TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11)
NEW FACES: Coach Bruce Arians, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, LB Devin White, DL Ndamukong Suh, LB/S Deone Bucannon, LB Shaquil Barrett, P Bradley Pinion, WR...
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...
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...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos Pro Bowl long snapper Casey Kreiter signed a one-year, $1 million contract to stay in Denver on Thursday, the same day the team officially released strong safety...
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) — First, Keenan Allen disses Denver. Then, JuJu Smith-Schuster says the Steelers beat themselves.
Seems nobody wants to give the resurgent Denver Broncos any credit, and that's just fine with them.
"This defense is built to stop anybody in this league," safety Darian Stewart said in the aftermath of Denver's second straight win over a team that hadn't lost since September.
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.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp is not expected to play against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday due to a sprained left knee.
Rams coach Sean McVay said Monday that Kupp is week to week.
Kupp was injured in the second quarter of the Rams' 23-20 win at the Denver Broncos on Sunday when his knee bent back awkwardly on a horse-collar tackle by safety Darian Stewart.
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 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr hopes to get receiver Amari Cooper back in the lineup this week, if for no other reason than it should force teams to change their coverage schemes.
Cooper returned to practice on a limited basis Friday after sitting out last week's loss to Dallas with a sprained left ankle. He got hurt against Kansas City the previous week while blocking during a running play.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will be without wide receiver Amari Cooper for Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Cooper aggravated a left ankle injury during last week's loss to Kansas City after sitting out the previous game because of the same injury and a concussion.
The two-time Pro Bowl receiver has not practiced at all this week, although Raiders coach Jack Del Rio sounded optimistic.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
Cooper suffered a concussion and sprained left ankle after being hit by Denver safety Darian Stewart in the first half of last week's 21-14 win over the Broncos. Cooper had to be helped off the field and he limped out of the Raiders locker room after the game. He was eventually put into the NFL's concussion protocol.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oakland Raiders guard Gabe Jackson was fined $30,387 by the NFL on Friday for making contact with an official during the Raiders' victory over the Denver Broncos last weekend.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders survived almost an entire game without starting wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper.
Now they could be without both players for even longer.
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) — Members of the Denver Broncos "No Fly Zone" secondary are relieved that star Aqib Talib won't face a suspension over the shooting in Dallas last year in which the All-Pro cornerback admitted he accidentally shot himself.
"Absolutely," safety Darian Stewart said Wednesday. "You can't replace Talib. He's a hell of a player, an All-Pro player year in and year out and a guy we count on week in and week out."
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.
DENVER (AP) — Darian Stewart proclaimed himself the "final piece of the puzzle" when he joined Denver's "No Fly Zone" secondary last year.
On Saturday, he solidified that standing with a four-year extension that runs through 2020. The NFL Network said it was worth $28 million with $17.5 million guaranteed.
"Thrilled he'll be a Bronco for 4 more yrs!" tweeted general manager John Elway , who lauded the "physicality, leadership & toughness" the free safety brings to Denver's defense.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos head into their bye week at 7-3 and feeling good about themselves and their chances to make another Super Bowl run.
They can thank their safeties.
Darian Stewart had three takeaways and T.J. Ward got one in the Broncos' 25-23 win at New Orleans on Sunday that was secured by rookies Justin Simmons and Will Parks tag-teaming the first defensive game-winning 2-point play in league history.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Broncos safety Darian Stewart was in the right place at the right time, as Denver defenders often seem to be.
Shutting down quarterback Drew Brees for four quarters was always going to be a tall order, particularly with starting quarterback Aqib Talib and starting defensive end Derek Wolfe injured. Still, Denver's dynamic defense produced four pivotal turnovers in a wild 25-23 victory over the previously surging Saints on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Meet Lorenzo Doss, the newest member of the "No Fly Zone."
The speedy second-year cornerback has been buried deep in Denver's depth chart. But the fifth-round draft pick out of Tulane in 2015 had a terrific training camp and came up huge against San Diego on Sunday when Aqib Talib and Kayvon Webster were injured.
"He's been making plays all year," safety Darian Stewart said. "Doss is a playmaker, and that's what people don't know about him."
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has been fined $21,269 by the NFL for his actions that led to his ejection in the team's season opener against San Francisco on Monday night.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Big dents to their bank accounts for helmet-to-helmet hits on Cam Newton aren't deterring Denver Broncos defenders Brandon Marshall and Darian Stewart.
"I'll do it again," Marshall declared shortly after saying he'll fight his $24,309 fine for launching himself at Newton in Denver's 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers in the NFL opener last week.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he fully expects Cam Newton to play this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers despite taking at least four helmet-to-helmet hits in a Week 1 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Rivera said that while Newton's body is sore, his head is fine.
"He's tough, he's resilient and he's moving around pretty good," Rivera said Monday, reiterating that his QB has passed a number of concussion tests.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Still feeling disrespected despite bringing home the Lombardi Trophy, members of Denver's nasty defense pledged to keep serving as the Broncos' vicious vanguard in 2016.
They certainly delivered in the opener.
Only, instead of championship rings, their latest clubbing of Cam Newton will surely come with some hefty fines.