Willis McGahee skipped each of the Broncos’ 10 “voluntary” practices over the last month but showed up for the start of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday.
Willis McGahee apparently is counting on history repeating itself. The grizzled running back skipped some of last year’s offseason workouts, then showed up at the mandatory minicamp and handily won the starting job.
Ronnie Hillman, who was lucky to tip the scales at 180 pounds by January, is pushing 200 pounds in his quest to get more playing time in 2013.
Whether known as Mon-TAY or Mon-TEE, running back Montee Ball made quite a name for himself during his record-setting career at Wisconsin.
Safe to say, the Broncos will not be faxing their pick to league headquarters. Still, it’s that balky fax machine and the repercussions of losing Elvis Dumervil that helped shape the way Denver heads into this week’s draft.
Try as they might, the Baltimore Ravens just couldn’t get under the skin or into the heads of the Denver Broncos, who were more concerned about talking up their opponents than trash-talking them.
In what could be the last game for seven-time All Pro Ray Lewis, who is retiring after this season, the Broncos and Ravens meet Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs. Two NFL icons, each 3 wins away from a second championship.
If Willis McGahee had to play a game tomorrow, “No, I couldn’t go,” he said. But if he gets the call to play on, say, Jan. 20 in the AFC title game, the Broncos running back thinks he could be there.
John Elway insisted that every one of the Denver Broncos was better the second Peyton Manning put his signature on that nearly $100 million contract last spring.
A whole host of Broncos players are using the bye week they earned to heal before their all-important Divisional round and possible Super Bowl run.