Broncos, Briefly: Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Lock and the rest of the Broncos offense would be wise to take the fight to the 49ers in Monday night’s preseason game (6 p.m.). After a woeful Friday performance, the offense responded with action (more good plays) and words (out-chirping the chirpy 49ers).

A carry-over for Lock will allow him to take another step toward being Joe Flacco’s backup on Sept. 9 against Oakland.

Time, health and the laws of football were conspiring to halt Sanders from adding on to his 535 career catches and 7,024 receiving yards.

Yet in recent weeks Sanders has been darting around Broncos’ training camp looking every bit the impact receiver he had always been when healthy.

The first of 15 trucks rolled into Broncos Stadium at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, each filled with two-dozen rolls of premium Kentucky Bluegrass as every blade was grown, watered, cut and closely monitored for two years, all for this moment.

A preseason “Monday Night Football” debut as the home playing surface for the 2019 Denver Broncos.

Fangio has coached in many different locations over the years, but he’s never forgotten his roots in his hometown of Dunmore, Penn. And now that Mike Munchak, from the neighboring Scranton, is also on his coaching staff, there’s an undeniable Northeast Pennsylvania influence around the Denver facilities.

“I don’t think we’re anticipating it at this time,” Broncos kicker Brandon McManus, the team’s NFL Players Association player representative, said of a potential lockout in 2021. “There are still two full seasons we have to go through, this year and the next. I know that initially, in the beginning, I think the talks were positive, just some rumblings. I don’t think they’ve gone as well since then. So what the (players association) has done is they don’t want anything to happen like it did last time they had a lockout with guys taking out ridiculous loans with these huge interest rates. We’re just trying to educate a lot of guys this time around who have who obviously didn’t factor in last lockout.”

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