Broncos re-sign special teams ace Shamarko Thomas
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos filled their roster vacancy Tuesday by re-signing safety Shamarko Thomas, who was with them in training camp.
After spending his first four seasons in Pittsburgh, Thomas led the Buffalo Bills with nine special teams tackles in 12 games last season.
Following his release from the Colts during the preseason, Thomas signed with the Broncos, who had just placed safety Jamal Carter on IR with a torn hamstring. But Thomas didn't make the initial 53-man roster.
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 bolster ailing D-line with promotion of Jarrett
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos beefed up their depleted defensive line before kickoff Monday by signing rookie nose tackle Tyrique "Pot Roast Jr." Jarrett to their active roster and waiving Kyle Peko.
Jarrett, generously listed as packing 335 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame, had four tackles in the preseason after being signed as a college free agent in May from the University of Pittsburgh.
Broncos place Shane Ray on IR, bring back Kyle Peko
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos placed outside linebacker Shane Ray on injured reserve Sunday and signed nose tackle Kyle Peko, who was among their roster cuts a day earlier.
Ray is expected back for the Broncos' game against Kansas City on Oct. 30.
He underwent surger y in late July after tearing a ligament in his left wrist at the beginning of training camp.
Broncos add venom, vigor to the trenches
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Domata Peko was drawn to Denver by family and familiarity.
Broncos coach Vance Joseph was on Marvin Lewis' staff in Cincinnati, where Peko spent his first 11 seasons "and he and I had a really good relationship," Peko said Monday after signing his two-year, $7.5 million contract.
Peko also is reuniting with his cousin, Kyle Peko, a second-year nose tackle, in Denver.
AP source: Broncos lure Peko from Cincy, Kerr from Indy
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deals tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with free agent defensive tackles Domata Peko of the Bengals and Zach Kerr of the Colts.
Peko and Kerr agreed to two-year deals, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Broncos weren't commenting on the agreements.
Broncos: DeMarcus Ware needs season-ending back surgery
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — DeMarcus Ware needs season-ending back surgery that could spell the end of his NFL career.
The Denver Broncos placed Ware on injured reserve Wednesday along with cornerback Kayvon Webster, who sustained a concussion last weekend at Kansas City.
The Broncos (8-7) elevated nose tackle Kyle Peko and cornerback Taurean Nixon from the practice squad to take their places on the roster for the season finale against the Raiders (12-3).
Broncos will go with 2 QBs with zero pro passes
DENVER (AP) — By selecting recently acquired veteran Austin Davis as their third quarterback Thursday night, the Denver Broncos headed into the NFL kickoff against the Carolina Panthers with two QBs who had zero pass attempts as a pro.
Trevor Siemian, whose only snap as a rookie last season, was a kneel-down, won the starting job last month and rookie Paxton Lynch is his backup.