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Denver Broncos tight end Nick Vannett, left, greets offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur at the team's NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Training camps have a different feel in this age of COVID-19

Aug. 15, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — From the antimicrobial mist the Denver Broncos strolled through on their way to the practice fields to the hand-held whistles for masked-up coaches, NFL training camps have a very different look and feel this year. No fans. No Gatorade buckets. No joint practices. The league is...

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy takes part in drills at the team's NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Broncos top draft pick Jeudy makes great first impression

Aug. 14, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Rookie receiver Jerry Jeudy went right to work dropping jaws Friday when the Denver Broncos gathered for their first full practice of 2020 under smoky skies from wildfires burning in the Rocky Mountains. General manager John Elway, who spent his offseason buttressing Denver’s...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) chases a play against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver.  Von Miller is determined to show a so-so 2019 was an oddity, not an omen.  (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

A star-studded list of NFL players looking for 2020 rebound

Aug. 10, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller is determined to show 2019 was an oddity, not an omen. Miller’s performance last season was nothing to scoff at considering he had eight sacks and made his eighth Pro Bowl. But his five-year run as an All-Pro first- or second-team selection came to an end and the...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Dennis Kelly (71) celebrates his touchdown catch with quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during the first half of the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Titans players have been praising one of their own, offensive lineman Kelly, for his leadership during the pandemic. He is the team's player rep, and he takes the role seriously. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

A look at NFL training camps in a most unusual preseason

Aug. 8, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

Now that more NFL players have opted out of the 2020 season than did men in MLB, the NHL and NBA combined, what about coaches? People in their 60s, for example, are considered more susceptible to the coronavirus than the general public. Seattle's Pete Carroll is the NFL's oldest head coach — impossible to...

FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James (70) stretches during NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo. James informed the Broncos on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, that he's opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Broncos' Ja'Wuan James skipping 2020 over COVID-19 concerns

Aug. 3, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Right tackle Ja’Wuan James informed the Denver Broncos on Monday that he’s opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns. The Broncos were counting on their headliner from last year’s free agent class to bounce back from a balky right knee that limited...

Broncos' Kyle Peko opts out of 2020 season, Wilkinson on PUP

Jul. 28, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

Broncos general manager John Elway confirmed Tuesday that veteran defensive tackle Kyle Peko has opted out of the 2020 season over COVID-19 concerns. In addition to placing Peko on the reserve/higher risk opt-out list, the Broncos placed tackle Elijah Wilkinson on the physically unable to perform list and rookie...