are considered questionable. Quanterus Smith has been declared out with a knee injury.

David Bruton (concussion/neck), Paul Cornick (toe), Orlando Franklin (concussion), Peyton Manning (thigh), Will Montgomery (knee), Aqib Talib (Achilles), Julius Thomas (ankle), Demaryius Thomas (ankle/finger), Juwan Thompson (hip/knee), T.J. Ward (neck), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) are all considered probable for Sunday's game.

The Broncos are currently 7-point favorites against the Colts.

Brandon Marshall
News
When asked, Bears general manager Ryan Pace wouldn't make any commitments to wide receiver Brandon Marshall moving forward, according to the team's radio network sideline reporters. Per the Miami Herald, Pace was "clearly unenthused" about Marshall leaving the team to tape episodes of Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

"Football needs to be the No. 1 priority," Pace said. "We've got to analyze everything and it goes beyond the players."

Marshall had his season cut short in Week 14 when he was rushed to the hospital with rib and lung injuries. He finished the year with 61 catches for 721 yards and eight touchdowns. Marshall has seven 1,000-yard receiving seasons, including two with the Bears. He has never made the playoffs during his nine-year career.

Andre Caldwell
News
In an uncharacteristically meager offensive performance by the Broncos in St. Louis on Sunday, several skill position players provided small contributions.

Included were wide receiver Andre Caldwell and tight end Jacob Tamme, who managed 31 yards receiving apiece while Wes Welker added just 28 on four receptions. Running back Juwan Thompson chipped in with one catch for five yards.

Zac Dysert
News
Brock Osweiler
News
Although Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders' only communication with Peyton Manning was through a postseason text message, he believes that the veteran quarterback will return for another season, he told NFL.com on Friday.

Sanders and the Broncos were eliminated by the Colts in the AFC divisional round. Since that loss, the Broncos' coaching staff has been overhauled, with coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase heading to Chicago.

"Well, Gase is definitely in Chicago right now," Sanders said. "And Peyton says he's going to come back, but I'm not really worried about it, I really just want to win a Super Bowl. So that is all that is on my mind."

Gary Kubiak was hired to take Fox's place in Denver, and Sanders said that if Manning doesn't return, backup Brock Osweiler would fit "really well" in the team's new offensive scheme.

"Yeah, I think Brock is a quarterback that is on the rise, he's going to continuously get better and I feel like Kubiak's offense fits him really well," Sanders said.

Sanders signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Broncos last March. He earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl after totaling 101 catches for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns -- all career highs.

Jacob Tamme
News
Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme is set to become a free agent this offseason and he said Monday he expects to hit the free agent market.

Tamme said on Sirius XM NFL radio he'd love a chance to be back in Denver. His production over the last few years has declined. In 2012, Tamme had 52 catches for 555 yards and two touchdowns, but in 2014, he had just 14 catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns. He made $1.25 million in 2014.

Kenny Anunike
Injury
Elbow - IR. Out for season
No Updates
Kapri Bibbs
News
The Broncos elevated running back Jeremy Stewart from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster on Saturday, the Denver Post reports. In a corresponding move, the Broncos waived running back Kapri Bibbs.

Denver needed some depth at running back with Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman both ruled out for Week 12 with injuries. Stewart is expected to be the No. 3 running back Sunday at home against Miami.

Louis Vasquez
News
Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman is active Week 9 against the Patriots.

Hillman was listed as probable due to a shoulder injury. He was never really a candidate to sit. The team will also have Lamin Barrow, Omar Bolden, Chris Harris Jr., Brandon McManus, Juwan Thompson, Louis Vasquez and Kayvon Webster. All seven players were listed as probable coming into the contest. 

Lerentee McCray
News
Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas (ankle) and running back C.J. Anderson (ankle) are active for the game against Buffalo after being listed as probable.

Also suiting up for Denver are offensive tackle Paul Cornick (shoulder), defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (elbow), linebacker Lerentee McCray (illness), center Will Montgomery (knee), defensive end Quanterus Smith (ribs), cornerback Aqib Talib (hamstring), tight end Jacob Tamme (ribs) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).

