Ahh, nothing like a four-hour game to kick off the preseason, amirite?!
Of course, it also wouldn’t be preseason without a new undrafted running back darling. Former Dukie Juwan Thompson racked up 59 yards on six carries, showing as much speed, vision, and toughness as one can show in a matchup of second-team units.
Ted liveblogs the game after the jump.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Yes, tonight's game is just the preseason, and even the regular season rematch will only mean so much.
Some players, like Omar Bolden and Kevin Vickerson, admit there is some meaning in the game.
As always, the primary goal is to emerge healthily.
Hello, IAOFM staff! First, I just wanted to say thank you for continuing to be the best source there is for Broncos news and analysis. Your recent article on TJ Ward and what he'll be able to do for us this season was particularly great (can't wait to see him in action!), and I was writing to ask if you may be willing to do a similar sort of preview for the O-Line, based on a mix of last year's performances and what you've seen/heard from TC so far?
That seems to be our weak spot at the moment based on early camp reports, though I'm sure they're slower to adjust due to having two guys learning new positions, but I would just love to hear your thoughts on whether or not there's anything to worry about there, and what this newly retooled group's strengths and weaknesses may be this year.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! As per usual, the starters are expected to play 10-12 snaps in tomorrow's preseason opener.
Von Miller and Chris Harris will not play, while DeMarcus Ware, Emmanuel Sanders, and Kevin Vickerson are questionable.
Montee Ball is expected to be released from the hospital today, but may not play in any preseason games.
Denver signed former Browns and Raiders defensive end Brian Sanford (6-2, 280) on Tuesday. He joins a long list of players who were first signed by Tom Heckert in Cleveland, and again with the Broncos.
Undrafted out of Temple in 2010, Sanford saw 108 snaps last season for Oakland and Cleveland, grading out at -2.5 according to PFF. He was officially credited with four tackles and four assists in seven games, including one start.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Fortunately, Montee Ball's appendicitis was caught before the organ could rupture.
But in a best case scenario, he could miss as few as two games and return in a couple of weeks.
Broncos RB Montee Ball will undergo an appendectomy today but is expected to be ready for regular-season opener vs. Colts, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2014
Be well, Montee. h/t Justin Weber
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Four years into his retirement, the Packers will finally honor Brett Favre in a proper manner.
Yes, he was (and is) vastly overrated, and his annual should I/shouldn't I retire exercise was the worst part of many NFL summers.
But there was never any doubt that Favre deserved to have his number retired and be inducted to Green Bay's HOF.
With Denver set to open the preseason on Thursday against some squad from Seattle, the team released its first depth chart on Sunday evening.