Broncos Offseason Workouts Finish; Training Camp Comes Late July

Offseason activities have concluded for the Denver Broncos. Training camp comes in late July.

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Denver Broncos Never Offered A Contract To RB LaDainian Tomlinson

Recently retired running back LaDainian Tomlinson raised some eyebrows recently when he said he considered playing for the Denver Broncos this season because of the presence of Peyton Manning. Apparently, the feeling wasn't mutual. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports the Broncos never offered Tomlinson a contract.

While the pairing of two future Hall of Fame inductees in the Denver backfield would have been a sight to behold, it's hard to fault the Broncos for opting for youth rather than the weary legs of LDT. Tomlinson celebrated his 33rd birthday this weekend and posting only 280 yards and one touchdown last season as a member of the New York Jets.

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Denver Broncos News: Demaryius Thomas Hoping For Breakout Season With Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas burst onto the national radar with a game-winning 80-yard touchdown catch in overtime to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in last season's the NFL playoffs. If Thomas can serve as big-play threat playing in a nontraditional offense led by Tim Tebow, what can the receiver do in his third year now that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning is throwing him the ball?

Related: Matt Prater Contract: Kicker, Broncos Have Until July 16 To Reach Multi-Year Deal

That's the question on everyone's mind in Denver. On Friday, Thomas talked openly about the pressure he felt when Manning signed. The 24-year old doesn't want to let down his new QB.

"Peyton tells me all the time he’s never worked with someone like me," Thomas said. "I’ve watched a lot of film from his Colts' days to get some pointers. There really weren’t any of his receivers who were like me. ... I know Peyton is looking forward to it."

Thomas is 6-foot-3, 235 lbs, and is considered to have top-end speed. He posted 32 catches for 551 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games a season ago.

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Matt Prater Contract: Kicker, Broncos Have Until July 16 To Reach Multi-Year Deal

The Denver Broncos missed kicker Matt Prater in minicamp this past week due to a holdout. Prater received the franchise tag earlier in the offseason to prevent him from leaving through free agency and the two sides continue to negotiate a long-term deal. But they have about month to work out a deal before Prater would be locked into his $2.6-plus million one-year deal, reports the Denver Post.

July 26 is the first day of practice after training camp opens the previous day. Ten days before that is when we'll know -- if it doesn't happen earlier -- Prater's salary for the season. According to the Denver Post, the Broncos' latest offer would pay him over $3 million per year.

Prater was nails between the 20-39 yard marks and then at 50-plus while he made three-of-seven between 40-49 yards. Several of those 50-plus yard attempts came at crunch time after Tim Tebow led his team down the field but just short of the end zone. With Peyton Manning around, we'll need to see if Prater needs to come up with those big kicks often this fall.

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Denver Broncos Over/Under Win Total Drops To 8.5 Games

The Denver Broncos made the most publicized off-season signing in some time when the team inked future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning to a five-year, $96 million deal. While Manning is still fighting his way back from a neck injury that cost him all of last season, the sizable upgrade over Tim Tebow at the game's most important position had some around Denver thinking a division championship was all but assured. Turns out, Las Vegas is thinking less and less of the Broncos' chances. The team's over/under win total now sits at 8.5 games.

What doesn't match up is that the San Diego Chargers, at nine games, now have a higher over/under win total than Denver, but the Broncos still boast better odds to win the Super Bowl and the AFC West.

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Broncos Offseason 2012: Peyton Manning Says He Has 'A Lot Of Work To Do'

Peyton Manning has been pretty good in workouts for the Denver Broncos so far this offseason, but he stressed to USA TODAY that he isn't yet 100% and has plenty of rehabbing still to do.

"I still have a lot of work to do,'' Manning told USA TODAY Sports' Jim Corbett on Tuesday, one day after he'd undergone his latest checkup with the team's physicians.

"I'm so glad to be back on the field practicing. ... Last season being injured was new for me."

(Via Pro Football Talk; emphasis is USA TODAY's.)

Related: 2012 NFL Minicamp: Broncos Try Out New Kicker While Matt Prater Holds Out

Manning also says he's not worried about the next hit he takes during an NFL game.

