Broncos' Phillip Lindsay prepared to make impact in NFL debut(Troy Renck, KMGH)
He is the first player from the Broncos Futures Football Program to reach the NFL. From middle school stalwart to high school standout to University of Colorado star, no one boasts deeper local roots than the running back.
But if you think the Broncos' undrafted free agent remains satisfied, then you don't know Lindsay.
"I want to go out there and do my part, whether it's one play or 10 plays. I want to be explosive," Lindsay told Denver7. "I am looking to make an impact on special teams in kickoff return and in coverage as a gunner. I want to go out there and make a tackle."
First NFL test for Broncos' Bradley Chubb: Sack Russell Wilson. "The pressure is going to be fun." (Kyle Fredrickson, Denver Post)
Chubb can draw on experience for his first regular-season start with a college resume that features sacks against a variety of exceptionally mobile ACC quarterbacks through four seasons at N.C. State. The opposing passer who most resembles Wilson? "I'd say Lamar," Chubb said.
Lamar, of course, being former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner and 2018 first-round NFL draft pick by the Ravens who faced Chubb last fall. On the second snap from scrimmage in a 39-25 Wolfpack victory, Chubb squared up the left tackle, charged past with a swim move, wrapped up Jackson's right ankle and sacked him before he escaped the pocket.
"You've got to make sure there are not plays where he can leak out," Chubb said. "Once you get to him, you've just got to gather your feet and you can't dive at him because he'll make you miss very quickly."
Broncos emphasize early lead vs. Seattle, Mike Sullivan talks QBs, Carlos Henderson awaits return(Nicki Jhabvala, The Athletic)
"That's huge for our defense," Joseph said. "How we're built on defense is to rush the passer. Without having a lead, we can't rush the passer. Obviously being at home and with our fans being loud on Sunday helping us defend Russell Wilson is going to be huge for us. Playing with a lead Sunday is going to be critical for our success."
Broncos Journal: Ron Leary ready despite preseason of stops and starts(Ryan O'Halloran, Denver Post)
"Right (guard) was a little uncomfortable at first," Leary said. "It's good to be back on the left. But if I had to play right in a pinch, I could do it at a high level."
Bolles wants Leary to stay on his inside hip.
"Ron's a heckuva player," Bolles said. "I'm grateful he's my guard. He's like my brother. We communicate on everything. It makes it easier for me knowing I have somebody next to me that protects me on the (defensive line twists and stunts). It's a special thing and it's going to get better and better."