'As motivated as I've been since I took this job': John Elway talks upcoming Broncos season, player protests and Senior Open](http://gazette.com/as-motivated-as-ive-been-since-i-took-this-job-john-elway-talks-upcoming-broncos-season-player-protests-and-senior-open/article/1626733) (Paul Klee, The Gazette)*
*"In my mind I'm probably as motivated as I've been since I took this job. That's why I'm really, really looking forward to this season," Elway told The Gazette. "I've always been a little bit motivated by criticism. And some of the criticism is just. But I've always used that as incentive to want to get better. We had a lot of good years before last year — bringing Peyton (Manning) here, the Super Bowls — so that made last year all the more disappointing. My No. 1 goal right now is to get us back to where we have that good football team with a great culture. That's where it needs to be here."
John Elway draws record crowds but fails to qualify for US Senior Open (Arnie Stapleton, AP)
*More than 2,300 people RSVP'd to watch the Denver Broncos' general manager try to qualify for the 2018 U.S. Senior Open in Colorado Springs on Monday. Hundreds followed Elway from hole to hole at The Broadmoor's East course as an afternoon storm rolled in. *
Instant Impact: Broncos' Freeman could follow other NFL rookie tailbacks (Ryan O'Halloran, The Denver Post)
The Broncos won't anoint Freeman, but if called upon, he has shown the durability and production befitting an every-down NFL back. He had 1,026 offensive touches including 64 touchdowns in 51 college games.
New 'No Fly Zone' cast means no Talib questions for Roby (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
Roby has been the Broncos' third cornerback since being drafted in the first round in 2014, the same year Talib arrived as a free agent. Coach Vance Joseph has said Roby "has essentially been a starter," but with Talib gone, Roby will really be one.