Terrell Davis among semifinalists for 2015 HOF class

Several former Broncos are among 26 modern era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2015.

Longtime Broncos Steve Atwater, Terrell Davis, and Karl Mecklenburg made the cut, as did John Lynch and Ty Law (gold star to anyone who remembered that he was a Bronco for seven games in 2009).

15 of the 26 will be named finalists on January 8, and inductees will be announced on January 31.

Champ Bailey retires as Denver Bronco

Legendary corner Champ Bailey signed a one-day contract to retire as a Denver Bronco on Tuesday. Bailey spent the first five years of his career in Washington and the next ten in Denver.

After signing with New Orleans in April, he was among the team's final preseason cuts.

The future HOFer and ROFer was as calm and collected during his retirement presser as he was throughout his career.

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Broncos shuffle practice squad

The Broncos made two pairs of corresponding practice squad moves on Tuesday, adding a pair of players who were drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 Draft: safety Josh Bush and well traveled offensive lineman Mark Asper.

To make room for Bush and Asper, Denver cut defensive end Zach Thompson and wideout Douglas McNeil.

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Running backs LeGarrette Blount, Ben Tate cut; Broncos not interested

Two veteran running backs were dumped on Tuesday, but the Broncos - whose own running back corps is decimated by injury - are not interested in either of them.

Pittsburgh expectedly cut LeGarrette Blount, less than a day after he'd left the field during the Steelers' MNF win at Tennessee.

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Julius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders may play against Dolphins

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Pittsburgh (7-4) scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to slip out of Tennessee (2-8) with a 27-24 victory on Monday night.

Le'Veon Bell scored once and piled up 222 yards on 35 touches.

Titans QB Zach Mettenberger threw two touchdown passes, including an 80-yarder to Nate Washington just before halftime, but his first-quarter interception went for a pick-six by William Gay.

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Zac Dysert is third Bronco to lose parent in recent months

Tragedy again struck the Broncos on Monday, as practice squad quarterback Zac Dysert became the third player to lose a parent in recent months.

Carla Dysert died at 56 on Monday morning in a three-car accident in Harrod, Ohio. Dysert's SUV was struck head on by an oncoming car that had lost control in slippery conditions.

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NFL suspends Adrian Peterson for rest of 2014 season without pay

The NFLPA says it will appeal the ban.

Emmanuel Sanders: I’m resurrected

Emmanuel Sanders tweeted out a selfie to prove he wasn't dead.

Someone took to Wikipedia to declare Sanders done after being hit by Rams safety Rodney McLeod.

Date and place of death: November 16, 2014 in St. Louis, MO, right under his smiling photo.

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Open Thread: Pittsburgh @ Tennessee

PFFESPN, and CBS preview the matchup. Enjoy the game!

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Things could definitely be worse for Denver…right?

Good Morning, Broncos fans! There's no getting around it - yesterday was a terrible day for the Broncos all around.

For the second time in three weeks, Peyton Manning was awful, the line play was poor, the defense didn't do enough, the punting sucked as usual, and the entire team appeared uninspired and outcoached.

Julius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and Montee Ball were injured, and that's not even the worst of it.

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