2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
5-11, 4th in AFC West
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Source: Broncos to deal punter Dixon to Giants

After adding free-agent punter Marquette King earlier this month, the Broncos are set to trade punter Riley Dixon to the Giants for a future conditional pick, a source told ESPN.

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The number of 1pm ET (or earlier) games for west coast teams is a frequently a concern. This season, the Rams have 2, 49ers and Seahawks have 3, the Chargers have 4, and the Raiders have 5. As for Mountain time zone teams, the Cardinals and Broncos each have 4.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's the 2018 Denver Broncos regular season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sept. 9) vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 2 (Sept. 16) vs. Oakland Raiders, 2:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 3 (Sept. 23) at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 4 (Oct. 1) vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:15 p.m. ET; WEEK 5 (Oct. 7) at New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 6 (Oct. 14) vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 7 (Oct. 18) at Arizona Cardinals, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 8 (Oct. 28) at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 9 (Nov. 4) vs. Houston Texans, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 10 (Nov. 11) BYE; WEEK 11 (Nov. 18) at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 12 (Nov. 25) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 13 (Dec. 2) at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 14 (Dec. 9) at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 15 (Dec. 15) vs. Cleveland Browns, time TBD after Week 8; WEEK 16 (Dec. 24) at Oakland Raiders, 8:15 p.m. ET; WEEK 17 (Dec. 30) vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. ET

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also from today, John Elway on the decision to add $3 million worth of potential performance bonuses to cornerback Chris Harris Jr.'s contract for 2018: "He deserved it. He did. He's done a great job for us. We thought that it was the right thing for us to do on behalf of Chris and the way he's played and the things that he's done, not only on the field, but off the field. We're glad to be able to come to an agreement and incentivize him. Not that he needs it, but hopefully he reaches them all, too." The incentives include bonuses tied to games played, team wins and interceptions.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos have announced today they will hold joint practices -- Aug. 15 and Aug. 16 -- with the Chicago Bears during training camp. The two teams will play a preseason game Aug. 18 in Denver.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

One of the more revealing nuggets in John Elway's answers about all things Broncos today was about the team's draft approach in the wake of running back C.J. Anderson's release. Asked about the depth of the running back class in this draft Elway said: "We feel good about the fact we'll be able to get a good one." It would seem the Broncos will look to select at least one from what it is a deep group, especially in the draft's first three rounds.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also today John Elway said Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield's production in the Sooners offense over " the last three years" was proof Mayfield's height -- just over 6 feet -- should not be an issue in the NFL.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On the No. 5 pick, Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway said if they stay put the team would take "the best player for the Denver Broncos." Asked if he meant regardless of position, Elway said "yes."

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Manning inducted into Colorado Sports HOF

Peyton Manning said he's enjoying retirement and was in Denver on Wednesday night at his Colorado Sports Hall of Fame induction, which came on the 20th anniversary of his selection as the No. 1 pick in the 1998 NFL draft.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

As ESPN's Field Yates has reported this morning the Broncos have added $3 million in potential incentives to cornerback Chris Harris Jr.'s contract. The incentives are linked to playing time, team wins, possible All Pro selection and interceptions. His base salary, now $7.5 million for the season, could increase to $10.5 million if Harris hits all of the incentives. He should have a good chance given he's played 16 games in six of his seven seasons -- he played 15 in the other -- and was a first-team All Pro in 2016.

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Broncos' Miller defends shark hunting trip

Von Miller says he didn't do anything wrong when on a recent shark fishing excursion in Florida that's drawn the interest of conservation officials.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On the first day of their offseason program the Broncos have also announced they signed five of their exclusive rights free agents -- players with two or fewer accrued seasons who cannot negotiate with another team until the team waives them. Defensive end Shelby Harris, wide receiver Jordan Taylor and linebacker Zaire Anderson were among the five. Linebacker Joseph Jones and tackle Elijah Wilkinson were the other two.

Saturday doesn't see Barkley replacing Anderson (0:56)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

When Broncos coach Vance Joseph fired running backs coach/assistant head coach Eric Studesville after the season C.J. Anderson also likely lost his most ardent supporter in the building. Anderson also had made no secret he didn't believe Studesville's firing was a good move. Studesville is now run game coordinator with the Miami Dolphins where former Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase is the head coach. The Dolphins did sign Frank Gore earlier this offseason.

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Broncos officially part ways with RB Anderson

The Denver Broncos on Monday released running back C.J. Anderson, the team's leading rusher in 2017, with an eye on creating additional salary-cap space.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos open their offseason program today -- it's conditioning work only in Phase 1. Coach Vance Joseph was asked at the league meetings last month what his message would be when the players returned to work and his answer was: "My message is going to be: obviously it's a new year. We want everybody to put last year behind us. Not forget last year because it happened but obviously have a clean slate, move forward and let's get better as a football team. We want to stress this spring having more accountability. That's where is starts with getting better. Everyone doing their job better. Myself, the coaches, the players -- everyone diving in and doing a better job than we did last year. That's a simple message."

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Team Stats

Passing Yards208.320th
Rushing Yards115.812th
Points For18.127th
Points Against23.9Tied-22nd