FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived former Troy University and Alliance of American Football quarterback Brandon Silvers.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed quarterback Luke Falk off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.
Falk is reunited with Adam Gase, who was his coach last season as a rookie...
Vikings sign QB Sean Mannion, WR Jordan Taylor
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Sean Mannion and ex-Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Taylor.
Jets sign QB Trevor Siemian as Sam Darnold’s backup
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Siemian has joined the Jets to be Sam Darnold's backup.
The veteran quarterback signed a one-year deal Wednesday with New York , which was in the market for an...
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Keenum reverts to careless ways after coach’s jab
DENVER (AP) — Case Keenum wasn't the cautious quarterback his coach complained about last week. Instead, he was the careless one who made Broncos fans wonder why John Elway had spent $36 million to replace the much cheaper and just as effective Trevor Siemian.
The Broncos (6-8) were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday, marking the third consecutive year they've failed to reach the playoffs since winning Super Bowl 50.
Broncos keep Lynch but jettison several recent draft picks
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The former first-rounder survived cutdown day, making the Denver Broncos' roster Saturday despite slipping to third on the depth chart this summer behind primary backup quarterback Chad Kelly, last year's "Mr. Irrelevant."
"With Chad not having a lot of experience and not having played in a regular season game before, we thought we had to go with three quarterbacks," Elway said.
Broncos Preview Capsule
DENVER BRONCOS (5-11)
New faces: QB Case Keenum, RB Royce Freeman, RB Phillip Lindsay, WR Courtland Sutton, WR DaeSean Hamilton, RT Jared Veldheer, CB Adam "Pacman" Jones, DE Clinton McDonald, ILB Jose Jewell, OLB Bradley Chubb, ILB Alexander Johnson, CB Tramaine Brock, S Su'a Cravens, CB Isaac Yiadom, P Marquette King.
Key losses: CB Aqib Talib, QB Trevor Siemian, QB Brock Osweiler, RB C.J. Anderson, TE Virgil Green, WR Cody Latimer, OL Menelik Watson, S Jamal Carter, P Riley Dixon.
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS (14-4)
New faces: Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, QB Kirk Cousins, DT Sheldon Richardson, PK Daniel Carlson, CB/KR Mike Hughes, C/G Brett Jones, SS George Iloka, WR Kendall Wright, OL Tom Compton, QB Trevor Siemian, OT Brian O'Neill.
Key losses: Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, QB Case Keenum, QB Sam Bradford, QB Teddy Bridgewater, RB Jerick McKinnon, G/C Joe Berger, PK Kai Forbath, WR Jarius Wright, DT Tom Johnson, DT Shamar Stephen, OL Jeremiah Sirles.
QB Trevor Siemian settling into new role with Vikings
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When Trevor Siemian embarked on a Mexican vacation in the thick of NFL free agency, he was excited to relax with his fiancée during her break from law school at the University of Denver.
As it turned out, he'd have a move awaiting him.
"I remember thinking I better get back home and start working on how I'm going to get my stuff over to Minnesota," Siemian said after a recent practice at Minnesota Vikings training camp.
Broncos Training Camp Capsule
DENVER BRONCOS (5-11)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Englewood, Colorado
LAST YEAR: Coach Vance Joseph's first year was debacle in every phase. Denver's anemic offense cycled through three QBs during soured season that included eight-game skid, franchise's longest in half-century, and featured eight double-digit losses. Exhausted defense surrendered too many points and special teams were anything but. GM John Elway thought about firing Joseph but decided to give him second chance and then bolstered roster.
NFC North Training Camp Capsules
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (14-4)
OPEN CAMP: July 25 (rookies), July 28 (veterans), Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, Eagan, Minnesota
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.
Vikings invested wisely in landing Kirk Cousins for their long-term quarterback
For all the talk of the Vikings giving Kirk Cousins a three-year guaranteed $84 million contract, with $24 million for 2018, its worth noting that the Vikings will be spending only $4 million more on quarterbacks in 2018 than in 2017.
That total doesnt include a potential $2 million bonus he could earn if the Vikings reach the Super Bowl.
