Texans Draft Preview Capsule
23. HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
LAST SEASON: Used nine-game winning streak to dig out of early hole and become first team since 1998 to reach playoffs after 0-3 start before falling to Colts in...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with cornerback De'Vante Bausby, one of the stars of the failed Alliance of American...
Texans sign CB Boddy-Calhoun
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have signed cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun as they continue to add to their secondary.
His signing Friday comes after they signed safety Tashaun Gipson and...
Free Agency-Broncos Capsule
DENVER BRONCOS (6-10)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RT Jared Veldheer, DT Domata Peko, CB Tramaine Brocks, OLB Shaquil Barrett, C Matt Paradis, OLB Shane Ray, G Billy Turner, CB Bradley Roby, WR...
Denver cornerback Bradley Roby shrugs off analyst’s comments
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Upon further review, Bradley Roby is trying to shrug off the stinging judgment call from the booth.
The Denver Broncos cornerback drew criticism from ESPN commentator and longtime Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten for standing around on a run play in the closing minutes of a loss to the Oakland Raiders on "Monday Night Football."
Ray, Cravens healthy scratches for Broncos vs. Browns
DENVER (AP) — Pass rusher Shane Ray and safety Su'a Cravens are healthy scratches for the Denver Broncos' game against the Cleveland Browns.
The Broncos (6-7) also are without pass rusher Shaq Barrett (hip) and cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. (broken right leg) and rookie Isaac Yiadom (separated right shoulder). All three were ruled out Friday.
Broncos sign veteran CB Jamar Taylor with Chris Harris out
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have signed veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor to add depth to their defensive backfield with star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. out with chip fracture in his lower right leg.
Taylor is a six-year pro from Boise State who has appeared in 74 career games and made 41 career starts with the Arizona Cardinals (2018), Cleveland Browns (2016-17) and Miami Dolphins (2013-15).
Steelers RB Conner on recent fumbles: “It’s correctable”
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger cut off the question mid-sentence. The quicker to dismiss it, the better.
No, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback stressed, there are no issues about running back James Conner's ability to hold onto the ball even after Conner's fumble late in the third quarter on Sunday in Denver swung momentum to the Broncos in what became a 24-17 loss that ended Pittsburgh's six-game winning streak.
Broncos activate Cravens, promote Cracraft
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will be without starters Bradley Roby, Darian Stewart, Brandon Marshall and rookie returner DaeSean Hamilton for their game against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
The Broncos activated safety Su'a Cravens off injured reserve and replaced receiver Isaiah McKenzie with River Cracraft on Friday.
Scuffling cornerback Roby keeps starting job
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Bradley Roby's poor play against the Jets and failure to promptly call in sick the next day didn't cost the struggling Denver Broncos cornerback his starting job.
"Right now, he is the starter, yes," coach Vance Joseph said Wednesday.
Joseph also said he won't be taking away Joe Woods' play-calling duties, either, when the Broncos (2-3) host the Los Angeles Rams (5-0) this weekend.
"Joe's the coordinator," Joseph said. "So, he's calling the plays."
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — One thing that Peyton Manning, Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch all quickly learned in Denver was that nothing comes easy against the Broncos' "No Fly Zone" secondary at practice.
It's something opposing quarterbacks discover on game day.
Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward are no longer here, but Chris Harris Jr., Darian Stewart, Justin Simmons and Bradley Roby remain.
Broncos move on without founding member of No Fly Zone
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Aqib Talib laughed at the audacity of the question.
Of course, this Denver Broncos secondary is still the "No Fly Zone" after the release of three-time Pro Bowl strong safety T.J. Ward, who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"Yeah, ain't nobody flying," Talib said. "They still can't fly. The name doesn't change."
Broncos release three-time Pro Bowler T.J. Ward
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have broken up the "No Fly Zone," releasing three-time Pro Bowl strong safety T.J. Ward with a year left on his contract.
General manager John Elway said cutting the eighth-year pro was a difficult decision "after everything he's done for our football team."
Broncos promote Joe Woods to defensive coordinator
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The "No Fly Zone" gets to keep its pilot.
