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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, December 30, 2016

Broncos’ 2017 home, road opponents are set (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
Next season, the Broncos will host the Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Patriots, Jets, Cowboys, Bengals and Giants.

Miller in final game sack-off for top defense honor (Mike Klis, KUSA)
Miller was the NFL sack leader with 13.5 through game 12. But while Miller has recorded an impressive 20 tackles in his last three games, there have been no sacks. And the Broncos have lost all three games.

Non-playoff teams with the best chances of making 2017 field (Bill Barnwell,
Naturally, last year's Super Bowl champions make their way to the top of this list thanks to a truly terrifying defense that isn't going anywhere.

Miller could 'write a book' on what Ware has meant to career (Jeff Legwold,
"What has DeMarcus meant to me?" Miller asked. "I could sit here all day and write a book, the moments where DeMarcus has impacted in my life."

Broncos hope this isn't end of Ware's career (Pat Graham, Associated Press)
DeMarcus Ware was likened to a vintage Ferrari that simply needed new brakes.

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Five Broncos things you should know: Ware, Sanders and more (Andrew Mason)
The focus is on the Raiders, but the reality of elimination before Week 17 is that the Broncos have a hard and fast endpoint to the season. Thus, the 2017 season and the process of working toward it is already underway.

BMW Ultimate Performance: Simmons' INT (Andrew Mason)
Precious little went right for the Broncos in Kansas City, but one thing that did was the defense rediscovering its turnover touch late in the first quarter.

DeCamillis pays respect to 'pioneer' Bruce DeHaven (*
Special Teams Coordinator Joe DeCamillis talks about how the late, longtime coach Bruce DeHaven changed special teams in the NFL. *

Broncos Injury Report: Ward on field, not in uniform (Andrew Mason)
Safety T.J. Ward, who has been in the league-mandated post-concussion protocol, was at practice but not in uniform. Head Coach Gary Kubiak listed Ward, Wolfe and Derby as the players who did not participate.

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