Trevor Siemian offers familiar risks, welcome security as Vikings’ backup quarterback
Randball: Michael Rand
After deciding to trade for Sam Bradford late in the 2016 preseason when Teddy Bridgewater was injured and backup Shaun Hill was deemed not desirable enough as a full-time starter, the Vikings probably didnt need much more convincing when it comes to the value of having a good backup plan at QB.
Trevor Siemian on signing with Vikings: ‘I think there’s a lot of people that would kill to be in this spot’
While Trevor Siemian is shifting gears in his career, taking a step back from Broncos starter to Vikings backup behind Kirk Cousins, he said hes just thankful he fell off the trading block and onto a winning roster.
Theres a lot of places you could go, Siemian said Monday during a conference call with Twin Cities reporters. For me to be here in an organization whos knocking on the door of some really great things, I think theres a lot of people that would kill to be in this spot.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their trade with the Denver Broncos for quarterback Trevor Siemian to be the backup to free agent prize Kirk Cousins.
Though Siemian started 24 games for the Broncos over the past two seasons, he didn't balk at his unquestioned place as the second-stringer on the depth chart.
"I'm here for Kirk. I'm here for these guys, and I want to win a bunch of games here," Siemian said.
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The Vikings spent the first day of free agency remaking their quarterback depth chart, working on a trade for a new backup in the afternoon and growing ever closer to a blockbuster deal for their new starter at night.
If nothing else, the 2017 NFL season was a reminder that backup quarterback might be, as former Giants and Browns executive Ernie Accorsi used to say, a teams second-most important position.
Of course, the football gods have sucker punched Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman enough the past two years that he understands this as well as any decisionmaker in the league.
In fact, Spielman hasnt had a Plan A at quarterback make it past Week 1 since 2015.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Kirk Cousins was on his way to visit, the Minnesota Vikings were moving swiftly toward securing a potential backup.
According to a person with knowledge of the negotiations, the Vikings were working on a trade Wednesday with the Denver Broncos to acquire quarterback Trevor Siemian. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal, first reported by NFL Media, was not final.
The Vikings have a backup quarterback.
Trevor Siemian is being traded from the Broncos to the Vikings, according to multiple reports, in a deal that also swaps draft picks. The Vikings are sending an undisclosed 2019 draft pick to Denver in exchange for Siemian and a 2018 late-round pick.
Joseph blunt about navigating quarterback uncertainty
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.
In Cousins, Redskins have QB continuity that Broncos envy
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — For all the injury problems and inconsistency the Washington Redskins have endured this season, they're glad they've avoided quarterback roulette.
Kirk Cousins has started every game for the Redskins for the past three years, the polar opposite of their Week 16 opponent, the Denver Broncos, since Peyton Manning retired.
Trevor Siemian has started 10 games, Brock Osweiler three and Paxton Lynch one for Denver this season.
Young QBs getting hurt too often in NFL
Carson Wentz , knee.
Ryan Tannehill, knee.
Andrew Luck, shoulder.
Derek Carr, leg.
Trevor Siemian, shoulder.
Teddy Bridgewater, knee.
Deshaun Watson, knee.
Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, assorted.
That's a short list of young quarterbacks who have either missed action this season or wound up on the NFL's injured reserve.
Denver starting QB a mystery even to Broncos
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Their protracted quarterback competition last summer cost them cohesion as Trevor Siemian never really found a good rhythm with his receivers.
Now the Broncos aren't going to name their starting QB until later in the week, another oddity in a strange season in Denver for a franchise still reeling from Peyton Manning's retirement 21 months ago.
"Who's the starting quarterback on Sunday?" coach Vance Joseph said Wednesday, repeating the question. "We're not there yet."
Broncos sign O-lineman from Bengals practice squad
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos bolstered their offensive line Saturday when they signed guard J.J. Dielman from Cincinnati's practice squad to take quarterback Trevor Siemian's roster spot.
Dielman is a 6-foot-5, 310-pound rookie who was selected by Cincinnati in the fifth round of the 2017 draft out of the University of Utah, the same school that tackle Garett Bolles, the Broncos' first-round draft pick, attended last year.
Broncos still juggling quarterbacks during lost season
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 .
