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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

In Patrick, who returned from injured reserve with a burst via four catches for 48 yards against Minnesota, the Broncos believe they have a complementary threat to No. 1 wideout Courtland Sutton.

In three weeks, Brandon Allen went from Just A Guy to The Guy with a team he still barely knows. The former Arkansas quarterback and sixth-round draft pick arrived in Denver a week before the season opener, was described flatly by his new coach as a guy who's "got a little something to him" and was known mostly to his new teammates as the new player who looks like Paxton Lynch.

In spite of their 3-7 record, the Broncos have had several young players show significant promise for the future. Aside from maybe Justin Simmons, no other player on the roster has a brighter future or has made a bigger impact than second-year receiver Courtland Sutton. On an offense that ranks 25th in passing, it is easy to overlook the season he's having. But after assessing more of his numbers and film, it is apparent that the Broncos drafted a star with the 40th overall pick in the 2018 draft.

First-time head coach Vic Fangio and first-time offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello continue learning on the job. This was expected when the Broncos hired their third head coach in four seasons and their fourth offensive boss.

However, offensive coordinator Scangarello disputed a CBS report claiming Fangio has a strained relationship with the offensive coaches.

Miller downplays team dinner but hypes Broncos’ future (Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press)

It was just dinner, Von Miller insisted, even though his teammates called it so much more.

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