July 30, 2011

Broncos Report - Training Camp and Signings continue

Another day and still no DTs and Orton hasn't been traded. So yeah not sure what is doing with our Broncos. Hopefully we get some DTs in camp soon.

Broncos signed RB Willis McGahee to a four-year, $10 million contract.They're different terms than were reported Friday, but McGahee is nevertheless a Bronco. Set to turn 30 and coming off a season in which his production fell off dramatically, McGahee's best fantasy bet for 2011 is a repeat of his 2010, where he vultured a good amount of goal-line carries from Ray Rice

Broncos signed WR David Anderson, formerly of the Texans.Anderson can play special teams and was on GM Brian Xanders' radar last offseason when the Broncos approached him about a restricted free agent offer sheet. The 28-year-old slot receiver type is unlikely to see many snaps on offense.

Broncos released FS Renaldo Hill. Hill missed Thursday's practice with dehydration and was seen walking to the weight room instead of practicing Friday. In the meantime, second-rounder Rahim Moore has joined the starting lineup. Hill held his own at age 31 last season, but the Broncos weren't going to pay his $2.4 million salary.

Ty Warren, the former first-round draft pick who was released Friday by the New England Patriots, will visit the Broncos tonight, according to an NFL source. The Broncos have a defensive tackle position ready to be filled, and at 320-plus pounds Warren can fill it. Warren was a 5-technique defensive end in the Patriots’ 3-4 defense but he would fit as a nose/3-technique defensive tackle in the Broncos’ 4-3. Warren, 30, had 7 1/2 sacks 2006, but has battled injuries the past three seasons, including a hip injury that forced him to miss all of last season. A visit does not mean Warren will sign. The Broncos visited with three players Friday _ tight end Daniel Fells and defensive tackles Derek Landri and Jason Hatcher _ and all left without a contract, although the team will continue negotiating with each.

Free agent DT Marcus Thomas recently made a visit to visit club headquarters of an "east coast team."The team is unidentified. Thomas is best suited to play in a 4-3 defense, and the Broncos can offer that. Denver still has interest in re-signing him.Officially, it’s called a free-agent visit. The Broncos will bring unrestricted free agent Marcus Thomas, who played for them the previous four years, into Dove Valley headquarters for a visit.

Imagine the Broncos’ recruiting pitch: “Now over here, Marcus, is where you ate three meals a day for the past four years … ”’ Anyway, we can only assume Thomas is really coming in for a physical and to prove he’s in shape. At which, he would likely get a deal done to stay with the Broncos. -DenverPost.com

The Carolina Panthers released veteran defensive end Tyler Brayton on Friday. Brayton, a former University of Colorado slatwart, could be a fit with the Broncos as a versatile lineman who could back up Robert Ayers at left defensive end and play inside on passing downs. The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Brayton played the past three years for Broncos coach John Fox in Carolina. Brayton had a combined 9 1/2 sacks in 2008-09.

Louis Leonard and Kevin Vickerson are working as the Broncos' starting defensive tackles early in camp.The Broncos were reported to have set up Friday visits with Jason Hatcher and Derek Landri, but otherwise they haven't been taking their interior defensive line situation seriously all offseason. Leonard, a former undrafted free agent, has five career starts in four seasons and one career sack. This will remain a defense to target for fantasy running backs. - Rotoworld.com

The Miami Herald confirms that the Dolphins' attempts to trade for Kyle Orton are not over.The main stumbling block here appears to be Orton, who is entering the final year of his contract, agreeing to a new deal with the Dolphins. If the Broncos inform Orton that he won't be starting over Tim Tebow, perhaps he'll see an opportunity to beat out Chad Henne in Miami and lower his demands. We'll be hearing plenty more about this situation over the next week.

The Broncos will not release Kyle Orton, according to the Denver Post.The Broncos would owe Orton $2.9 million in salary on top of his $1.5 million roster bonus if they cut him. In other words, it's not happening. He's also wisely not willing to take a paycut on a long-term deal when he could simply hit the open market as a free agent next season. The Denver media continues to say a deal is dead while the Miami media says a trade is still very possible.

Andrew Mason is reporting that Tebow continues to struggle in training camp.  Brady Quinn participated ahead of him in one team drill today.   Is it fair to wonder if the Orton trade rumors affected him a lot more than Orton?

All rookies that were injured yesterday managed to participate today showing no signs of ill effects which is good. But I am still wondering what is going on? Hoping to have a few new DTs soon. ~ Aussie.


  1. Princess in response to your questions on the previous. Unsure why Prater and Woodyard can't train. I think it has to do with their tenders and the time they signed them.

    If we can get some DTs even if it is a guy like Thomas we bring back we should be solid. I like the addition of Irving and Miller, plus Moore. Will be interesting to see.

    And it sounds like Orton is holding up the deal. He should be gone and I hope soon for Tebow's sake.

    That would be good if you can help out. If you heard something and it isn't in a post, just create a new one with it in it. Or edit the existing one and add it, is up to you. But that would be good if you helped out, thanks.

  2. I've already got a post started for today's practice. Just waiting for DB to put up their blog about it so I have more info on here. But I managed to get a hold of DB's twitter and got some little pieces for now. lol I'll add to it when I get more info.

  3. Ok cool princess, I am also waiting for today's practice review. Once your post is up if I have anything extra I will add it.

    Also technically it is day 7 not 5, that is why I started calling it broncos report as it was easier to follow, but it is up to you.

  4. Just put the post up with whatever I could find for now. Even the picture came from their twitter. lol

    Day 7... day 5... whatever. See that's how far behind I am. haha I'll go back & change it. No big deal. When DB puts up their post I'll get all the info since you've done all the work so far. Least I can do. But if you have anything that they don't post, feel free to add whenever you want.