Tony Carter
News
The Broncos have declared the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts: Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Juwan Thompson, Paul Cornick, Michael Schofield, Dominique Jones and Mitch Unrein.

Thompson played in 15 games for Denver this season, averaging 5.0 yards per carry with three touchdowns. He was considered probable on the team's final injury report of the week with hip and knee injuries.

The Broncos are currently 9 1/2-point favorites against the Colts Sunday.

Matt Paradis
News
C.J. Anderson
News
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak told reporters during Wednesday's combine press conference that he met with running back C.J. Anderson and told him "you need to walk in here handling yourself like a starter," per ESPN.

Kubiak's zone-blocking offense is running-back friendly, which could benefit Anderson moving forward. Anderson started last season as the No. 3 running back on the depth chart before emerging as the top back with 849 yards rushing, 324 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns in 15 games (seven starts). He will enter next season as the team's No. 1 back, though he'll have to fight off challenges from Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman.

Chris Harris
News
The Broncos and cornerback Chris Harris have agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $42.5 million, the Denver Post reports.

The two sides opened contract talks last month but a deal appeared to be on life support before general manager John Elway became personally involved in the discussions. Harris ranks as the No. 1 cornerback in the league, according to Pro Football Focus, and passers have managed just a 46.9 quarterback rating when challenging the Denver cornerback. He's also been in the top 10 of the same rating system among all cornerbacks in 2012 and 2013.

Nathan Palmer
News
The Broncos declared these players inactive for Sunday night's game against the Colts: running back Ronnie Hillman, wideout Nathan Palmer, defensive back Kayvon Webster, linebacker Danny Trevathan (leg), offensive linemen Michael Schofield and Ben Garland and defensive lineman Mitch Unrein.
Kyle Williams
News
The Chiefs have announced their final round of cuts and other moves to reach the league-mandated roster of 53 players.

Among the offensive players let go are fullback Jordan Campbell, wide receivers Fred Williams and Mark Harrison, guard Ricky Henry, tackle J'Marcus Webb and running back Charcandrick West.

The defensive players gone from the roster are safeties Jonathon Amaya and Malcolm Bronson, linemen Dominique Hamilton, Kyle Love and Kona Schwenke, linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, Devan Walker and Nico Johnson and cornerbacks Justin Rogers and DeMarcus Van Dyke .

The Chiefs have also placed Tyler Bray and Kyle Williams on IR and Mike Catapano on the non-football injury list.

Peyton Manning
News
The Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning agreed Thursday on a restructured contract for the 2015 season, the team announced.

"We're glad to work something out with Peyton so that he will be part of our team this season," Broncos executive vice president and general manager John Elway said.

Manning reportedly took a pay cut from $19 million to $15 million for the 2015 season. By announcing the signing, it appears Manning passed his required physical, which was scheduled for Thursday.

Brandon McManus
News
The Broncos have promoted kicker Brandon McManus from their practice squad to the 53-man active roster and released punt returner Isaiah Burse on Saturday, according to the Denver Post.

McManus lost his job to Connor Barth in Week 13, after connecting on just 9 of 13 field goal attempts this season. Barth is expected to continue handling field goal duties, while McManus is expected to handle kickoffs for the Broncos.

Wes Welker
News
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak told reporters during his combine press conference on Wednesday that wide receiver Wes Welker has no plans to retire this offseason, per NFL.com.

Welker was reportedly weighing retirement, but he rebuffed those rumors when he told the Denver Post Monday that he's "getting ready for 2015."

Welker will become an unrestricted free agent in March, and Kubiak added that he would "love to have him back" with the Broncos. The 33-year-old, who has dealt with a number of concussions during his career, is coming off a season in which he hauled in 49 passes for 464 yards and two touchdowns. He has 890 catches for 9,822 yards in his 12-year career.

Julius Thomas
News
The Broncos will not use their franchise tag on TE Julius Thomas. The team instead tagged WR Demaryius Thomas. 

Julius Thomas will be able to become a free agent on March 10. He had 43 catches for 489 yards and 12 touchdowns last year. Thomas made $645,000 salary last year. 

Omar Bolden
News
Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman is active Week 9 against the Patriots.

