PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels will miss his second straight game while recovering from surgery on his right knee.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's officially "Duck" season for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers ruled quarterback Mason Rudolph out for Sunday's visit to the Los Angeles Chargers while he...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to bail on the season with Ben Roethlisberger out until 2020 with an elbow injury.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks set their 53-man roster on Saturday without a backup quarterback to Russell Wilson after releasing both Geno Smith and Paxton Lynch to reach the league...
SEATTLE (AP) — Paxton Lynch insisted the opponent provided no extra incentive or motivation.
After spending last year out of the NFL, Lynch had his own motivation.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — In the grand scheme of things, serving as the backup to Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is mostly meaningless.
A year ago, Wilson took every snap in the regular...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have added former New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith to the competition to back up Russell Wilson.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are giving quarterback Paxton Lynch another chance in the NFL.
Lynch's signing Thursday throws the former first-round pick directly into the mix as a potential backup for Russell Wilson.
Lynch was cut by the Denver Broncos before the start of the 2018 season. He started four games in his first two seasons for Denver after being the No. 26 overall pick in 2016 but was not signed by any teams in 2018 after being released.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — If anything happens to Case Keenum, the Denver Broncos' offense would be in the hands of Kevin Hogan, who rose up the depth chart when Chad Kelly slipped up.
A third-year pro, Hogan has one NFL start on a resume that includes more wins (36) and total yardage (10,634) in college than any of the all-time great quarterbacks who played for Stanford, including his boss, John Elway.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway cut ties with his biggest draft bust Sunday when he waived quarterback Paxton Lynch less than 24 hours after including him on the Denver Broncos' 53-man roster.
In another move, the Broncos placed safety Su'a Cravens on IR with an injured left knee and re-signed Isaiah McKenzie, the speedy returner/receiver who was among the team's cuts a day earlier.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A near-perfect second half in the preseason finale didn't appear to be enough to give Paxton Lynch the No. 2 quarterback job in Denver.
Lynch completed 14 of 15 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns and was not intercepted, leading the Broncos to a 21-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chad Kelly has a tenuous hold on the No. 2 quarterback job in Denver, and not because Paxton Lynch is making a push to regain the gig he lost to him this summer.
Kelly gets one more shot at showing he's a worthy backup to starter Case Keenum when he starts the Broncos' final preseason game Thursday night at Arizona.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Pat Bowlen's nomination for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a jolt of good news for a franchise that's had little to cheer in the 30 months since winning Super Bowl 50.
Peyton Manning retired. Gary Kubiak resigned. Paxton Lynch flopped.
The Broncos have lost 18 times over the last two seasons and went 5-11 in coach Vance Joseph's first year in 2017.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said former first-round pick Paxton Lynch was "obviously motivated" by his demotion to third-string quarterback last week "and that's a good sign. He's upset and he should be upset."
Lynch might not have enough time to channel that frustration and salvage a roster spot.
Chad Kelly of Ole Miss, "Mr. Irrelevant" as the final pick of the 2017 draft, has outworked and outplayed Lynch all summer and in both of Denver's exhibition games.
DENVER (AP) — Chicago quarterback Mitch Trubisky and Denver QB Case Keenum feel better about their respective offenses after starting out faster and finally moving the chains Saturday night.
"Scoring points always feels better," said Keenum, who led two scoring drives in three possessions one week after his dud of a Denver debut.
Trubisky also bounced back from a dismal debut last week by connecting with Trey Burton for his first score of the summer.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — When he demoted Paxton Lynch to third string QB this week, Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said potential simply has to equal performance at some point and that the depth chart reflects results.
That doesn't explain why tight end Jeff Heuerman and running back Devontae Booker are listed as starters despite middling resumes, promising pursuers and so-so summers.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos might not be done shuffling backup quarterbacks.
General manager John Elway said Tuesday that he might still sign a veteran to back up starting QB Case Keenum if he doesn't feel Chad Kelly can win games in a pinch.
"I'm not going to tell you we're definitely going to stand pat, but I'm not telling you we're going (in) that direction, either," Elway told 103.5 The Fox radio station in Denver.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Paxton Lynch inched closer to full-blown bust status Monday when he was demoted to third string after Chad Kelly's solid debut in the Denver Broncos' exhibition opener.
"Chad's played well. He played well in the scrimmage. He played well Saturday night. So he deserves the chance to be the 2 right now," coach Vance Joseph said.
Lynch was disappointed, Joseph said, "but he understands that it's a performance business."
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chad Kelly outshined Paxton Lynch in the Denver Broncos' scrimmage Sunday, and that might have earned him work with the No. 2 offense in his quest to win the backup job behind Case Keenum.
"Yeah, he looked good," coach Vance Joseph said after watching Kelly throw two touchdown passes in a five-play span following Lynch's erratic performance that included a sack and a near interception.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch.
No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver's 2016 first-round draft pick should be learning on the job even though he hasn't earned the Broncos' starting quarterback job.
They're wearing Case Keenum No. 4 jerseys now, ready to move on from the crisp No. 12s that have gotten about as much wear and tear as Lynch's own game-day jersey.
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.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway has changed his mind about adding another quarterback to the Denver Broncos' roster.
The Broncos signed undrafted free agent Nick Stevens of Colorado State on Thursday, three weeks after Elway said he wouldn't bring in a fourth passer for offseason workouts.
After bypassing QBs in the NFL draft last month, notably Josh Allen and Josh Rosen with the fifth overall pick, Elway said he was satisfied with the group he had.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Not even the signing of free agent Case Keenum could keep the Broncos from staging yet another quarterback competition this offseason.