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2012 NFL Minicamp: Broncos Try Out New Kicker While Matt Prater Holds Out

As expected, kicker Matt Prater was not at Broncos minicamp on Tuesday as he holds out during contract talks. So, the Broncos brought in a new kicker.

Kunalic was signed and waived by the Carolina Panthers twice over the past year, which was his first in the NFL. He was a kickoff specialist for four years at Nebraska. He obviously won't be replacing Prater, but he has the big leg the Broncos like.

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2012 NFL Minicamp: Broncos Prepare For Practice Without K Matt Prater

The 2012 Denver Broncos minicamp is about to get under way, but the mile high team will possibly be sans three of their players. The trio of K Matt Prater, QB Brock Osweiler and RB Ronnie Hillman remained unsigned heading into minicamp and may not participate in the team's first mandatory practices -- unless something changes soon.

The 28-year-old Prater finished the 2011 NFL season with a 76 percent success rate, hitting on 19 of his 25 attempts, and he sports a 78.4 percent rate on his career, including a 10 for 13 record from beyond 50 yards. Denver extended a franchise tender to Prater in lieu of a multi-year extension, but the veteran kicker has yet to sign the offer.

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Brandon Stokley Playing Like Wide Receiver Of Golden Days

It's only organized team activities, but Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley is certainly impressing head coach John Fox, reports the Denver Post:

"It's the Brandon Stokley I've seen on tape. He's healthy, and he's got a good skill set to play in this league, and he's proven that a lot of different places," coach John Fox said.

Obviously, it's one thing to move from working out with Peyton Manning to doing well in organized team activities and then from preseason games to the regular season, which we're still months away from, but Stokley will be a huge boon to Manning should he make the final 53-man roster.

That Stokley is playing the slot position for the moment would indicate that Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker will be on the outside and that we'll see more three-wide receiver sets. Manning will certainly like that.

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Broncos OTAs 2012: Peyton Manning An Excellent Resource For Brock Osweiler

The Denver Broncos are putting their rookies through the paces in team workouts during the offseason, and rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler has had plenty of help in his transition to the NFL. John Elway is certainly someone to talk to, but it all starts with future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning. Osweiler is watching Manning closely, but he is also picking his spots to ask important questions, as he told Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post:

"If we're on the practice field and see he's in the middle of something or I see he's thinking about something, I'm not just going to run in there and start tossing questions in there. He's got bigger things to worry about," Osweiler said. "But if he's off to the side, grabbing a drink of water or something, every time I've gone up and asked him a question, he's given me a ton of information. I understand the situation I've been put in. It's up to me to get in there and ask the things to make the most of it."

As fans look to the upcoming season, Manning is the key to everything the team hopes to do. In terms of the long-term future, it's up to Osweiler to learn from whatever Manning experiences during the season. Even if he has to step up and ask a few too many questions.

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Denver Broncos, Ty Warren Agree To Restructured Contract

The Denver Broncos agreed to a restructured contract with defensive tackle Ty Warren on Wednesday afternoon, as the team announced. He spent the entire 2011 season on the injured reserve after sustaining an injury during training camp last year.

Warren, 31, signed with the Broncos before last season, but he partially tore his triceps during training camp and ultimately never appeared in a game. With an eye on finally making his debut in a Denver uniform this year, he's been participating in organized team activities all week.

The Broncos hope that Warren can give the defense some added depth and toughness to the interior of the defensive line that also features Justin Bannan, Derek Wolfe and Kevin Vickerson.

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Broncos OTAs 2012: Peyton Manning's Presnap Calls Giving Defense A Hard Time

Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays says it's been difficult to deal with the complex presnap calls and gestures made by new quarterback Peyton Manning. Even the offense has had its issues adjusting to the way Manning runs things, according to Mays.

LB Joe Mays says one of the most difficult parts of practicing against QB Peyton Manning is dealing with the presnap calls and gestures he makes. "It's something different each and every day. Some of the time the offense doesn't even know what he's saying," Mays said. "It's kind of hard for us to get a grip on it."

