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2017 Schedule
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Old Michigan/OSU rivalry dies hard for Broncos

Broncos rookie Jake Butt, who played at Michigan, is reminded of his college team's recent record by teammate and former Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Add it to the Von Miller collection, but when asked Tuesday how much he expected or needed to play Saturday night against the Green Bay Packers, Miller said: "I'm DFW, down for whatever." Saturday is expected to be the last preseason game the Broncos starters appear in before the Sept. 11 regular-season opener.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For Broncos safety T.J. Ward is back in practice after missing time with a hamstring injury. Line Shaquil Barrett (hip) also working in drills for firs time in preseason. Linebacker Todd Davis (shoulder) also working with starters in drills.

Stats & Info

Blitz doesn't bother Trevor Siemian

The Broncos named Siemian their starting QB on Monday. He was much better when being blitzed last year than he was against a standard pass rush. In fact, Siemian's TD-INT ratio against the blitz was the same as Aaron Rodgers'. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Stats & Info

Trevor Siemian is no slouch

Siemian, who played most of last season with a left (non-throwing) shoulder injury that required surgery, finished 8-6 as a starter in 2016. In some ways, he was more effective in his first year at the helm than some notable veteran quarterbacks.

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Siemian says it feels good to be named starting QB (1:14)
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Is Paxton Lynch's future in jeopardy? (2:00)
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Siemian earned the starter's job

Last season the Broncos were 7-1 in Trevor Siemian's starts when he dropped back fewer than 40 times in a game, and 1-5 in starts when he dropped back more than 40. The Broncos' offense ranked 22nd in offensive efficiency last season, which actually was an improvement from their 29th-place ranking in that department during their 2015 Super Bowl winning season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vance Joseph said "it's about performance and not potential." Joseph also said Garett Bolles would be left tackle -- "he's won that job."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Trevor Siemian was a "clear choice." On Paxton Lynch he added "some guys need more time."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vance Joseph: "Trevor played better than Paxton in games." Said Trevor Siemian was more consistent, better accuracy in practice and games overall. Said Lynch is a"rare talent" and is important coaches keep Lynch involved.

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No surprise that Siemian is Broncos' starting QB (1:38)

Team Stats

Passing Yards230.3Tied-21st
Rushing Yards92.827th
Points For20.822nd
Points Against18.64th

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