DE Walker has faced a challenging rookie season. But the Broncos' second-round pick believes he can close it strong.](http://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/07/demarcus-walker-challenging-rookie-season-broncos/) (Nick Kosmider, Denver Post)**
*With four games left as a rookie, [DeMarcus] Walker is eager to prove he's learned from the struggles he's encountered since seeing Denver snow for the first time in April. With end Derek Wolfe now on injured reserve with a neck injury and the timeline for injured nose tackle Domata Peko's return uncertain, Walker could have a larger role in the final four games. *
**Harris named Broncos’ 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year**(Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
On Thursday, Harris' years of leadership on the field and in the community were recognized by the Broncos, who selected him as their 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year. He and the 31 other selections by NFL teams will be up for the prestigious national award announced Feb. 3, ahead of Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.
**In a season of struggle, Miller still went with the gift of giving**(Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
In a season of growing struggles for the Denver Broncos and with the team currently mired in an eight-game losing streak, linebacker Von Miller still kept to his holiday tradition.
Frustrated? Angry? Like the fans, Broncos players feel it too (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
"Our goal is to play well for our fans and I can promise our fans one thing, they will play hard for them on Sunday," coach Vance Joseph said. "Being home is always a good thing. We're looking forward again to having a clean slate and to win a football game at home in front of our fans. But we do get the frustrations because we have them also."