Broncos coach Vance Joseph on Tuesday promoted secondary coach Joe Woods to defensive coordinator, replacing Wade Phillips, who left for the Rams.
Roby’s pick-6 helps Broncos beat Jaguars 20-10
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — With a rookie quarterback and one of the NFL's best defenses, the Denver Broncos were content to play conservatively at Jacksonville.
It was the perfect formula against the self-destructing Jaguars.
Bradley Roby returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown, and the defending Super Bowl champions beat the mistake-prone Jaguars 20-10 on Sunday and gained ground in the AFC playoff picture.
Conservative Broncos force turnovers, beat Jaguars 20-10
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Broncos designed the perfect game plan around rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch.
The Jacksonville Jaguars might want to try something similar with Blake Bortles.
Lynch played turnover-free football in his first road start, which is exactly what the Broncos (8-4) needed to beat the mistake-prone Jaguars 20-10 on Sunday and gain ground in the AFC playoff picture.
Broncos players say they have Gary Kubiak’s back
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Long before he confronted the difficult decision of trying a 62-yard field goal in overtime, Gary Kubiak made another call that would come back to haunt him.
The Broncos coach didn't go for two after Bennie Fowler's 76-yard touchdown gave Denver a seven-point lead over Kansas City late in the fourth quarter Sunday night.
A 2-point conversion would have made it a two-score game.
Broncos promote CB Taurean Nixon from practice squad
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — With Aqib Talib and Kayvon Webster both ruled out for Denver's Sunday night showdown at Oakland, the Broncos promoted cornerback Taurean Nixon from their practice squad Saturday.
To make room, they released veteran tight end John Phillips.
Talib had a cortisone injection in his lower back this week and will miss his second straight game when the Broncos (6-2) visit the Raiders (6-2) .
Broncos rule out Aqib Talib for showdown at Oakland
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will be without Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib for their Sunday night showdown with the Oakland Raiders.
Talib was sent for a cortisone injection in his lower back Friday and coach Gary Kubiak said he was optimistic that will help Talib return to the field soon.
Broncos send Aqib Talib for second opinion on back
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos sent star cornerback Aqib Talib to California on Thursday to seek a second opinion about his ailing lower back. Coach Gary Kubiak said he "got good vibes ... from the visit."
Talib missed the Broncos' 27-19 win over San Diego on Sunday after his back stiffened up during the team's Saturday walkthrough.
Broncos defensive coordinator Phillips upended, but OK
DENVER (AP) — Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was released from the hospital Sunday night after being carted off the field earlier when a San Diego player ran into him on the sideline.
The team said the 69-year-old coach was expected at work Monday.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller blocked Chargers running back Melvin Gordon into Phillips during Bradley Roby's interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter of Denver's 27-19 win.
Broncos pick apart Rivers in 27-19 win over Chargers
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos took turns picking off Philip Rivers in a 27-19 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
That sets up an AFC West showdown in Oakland next weekend between two 6-2 teams — the up-and-coming Raiders and the reigning Super Bowl champs who are winning the same way they did last year: with defense, defense, defense.
The Broncos hit Rivers 17 times, sacked him four times and intercepted three of his passes, including Bradley Roby's 49-yard pick-6 that started it all.
The Latest: Falcons tight end Tamme out with shoulder injury
The Latest on Sunday's NFL action (all times Eastern):
Atlanta Falcons starting tight end Jacob Tamme has a right shoulder injury and will not return to the game.
Tamme caught a 13-yard pass from Matt Ryan and was ruled down before the ball came out in the first quarter, but he landed hard on his arm and left the field holding his right arm tight against his body. Rookie Austin Hooper has taken over at tight end for the Falcons.
Denver Broncos Preview Capsule
DENVER BRONCOS (15-4)
New faces: LT Russell Okung, P Riley Dixon, RT Donald Stephenson, QB Paxton Lynch, DE Jared Crick, DE Adam Gotsis, S Justin Simmons, RB Devontae Booker, FB Andy Janovich.
Key losses: QB Peyton Manning, QB Brock Osweiler, DE Malik Jackson, ILB Danny Trevathan, P Britton Colquitt, S David Bruton Jr., TE Owen Daniels, S/KR Omar Bolden.