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Hardy, 2-sport star, builder of 'Orange Crush,' dies

Carroll Hardy, a multisport star best known as the only man to pinch hit for Ted Williams, died Sunday at age 87. As a football executive, he helped build the "Orange Crush" defense of the Denver Broncos.

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

Ja'Wuan James, who has opted out of the 2020 season, has the 3rd best Pass Block Win Rate among OTs since 2017. Only 26 games in that span, but still a good sample size. PBWR is an ESPN stat based on Next Gen Stats player tracking data.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos released tight end Jeff Heuerman Friday. Heuerman, a third-round pick by the team in the 2015 draft, won't be the only former draft pick at tight end to get caught in the roster squeeze this summer. They still have four former draft picks at the position (Noah Fant, Albert Okwuegbunam, Jake Butt and Troy Fumagalli) and they signed Nick Vannett in free agency. Also, Andrew Beck plays fullback as well and a ton of special teams snaps. Things could get tough for Butt and Fumagalli too.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb, who tore his left ACL in Denver's Week 4 loss to the Jaguars last season, was asked Friday if he would be ready for this year's season opener and he said: "No doubt, I feel like I'll be ready to go.'' Chubb added he will gradually do more and more when the Broncos do start their full on-field work in camp in the weeks to come. Coach Vic Fangio had said earlier this week that Chubb wasn't quite 100 percent yet in his recovery, but "was pretty damn close.''

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Broncos QB Lock won't temper expectations

Broncos quarterback Drew Lock said Friday he isn't ready to temper expectations for himself or the team's youthful offense even though players didn't get to practice because of the virtual-only offseason.

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Broncos DT Peko opts out of 2020 season

Broncos general manager John Elway confirmed Tuesday that veteran defensive tackle Kyle Peko has opted out of the 2020 season over COVID-19 concerns.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio also said Tuesday that linebacker Von Miller has forwarded to Fangio some of Miller's workout videos and photos Miller has posted on social media in recent weeks. "From everything I hear and know I do think he's had a hell of an offseason,'' Fangio said. "...I'm anxious to see him, he's put on some weight ... and I do sense he's got a hunger to his game and to his attitude that I don't think he's had the last few years.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On a zoom call Tuesday, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said outside linebacker Bradley Chubb was "not 100 percent'' yet in his return from last season's torn ACL, but added "he's pretty damn close'' and that Chubb will participate in practices when the team does get to that point in training camp.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also, on how players, coaches and others with the team need to handle themselves away from the Broncos complex, John Elway said Tuesday: “As players and coaches, when they're away from this building ... they have to be very careful with the amount of people they're around, who they're around, so they don't get exposed, miss time or bring it into the building ... These players more than ever have to be more dedicated to the cause of what we're trying to do.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On a zoom call Tuesday, Broncos GM John Elway said the teams which handle the difficulties and restrictions of Covid-19 away from the team facilities will succeed the best. “It is what it is, whoever handles this the best that they can will probably have the most success. We can't sit here and bitch about it we've got to realize it's part of it and we've got to deal with it and deal with it with the best we can.''

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Broncos, top pick Jerry Jeudy agree to deal

Denver Broncos first-round draft pick Jerry Jeudy has agreed to terms on a four-year, $15 million contract that includes an $8.6 million signing bonus.

Team Stats

Passing Yards194.728th
Rushing Yards103.920th
Points For17.628th
Points Against19.823rd

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