In 2013, the Broncos needed to make a few changes on the offensive line. Manny Ramirez did a better job at center than J.D. Walton had. Chris Clark impressed at left tackle as Ryan Clady's understudy.
In 2014, Denver wanted to play its five best starters, so Clady was back at left tackle with Clark on the right side, although there were potential problems there. The Broncos entered minicamp looking to move Orlando Franklin, formerly the right takle, to left guard.
Understandably, the Broncos wanted to see if Clark could do equally well on the right edge. They brought in Winston Justice to ‘give him competition'. Unfortunately, left and right tackle often require different body types. They need different skillsets, too.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Recently waived veteran running backs Ben Tate and LeGarrette Blount have already found new (and old) homes.
Tate was claimed by Minnesota, which had a pressing need at the position due to Adrian Peterson's suspension.
Blount is, of course, headed back to New England, where he spent the 2013 season.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! As we mentioned last week, the effect that an individual game has on a yearlong statistical metric decreases as the season progresses. The sample grows.
It's easy for all of us to think after Sunday that the Broncos aren't nearly as good as we'd thought they were a month ago.
And while that may be true, their body of work is still the league's best, at least by some measures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NFL suspends #Vikings RB Adrian Peterson without pay for at least remainder of the 2014 NFL season. Reinstatement considered 4/15 or later— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 18, 2014
The NFLPA says it will appeal the ban.