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Broncos, Briefly: Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Elway's latest grand plan for Broncos will gain clarity at NFL combine]( (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)*
This offseason, John Elway's seventh as the Broncos' head of football operations, could be his most important yet as he determines the fate of his young quarterbacks, the direction of the offense and the sustainability of the defense. *

Even with more severe grade 5 separation, Siemian says he will be ready for OTAs (Mike Klis, 9NEWS)
"We're still on track to be full go for the start of OTAs,'' Siemian said. "That's the plan. The four to six months thing is really more for contact. Unless coach (Vance) Joseph is going to change the rules and have us work on the quarterback slide, I think I'll be OK.'' * McManus, Davis await restricted free agent tenders (Mike Klis, 9NEWS)

Both are strong candidates to receive a second-round tender this year that is estimated to be worth around $2.85 million. The deadline for teams to tender contracts to their restricted free agents is March 9.*

Broncos ready to spend and find ‘value’ in free agency (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)*
Broncos president/CEO Joe Ellis recently said the Broncos were in position to "put a lot of money back into the team," but he was also quick to add that both he, and Elway, favor "a disciplined approach; you can't spend foolishly because that gets you in trouble financially, and it can divide your locker room." *

Elway can answer offseason’s biggest question at scouting combine (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)*
Now, because Elway rarely slams a door on a choice, some have latched on to things like "right now" or his usual "we look at everything." But the Broncos have given no indications so far that their plan is anything but starting Siemian or Lynch next season. *

NFL Combine stories to watch: Here’s 7, starting with Broncos, of course (Troy Renck, KMGH)*
The Broncos need impact from their first pick after their top two picks a year ago provided little boost. I wouldn't mind linebacker Zach Cunningham as a sleeper pick in the second or third round. *

NFL prospects have been prepping for this big week (Arnie Stapleton, AP)
Today's prospects train six days a week for eight weeks or more all so they can impress NFL executives who will test their speed, strength, skills and brain power while also checking out their medical background and any off-field history for any red flags.

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Three Broncos storylines to watch as the Scouting Combine begins (Andrew Mason)
Obviously, there will be eyes on the workouts, as is the case every year, but with the new league year starting next week, some of the circumstances have changed a bit.

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