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The former first-rounder survived cutdown day
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The former first-rounder survived cutdown day

making the Denver Broncos' rosterYouth Mike Hughes Jersey Saturday despite slipping to third on the depth chart this summer behind primary backup quarterback Chad Kelly, last year's "Mr. Irrelevant.""With Chad not having a lot of experience and not having played in a regular season game before, we thought we had to go with three quarterbacks," Elway said.So, Lynch, who lost out to Trevor Siemian for the starting job each of the last two summers, is officially a developmental QB.As such, he will have to improve on his own while running the scout team and facing Denver's defense, Elway said, while starting quarterback Case Keenum prepares for games.Lynch's roster spot might not be safe for the season, however.Elway said he had reached out to several available seasoned quarterbacks "but the veteran quarterbacks didn't want to come in right now," preferring to wait for better opportunities for playing time.Kelly, who spent his rookie season last year on IR, leapfrogged Lynch last month, becoming the second seventh-rounder to beat out the former Memphis star whom Elway moved up to draft 26th overall in 2016.Elway did take a sledgehammer to his 2017 draft class, as he discharged running back De'Angelo Henderson , receiver Carlos Henderson, cornerback Brendan Langley and punt returner Isaiah McKenzie in reaching the NFL's 53-man limit.The Broncos kept 10 rookies, including eight members of their much-ballyhooed 2018 draft class, plus undrafted running back Phillip Lindsay and linebacker A.J. Johnson, the former Tennessee star who missed 3 1-2 years of football while fighting a rape case. He was acquitted in June.Elway isn't fretting the infusion of youth."I get excited" about rookies Womens Danielle Hunter Jersey , Elway said. "I don't get nervous about it."Among the rookies expected to make immediate impacts are Lindsay, Bradley Chubb, Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton and Josey Jewell."I'm excited about the '18 class," Elway said. "The '17 class, I'm not giving up on that, either. Obviously, we had to let a few of them go today."Some of the 2017 draftees' departures were anticipated after Elway shifted his philosophy this year and drafted experience and leadership — all 10 of his picks spent four years in major college programs and were captains — instead of selecting athletic, raw prospects like the ones who dominated the 2017 class."Picking high in each rounds helps," said Elway, who selected fifth after a dismal 5-11 season. "I really hope that we're not picking nearly that high again next year."Carlos Henderson, a third-round pick out of Louisiana Tech in 2017, never played in a game for Denver. He spent last year on injured reserve and didn't show up for training camp this year, citing personal reasons.Like much of last year's draft class, Langley was a project who played just one year of college ball at his position — and he went down in classification to do it — transferring from Georgia to Lamar.McKenzie fumbled six times as a rookie but enjoyed coach Vance Joseph's staunch support until his fumble as a receiver last month cost the Broncos a chance at a last-minute field goal to beat the Bears.Last week, the Broncos signed veteran Adam Jones , making both McKenzie and Langley expendable.The Broncos placed rookie tight end Troy Fumagalli (groin) on IR and receiver Jordan Taylor, still recovering from double hip surgery, was placed on the PUP list.The only 2018 draftee who didn't make the cut was Arkansas running back David Williams.Other notable cuts included:Vikings at Broncos Preseason 2018: Five Game-Changing Plays It was a brief sample size, and none of it actually counted, but there was still plenty to be excited about.The Minnesota Vikings beat the Denver Broncos 42-28 in their 2018 preseason debut on Saturday night. The first teamers on both sides of the ball looked great. A lot of the people on the second and third teams did not look great. And while we’re really not supposed to care much about these small preseason sample sizes Womens Dalvin Cook Jersey , it was hard not to at least get a little excited about what might be to come after last night. So let’s dive into some of the more impactful plays while we keep reminding ourselves that it’s just the preseason.Play 1: Vikings ball, 2nd & 3 at the Denver 31. First quarter, 10:31 remaining. K.Cousins pass deep right to S.Diggs to DEN 3 for 28 yards (B.Roby).A clean pocket. A great pass from the new quarterback. An amazing catch by the newly extended star receiver. I don’t know about you, but I was certainly...excited about this play.Perhaps more importantly, Stefon Diggs and Kirk Cousins followed up this great throw and catch with a touchdown three plays later. Settling for three would have been a letdown on multiple levels, so it was nice to see them finish off the promising drive.Play 2: Broncos ball, 2nd & 7 at the Denver 15. First quarter, 2:59 remaining. (Shotgun) P.Lynch pass short middle intended for A.Traylor INTERCEPTED by A.Harris (J.Tocho) [E.Wilson] at DEN 27. A.Harris to DEN 23 for 4 yards (D.Hamilton).Paxton Lynch made a really good case for Chad Kelly being the QB2 in Denver last night, but this was still a really nice play from the Vikings defense.Eric Wilson timed his blitz perfectly to force an early throw from Lynch. Jack Tocho and Ben Gedeon jumped the route to force the deflection, and Anthony Harris was in the right place at the right time to snatch the interception. There were some definite issues with the reserves—for instance, Tocho was directly involved with both Vikings interceptions and still had a pretty terrible game overall—but the defense was on point to start the game. In fact, the Broncos had actually had more touchdowns (2) than first downs (1) at halftime. (We’ll get to the special teams in a bit.)Play 3: Vikings ball, 2nd & 7 at the Minnesota 22. Second quarter, 5:12 remaining. (Shotgun) T.Siemian pass short left to R.Thomas for 78 yards, TOUCHDOWN.So far in Training Camp, I thought that Mike Boone had the edge in the competition for the third running back spot. And after a couple solid runs by Boone in the first half, my opinion appeared to be justified.But then #VikingsTwitter suddenly turned into #RocNation.Roc Thomas’ second receiving touchdown of the first half was a beauty. Trevor Siemian delivered a nice touch pass with pressure in his face. Aviante Collins did a great job of sealing his man to spring Thomas. Josh Andrews , who didn’t have a great game overall, made a nice hustle play to free up space downfield. And Thomas did the rest.There is still plenty of time for Boone and Mack Brown to make their case, but there was little doubt who made the best first impression in the competition.Play 4: Vikings ball, 4th & 5 at the Minnesota 30. Second quarter Youth Kyle Rudolph Jersey , 2:00 remaining. R.Quigley punts 48 yards to DEN 22, Center-K.McDermott. I.McKenzie for 78 yards, TOUCHDOWN. PENALTY on MIN, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 15 yards, enforced between downs.Let’s call this a “teachable moment” for Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer.After Isaiah McKenzie took what seemed like an eternity to pick a lane on this punt return, he finally found one down the left sideline. The blown punt coverage and poor tackling will certainly be addressed in the film room this week.But hey, it wasn’t all bad news with the special teams!Play 5: Vikings ball, 4th & 10 at the Denver 39. Third quarter, 5:55 remaining. D.Carlson 57 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-R.Quigley.It is now officially Daniel Carlson’s kicker job to lose.Yes, this 57-yard kick was aided by the Denver altitude. But Carlson’s leg strength has never been in question. His accuracy was much more important; Carlson comfortably made all six of his kicks on Saturday night. Kai Forbath making this team appears to be nearly impossible at the moment.There were a handful of other plays that could have made this list; the back shoulder throw to Stacy Coley, the two long runs by Latavius Murray, and both touchdowns from Kyle Sloter come to mind. As we always do with this article, we welcome your input on which of these plays had the most impact in the poll below. If you think we missed a few others that should have been included, please add them in the comments.
12-27-2018 07:46 AM
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