On a day of blowouts, the Denver Broncos blew it.
Wipeouts ruled the weekend, led by the Ravens' 41-7 smoking of the Texans in which Lamar Jackson completely outshined Deshaun Watson,...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense that has long been the backbone of the Denver Broncos was staked to a 20-0 lead at halftime in Minnesota, after two full quarters of all-phases domination of the...
Trent Williams stayed put, as did Josh Norman, Chris Harris Jr. and Le'Veon Bell. Jamal Adams, Melvin Gordon and Patrick Peterson aren't going anywhere, either.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chris Harris Jr. isn't ready to say farewell to the season let alone his teammates.
That's why the Denver Broncos standout cornerback swats away all the trade rumors...
DENVER (AP) — On a day the Denver Broncos honored their past, their current roster put on a good, old-fashioned defensive destruction of the Tennessee Titans.
DENVER (AP) — John Elway says that despite Denver's 1-4 start, none of his veteran players are on the trading block and the general manager remains committed to seeing his beloved Broncos out of...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chris Harris Jr. insists it's Denver's opponents who are risk averse, not Broncos head coach Vic Fangio.
The Broncos (0-3) are the first NFL team ever to head into...
DENVER (AP) — Last week, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. mentioned how critical it was for the Broncos to beat the Bears because "there's not a lot of 0-2 teams that make the playoffs."
DENVER (AP) — Eddy Pineiro won Chicago's nerve-wracking kicking competition.
Now, he's winning over Bears fans and teammates who suffered through the double-doink miss by Cody Parkey that...
DENVER BRONCOS (6-10)
OPENED CAMP: July 17, Englewood, Colorado
LAST YEAR: Denver posted back-to-back losing seasons for first time since 1971-72, costing head coach Vance Joseph and...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning hasn't strayed too far from football in retirement, serving as a volunteer coach at his kid's youth games, hosting a show celebrating the NFL's 100th season...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chris Harris Jr. finally feels appreciated — financially.
"Oh yeah, definitely more satisfied for what I do on the field. I definitely get more respect around the...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos and Chris Harris Jr. have ended their contract stalemate with the team bumping the cornerback's pay in 2019 from about $8 million to $12 million, which...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Over the last few days, versatile Denver Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson has lined up at safety and in the slot position.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that he wants to be traded if general manager John Elway doesn't give him a...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Vic Fangio Era began in Denver without one of the Broncos' best defenders and a potential contract standoff looming.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Safety Darian Stewart is joining a crowded field of free agent safeties following his release Wednesday from the Denver Broncos, where he won a Super Bowl ring.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was named to the 2019 Pro Bowl on Monday, replacing New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who's playing in Super Bowl 53.
This will be the fourth Pro Bowl for Harris, who missed the final month of the season after breaking his lower right leg in a game at Cincinnati.
DENVER (AP) — In early August, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was so impressed by Denver's revamped offense directed by new quarterback Case Keenum that he declared the Broncos would score more points in 2018 than they had in five years.
Thirty a game, 480 total, something the Broncos hadn't done since 2014 when they tallied 482 on the heels of the Peyton Manning-fueled, record-breaking 606-point season.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are getting some healthy bodies back at cornerback as they try to win their final two games and avoid the franchise's first back-to-back losing seasons in 48 years.
With Denver out of playoff contention and facing a slew of injuries at the position, the Broncos placed star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. on injured reserve and signed free agent Craig Mager, who was released by the Chargers earlier this season.
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.
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).
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are holding out hope that Chris Harris Jr . can return from a broken right leg in a month — and that they'll be in the playoffs to make it matter.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. broke his lower right leg in the first quarter of the Broncos' 24-10 win over the Bengals on Sunday.
It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined with a cracked bone in his lower leg. He'll have more tests in Denver on Monday.
Harris said it's possible he could be back by the end of December.
"If we make the playoffs, I know I'll be ready for that," Harris said.
DENVER (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers can unnerve plenty of defenses with the NFL's best pair of pass catchers and the league's top tight end tandem.
"We've had a tough game every week," Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. "We haven't had any easy games. So, this is just another top offense that we get to see, another great challenge and we're up for it."
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos may have lost a respected voice when they traded former captain Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans on Tuesday, but they certainly didn't lose any of their gift of gab.
Von Miller vowed his Denver Broncos would kick the Arizona Cardinals' behind, except he didn't say behind.
Consider it a promise kept.
Emmanuel Sanders threw and caught touchdown passes, Denver returned two interceptions for first-quarter touchdowns and the Broncos snapped a four-game losing streak with a 45-10 rout Thursday night.
Things are spiraling in Denver. At least the Broncos won't have to worry about the cold and the snow when they journey to Arizona for a Thursday night game.
The Broncos have dropped four straight after opening with two wins. Their defense is dead last against the run and 27th overall.
