Broncos QB Russell Wilson 'ready to rock' in London after hamstring injury, plane workouts
After a week off, and apparently a lengthy rehab circuit on the flight over, Russell Wilson insisted he’s ready to play in London on Sunday. Wilson, who missed the Broncos’ loss to the New York Jets last week due to a hamstring injury, said he’ll start against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. "I feel great, ready to roll," Wilson said Wednesday, via ESPN's Jeff Legwold . "Hopefully get a big win in London … I feel great, ready to rock." Sleep might be the priority in that situation, too, since there’s a seven hour time change from Denver to London.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 8: Defense rankings
The Denver Broncos turned to the unproven Brett Rypien at quarterback in Week 7 to make up for the absence of Russell Wilson. Things started off OK: Rypien led the Broncos offense nearly to midfield on his two drives, then led them to a touchdown on his third. Now, the Broncos and either Rypien or a physically compromised Wilson will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars defense in Week 8. So it's no surprise to see the Jaguars D/ST — even after two pretty rough outings in Weeks 6 and 7 — ranked in the top 10 of our fantasy football analysts' Week 8 positional rankings. Here's the defense position — check out where ... and the rest of the D/STs landed in our analysts' rankings for Week 8:powered by FantasyProsECR ™ -wftv.com
Hackett, Broncos offense feel heat after 4th straight loss
In a season that has gone sideways, Denver Broncos rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett is willing to bench just about anyone to shake things up. “I think we'll always look at everything,” Hackett said after the Broncos (2-5) wasted another dominant defensive performance in a 16-9 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. With backup quarterback Brett Rypien filing in for an injured Russell Wilson, the Broncos again struggled to find the end zone, which they've done just eight times in seven games.news.yahoo.com
Russell Wilson will miss Jets game with pulled hamstring
DENVER — (AP) — Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson will miss Sunday's game against the New York Jets because of a pulled hamstring, and backup Brett Rypien will get the start. Wilson was ruled out Saturday, less than 24 hours after coach Nathaniel Hackett said he figured Wilson's playing status would be a game-day decision. His other one also was against the Jets, a 37-28 Denver win at the Meadowlands on Oct. 1, 2020, when he threw for two touchdowns and was intercepted three times. Wilson pulled a hamstring during Monday night's 19-16 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Wilson and Hackett, who replaced Vic Fangio in the offseason, are off to a tough start together in Denver.wftv.com
Broncos QB Russell Wilson out against Jets, Rypien will start
Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett will sit Russell Wilson on Sunday in hopes to prevent a lingering hamstring injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Brett Rypien will start this weekend. While Russell Wilson wanted to play despite a hamstring injury and did everything he could to play, the Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett will hold back the 9-time Pro Bowl QB vs. the Jets to allow him to heal and prevent a lingering injury, per sources. Brett Rypien gets the start. pic.twitter.com/UR11TisM8S — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 22, 2022This story will be updated.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 7 Bust Candidates: Why is Clyde Edwards-Helaire still being ranked so highly?
The Jets have limited outside receivers to the third-fewest fantasy points over the last month. He isn't a bad start this week, but he's not one of my top-12 ranked fantasy quarterbacks. He gets a 49ers defense Sunday allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. Firmly in a committee and facing an extremely difficult matchup, Edwards-Helaire is a shaky fantasy start this week. You’re not benching McCaffrey in fantasy leagues, but he’s a pass in DFS ($35) this week.wftv.com
Broncos waive veteran backup QB, trade Reed to Steelers
Josh Johnson might be looking for his 15th NFL team after the Denver Broncos waived the veteran backup quarterback Tuesday. Johnson, an 11th-year pro, started the first two preseason games and got the majority of snaps behind starter Russell Wilson this summer, but he was beaten out by fourth-year QB Brett Rypien. “It was a really close competition,” general manager George Paton said, adding that he hopes to sign Johnson to the Broncos' 16-man practice squad Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Lesson learned: Broncos make Rypien their quarantined QB
The Denver Broncos learned a painful lesson last year when they were forced to play a game without a quarterback. Coach Vic Fangio said Friday that he decided to make Rypien the team's “quarantined quarterback” this week. “He was not in the meetings, he was in virtual meetings, and when he was out here on the field, he was under strict orders to not be near anybody,” Fangio said.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Injured Mayfield leaves game for Browns vs. Pats
After a few minutes, he left the game and was replaced by Case Keenum, who was sacked on back-to-back plays. Mayfield was 11 for 21 for 73 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the game. Judon also put Jets quarterback Zach Wilson out of the game with a knee injury Week 7. ___2:50 p.m.Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray and receiver DeAndre Hopkins will both miss a second straight game when the Cardinals host the Carolina Panthers. If they pass their tests again today, they’ll be active for the Broncos’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon.wftv.com
