ENGLEWOOD | In a season turned sour, add Ronald Leary’s injury to the long list of the Denver Broncos’ misfortunes. Leary’s first season in Denver has been cut short by a back injury that sidelined the sixth-year guard the last two weeks after he started the first 11 games at right tackle.
DENVER | From loser’s lament to winning formula, the Denver Broncos finally played the clean game rookie head coach Vance Joseph has been pining for ever since they started their eight-game spiral.
ENGLEWOOD | Vance Joseph’s college coach dropped by practice Wednesday for a friendly visit and to offer some advice. “Just to hang in there,” the Denver Broncos coach said in recounting his meeting with University of Colorado great Bill McCartney. “He gets it. It’s a hard profession.”
ENGLEWOOD | Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph has conceded the postseason is lost but he won’t give up on the last four games of the regular season. The rookie coach said the Broncos haven’t quit despite an eight-game losing streak.
ENGLEWOOD | Frustration swept through Week 13 of the NFL schedule. Rob Gronkowski’s cheap shot on Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White. Tom Brady’s sideline spat with his play caller Josh McDaniels. Marcus Peters’ heave of an official’s yellow flag into the stands as the Chiefs fell into a three-way tie in the middling AFC West.
ENGLEWOOD | Domata Peko’s 123-game starting streak, the longest by a defensive lineman in the NFL, will come to an end this weekend. Coach Vance Joseph ruled out the Denver Broncos’ tenacious nose tackle Friday because of a sprained ligament in his left knee. Peko was injured in the Broncos’ 21-14 loss at Oakland last week.
MIAMI | With the losses mounting, Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph draws on what he learned last year from Adam Gase, hoping to beat him. The close friends and former colleagues will be reunited Sunday when the bedraggled Broncos play Gase’s downtrodden Dolphins. The coaching matchup might be the most compelling aspect of an otherwise unsightly game between teams trying to end season-spoiling slumps.
ENGLEWOOD | 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.
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.
ALAMEDA, Calif. | 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.