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Scotty Payne

Injury report: Ja’Wuan James is a full participant in Wednesday’s practice

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Here is your Wednesday injury report for the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts.

The Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts released their first injury report of the week ahead of their Sunday afternoon match up. For the Broncos, they received some good news on the injury front while potentially losing a key free agent addition for the season.

The #Broncos hope Bryce Callahan will be ready soon, but the possibility he misses the...

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Tim Lynch

Bryce Callahan progressing slowly; may not play this season

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One of the Denver Broncos high-priced free agents may not see the field in 2019 as he continues to struggle to come back from injury.

When the Denver Broncos shelled out a three-year, $21 million deal with $10 million fully guaranteed to cornerback Bryce Callahan, they probably didn’t expect him to never heal from a foot injury he suffered the previous season and ultimately miss the entire 2019 season as well. However, here they and we are.

Broncos CB...

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Joe Mahoney

Broncos game 7 snap percentage

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Who played and who really didn’t for the Denver Broncos in that Thursday night meltdown?

The game-day inactives were almost identical to game 6 with one exception, Corey Nelson was inactive and Duke Dawson was active.

game 6 game 7 Adam Gotsis Adam Gotsis Bryce Callahan Bryce Callahan Juwann Winfree Juwann Winfree Troy Fumagalli Troy Fumagalli Duke Dawson Corey Nelson Ja'Wuan James Ja'Wuan...

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Broncos CB Harris not expecting to be traded

Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr., when asked if he thought he might be traded before the league deadline on Oct. 29, said "I doubt it happens."

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Ian St. Clair

Broncos at Colts preview: Denver aims to get big road win

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The task for the Broncos doesn’t get any easier on Sunday, but here’s how they can get a win in Indy.

Where do the Denver Broncos go from here?

In terms of the here and now, it doesn’t get any easier on Sunday at the Indianapolis Colts. When you take into account how the Broncos (2-5 overall, 1-2 AFC West) looked the last time they were on the field ... I’m still trying to comprehend what we witnessed last Thursday at Mile High against...

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Taylor Kothe

Courtland Sutton joins the ranks of undisputed WR1s

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The 2nd year, former 2nd round pick has new expectations on him in the wake of the Emmanuel Sanders trade.

Just as the trade of Emmanuel Sanders to the 49ers has implications about the rest of the Broncos’ 2019 season, it carries implications for the players staying in Denver. Of these, Courtland Sutton’s confirmation as the Broncos’ top WR and top overall receiving option is easily the biggest.

That’s not to say it’s anything like a...

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Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann

Harris Jr. says best way to stop trade rumors is to win - ‘We can’t quit’

But it won’t be easy going on the road to Indy on Sunday.

Amid swirling rumors about possible trades for Chris Harris Jr., the Broncos’ No. 1 cornerback just has to hunker down and think about playing the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday - and not whether he’ll be with a different team a week later.

It’s not easy to do when playing for a losing team in which trade rumors are far more common, but Harris Jr. knows the business and knows his job.

And right now his only job is to prepare for...

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Drew Lock could give the Broncos a real idea of what they have in Rich Scangarello

Could the Broncos OC help the rookie QB flourish? | Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Broncos resident QB whisperer will need to work magic to get the rookie ready.

Way back when the Broncos first traded for Joe Flacco, I spoke with QB Statistician Ryan Michael to gather gather his thoughts. Broncos Country found this a bit harsh in February:

In my opinion, Flacco has about a 25% chance of being somewhere between “pretty good” and “good” but he’s more likely to be average or...

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Kevin Gillikin

My Ultimate DFS Fantasy lineup for Week 8

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This week promises to be insane as ever and we are going to take some big risks to get some big rewards.

Okay, so Phillip Lindsay didn’t help us out last week against the Chiefs, and the lineup fizzled out like a damp sparkler. This week we are going to go for the home run and try to pick a lineup of long-shots that will make us rich.

The lineup is taken from Draftkings.com

QB - Ryan Tannehill

The guy came in for the Titans last week and was an immediate...

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Emmanuel Sanders trade is not a winning move

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Some quick thoughts on the Denver Broncos trade of Emmanuel Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers along with NFL news.

What is said in front of the cameras should never hold the same weight as what is done behind the scenes.

Tuck that rule away. It has helped me make sense of things as a fan of the Broncos for decades.

John Elway can keep saying, “We’re about winning football games.” He can say it as many ways as he wants using any number of catch phrases...