Related: Broncos Busy Negotiating 5-Year Deal With K Matt Prater, According To Report

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Broncos Busy Negotiating 5-Year Deal With K Matt Prater, According To Report

The Denver Broncos have a few veteran players they would like to negotiate deals with before the season starts, but apparently kicker Matt Prater is near the top of the list. Left tackle Ryan Clady has shown up for organized team activities while he awaits a new deal, but Prater and defensive tackle Ty Warren have been conspicuous no-shows to the voluntary portion of OTAs (mandatory OTAs begin on June 12). According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos are busy negotiating a five-year contract with Prater at the moment. Here is what Klis had to say:

The Broncos have made progress in recent days with Prater on a five-year deal. The team tendered him a 2012 salary of $2.6 million through the franchise tag. Both sides hope a long-term deal is reached in time for Prater to join the Broncos at their mandatory minicamp June 12-14.

The team wants Warren to take a pay cut from his $4 million salary figure in 2012 down to somewhere around the $1 million to $1.5 million range, and if Warren doesn't agree to the reduction or otherwise refuses to show at mandatory OTAs the team may consider moving on without him.

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Broncos Offseason 2012: Rookie DE Derek Wolfe May Also Try DT

The Denver Broncos selected Derek Wolfe with the No. 36 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and now they are excited about the flexibility he can bring on the defensive line. The 295-pound lineman doesn't quite the fit the prototypical physical profile for a defensive end or a defensive tackle, but his wide array of skills has defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio thinking it will be a good problem for the Broncos. In fact, Del Rio told Mike Klis of the Denver Post that Wolfe may split time at base DE and a nickel-package DT:

"He's a worker. He's got rush ability. He's not a big tackle right now. So right now his body type is probably more of a base end that can slide inside (in the nickel). We'll play him at both spots. That's extra value. That's like a guy who can play center and guard. That's OK. You need guys who can do multiple things."

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Broncos OTA's 2012: Jack Del Rio Praises Defensive Personnel

The Denver Broncos got solid production from their defense in 2012, but it resulted in the defensive coordinator, Dennis Allen, getting hired away to coach the division rival Oakland Raiders. Now with former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach, Jack Del Rio, running the defense, he is getting his first looks at the personnel, and liking what he sees:

Del Rio also had high praise for the team's latest addition to the defensive line, rookie DT Derek Wolfe, who let the Big East in tackles for loss and earned the Big East Defensive Player of the Year award in 2011:

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Broncos Want DT Ty Warren To Take Pay Cut, Could Part Ways If He Refuses

Most people are focused on how star quarterback Peyton Manning performs in offseason workouts for the Denver Broncos at the moment, but the absence of defensive tackle Ty Warren is becoming a conspicuous issue as well. Warren has been asked to take a pay cut from the $4 million salary he is due in the 2012-13 season, and he has avoided participating in voluntary team workouts in response. As Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post notes in his recent Q&A, the Broncos hold a mandatory three-day minicamp from June 12-14, so "if Warren doesn't show at that point, the team may consider moving on without him if he still isn't interested in redoing his deal."

Related: Broncos OTA's 2012: Mixed Results For Peyton Manning On Wednesday

If Warren doesn't come around, Denver may just move forward with their defensive line and try to make due with rookie DT Derek Wolfe.

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Peyton Manning Is The 50th Best Player In The NFL, According To His Peers

Peyton Manning was widely considered professional football's best player for an abnormally long period of time, but after a severe neck injury wiped away the quarterback's entire 2011 season, there's some debate as to how good the future Hall of Famer can be in Denver next season. In a recent poll conducted by NFL Network, Manning was ranked the 50th best player in the league by his peers.

Related: Broncos OTA's 2012: Mixed Results For Peyton Manning On Wednesday

The middle-of-the-pack ranking is indicative of the uncertainty surrounding the Broncos' prized free agent signing. Manning might return to his legendary form, or he might finally be showing chinks in the armor after 13 NFL seasons.

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Broncos OTA's 2012: Willis McGahee Sits Out Wednesday Practices

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee was among the players that did not participate in organized team activities on Wednesday, as Lindsay H. Jones of the Denver Post reports. McGahee is expected to be Denver's top running back once again in 2012, but it's not clear at this point why he wasn't with his teammates.

