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Broncos, Briefly: Thursday, May 19, 2016

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](http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_29909053/mark-sanchez-hopeful-he-can-participate-otas-next)Mark Sanchez hopeful he can participate in Broncos OTAs next week (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)*
Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez said Wednesday he hopes he can participate when organized team activities begin next week. Sanchez underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb Saturday. He had an operation performed by a specialist rather than let it heal on its own so he could return more quickly. He is easing back into activity with encouraging progress.*

Darian Stewart sees the Broncos improving this season (Cameron Wolfe, Denver Post)
*When [Darian Stewart] returned, he was surprised to hear the NFL Network's Ike Taylor call the Steelers the No.1 hard-hitting secondary in the NFL ahead of the Broncos. It was one of many perceived slights he has heard in the offseason, but this was the tipping point. *

Bradley Roby looking forward to facing Paxton Lynch in OTAs (Mike Klis, 9News)
*Don't look for Denver's D – which continues to claim it's getting no respect even though it has been extolled with the most flattering of compliments since winning Super Bowl 50 – to show the first-round draft pick much mercy. In fact, the D plans on showing Lynch a thing or two. *

Broncos can't beat the odds, won't repeat (Mark Kiszla, Denver Post)
*The rest of the country does not hate the Broncos. Smart football analysts simply have calculated the odds of repeating, which are stacked against Denver. *

Raiders, Broncos butt heads on Twitter (Kieran Darcy, ESPN)
*It's only mid-May, but the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos are in midseason form. *

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John Lynch: From admiring the Broncos Ring of Fame to being a part of it (Andrew Mason)
*It is a testament to the quality of John Lynch's play and the impact he made on the Broncos in just four seasons that he becomes one of just three members of the Ring of Fame to have played only four seasons in orange and blue, joining Frank Tripucka and Charley Johnson. *

Jason Elam joins elite group to be named to Broncos Ring of Fame (Aric DiLalla)Jason Elam said he's heard all the kicker jokes. But here's a line that's the complete truth: this fall, Elam will join the likes of John Elway, Terrell Davis and Tom Jackson in the Broncos Ring of Fame.

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