Denver Broncos free agency capsule
DENVER BRONCOS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: ILBs Todd Davis and Corey Nelson; DEs Jared Crick and Billy Wynn; QB Brock Osweiler; WR Cody Latimer; TE Virgil Green; RB Jamaal Charles; OL Allen Barbre; OT Donald Stephenson; G Billy Turner.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: G Shaquil Barrett; WR Bennie Fowler; C Matt Paradis.
After defense switches to 3-4, Nebraska offense starting to resemble Badgers’ specialty, too
LINCOLN — Step into the Internet DeLorean, go to YouTube, and pull up the 2011 Nebraska-Wisconsin game, specifically the first touchdown the Huskers’ defense ever allowed in Big Ten play.
Broncos sign defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ahtyba Rubin is ready to face Ezekiel Elliott if called upon Sunday, just 48 hours after joining the Denver Broncos to fortify their defensive front.
"I definitely say I fit in a little more comfortably" than most new players would, Rubin said. "This is my 10th year so ... just put me in and I'm ready to go."
Taylor, Turner, Doss inactive for Broncos against Chargers
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos deactivated wide receiver Jordan Taylor, guard Billy Turner and cornerback Lorenzo Doss in addition to their four injured players for their game against the San Diego Chargers.
Also out for Denver are: quarterback Paxton Lynch (shoulder), running back Devontae Booker (wrist) and defensive ends Zach Kerr (knee) and Jared Crick (back).
Before Monday night's game, the Broncos added defensive tackle Tyrique Jarrett and waived Kyle Peko.
Broncos Preview Capsule
DENVER BRONCS (9-7)
New faces: LT Garrett Bolles, RG Ron Leary, RT Menelik Watson, LG Allen Barbre, RBs Jamal Charles and De'Angelo Henderson, WR Isaiah McKenzie, NTs Domata Peko Sr. and Zach Kerr, OLBs DeMarcus Walker and Kasim Edebali, CB Brendan Langley, S Jamal Carter and DE Shelby Harris.
Broncos take a depleted roster to California
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are taking a depleted roster to San Francisco, where they'll practice twice with the 49ers in advance of their preseason game Saturday.
"I know we're going to compete, but the main thing is keeping both sides healthy," receiver Demaryius Thomas said. "We've had some people go down."
Broncos defensive end Jared Crick latest camp casualty
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Defensive end Jared Crick is the latest victim of the Denver Broncos' injury outbreak. He was carted off the practice field Monday with apparent back spasms.
Crick is the 10th Denver defender — and the sixth member of the D-line — to get hurt this offseason.
"Hey man, people better pray more at night, man. That's the only thing that's going to help," cornerback Aqib Talib said.
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.