Related: Broncos OTA's 2012: Mixed Results For Peyton Manning On Wednesday

In his place, the Broncos had Lance Ball taking the reps with the first-team offense. McGahee's primary back-up, former first-round pick Knowshon Moreno, hasn't been cleared for practice yet after having surgery to repair a torn ACL on December 1 of last year.

Other players that were absent on Wednesday include defensive tackle Ty Warren, kicker Matt Prater, right guard Chris Kuper, tight end Julius Thomas and running back Jeremiah Johnson.

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Broncos OTA's 2012: Mixed Results For Peyton Manning On Wednesday

The expectations are going to be extremely high this year, but Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is still in the process of meeting them as he works his way into Denver's offense. As Mike Klis of the Denver Post wrote on Wednesday about the team's practice, Manning still has work to do:

In his first series, Manning was 2 of 4 with short completions to Jacob Tamme and Brandon Stokley sandwiched between an interception by safety Mike Adams, who was covering Tamme on a deep route. In his second series, Manning threw one pass and it was incomplete. In his third series - a hurry up, 2-minute drill - Manning’s first pass intended for Stokley across the middle zipped right into the gut of middle linebacker Joe Mays - who dropped it as he had his sights set on returning it for a touchdown.

Overall, it's not exactly what Broncos fans wanted to hear, but Klis added that Manning, "did throw deeper down the field more than he did during the previous media-viewing OTA practice last week."

For now, it's becoming very clear that Denver didn't sign a Peyton Manning that's immediately ready to return to the field at his previously high level of performance. At 36 years of age with a major neck injury under his belt (or collar), it will be interesting to see just how much progress Manning will make this offseason.

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2012 Broncos Offseason: Cory Undlin Hired As Defensive Quality Control Coach

On Tuesday the Denver Broncos announced the addition of Cory Undlin to the coaching staff. Undlin will serve as the defensive quality control coach.

Undlin enters his ninth NFL season in 2012, having spent time with Jacksonville (2009-11), Cleveland (2005-08) and New England (2004). He also coached at Fresno State from 2002-03 and began his coaching career at his alma mater, California Lutheran (1992-2002).

During his time with the Jaguars, Undlin coached the defensive line and outside linebackers before working with the defensive backs in 2011. In Cleveland, he coached the defensive backs group that finished second in interceptions with 23 during the 2008 season. As a defensive assistant in New England, Undlin was a part the Super Bowl XXIX Championship team.

Related: 2012 Broncos Offseason: Willis McGahee Thinks Peyton Manning Will Help Him Surpass 1,200 Yards In 2012

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2012 Broncos Offseason: Willis McGahee Thinks Peyton Manning Will Help Him Surpass 1,200 Yards In 2012

In the 2011 NFL season, Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee rushed for 1199 yards on 4.8 yards per carry, but the 30-year-old veteran is raising the bar even higher now that star quarterback Peyton Manning has joined the team. McGahee posted his highest rushing yards total since 2007 with the Buffalo Bills, and the second-highest yards per carry average of his entire pro career, but he is predicting an even better season in 2012.

Age is typically unkind to NFL running backs, and the truth of being 30 years old is something no tailback ever wants to think about, but McGahee has already set his goal to rush for more than 1,200 yards in the upcoming season. So much for modest expectations, eh? In speaking with Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post, the McGahee set out some fairly sensible reasoning to underpin his lofty goal:

"My goal is to do better than I did last year," McGahee told me. "And that means I've got to get past 1,200 yards. With Peyton coming to Denver, I don't have to worry about nine defenders in the box."

"There were times when Tebow could've given the ball to me, but he kept it. And there were times when he was supposed to keep it, but he gave it. When you're running the option, there can't be any hesitation. I call it running on blind faith."

"I still figure this team will be leading the AFC in rushing. "I don't think [Manning] wants to throw all the balls like he did in the past."

