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2018 Schedule
5-11, 4th in AFC West
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Broncos' stadium gets temporary name

The home of the Denver Broncos will be known as Broncos Stadium at Mile High while the team continues to look for a new naming-rights sponsor.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos have released their schedule of training camp practices they will be open to the public at their Englewood, Colo., complex. The rundown: July 28: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. July 29: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. July 30: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. July 31: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 1: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 3: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 4: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 5: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 7: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 8: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 9: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 14: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 15: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Thursday's practice, the Broncos final on-field workout of the offseason program, coach Vance Joseph re-affirmed that guard Ron Leary (knee) and tackle Jared Veldheer (foot) will be ready for training camp, but Joseph added that wide receiver Jordan Taylor (hip) will "probably" start training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. All three players were held out of OTAs and minicamp.

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9dJeff Legwold

Broncos hire Ware as pass-rush consultant

DeMarcus Ware, who had 138.5 sacks during his career, joined the Broncos as a pass-rush consultant for the 2018 season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Tuesday Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had his right foot checked by the team's training staff and did not return to drills. Thomas stayed on the field, still wearing his helmet, for the remainder of the practice. After practice, however, Broncos coach Vance Joseph made it sound like it wouldn't be that surprising if Thomas would be held out of at least some of the final two practices of the offseason — Wednesday and Thursday. Joseph said: "He tweaked his foot a little bit … it's the offseason, it's minicamp, I want to be smart. I gave our guys six minicamp goals and No. 6 was come out of this thing healthy. So, I'm going to stand by that.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Tuesday's minicamp practice Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray said he would have surgery on his left wrist Thursday in Houston. On his timetable to return he said: "Two, two and a half, three months, as a possible timetable … It's bone repair.'' And on the prognosis he said: "The doctors feel this will be the final one, out of four surgeries on my wrist, but this is supposed to be a bone fusion in the wrist so it's supposed to take care of the bone that was damaged that didn't heal. The optimism is I won't have any wrist problems.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Shane Ray, who's expected to have surgery on his left wrist later this week, is at Broncos minicamp practice Tuesday, but he has a brace on his wrist and will not participate in any of the three days of work this week. It will be the fourth surgical procedure Ray has had on the wrist since last summer's training camp.

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10dField Yates

Sources: Broncos' McDonald restructures deal

Broncos defensive tackle Clinton McDonald has agreed to a restructured contract, dropping his base salary from $3 million to $1 million, league sources told ESPN's Field Yates.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos players had a meet-and-greet after Thursday's practice with about 50 children, and their families, from the burn unit at Children's Hospital.

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Source: Broncos' Ray to have 4th wrist surgery

Shane Ray will undergo a fourth surgery on his left wrist, all in the past year, and his recovery could impact the start of the Broncos linebacker's season, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

And Broncos safety Justin Simmons today on impact of the team's new additions on defense, including rookie Bradley Chubb and veteran safety Su'a Cravens to go with the returning players: "This defense is going to be great again and we expect, you know, greatness.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos safety Justin Simmons on whether or not the Broncos secondary can still be the No-Fly Zone: "I'm not here to say it's here or it's left, but I know the standard of the No-Fly Zone is staying because we expect nothing less than that standard that they have set. You call it what you want, No-Fly Zone 2.0, No-Fly Zone, or call it something totally different, but that standard, that mindset, still stays the same.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Spoke to Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas today for a story to come in the morning, but this is what he had to say about quarterback Case Keenum as well as some of the wide receivers and tight ends working together on their own in the coming weeks before training camp opens in late July: "We'll either go to Houston or Arizona, we're trying to get it all set up now. From doing it years back with Peyton (Manning), I think it really helped, helped the timing with the quarterbacks. And the better you know somebody, the better you can play together. I think it will be a lot better than just having our break and coming back and trying to get on the same page right at the start of camp."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray was again held out of the team's OTA practice Tuesday because of soreness in his surgically-repaired left wrist — he had three surgical procedures on the wrist last season — and he is now seeking additional medical opinions about a possible fourth surgery. He was already not expected to participate in any more OTA practices this week or the team's mandatory minicamp next week. On Monday Broncos coach Vance Joseph said this about Ray's injury: "Shane's got a little wrist going on right now, so we're not sure. We're taking it slow, just being smart with guys. It's the spring. Our real goal is to get him healthy for training camp, but right now we're being smart with Shane."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For Broncos Monday, linebacker Von Miller, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders were not at practice. All three have been regulars throughout the offseason program and after practice coach Vance Joseph said: "Those guys have been here all year. Not here today. It's not mandatory so no big deal ... It's their time. We can't take roll. I'm not concerned about it. They've been here all year. We're good. We coached the guys that were here today.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Shane Ray has a sore wrist — the same wrist he had three surgeries on last season — so will be held out of some workouts moving forward. "We'll take it slow," coach Vance Joseph said.

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Bowlen's daughter told not qualified to run team

The daughter of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen announced her desire to take over the leadership role of the team and was informed she hasn't met the criteria.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

There was also plenty of star power at Broncos' practice Thursday as DeMarcus Ware, who is expected to continue to work with the pass rushers for the next two weeks of the offseason program, and Peyton Manning on the field. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said: "Fun to have Peyton out there, fun to have DeMarcus Ware, made for a special day … the energy was great to begin with and when those two guys are on the field everybody steps it up a notch, that's for sure.'' And on Ware defensive coordinator Joe Woods joked: "I saw him come around the corner, I asked him if he could still play.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Woods said after Thursday's practice that rookie outside linebacker Bradley Chubb has already made it clear he will push to play plenty and Woods said he was so hopeful Chubb would end up with the Broncos that he started drawing up plays for Chubb before the draft — "He has picked up this defense extremely fast and he has versatility ... We actually had a little plan in mind if we were to get Bradley Chubb so it worked out.'' And on the team's approach in the pass rush with Chubb in the mix with Von Miller, Shane Ray and Shaquil Barrett, Woods said: "To us we want to send waves of bodies at people.''

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Team Stats

Passing Yards208.320th
Rushing Yards115.812th
Points For18.127th
Points Against23.9Tied-22nd