DENVER (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are taking the bubble wrap off rookie QB Patrick Mahomes II in their regular-season finale at Denver, where the Broncos are taking another look at Paxton Lynch , who's in danger of being their most disappointing first-round pick since Marcus Nash in 1998.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will start Paxton Lynch in their season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs — providing he can play on his sprained left ankle that's sidelined him for more than a month.
"He wasn't quite ready last week. Hopefully, he's ready to go this week," coach Vance Joseph said Tuesday. "That's the plan to start Paxton this week."
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' quarterback carousel continues to spin, and no one's quite sure when or where it'll stop.
After Brock Osweiler was 22 of 38 for 193 yards with an interception and a fumble in a loss to Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins, coach Vance Joseph hopes to get Paxton Lynch some snaps in the season finale next week against the AFC West-champion Kansas City Chiefs (9-6).
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos began 2017 ensnared in a dreaded quarterback competition and they're ending the year entangled in another.
Paxton Lynch lost out to Trevor Siemian last summer and it's doubtful after missing most of the season that he could beat out Brock Osweiler this week in a fair fight.
But this week is about splitting snaps at practice, not even-handedness.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos aren't sure who their quarterback is.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vance Joseph's rookie season in Denver has been full of losses, laments and quarterback switches.
Joseph said Friday that Trevor Siemian's season is over, indicated Brock Osweiler's starting days also might be finished and hinted Paxton Lynch could start at Washington next week .
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Trevor Siemian's season is over after the Broncos' starting quarterback injured his left shoulder in Denver's 25-13 win at Indianapolis, coach Vance Joseph said Friday.
Joseph also hinted that Paxton Lynch and not Brock Osweiler would start next week at Washington.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler played like a relaxed reliever on Thursday.
He couldn't have picked a better time.
With Paxton Lynch inactive and Trevor Siemian out after two series, Osweiler trotted onto the field, ran for one touchdown and threw for two more to lead the Broncos past Indianapolis 25-13 for their first road win of the season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly and Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch were inactive for Thursday night's game.
Kelly sat out the third straight week with a concussion and was replaced in the lineup by Mike Person.
Lynch was out with an injured ankle as Trevor Siemian made his 10th start of the season.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Whether it was the change in defensive play-callers, the opportunity to face Paxton Lynch or a matter of just making some plays, the Oakland Raiders are coming off their best defensive performance of the season.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos emerged from their latest loss in need of yet another change at quarterback and facing two games without cornerback Aqib Talib, who was suspended for his fight with Michael Crabtree.
The Broncos also are facing the prospect of the longest starting streak among defensive linemen coming to a halt and losing another one of their tone-setters on defense.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Quarterback Paxton Lynch will miss two to four weeks with a high right ankle sprain, coach Vance Joseph announced on his weekly radio show Monday.
So, it's back to Trevor Siemian, who started the season but was benched a month ago in favor of Brock Osweiler, who was supplanted last week by Lynch.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vance Joseph has a non-traditional quarterback on his hands, so conventional wisdom has been shunted aside in Denver along with two veteran QBs.
A six-game skid convinced the Broncos (3-7) to make major changes to their wheezing offense.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When a season that started with such promise turns into disappointment, change is inevitable.
That's exactly the case this season in Denver and Oakland.
With the Broncos (3-7) heading into this week's AFC West showdown in Oakland on Sunday on a six-game losing streak, and the Raiders (4-6) coming off a lopsided loss that put another dent into their playoff hopes, both teams underwent a bit of an overhaul this week.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Twenty-one months ago, John Elway was basking in a confetti shower as he put his fingerprints on the third Super Bowl trophy he's captured for the Denver Broncos and dedicated it to team owner Pat Bowlen, who's battling Alzheimer's.
Not much has gone right for Elway and the Broncos since that night in Northern California.
Vance Joseph handed Denver's starting quarterback job to Paxton Lynch on Wednesday, elevating the former first-round pick who failed to win the job outright under two different coaching staffs but gets another chance because of Denver's tailspin .
"Paxton is a talent and he's our first-round pick," Joseph said. "We're trying to change what's happened offensively, so it's simply his turn."
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — It's time to see conclusively if quarterback Paxton Lynch is a bust or just a late bloomer.
The Denver Broncos' former first-round draft pick will make his first start this weekend at Oakland, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Denver coach Vance Joseph won't announce his starter until Wednesday.
Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch is active for the first time this season and will serve as Brock Osweiler's backup.
Trevor Siemian has gone from starter to backup to inactive over the past month.
Rookie punter returner Isaiah McKenzie was benched after his fifth fumble. Wide receiver Jordan Taylor takes over the punt return duties.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Paxton Lynch has a good chance of being active for the first time this season when the Denver Broncos face the Cincinnati Bengals.
Brock Osweiler will make his third start for the Broncos (3-6), but coach Vance Joseph for the first time left open the possibility that Lynch would leapfrog Trevor Siemian as the backup.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Unless the Denver Broncos can regain control of a season skidding out of control, Paxton Lynch could get the starting quarterback job he's never been able to earn outright.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The slumping Denver Broncos have a new punt returner and a new backup outside linebacker. They might be getting a fresh face at quarterback soon, too.
DENVER (AP) — Newly acquired tight end Martellus Bennett is active for the New England Patriots' game at Denver on Sunday night despite a shoulder injury that led to his release from Green Bay.
The Patriots claimed Bennett on Thursday after he was waived by the Packers. The team cited a "failure to disclose a physical condition" as the reason for the move. Bennett disputed that notion.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Paxton Lynch has resumed throwing after almost seven weeks and said that he aims to return to action this season.
"Yeah, yeah, for sure," Lynch said, dismissing any notion of this being a "redshirt" year for him.
The former first-round draft pick sprained his right shoulder Aug. 26 in an exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers shortly after he was officially beaten out by Trevor Siemian for the starting job.