Related: Von Miller Hopes To 'Add A Healthy 10 Pounds' For Next Season

Manning is a cerebral quarterback that loves to audible and is a threat to beat press coverage and blitzes at any time, and he will likely do a better job of keeping McGahee out of hopeless running situations by changing the play when necessary, so perhaps losing Tim Tebow will make the running offense more effective. It will be difficult to rack up the same yardage as last season, but there is a sensible argument for how McGahee could maintain or improve his efficiency on running plays. As for the 1,200-yard thing, it's another level of intrigue added to an already compelling Broncos season.

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2012 Broncos Offseason: Peyton Manning, OC Mike McCoy Working Well Together

Peyton Manning controlled every aspect of the offense in Indianapolis, and while he's sure to have plenty in Denver, he's also come to his new team with an open mind. That's something that Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy appreciates:

"The great thing is from Day 1, his first time out here, he said to us, 'Hey, I wanna learn your system,' " Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said Tuesday, after wrapping up the club's second day of OTAs. "He said that he knew we'd had success, our receivers had success, in that system before we changed some things around last year, and he wanted us to teach it to him."

The process is well underway, with the Broncos about halfway through their offseason program.

Related: Von Miller Hopes To 'Add A Healthy 10 Pounds' For Next Season

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Von Miller Hopes To 'Add A Healthy 10 Pounds' For Next Season

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller says that he's trying to "add a healthy 10 pounds" before the beginning of the 2012 season, as Broncos beat writer Andrew Mason reports. Hopes are high for Miller going into next season after he was named to the All-NFL Second Team as a rookie in 2011.

Last season, Miller proved to be an elite defensive player while recording 51 tackles, 11.5 sacks and three forced fumbles over 15 games, all starts. Even after being the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Miller managed to exceed expectations while emerging as the cornerstone of Denver's defense.

Going into the 2012 season, expectations will be higher than ever for Miller and the Broncos. After winning a playoff game with Tim Tebow manning quarterback last year, eyes are on a possible Super Bowl victory with Peyton Manning taking over.

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Jack Del Rio Plans For Peyton Manning's Effect On Broncos Defense

While most have spent the offseason focusing on the effect Peyton Manning will have on the Denver Broncos' offense, coach Jack Del Rio is also prepared for what Manning will mean to his defense. Del Rio joined Evans and Klatt on KKFN in Denver to talk about how Manning's presence alters the defensive strategy of the Broncos. Del Rio said: "Defensively we’ve gotta be able to get people stopped and not let them just run it down the field and control the clock."

Related: Denver Broncos Rookie Minicamp: OC Mike McCoy Discusses Offense

He also added:

With Peyton you’ve gotta be able to play with a lead. And that’s one of the things I think we can do with the strength of our pass rushers. We’ve got — if you looked at the strength of our defense right now it’d be Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil coming off the edges. And we worked hard to fortify the back end a little bit with some of the additions throughout the free agency and draft process. So that should remain a strength.

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Denver Broncos Rookie Minicamp: OC Mike McCoy Discusses Offense

The Denver Broncos have completed Day 2 of rookie minicamp and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy talked with the media afterward. With the addition of Peyton Manning, the team will let Manning have the offense he wants, though McCoy phrased it as having the quarterback's input:

And apparently Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas are "like two kids in a candy store" while working with Peyton Manning. But too much of a sweet thing can be bad, right? But in other news, McCoy mentioned that the tight ends will be much more involved:

With Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen being better pass-catchers than the tight ends the Broncos have had recently, Manning should have good options to throw to on every passing down.

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2012 Broncos Minicamp: Brock Osweiler Discusses After Practice

Denver Broncos rookies were at Dove Valley on Friday to take part in practice, and afterward second-round pick QB Brock Osweiler spoke to the media. He discussed his changed point of release:

Osweiler, 6 feet 7, has exhibited a long release due to his height, which has led to issues concerning his accuracy. Hey, doesn't that sound familiar to a former Broncos quarterback?

Anyway, as we all know, Osweiler will play the understudy to Peyton Manning for the next few years, which should be a great learning experience for him. At least for this season, Osweiler will have his locker near Peyton Manning's and next to Brandon Stokley's. Some of that veteraniness should rub off on him.

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NFL Minicamp 2012: Denver Broncos Announce Dates

The Denver Broncos announced their scheduled dates for this year's minicamps and organized team activities (OTA) on Wednesday as the NFL offseason winds down.

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