Here are 10 things we already know about the 2017 NFL schedule (John Breech, CBSSports.com)*
Most fans around the league just want to know one thing: When's the schedule coming out? *
Return of receiver heaven? Sanders has great expectations for Broncos’ “pass-happy” offense (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
Although the Broncos' offense as a whole struggled in nearly every facet last season, Sanders was again a mark of consistency with 1,032 receiving yards, five touchdown catches and zero drops.
Broncos’ Ellis, Jackson to attend funeral for late Steelers owner Dan Rooney (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
Rooney, 84, was among the most beloved NFL owners and is remembered for being a champion for diversity and for the players.
Even the Broncos’ top pass defense gets an offseason makeover (Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com)*
Harris said one advantage Woods has in adding some things to the defense so early in the offseason program is the experience level of the players, especially in the secondary. *
Barnwell’s ’17 All-Trades Mock Draft (Bill Barnwell, ESPN.com)
I've decided to swing the pendulum in the opposite direction and put together a mock draft that consists entirely of trades.
CU’s Chidobe Awuzie should join Christian McCaffrey on Broncos wish list (Paul Klee, Colorado Springs Gazette)*
If you ask the Buffs coaching staff, it was Awuzie's practice habits and competitive streak that turned him from afterthought into all-league. *