Hillman was listed as probable due to a shoulder injury. He was never really a candidate to sit. The team will also have Lamin Barrow, Omar Bolden, Chris Harris Jr., Brandon McManus, Juwan Thompson, Louis Vasquez and Kayvon Webster. All seven players were listed as probable coming into the contest. 

Shaquil Barrett
News
The Broncos promoted running back Kapri Bibbs to the active roster and waived linebacker Shaquil Barrett.
Lamin Barrow
News
The Broncos will have both Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders Week 17 against the Raiders. 

Manning came into the contest listed as probable due to a thigh injury. He was never really expected to miss the contest. Sanders was listed as questionable with a hip issue. He was a limited participant in practice all week.

The team will also have nearly all of their probable players. That means C.J. Anderson, Lamin Barrow, David Bruton Jr., Ryan Clady, Chris Clark, Ronnie Hillman, Will Montgomery, Manny Ramirez, Jacob Tamme, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Kayvon Webster and Derek Wolfe will all attempt to play. 

Nate Irving
News
Despite finishing his season on injured reserve with a knee injury that required surgery, teams have expressed interest in linebacker Nate Irving, a source told ESPN.

Irving played for the Broncos in 2014, but suffered a torn ACL in November, which required surgery. He will become a free agent in March.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Aaron Brewer
News
The Broncos have re-signed long snapper Aaron Brewer to a four-yeal deal Thursday, according to the team's official website. The deal will keep him with the team through 2018.

The former undrafted free agent has been with the Broncos for three years.  Since being signed, he's played on every punt, field goal and extra point snap.

DeMarcus Ware
News
Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is hoping to run a more aggressive defense in 2015, according to ESPN.

"We're aggressive," Phillips said. "Defensive players, they’re aggressive by nature. I think you take something away from them when you don’t let them be." Phillips clarified that he won't necessarily get blitz-happy, but said he would have an "attack defense. That’s the way players like to play," Phillips said. "You get the best results out of that and I think you play the best that way so we’ll be that way."

Phillips' strategy should be a welcome addition in Denver. Former defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was often criticized for the team's lack of aggression on defense. Phillips already has the support of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.

"This defense has the players to do it, we need just to get in the lab and figure out how to be better," Miller said. "Because we had moments where we showed what we can do, but we didn’t do it enough, myself included, I know that."

Ware added, "we feel like there’s more we can do. We want every play to be hard on the quarterback."

Manny Ramirez
News
The Broncos will have both Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders Week 17 against the Raiders. 

Manning came into the contest listed as probable due to a thigh injury. He was never really expected to miss the contest. Sanders was listed as questionable with a hip issue. He was a limited participant in practice all week.

The team will also have nearly all of their probable players. That means C.J. Anderson, Lamin Barrow, David Bruton Jr., Ryan Clady, Chris Clark, Ronnie Hillman, Will Montgomery, Manny Ramirez, Jacob Tamme, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Kayvon Webster and Derek Wolfe will all attempt to play. 

Chris Clark
News
The Broncos will have both Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders Week 17 against the Raiders. 

Manning came into the contest listed as probable due to a thigh injury. He was never really expected to miss the contest. Sanders was listed as questionable with a hip issue. He was a limited participant in practice all week.

The team will also have nearly all of their probable players. That means C.J. Anderson, Lamin Barrow, David Bruton Jr., Ryan Clady, Chris Clark, Ronnie Hillman, Will Montgomery, Manny Ramirez, Jacob Tamme, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Kayvon Webster and Derek Wolfe will all attempt to play. 

John Youboty
News
The Broncos signed safety Charles Mitchell, receiver Greg Hardin and linebacker Chase Vaughn. In corresponding moves, the team waived linebacker John Youboty, punter Steven Clark and defensive tackle Mister Cobble.
Injury
Achilles - IR. Out for season
Von Miller
News
Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is hoping to run a more aggressive defense in 2015, according to ESPN.

"We're aggressive," Phillips said. "Defensive players, they’re aggressive by nature. I think you take something away from them when you don’t let them be." Phillips clarified that he won't necessarily get blitz-happy, but said he would have an "attack defense. That’s the way players like to play," Phillips said. "You get the best results out of that and I think you play the best that way so we’ll be that way."

