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3-7, 4th in AFC West
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2hJeff Legwold

Broncos have heated practice, release Doss

The Denver Broncos held a spirited practice Thanksgiving Day that results in two skirmishes and the release of cornerback Lorenzo Doss.

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NFL Week 12 predictions: Broncos at Raiders

Both the Broncos and Raiders will look to gain points on the ground. But how well each team's defense responds will be a huge determining factor.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On the Broncos waiving cornerback Lorenzo Doss Thursday, coach Vance Joseph said after practice "we're trying to get better, simple as that." Joseph added the Broncos may not fill the available roster spot before Sunday's game in Oakland and that they may not add another defensive back when they do get the roster back to 53 players.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was limited in the team's Thanksgiving practice with an ankle injury. Sanders has played in the last three games after missing two with the injury. Linebacker Shane Ray (ankle/wrist) and tight end Jeff Heuerman (knee) were also limited. Defensive end Adam Gotsis (ankle) missed his second consecutive day of practice.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

In the last two weeks the Broncos have now waived tight end A.J. Derby, who they traded a fifth-round draft pick to New England to acquire last season, and waived cornerback Lorenzo Doss, who was the Broncos' fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft. Doss was waived on Thanksgiving. The Broncos had nine players in the 2015 draft class and only four remain with the team -- Shane Ray, Jeff Heuerman, Max Garcia and Trevor Siemian.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Sunday Paxton Lynch will start his first game at quarterback for the Broncos since Dec. 4 in Jacksonville. He's working with the starters Wednesday.

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NFL Insiders predict: Upset brewing in Oakland?

Three of our insiders believe Denver has what it takes -- especially on defense -- to go into Oakland and defeat the Raiders and their one-dimensional offense.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Denver Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg, safety Steve Atwater, safety John Lynch and safety Brian Dawkins were among the 27 modern era semifinalists selected Tuesday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018. Mecklenburg, Atwater and Lynch are in the Broncos Ring of Fame. The list of 27 semifinalists will now be trimmed to 15 modern era finalists and as many as five modern era finalists will then be selected for the Hall's Class of 2018. The Hall's Board of Selectors will meet the day before the Super Bowl to select the Class of 2018.

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2dJeff Legwold

Elway on calling Broncos 'soft': I'm at front

John Elway clarified his comments about the Broncos getting "soft," saying Tuesday in a radio interview that he was referring to the entire organization and that he would "put myself first in line."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos have decided it's time to take a look at Paxton Lynch at quarterback. Lynch will start Sunday against the Oakland Raiders as the Broncos try to snap a six-game losing streak. The Broncos are expected to take a slimmed-down gameplan into the week to see if that helps their efficiency and get Lynch settled in some behind center.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Broncos headed toward top-10 pick

If the season ended today, Denver would pick in the top five for just the second time since 1991 (No. 2 overall in 2011 - Von Miller). That may not be the case come season's end, but FPI still sees the Broncos landing in the top 10.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: The Denver Broncos plan to make a change and start Paxton Lynch at quarterback in Week 12. Announcement is expected Wednesday.

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2dJeff Legwold

Source: Broncos to start Lynch at QB Sunday

Paxton Lynch, who hasn't played this season because of a shoulder injury, is taking over as the Broncos' starting quarterback this week.

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Power Rankings: Broncos stumble to No. 27

The Broncos have rapidly deteriorated, dropping six straight games and falling five spots in this week's Power Rankings. This season couldn't get much worse for Denver.

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3dJeff Legwold

Grading the quarterback play for the Broncos

Where to start with all of the issues that have hampered Denver's passing game this season? Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler? Lack of pass protection? Turnovers? The list goes on.

Team Stats

Passing Yards216.918th
Rushing Yards112.915th
Points For18.324th
Points Against25.9Tied-27th