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Broncos, Briefly: Monday, Sept. 2, 2019

Quarterback Brandon Allen among players Broncos add (Ryan O’Halloran, The Denver Post)

During his first seven years as the Broncos’ general manager, John Elway was mostly quiet on the day after the initial regular-season roster was announced, claiming a combined four players off waivers.

Elway matched that number during a busy Sunday of roster movement.

“Because of guys like (Bradley) Chubb, guys like Khalil Mack, they’re all transitioning to that right-tackle side,” James says with a shrug. “It’s a game where both sides (matter). The game has evolved.”

The preseason is over. The roster is in. The feel-good stories are written, and the dreams are crushed.

Now, it’s time to get down to business.

In nine short days, the Denver Broncos will take on the Oakland Raiders in Week 1 of the 100th NFL season, and while less than a half of preseason action didn’t teach us much about the actual team as a whole, a look at the roster will tell you a lot about the outlook for these Broncos.

Fangio for Coach of the Year: +2100

There’s a benefit here to being a new coach. Matt Nagy won it last year and Sean McVay won it the year before. It also helps to take over a team that was perceived to have underachieved in the previous season. That’s why, among the eight new coaches, Vic Fangio is best positioned to win this award.

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