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Broncos, Briefly: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019

"I won't beat myself up too hard if I end up making a mistake like (an interception), because I'm going to keep the gunslinger mentality at all times," Lock said. "But I think I need to adapt as a gunslinger with a little bit more situational awareness, and put together both (those approaches) to try to be the best quarterback I can for this organization."

On the positive side: two 100-yard games and the longest touchdown for the Broncos this season; on the negative: early drops and penalties. But Fant has battled his way into December with a chance to make history at his position for the Broncos. That's no small feat for a franchise with a Hall of Fame tight end in Shannon Sharpe as well as homegrown players such as Julius Thomas and Riley Odoms reaching Pro Bowls.

Broncos safety Kareem Jackson's two-game suspension to end the year has created an opportunity for second-year player Trey Marshall.

Before practice on Wednesday, coach Vic Fangio said Marshall will start Sunday against Detroit, allowing the Broncos to keep Will Parks in his nickel back role. Duke Dawson will play in six-defensive back personnel.

The second-year receiver tallied 63 catches for 1,019 yards and six touchdowns through 14 games. He is tied for the third-most receiving yards in the AFC by a wide receiver, and he's tallied half his touchdowns since Emmanuel Sanders was traded to the 49ers midway through the season.

And while Sutton declined to hash out the snub in the media, his teammates were willing to stand up for him.

The Broncos' 2019 rookie class has already made a significant impact on the field.

On Tuesday, they made their impact felt off the field by hosting Christmas with the Rookies, a first-time event that gave 10 teenage boys in foster families a special night opening presents and eating dinner with Broncos players at UCHealth Training Center.

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