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Jeff Essary

How would you grade the Emmanuel Sanders trade?

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Give us your way too early grade for Emmanuel Sanders trade to the 49ers.

Now that the dust has settled a bit on today’s Emmanuel Sanders news, we want to hear your thoughts and grade for how you think the trade went for the Broncos.

Brandon Krisztal joined Broncos Country Tonight on KOA Radio to discuss the trade with Benjamin Allbright and Ryan Edwards. On air, Brandon said he would initially give the trade a “B” grade, with the caveats that...

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Broncos deal Sanders for third-and-fourth-round picks

A year after trading the other half of their Super Bowl 50 starting receiver tandem, the Broncos dealt Emmanuel Sanders to the 49ers. The interest in Sanders had escalated to the point five teams were in on him, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic notes (subscription required). John Elway hinted at a Sanders-related event occurring between the Titans and Chiefs games, with Jhabvala adding it didn’t sit well with the GM. Sanders also wanted to be traded, per Jhabvala, and expressed that desire...

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Broncos trade veteran WR Emmanuel Sanders to 49ers

Both of the NFL’s undefeated teams made trades on Tuesday. Not long after the Patriots added a new weapon for Tom Brady by trading for Mohamed Sanu, the 49ers followed suit by trading for Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders, who was the second-leading receiver in Denver with 30 catches, 367 yards and two touchdowns, goes from the struggling Broncos to a 49ers team that has surprised in the first half of the season. He joins George Kittle and Marquise Goodwin, which should make for a nice trio for...

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Tim Lynch

Emmanuel Sanders has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers

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The Denver Broncos have traded wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers for draft picks.

It has happened. Emmanuel Sanders is no longer a member of the Denver Broncos. According to Mike Klis of 9News, Sanders along with a fifth round pick has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a third and fourth round pick.

Caught Emmanuel Sanders as he was leaving the #Broncos facility. #4Broncos @CBSDenver #BroncosCountry...

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Broncos trade two-time Pro Bowl WR Emmanuel Sanders to 49ers

The Broncos have traded wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the 49ers, according to Mike Klis of 9News (on Twitter). The deal will send Sanders and a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Niners with 2020 third- and fourth-round picks going to Denver, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The trade talk around Sanders has been percolating for some time. The Niners, meanwhile, have been on the hunt for a game-changing wide receiver. Mohamed Sanu, one of the top available WRs leading up to the trade...

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Report: Emmanuel Sanders traded to 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have upgraded their receiving corps. Emmanuel Sanders has reportedly been traded, along with a fifth-round pick, to San Francisco in exchange for a third- and fourth-round pick, per Mike Klis of 9News in Denver. This move immediately upgrades San Francisco’s offense. Sanders is a highly productive receiver who has caught 30 passes for 367 yards and two touchdowns this season — one more than any other player on San Francisco’s roster. The 49ers, undefeated at...

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Broncos trade two-time Pro Bowl WR Emmanuel Sanders to 49ers

Emmanuel Sanders is reportedly departing the Denver Broncos. The veteran wide receiver has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers along with a fifth-round pick in exchange for third- and fourth-round selections, as first reported by Mike Klis of 9News. Sanders has 30 catches for 367 yards and two touchdowns this season. At his best, he was a 1,000-yard receiver, but injuries have hindered him in recent years. It became very clear in the past week that Sanders was on his way out as the...

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Sources: 49ers trade for Broncos WR Sanders

The Denver Broncos are trading wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the San Francisco 49ers, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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What should the Broncos do at quarterback?

2-year veteran or rookie bust? Last Thursday it was hard to tell. | Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

I asked the MHR gang what they’d do at QB.

The Broncos quarterback situation is back in the spotlight after Joe Flacco’s debacle of a performance in the 30-6 loss to the Chiefs last Thursday. Up ‘til this point the Flacco-stans have kept the wolves at bay with “he’s not the problem,” but even they can no longer ignore he’s certainly a big part of it.

Which got me to bugging the...

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49ers expected to acquire WR Emmanuel Sanders

The undefeated New England Patriots added veteran receiver Mohamed Sanu in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons early Tuesday morning. It now looks like the NFL’s only other undefeated team could also be adding a veteran pass catcher. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the expectation is that the San Francisco 49ers will acquire two-time Pro Bowl receiver Emmanuel Sanders from the Denver Broncos ahead of next week’s NFL trade deadline. Another report from Broncos insider Benjamin...

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