The Latest: Broncos' Bridgewater cleared to start vs. Eagles
The Latest from Week 10 of the NFL (all times EST):___3:05 p.m.Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has passed his COVID-19 test and is set to start against the Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon. Defensive tackle Michael Pierce, defensive end Danielle Hunter, linebacker Anthony Barr and cornerback Patrick Peterson are also out. The Broncos recovered to retain possession and drove to a field goal on the way to a 30-0 lead. The Denver Broncos signed quarterback Danny Etling to their practice squad in case the COVID-19 virus further affects their QBs. If they pass their tests again today, they’ll be active for the Broncos’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon.wftv.com
The Latest: Broncos sign QB Etling to PS as COVID precaution
The Denver Broncos signed quarterback Danny Etling to their practice squad in case the COVID-19 virus further affects their QBs. If they pass their tests again today, they’ll be active for the Broncos’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon. On Saturday, the Broncos placed outside linebacker Pita Taumoepenu on the Practice Squad/COVID-19 list. Defensive tackle Brandin Bryant was elevated from the practice squad to take Lotulelei's place for the game. Bryant, who joined Buffalo's practice squad last year, hasn't played in a regular-season NFL game since 2019 with Cleveland.wftv.com
NFL has pulled off improbable task playing in a pandemic
The league is pressing forward with its goal of playing the Super Bowl as scheduled in Tampa on Feb. 7. What often seemed improbable during the COVID-10 pandemic has become quite achievable. "Contact tracing is the thing people are not talking the most about, but it is foundational to our success," said Sills. The league presses forward with its goal of playing all 256 scheduled games in 17 weeks and the Super Bowl in Tampa on Feb. 7. The trio works with the league’s three-member team consisting of a contact tracer, an epidemiologist and a physician.
Lock returns to practice, apologizes again for COVID-19 slip
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Many viewers cringed at Denver’s ugly loss to the Saints behind a rookie receiver pressed into duty because every Broncos quarterback was barred by the NFL over coronavirus concerns. A three-year starter at Vanderbilt, Shurmur spent last season on the Chiefs’ practice squad. After Driskel’s positive test, a league investigation deemed Lock, Rypien and Bortles as high-risk close contacts and ordered them into quarantine Saturday. Hinton returned to catching passes, not throwing them, when he went back to the practice squad Wednesday. Miller has made it his goal to play this season after a freak ankle injury six days before the opener.
Broncos activate 3 QBs following COVID-19 rules violations
Denver Broncos quarterback Kendall Hinton (2) is hit after the throw by New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. The NFL denied Denver's request to push the Saints game back 48 hours, which would have allowed their QBs to return to action. So they turned to Hinton, a former quarterback in college, and sprinkled in some direct snaps to running backs Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay. Lock, Rypien and Bortles were removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing negative Tuesday for a fifth consecutive day. Lock and Rypien return to the Broncos’ active roster, and Bortles returns to the practice squad.
Broncos top winless Jets 37-28 for first victory of season
On third-and-6 and the Jets leading by one, Quinnen Williams sacked Brett Rypien — but grabbed the quarterback’s helmet and prolonged the drive. Brian Poole then intercepted Rypien, making his first NFL start, on the Broncos’ next possession, giving the Jets the ball at Denver’s 44. Darnold gave the Jets their first lead of the season with a dazzling run that would make running back teammates Frank Gore and Le'Veon Bell proud. Darnold was able to come back early in the second quarter on the Jets' next series — and was promptly sacked again. The Jets took advantage — eventually.
Brady, Barrett lead Buccaneers past Broncos 28-10
DENVER – Before kickoff, Tom Brady sauntered over to Peyton Manning, who owns four fewer Super Bowl rings but has something Brady desperately craves: a championship with a second team. “It was good to see him,” Brady said after leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers past Manning’s former team 28-10 in Denver on Sunday. “There’s still a lot to learn, a lot to grow, a lot of room for improvement. Before Sunday, the Broncos were the only team in the NFL with a winning record against the six-time Super Bowl champion. “It just felt good to be out there making a couple of plays, get involved in the passing game,” Gronkowski said.
2 QBs from this Central Florida city are now on the same NFL roster
Bortles, the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, won’t be able to join the team until the weekend. Driskel took over last weekend when starter Drew Lock injured his throwing shoulder on a sack in Pittsburgh. He has 106 touchdown passes and 75 interceptions in 81 career games, including 76 starts, three in the playoffs. Last year, Bortles backed up the Rams’ Jared Goff but threw just two passes in three appearances. Even without Lock sidelined and Sutton out for the year, the Broncos don’t plan to alter their offense.