Three Broncos players return from injury; former CU standout to return as a Cowboy — The Denver Post

The Broncos welcomed back to practice Wednesday a trio of key players after injury. Running back Devontae Booker practiced on a limited basis for the first time since undergoing wrist surgery early in training camp, and though he likely won’t play against Dallas, Booker could be ready for Week 3, at Buffalo. Defensive lineman Jared…

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Adam Gotsis, Shelby Harris earn praise for play on Broncos defensive line vs. Chargers — The Denver Post

The Broncos limited the Chargers to just 64 yards rushing on 2.9 yards per carry during their heart-pounding 24-21 victory Monday night. That result left head coach Vance Joseph praising the work of his defensive lineman Tuesday — two defensive ends in particular. “I thought Shelby (Harris) played, again, really, really solid,” Joseph said. “I thought (Adam) Gotsis played well. Gotsis played the point of attack very strong on double-teams. You could see his quickness; you could see his length and size. I think Gotsis is coming along. If he stays healthy, he’s what he should be for us. He could be a starter for us. He can rush the passer and he can play the run game.” Gotsis played on 31 of Denver’s 59 defensive snaps. He faced 11 run plays and made four stops, according to Pro Football Focus. That run stop percentage of 36.4 was the highest among interior defensive lineman in Week 1. “We just did a great job of not losing our heads and not losing our cool,” Gotsis said. “We just sat in there and played our defense and did what we had to do.” Injury update. Offensive guard Ron Leary suffered a concussion Monday night and is in the league’s protocol program. Players in the program must pass specific steps before they are allowed to return to the field. “There’s no time limit on it,” Joseph said. “It’s a protocol we have to follow as far as certain requirements he has to pass before he can play on Sunday, but there’s no time limit.” Safety Darian Stewart suffered a right groin injury in the fourth quarter. Joseph said he was told by the Broncos’ training staff late Monday night that the injury was “nothing major,” but he expected a more detailed update on Stewart later Tuesday. Cornerback Brendan Langley suffered a right knee injury. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”true” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] “He’s walking this morning,” Joseph said. “But we’ll know later (Tuesday) and (Wednesday).” Von’s playing time. Joseph issued a challenge to Broncos all-pro pass rusher Von Miller to be on the field for more snaps this season. That was the case in the opener Monday night, when Miller played in all but six of the Broncos’ defensive snaps. Still, Joseph conceded that it’s a balancing act for the Broncos when it comes to monitoring snaps for their best player. “I know Von wants to play more,” Joseph said. “That was my challenge to Von when I came here. I want him on the field more. Sometimes it can be too much, especially when he’s being chipped by tight ends and backs for 60 snaps. We have to figure out how we can spell him out more.” [dfm_iframe src=”http://extras.denverpost.com/app/mailer-rules/email-signup.html?which=bronxinsider&name=Broncos%20Insider” width=”100%” height=”120px”] [dfm_iframe src=”http://extras.denverpost.com/app/mailer-rules/app-promo.html?sports=true” width=”100%” height=”100px”]

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Cowboys’ vaunted rushing attack provides first true test for Broncos run defense — The Denver Post

Knees and ankles. Feet and backs. Shoulders and necks. Training camp for the Broncos’ defensive line was a rotating illustration of bruised anatomy. No position group on the team was hit as hard with injuries leading up to the start of the regular season. But as one player after another went down, another force was…

via Cowboys’ vaunted rushing attack provides first true test for Broncos run defense — The Denver Post

Avalanche reverts to #WhyNotUs theme from 2013-14 — The Denver Post

Avalanche teammates Erik Johnson and Nathan MacKinnon noted the same turnarounds. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers of last season. The Avalanche in 2013-14. Finishing last in your conference one season and advancing to the first round of the NHL playoffs the next happens more often than most people think. Thus, Johnson and MacKinnon…

via Avalanche reverts to #WhyNotUs theme from 2013-14 — The Denver Post

Pro Football Focus: Shaquil Barrett was nearly unblockable against Chargers — Mile High Report – All Posts

Here were the top graded players by PFF in the Denver Broncos 24-21 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. We learned a few things about the Denver Broncos in their 24-21 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night and the biggest one might be how good Shaquil Barrett was lining up opposite Von…

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Broncos Opponent Profile: Denver Looks To Stop Ezekiel Elliott And The Dallas Cowboys — CBS Denver

By Rick Brown The last time the Denver Broncos played the Dallas Cowboys, these two teams put up 99 points and more than 1,000 yards of offense. They went back and forth until the Broncos scored 10 unanswered points in the last few minutes of the game and won. This week’s match up may not…

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MORNING MINUTE: Big test coming for Broncos in Ezekiel Elliott — Mile High Sports

The Broncos started the season off right against the Chargers, however their next matchup will be a real test to see where this team stands. The Cowboys come into Denver with one of the NFL’s best rushing offenses. The Broncos did well against the run in the first game, but can they slow down Ezekiel…

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Broncos 3rd & long: More exciting than it should have been — Mile High Report – All Posts

The Denver Broncos dominated most of the game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but almost choked it all away. So my weekly review is back. In it I’ll focus on two key defensive stats: the ability to stop the run on first down and the ability to stop the opposing offense when we get them…

via Broncos 3rd & long: More exciting than it should have been — Mile High Report – All Posts

Colorado Avalanche to retire Milan Hejduk’s No. 23 sweater — The Denver Post

No Avalanche player has donned the No. 23 sweater since Milan Hejduk retired after the 2012-13 season, and nobody ever will. The Avs on Wednesday announced they will retire Hejduk’s No. 23 to the Pepsi Center rafters Jan. 6 before a game against the visiting Minnesota Wild. Twenty-three will be the sixth number retired in…

via Colorado Avalanche to retire Milan Hejduk’s No. 23 sweater — The Denver Post

Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos Odds, Analysis, NFL Betting Pick — Bleacher Report – Front Page

Oddsmakers are preparing for running back Ezekiel Elliott to play for the Dallas Cowboys (1-0) yet again on Sunday, pegging them as small road favorites visiting the Denver Broncos (1-0) at the sportsbooks. The 2016 rushing champion’s six-game suspension remains on hold at the moment, allowing him to continue to play until a definitive ruling…

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