Siemian’s season is over but Lynch could get another shot
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.
Broncos hope win at Indy could be start of long road back
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Denver Broncos know where they stand.
There will be no playoffs and no winning record this season. But at least after Brock Osweiler's relief appearance Thursday night, they'll no longer be talking about a road losing streak next week.
Osweiler ran for one touchdown and threw for two more after replacing an injured Trevor Siemian, leading the Broncos back from a 10-point deficit to beat the Indianapolis Colts 25-13 and snap an eight-game skid away from home.
Osweiler’s strong relief appearance leads Broncos past Colts
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.
Kelly, Lynch among inactives for Broncos-Colts game
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.
Punt returner Jordan Taylor sparks the Broncos
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Named the Denver Broncos' punt returner before the preseason even began, rookie Isaiah McKenzie could hold on to neither the football nor the job.
After six fumbles by McKenzie, Jordan Taylor has come to the rescue.
Broncos end 8-game skid with 23-0 win over Jets
DENVER (AP) — This was the way the Denver Broncos thought they'd play against that other New York team all those months ago.
"This is the kind of game we expected to play against everyone, not just New York," Shane Ray said after the Broncos snapped their longest losing streak since joining the NFL in 1970 with a 23-0 shutout of the Jets on Sunday. "Everybody that we play, we should beat them like this. Period. We just haven't been able to find that formula."
Bawling, brawling Broncos turn to Siemian again
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — After every victory, a new photo collage of highlights greets the Denver Broncos in the hallway leading to their locker room.
They're sick of seeing the same pictures.
The Broncos have lost seven straight games since their 16-10 win over the Raiders on Oct. 1, their longest losing streak in half a century.
Quarterback carousel turns again for struggling Broncos
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.
Joseph: Paxton Lynch out 2 to 4 weeks with high ankle sprain
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.
Broncos have unconventional advice for nontraditional QB
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.
Change takes center stage when Broncos visit Raiders
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. — 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.
Denver Broncos have hit a rough patch
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.
AP Source: QB Paxton Lynch to start for Denver
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’ Lynch will serve as Brock Osweiler’s backup
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.
Broncos pondering making Paxton Lynch the backup
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.
Brock Osweiler looks ahead, not over his shoulder at Lynch
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.
Broncos sticking with QB, beleaguered special teams coach
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Both Brocks are keeping their jobs in Denver, where the Broncos are mired in their worst funk in decades.
Coach Vance Joseph said Monday that quarterback Brock Osweiler will start against Cincinnati next weekend, getting his third consecutive start despite being 0-2 since replacing Trevor Siemian.
Really, Osweiler has been the least of Denver's worries in 28- and 25-point blowouts.
Joseph gave his beleaguered special teams coach Brock Olivo a vote of confidence, too.
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph announced Monday that he's sticking with Brock Osweiler as his starting quarterback despite his pair of costly interceptions in Denver's 51-23 flop in Philadelphia on Sunday.
A slew of critical quarterback calls highlighted Week 9
The NFL hit the halfway point with a slew of crucial quarterback calls. Will anybody ring up Colin Kaepernick?
Andrew Luck and Deshaun Watson went on injured reserve, Trevor Siemian was sent to the bench, and Eli Manning could be headed there soon. Jameis Winston sparked a sideline scuffle after he was taken out for health reasons, and the Cleveland Browns blew it at the trade deadline after thinking they had gotten their quarterback.
Brock Osweiler struggles, Broncos routed by Eagles 51-23
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A quarterback change only made things worse for the Denver Broncos.
Brock Osweiler struggled in his first start since returning to the team and the NFL's top-ranked defense was dominated by Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Eagles seek to continue surge against slumping Broncos
The Philadelphia Eagles seek their seventh straight victory and the Denver Broncos try to avoid their fourth straight loss in perhaps the most intriguing early game on the NFL's Sunday schedule.
Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler replaces Trevor Siemian. Osweiler made seven starts for Denver two years ago but struggled with the Houston Texans last season.
In other early-afternoon action, the Colts travel to Houston as the Texans adjust to life without injured quarterback Deshaun Watson