With the Cardinals going with rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, the temptation will be to keep the ball on the ground as much as possible in this prime-time, uh, thriller.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Coach Vance Joseph said Monday "everything's being considered right now" when asked if he's contemplating lineup changes or taking over the play-calling from defensive coordinator Joe Woods.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Von Miller simply couldn't believe this was the Denver Broncos' defense.
Neither could Chris Harris Jr., Shane Ray or anyone else on that side of the ball.
A 34-16 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday in which they allowed 512 yards — including a whopping 323 on the ground — had the Broncos wondering what went wrong.
"We're usually a pretty stout defense," Miller said. "Today, we weren't. We got gashed over the top two or three times today. Yeah, it was a rough one."
DENVER (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" blew up with Kam Chancellor's neck injury and Richard Sherman's exit. The Denver Broncos' "No Fly Zone" was grounded by Aqib Talib's trade and T.J. Ward's departure.
Not so fast, insist the holdovers.
These two teams may not have the star power in their respective secondaries that they've boasted in years past, but they still have formidable, youth-infused defensive backfields expected to play leading roles in 2018.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chris Harris Jr. is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. For the first time in his eight-year NFL career, he's actually the top cornerback on his own team.
Harris has played alongside Champ Bailey, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Aqib Talib during a stellar career that began with him as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas and includes three trips to the Pro Bowl and two All-Pro honors to go with a Super Bowl ring.
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.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib had their two-game suspensions reduced to one game after appeal hearings on Tuesday.
Derrick Brooks heard Crabtree's case and James Thrash heard Talib's appeal, and both decided to reduce the two-game bans issued Monday by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib were suspended two games each without pay on Monday for fighting during the recent game between the two teams.
Maybe Oakland Raiders' wideout Michael Crabtree should stop wearing gold chains during games.
And maybe Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib should stop pulling jewelry off Crabtree's neck.
For the second time in less than 11 months, Talib yanked Crabtree's chain, only the difference Sunday was that the whole thing escalated into a full-blown fight.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Michael Crabtree apparently came into the game looking for a fight.
NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Peters knows all about shutting down the opposition.
As his team's top pass defender, Peters has helped lead the Chiefs to a 3-0 start as they are one of two unbeaten teams left in the NFL. A key part of that perfect start is Kansas City's pass defense, which is ranked No. 4 so far this season going into Monday night's home game against Washington.
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."
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."
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Heading into OTAs, Denver Broncos first-year coach Vance Joseph declared that every period of every practice would be graded. Yet, when it comes to his quarterback competition , it's still time to teach, not test.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos spent four of their last five offseasons working out long-term deals with players they had franchised: Von Miller, Demaryius Thomas, Ryan Clady and Matt Prater.
There aren't any looming hefty deals bogging down the front office this year, but there is a simmering contract dispute: kicker Brandon McManus hasn't signed his $2.7 million tender in the hopes that agent Drew Rosenhaus can get him a long-term deal.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall says his mind is clear and his body refreshed after a trying 2016 season in which he dealt with hamstring injuries and blowback for taking a knee during the national anthem.
The Steelers were roused from their slumber in the wee hours by a prank fire alarm at their Boston-area hotel — something other NFL players, including Denver All-Pro cornerback Chris Harris Jr. found curiously familiar .
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.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — DeMarcus Ware needs season-ending back surgery and will miss the Denver Broncos' season finale in which his teammates will play for pride instead of playoff positioning.
Just a year after winning Super Bowl 50, the Broncos (8-7) close out a hugely disappointing season Sunday against the Oakland Raiders (12-3), who reached the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
DENVER (AP) — The one team that best found a way to neutralize Von Miller, Aqib Talib, DeMarcus Ware and Chris Harris Jr. in 2016 was the Denver Broncos themselves.
The Super Bowl 50 champs won't get to defend their title despite a powerful pass rush and stellar secondary that were even better than the ones that carried Peyton Manning across the finish line in February.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ten months ago, confetti rained down on the Denver Broncos after they won the Super Bowl.
On Sunday night, the only thing coming down was rain.
The Kansas City Chiefs dashed all Denver's remaining hopes of a repeat with a 33-10 rout at wet, sloppy Arrowhead Stadium that knocked the Broncos from postseason contention.
"We can't win all the time," Denver cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. "We had a great run. Five straight AFC titles. I guess it's time for somebody else to win.
The NFL declined to fine anybody involved in the Harry Douglas-Aqib Talib sideline skirmish last weekend.
The Broncos cornerback tussled with the Titans receiver one play after Douglas' low block on cornerback Chris Harris Jr. that reverberated throughout the league.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas says he didn't realize when he swapped jerseys with Harry Douglas after their game Sunday that the Tennessee Titans wide receiver was the culprit in taking out Chris Harris Jr. with a low block that led to a sideline scrum.
Thomas and Douglas go way back and the two swapped jerseys and posed for pictures after Denver's 13-10 loss.