Broncos say they’ve given up on extending Thomases in-season

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Not that anyone was expecting otherwise, but the Broncos put off contract talks with the Thomases until after the season.

In the spring, John Elway had set the start of training camp as a public deadline for extending Demaryius and Julius Thomas.

Once camp started, he stated that the team was willing to keep talking into the preseason.

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Brandon Flowers, Omar Bolden ruled out for Chargers/Broncos

The Broncos expectedly ruled out Omar Bolden (concussion) and Montee Ball (groin) for Thursday's game against San Diego.

Steven Johnson (ankle) is questionable, while five others are listed as probable.

Ball is reportedly progressing, and may practice on a limited basis next week, prior to Denver's game at New England.

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The Broncos are #1 in all of the rankings, again

For the second straight week, the Broncos rank #1 across every major advanced statistical ranking system.

This is pretty remarkable, and speaks to just how well Denver is playing right now.

As writers at each site explain in their own words, the 2014 Broncos have a chance to rank with the very best teams of recent vintage.

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What about Brock?

Good Morning, Broncos fans! All of the talk recently has rightly been about Peyton Manning. But what about his backup?

In his latest mailbag, Mike Klis says he can't see Brock Osweiler signing a second contract if Manning plays out his own deal, which runs through 2016.

Brock is signed through 2015, and has attempted all of 21 passes in his 2.4 seasons.

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Bills tried to sign Kapri Bibbs; Steven Johnson likely to miss Chargers game

Denver's Wednesday injury report is a carbon copy of Tuesday's; Brandon McManus (groin), Steven Johnson (ankle), Omar Bolden (concussion), and Montee Ball (groin) were again held out.

Ball is improving and did some conditioning work, but he'll miss Thursday's game against San Diego; Johnson and Bolden are also expected to sit.

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Steelers unleash 73 seconds of hell on bumbling Texans

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Pittsburgh (4-3) used a wild three-touchdown flurry before halftime to take down Houston (3-4) on MNF.

Houston went up 13-0 halfway through the second quarter, and Pittsburgh kicked a field goal with 3:08 remaining before half.

From there, all hell broke loose, at least from Houston's perspective.

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Fun with projections, 2014 Week 7 edition

Thursday's game against San Diego will probably be one of those 23-20 slugfests.1

That gives us just under three days to pretend the Broncos are going to continue on the exact same pace they've established over six games.

Of course, it's extra fun to do this after a 42-17 all-phases blowout win over a supposed SB contender.

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Broncos promote Kapri Bibbs, reportedly to prevent other teams from signing him

The Broncos promoted running back Kapri Bibbs from their practice squad and waived his fellow ex-CSU Ram Shaq Barrett to make room for him.

According to Mike Klis, Denver called up Bibbs to prevent other teams from signing him.

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Open Thread: Houston @ Pittsburgh

PFF and ESPN preview the matchup; enjoy the game!

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