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2019 Schedule
6-10, 3rd in AFC West
Lindsay's journey from his parents' basement to the Pro Bowl (6:59)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Thursday Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he had Kareem Jackson, one of the team's most significant additions in free agency, work exclusively at safety during this week's three-day minicamp. Fangio added he would have Jackson also work at cornerback as the Broncos move through their offseason work. "He'll be out there somewhere (in the defense),'' Fangio said. "Where? I don't know and I'm being honest with you ... But there's more to learn at safety so that's we started him there.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos closed out their three-day minicamp Thursday and coach Vic Fangio added a wrinkle this week in that he had the team work in jerseys that fit more tightly like game jerseys rather than loose-fitting practice jerseys. Fangio said traditional practice jerseys are too easy to grab and he wants players to avoid doing that in practice so wearing the game-like jerseys makes it more difficult. He said Thursday he had suggested it to coaches he had worked for in the past, but only Jim Harbaugh, with the 49ers, agreed to the idea. "I did (suggest it before) and they didn't take it,'' Fangio said. "We did it in San Francisco so I have to give Jim Harbaugh the footnote credit there a little bit.''

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4dKevin Seifert

AB's Raiders, Flacco's Broncos help kick off MNF

The Saints host the Texans in the MNF opener Sept. 9, and then Antonio Brown debuts as a Raider facing the Broncos and new quarterback Joe Flacco in the nightcap.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

2019 BRONCOS regular-season schedule:Sept. 9 at RAIDERS; Sept. 15 vs. BEARS; Sept. 22 at PACKERS; Sept. 29 vs. JAGUARS; Oct. 6 at CHARGERS; Oct. 13 vs. TITANS; Oct. 17 vs. CHIEFS; Oct. 27 at COLTS; Nov. 3 vs. BROWNS; Nov. 10 BYE; Nov. 17 at VIKINGS; Nov. 24 at BILLS; Dec. 1 vs. CHARGERS; Dec. 8 at TEXANS; Dec. 15 at CHIEFS; Dec. 21 or 22 vs. LIONS; Dec. 29 vs. RAIDERS.

SC Featured: Phillip Lindsay's road to the NFL trailer (0:59)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For the first day of the Broncos' voluntary minicamp, guard Ron Leary (Achilles), running back Phillip Lindsay (wrist), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) and tight end Jake Butt (knee) were on the field, but did not participate in drills. Lindsay and Butt were both running with strength and conditioning coaches while Sanders and Leary continue to work through their injury rehab.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos preseason schedule is now official. Specific dates coming later on two of the games. Aug. 2: Hall of Fame Game vs. Atlanta Falcons (in Canton, Ohio); Aug. 8-12 at Seattle Seahawks; Aug. 19 vs. San Francisco 49ers; Aug. 22-25 At Los Angeles Rams; Aug. 29 vs. Arizona Cardinals.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

And Tuesday Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe also offered his take on all of the pre-draft discussion about teams' reported interest in specific players: "It's just a big game they play, it's like 'I'm going to show interest in this guy just to make this team,' listen we're just commodities in a business, man ... Going through the draft process everybody tries to make you feel special and like you're their next greatest thing, but that's just the start of it, once you get drafted that's when the real work has to start. I never even talked to the Broncos (before the 2012 draft). I didn't even have a single meeting with the Broncos, every team I thought I was going to go to, they just went the complete, opposite direction ... Then I get a call from John Elway and alright, cool, I guess I'm going to Denver.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe on coach Vic Fangio: "He's a no-nonsense, old-school type of guy who still likes to have fun.'' And on the notion players have initially had more accountability with the new coaching staff as the offseason program gets started, Wolfe did add: "A lot of people have been talking about how everybody is five minutes early to meetings. That happens every year when you first show up, everybody shows up five minutes early the first couple weeks. What happens in Week 16 (of regular season) when everybody is beat to hell and nobody feels like being around this building and everybody is sick of being around each other? Are you still showing up five minutes early? That's when it counts.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos were quick to take a look at one of the fastest players in the AAF or any other league the guy could play in. The AAF suspended operations earlier this week and the Broncos have now agreed to terms with former San Antonio Commanders cornerback De'Vante Bausby. Bausby had four interceptions this season and before the 2015 draft he ran a wind-aided, hand-timed 4.22 40-yard dash in his pro day at Pittsburg State. Bausby has spent time with the Chiefs, Bears and Eagles (he was on the practice squad for the Eagles' Super Bowl winner). His arrival means the Broncos continue to stockpile cornerbacks after letting three (Bradley Roby, Tramaine Brock and Jamar Taylor) leave in free agency. The Broncos then signed Kareem Jackson and Bryce Callahan in the first days of free agency.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Fair or not to the former coaches, whenever a new coaching staff arrives, there are routinely discussions of culture change from players, and this is what linebacker Bradley Chubb and fullback Andy Janovich (a team captain in '18) each had to say Thursday about the early returns on Vic Fangio and the new staff: Chubb -- "I feel like (with) the coaches changing a lot of guys are holding each other accountable, whether it be in the weight room or in the meetings ... first team meeting, it started at eight (A.M.) but guys were in there at 7:55 in their seats. Couple times last year guys would be rolling in 7:59. Just a culture change like that, everybody wants to be better than we were at 5-11, 6-10.'' Janovich -- "Last year we had guys coming in two seconds before (meetings started) and they're not even seated when the meeting (starts), but they're there ... You see it on the field, we shoot ourselves in the foot, guys just aren't tuned in all the time. Come gameday that kills you. It's the details that we need to fix, simple as that.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

There was a time when Peyton Manning would joke about the "Von Miller World Tour'' for all of the places and events Miller had on an offseason itinerary, but Miller said Tuesday while he did travel some the past couple months he largely stayed in Denver this time around. "I really just wanted to focus on me and not traveling so much ... I still traveled and did a few things, but I wanted to stay in the same spot, really focus on my nutrition and working out and really stack days.'' And yes...because it's April and players are often asked about any weight loss or weight gains in the offseason, Miller said he plans to play about 10 pounds heavier than last season, so look for him the be about 245 to 248 pounds this season. He said he was 238 pounds last season and was 236 pounds in Super Bowl 50.

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19dJeff Legwold

Harris not at start of Broncos' offseason program

Broncos cornerback Chris Harris, who wants a new deal as he enters the final season of his five-year contract, did not show up for the start of the team's voluntary offseason program.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. will not report for the team's voluntary workouts Tuesday as the Broncos open their offseason program. All offseason workouts, other than a mandatory June minicamp, are optional for players per the collective bargaining agreement. Harris has made it clear he would like a contract extension after signing a rather team friendly deal in 2015 and the Broncos are still expected to try to work out something after the draft. The two sides met during the scouting combine in February. Harris is currently in the last year of that five-year deal and would be an unrestricted free agent after the 2019 season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos both have a new coach in Vic Fangio and will play in the Hall of Fame Game Aug. 2 to open their preseason schedule. So that means they are allowed to open their offseason conditioning program a week earlier than most teams and will also likely open training camp on the earliest possible date this summer. But until that July date for training camp is formally released, here is what the rest of their offseason schedule will look like: First day: April 2; Voluntary minicamp: April 16-18; OTA workouts: May 13-14, May 16, May 20-21, May 23, May 29-31; Mandatory minicamp: June 4-6.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards230.9
Rushing Yards119.2
Points For20.624th
Points Against21.813th