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Broncos, Briefly: Monday, May 23, 2016



Paxton Lynch is Broncos' top pick, but other draftees poised to play sooner (Jeff Legwold,

There may not be all that many roster spots open for a team that believes it can defend its title, but here's where each of the eight draft picks could fit by the time each has navigated the OTAs, minicamp and training camp.

Players with most to prove for all 32 NFL teams (
With a top-shelf defense in place and expected improvement in the running game, a city that has seen its team win five consecutive division titles and make two Super Bowl trips over the past five seasons expects [Mark] Sanchez to keep things at that level. Oh, and he follows Peyton Manning. That's more pressure than he has faced anywhere, at any time, previously in his career.

From Tim Tebow to Paxton Lynch, a wild era for Broncos quarterbacks (Paul Klee, Colorado Springs Gazette)
What happens next in the most high-profile job in Colorado, QB of the Broncos? Judging from the past half-decade, here's a better question: Who knows?

Rod Smith staying busy after NFL career (The Manila Times)
Smith, the former star wide receiver for the Denver Broncos and Missouri Southern Lions, was inducted into the Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night at Twin Hills Country Club.

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Watch: John Lynch on Ring of Fame, broadcast career (Phil Milani)*
Broncos TV's Phil Milani talks 1-on-1 with former safety John Lynch about being selected in the Broncos Ring of Fame, the lack of safeties in the Hall of Fame, and his broadcasting career. *

Sundays with Sacco: How the Hall of Fame should expand (Jim Saccomano)*
Sacco suggests a way for the Pro Football Hall of Fame to expand its ranks and eliminate the backlog of qualified candidates that are still on the outside looking in. *

Mason's Mailbag (Andrew Mason)
Questions about the possibility of future international games and the Ring of Fame highlight this week's Q-and-A piece.

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