Phillips' strategy should be a welcome addition in Denver. Former defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was often criticized for the team's lack of aggression on defense. Phillips already has the support of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.

"This defense has the players to do it, we need just to get in the lab and figure out how to be better," Miller said. "Because we had moments where we showed what we can do, but we didn’t do it enough, myself included, I know that."

Ware added, "we feel like there’s more we can do. We want every play to be hard on the quarterback."

David Bruton
News
The Broncos will head into their divisional round playoff matchup with the Colts relatively healthy. Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (knee) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) are considered questionable. Quanterus Smith has been declared out with a knee injury.

David Bruton (concussion/neck), Paul Cornick (toe), Orlando Franklin (concussion), Peyton Manning (thigh), Will Montgomery (knee), Aqib Talib (Achilles), Julius Thomas (ankle), Demaryius Thomas (ankle/finger), Juwan Thompson (hip/knee), T.J. Ward (neck), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) are all considered probable for Sunday's game.

The Broncos are currently 7-point favorites against the Colts.

Ryan Clady
News
The Broncos will have both Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders Week 17 against the Raiders. 

Manning came into the contest listed as probable due to a thigh injury. He was never really expected to miss the contest. Sanders was listed as questionable with a hip issue. He was a limited participant in practice all week.

The team will also have nearly all of their probable players. That means C.J. Anderson, Lamin Barrow, David Bruton Jr., Ryan Clady, Chris Clark, Ronnie Hillman, Will Montgomery, Manny Ramirez, Jacob Tamme, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Kayvon Webster and Derek Wolfe will all attempt to play. 

Chase Vaughn
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The Broncos released the following players on Sunday: Linebacker Jamar Chaney, running back Brennan Clay, wide receiver Greg Hardin, linebacker Jerrell Harris, offensive tackle Winston Justice, safety Charles Mitchell, defensive tackle Will Pericak, quarterback Bryn Renner, defensive end Chase Vaughn, running back Jerodis Williams and wide receiver Greg Wilson.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Michael Schofield
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The Broncos have declared the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts: Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Juwan Thompson, Paul Cornick, Michael Schofield, Dominique Jones and Mitch Unrein.

Thompson played in 15 games for Denver this season, averaging 5.0 yards per carry with three touchdowns. He was considered probable on the team's final injury report of the week with hip and knee injuries.

The Broncos are currently 9 1/2-point favorites against the Colts Sunday.

Emmanuel Sanders
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Although Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders' only communication with Peyton Manning was through a postseason text message, he believes that the veteran quarterback will return for another season, he told NFL.com on Friday.

Sanders and the Broncos were eliminated by the Colts in the AFC divisional round. Since that loss, the Broncos' coaching staff has been overhauled, with coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase heading to Chicago.

"Well, Gase is definitely in Chicago right now," Sanders said. "And Peyton says he's going to come back, but I'm not really worried about it, I really just want to win a Super Bowl. So that is all that is on my mind."

Gary Kubiak was hired to take Fox's place in Denver, and Sanders said that if Manning doesn't return, backup Brock Osweiler would fit "really well" in the team's new offensive scheme.

"Yeah, I think Brock is a quarterback that is on the rise, he's going to continuously get better and I feel like Kubiak's offense fits him really well," Sanders said.

Sanders signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Broncos last March. He earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl after totaling 101 catches for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns -- all career highs.

Curtis Marsh
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The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Paul Cornick
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The Broncos have declared the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts: Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Juwan Thompson, Paul Cornick, Michael Schofield, Dominique Jones and Mitch Unrein.

Thompson played in 15 games for Denver this season, averaging 5.0 yards per carry with three touchdowns. He was considered probable on the team's final injury report of the week with hip and knee injuries.

The Broncos are currently 9 1/2-point favorites against the Colts Sunday.

Steven Johnson
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The Broncos have ruled running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) out for Sunday's game against Miami, according to Denver's final injury report for Week 12. The team also listed tight ends Virgil Green (calf) and Julius Thomas (ankle) as questionable.

Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: David Bruton (ankle), Quinton Carter (knee), Ryan Clady (groin), Britton Colquitt (illness), Paul Cornick (shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (concussion), Steven Johnson (ankle) and Juwan Thompson (knee).

Dominique Jones
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The Broncos have listed S T.J. Ward, RB Juwan Thompson, LB Brandon Marshall , OL Paul Cornick, OL Michael Schofield, TE Dominique Jones and DT Mitch Unrein as inactive Week 17 against the Raiders. 

Marshall was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Cornick and Ward were listed as questionable. Cornick is dealing with a toe injury. Ward has a neck issue. Thompson was actually listed as probable, but will not play. He has both hip and knee injuries. Unrein was also listed as probable. He's dealing with an illness. The other two players listed are healthy scratches. 

Malik Jackson
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Broncos running back Montee Ball will miss his third straight game with a groin injury. Also out are tackle Paul Cornick and wide receiver Cody Latimer

The following players are questionable: Jacob Tamme, Ronnie Hillman, and Kayvon Webster.

Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Malik Jackson, Juwan Thompson, Will Montgomery and Quanterus Smith are all considered probable. 

Kayvon Webster
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The Broncos will head into their divisional round playoff matchup with the Colts relatively healthy. Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (knee) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) are considered questionable. Quanterus Smith has been declared out with a knee injury.

David Bruton (concussion/neck), Paul Cornick (toe), Orlando Franklin (concussion), Peyton Manning (thigh), Will Montgomery (knee), Aqib Talib (Achilles), Julius Thomas (ankle), Demaryius Thomas (ankle/finger), Juwan Thompson (hip/knee), T.J. Ward (neck), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) are all considered probable for Sunday's game.

The Broncos are currently 7-point favorites against the Colts.

Bennie Fowler
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Ronnie Hillman
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Broncos running back Montee Ball, limited to five games last season by a groin injury, promised he'll return "ready to win the job," reports ESPN.com. Ball was the starter entering the 2014 season, but in 2015 he'll likely vie for a backup role behind C.J. Anderson, who went to the Pro Bowl.

Ball also must compete with Juwan Thompson and Ronnie Hillman in the crowded backfield. Ball was ineffective before getting hurt, averaging 3.1 yards per carry.

Terrance Knighton
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Broncos general manager John Elway understands impending free agents like defensive tackle Terrance Knighton are antsy, saying, "I can't calm the frustration," USA Today reports.

Elway added that most of the deals worked out with players on the verge of free agency will happen right before the league year begins in March. Knighton said earlier this week that he'd be "willing to take somewhat of a hometown discount," but he wants to be paid at a level matching his level of play.

Knighton recorded 30 total tackles and two sacks while ranking 12th out of 81 defensive tackles in overall play, per Pro Football Focus.

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Britton Colquitt
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The Broncos have ruled running backs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) out for Sunday's game against Miami, according to Denver's final injury report for Week 12. The team also listed tight ends Virgil Green (calf) and Julius Thomas (ankle) as questionable.

Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: David Bruton (ankle), Quinton Carter (knee), Ryan Clady (groin), Britton Colquitt (illness), Paul Cornick (shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (concussion), Steven Johnson (ankle) and Juwan Thompson (knee).

Quanterus Smith
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The Broncos have place linebacker Quanterus Smith on season-ending injured reserve after suffering a knee injury during Thursday's practice, the team has announced.

Smith was already declared out for Sunday's game against the Colts. His rookie season ends with 11 totals tackles in 15 games this season for Denver.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season.
Jon Halapio
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The Patriots released a mix of veterans and rookies Saturday in cutting their roster down to the required 53.

The offensive players now gone are wide receivers Jeremy Gallon and Josh Boyce, tight end Steve Maneri, linemen Chris Martin, Jon Halapio and Braxston Cave and running backs Roy Finch and Jonas Gray.

Cut from the defensive side are linebackers Taylor McCuller, Ja'Gared Davis and Steve Beauharnais, linemen Eathyn Manumaleuna, L.T. Tuipulotu, Jake Bequette and Jerel Worthy and defensive backs Shamiel Gary, Kanorris Davis and Dax Swanson.

