2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
6-10, 3rd in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway has tried, several times, to find an impact tight end in the draft -- the Broncos have used three picks in the previous four drafts combined on the position. And all three of those players (Jeff Heuerman, Jake Butt and Troy Fumagalli) have missed at least one season with injuries. So, Iowa's Noah Fant at No. 20 in the first round is not only good value for the Broncos, but he gives them the potential for the kind of receiver the Broncos haven't had at the position since Julius Thomas was flourishing with Peyton Manning at quarterback.The Broncos haven't had a tight end finish a season with more than 31 catches since 2015. Fant has the size and speed to overwhelm defensive backs and out-run linebackers. His blocking needs some attention, but this is a player who the Broncos need to be creative with in the offense and they should reap the rewards, almost immediately, for that creativity.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa TE Noah Fant gives the Broncos vertical ability at the tight end position. With the athletic traits to flex from the formation, Fant can create matchups from multiple alignments for QB Joe Flacco.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Based on our projected approximate value above replacement for each draft slot, picks 20 and 52 combined are worth more than pick No. 10 -- and the Broncos got a 2020 third-round pick from the Steelers on top of that.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos had their pick of the some of the draft's best players, including Michigan linebacker Devin Bush, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins and Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, and instead they elected to trade the No. 10 pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers -- the Broncos received the 20th pick in the first round, pick No. 52 and a third-round pick in 2020 draft.

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2dJeff Legwold

Sources: Broncos' Harris wants new deal or trade

Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. has formally informed the Broncos he wants to be traded if the team doesn't give him a new deal, sources told ESPN on Tuesday night.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos' Pro-Bowl slot CB Chris Harris has requested a new contract or a trade, per league source.

Broncos round out Top 10 by taking Haskins (1:36)
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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8dKevin 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.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards230.919th
Rushing Yards119.212th
Points For20.624th
Points Against21.8