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Broncos, Briefly: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Posted Oct 11, 2017

A quick look at the recent buzz on the Denver Broncos.

Parks, the Swiss Army Knife of the Broncos defense, growing comfortable with multiple roles (Nick Kosmider, Denver Post)
As [Will] Parks sharply scribbled lines and arrows with his finger, it conjured the image of a mathematician blanketing a blackboard with equations that draw on multiple formulas to solve. In a way, this is the job description for the second-year safety out of Arizona, a player whose physical makeup and defensive talent have landed him perhaps the most complex job on the Broncos defense. In any given game, Parks will be used in nearly a half-dozen ways on defense. His position has been called a spur, a hybrid and many other names that essentially describe a player who must be ready to help just about anywhere.

Jhabvala vs. Kiz: Is the AFC West now a two-team race between the Broncos and Chiefs? (Nicki Jhabvala & Mark Kiszla, Denver Post)
Two weeks from today, Oakland could well find itself four games back in the loss column to Kansas City and three back of Denver. The AFC West figures to be a fight to finish between the Chiefs and Broncos. Hate to break it to Raiders Nation, but the best your team can do in 2017 is play a spoiler role.

Broncos to face a stretch of QBs willing to test the secondary (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
Starting with Sunday night's game against the winless and injury-riddled New York Giants, the Broncos' next five games will be against teams with quarterbacks who are currently among the league's top eight in passing yards. In order they will face the Giants' Eli Manning (No. 8 in passing yards), Philip Rivers (No. 5), Alex Smith (No. 3), Carson Wentz (No. 6) and Tom Brady (No. 1).

Broncos rookie tight end Butt on verge of practicing (Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press)
"I plan on putting my trust in this coaching staff and the trainers," Butt said Monday. "I feel good. Obviously for me, being a competitor, the sooner I can help this team the better."