Virgil Green
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Although Broncos tight end Julius Thomas is active for the game against Buffalo, he spent the first half on the sideline, not wearing his helmet. Thomas missed the past two games with an ankle injury.

Virgil Green and Jacob Tamme handled tight end duties in the first half.

Juwan Thompson
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Broncos running back Juwan Thompson recently underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee to fix a knee injury, which ended his season, reports The Denver Post.

Thompson was inactive for the final game of the season and the playoffs after suffering a knee and hip injury. General manger John Elway said Thompson will compete for a fullback role in 2015.

Injury
Hip, knee - Missed Divisional Playoff game vs. Indianapolis
Derek Wolfe
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The Broncos will have both Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders Week 17 against the Raiders. 

Manning came into the contest listed as probable due to a thigh injury. He was never really expected to miss the contest. Sanders was listed as questionable with a hip issue. He was a limited participant in practice all week.

The team will also have nearly all of their probable players. That means C.J. Anderson, Lamin Barrow, David Bruton Jr., Ryan Clady, Chris Clark, Ronnie Hillman, Will Montgomery, Manny Ramirez, Jacob Tamme, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Kayvon Webster and Derek Wolfe will all attempt to play. 

Bradley Roby
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Broncos rookie cornerback Bradley Roby has declared himself more comfortable as an NFL player these days despite a strong start to the season in which he was nominated for Rookie of the Week honors in his debut.

Roby is coming off a performance Sunday against the Jets in which he registered three tackles and a sack of Geno Smith. He believes he has found the groove.

"I'm kind of in a rhythm on how to prepare each week, how to prepare for different receivers and things like that," he told the team website. "I think I'm a lot better. I think I have a ways to go. ... From the first game ... I'm way ahead of where I was."

Roby has recorded six passes defensed and 23 tackles in five games, none of which he started.

Josh Bush
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The Broncos elevated safety Josh Bush to the actie roster. The third-year pro had been on the team's practice squad for a month.
Jeremy Stewart
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The Broncos elevated running back Jeremy Stewart from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster on Saturday, the Denver Post reports. In a corresponding move, the Broncos waived running back Kapri Bibbs.

Denver needed some depth at running back with Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman both ruled out for Week 12 with injuries. Stewart is expected to be the No. 3 running back Sunday at home against Miami.

Cody Latimer
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The Broncos have declared the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts: Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Juwan Thompson, Paul Cornick, Michael Schofield, Dominique Jones and Mitch Unrein.

Thompson played in 15 games for Denver this season, averaging 5.0 yards per carry with three touchdowns. He was considered probable on the team's final injury report of the week with hip and knee injuries.

The Broncos are currently 9 1/2-point favorites against the Colts Sunday.

Ross Madison
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According to the Baltimore Sun, the Redskins have trimmed down their roster, cutting the following players on Sunday: Stephen Campbell, Cody Hoffman, Jeremy Kimbrough, Ross Madison, Jake McDonough, Adrian Robinson, Jeremy Towns, Rob Jackson.
T.J. Ward
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The Broncos will head into their divisional round playoff matchup with the Colts relatively healthy. Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (knee) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) are considered questionable. Quanterus Smith has been declared out with a knee injury.

David Bruton (concussion/neck), Paul Cornick (toe), Orlando Franklin (concussion), Peyton Manning (thigh), Will Montgomery (knee), Aqib Talib (Achilles), Julius Thomas (ankle), Demaryius Thomas (ankle/finger), Juwan Thompson (hip/knee), T.J. Ward (neck), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) are all considered probable for Sunday's game.

The Broncos are currently 7-point favorites against the Colts.

Rahim Moore
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The revamped Broncos DST pressured Colts quarterback Andrew Luck into some mistakes Week 1. The unit hit Luck six times, getting 1.5 sacks from defensive end DeMarcus Ware and another sack from linebacker Nate Irving.

Safety Rahim Moore intercepted a pair of deflected passes. Linebacker Brandon Marshall, replacing the injured Danny Trevathan, made a game-high 10 tackles, two for loss, and broke up a pass. Denver stuffed Luck on a 4th-and-goal sneak attempt from the 1.

The rejuvenated Broncos DST gets a juicy matchup Week 2 when the Chiefs visit Denver.