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Broncos, Briefly: Wednesday, May 18, 2016



Elam, Fletcher, Lynch a worthy class (Mike Klis, 9News)
A rare third-round draft pick as a kicker, Elam, 46, was elected into the Ring of Fame in his second year of eligibility. He kicked 15 seasons (1993-2007) for the Broncos, making 395 of 490 field goals (80.6 percent) and 601 of 604 extra points (99.5) for 1,786 points.

Broncos elect three to the team's Ring of Fame (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
Make room. Three new bronze faces will become fixtures outside Sports Authority Field later this year. On Tuesday, placekicker Jason Elam (1993-2007), outside linebacker/defensive end Simon Fletcher (1985-95) and safety John Lynch (2004-07) were voted in by the Broncos' selection committee as the newest members of the team's Ring of Fame.

Green looking to take the next step in his career (Troy Renck, Denver Post)
Virgil Green, the often forgotten veteran who has struggled to break out of typecasting as a blocker, sees the opportunity for an expanded role.

Lynch used to wonder what it would take to get his name up with there with Broncos Greats (Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press)
Former Denver Broncos safety John Lynch used to look up from the grass at Sports Authority Field and glance at the names along the team's hallowed Ring of Fame.

Heuerman putting 2015 behind him, focused on making plays on the field (Zac Jackson, Pro Football Talk)
Though Heuerman spent the 2015 season going through treatments and meetings and was with his teammates nearly every day, he felt separated from the game and the team. He told reporters that when he'd arrive at the stadium for home games, security staffers would demand identification from Heuerman to prove he was part of the team.

The Pro Football HOF case for Louis Wright (Clark Judge, Talk of Fame Network)
Louis Wright was tall (6-feet-2) and fast. He was a sure tackler who was terrific in run support. He was a hard hitter. He was glue to an opposing receiver, surrendering just one touchdown in 1984. In short, he was everything you'd want from your cornerback.

Green expects to be a three-down player (Ryan Koenigsberg, BSN Denver)
It seems almost everybody is in agreement on one thing—Virgil Green has been underutilized as a pass catcher during his five-year career with the Denver Broncos.

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Broncos' 2016 Ring of Fame Class spans three decades of the team's history (Andrew Mason)
"I think it's an excellent class, well-deserving," said former Broncos general manager John Beake, one of six members of the Ring of Fame Selection Committee. "They meant a lot to the organization. So I think it's really an honor."

Fletcher happy the wait is over (Ben Swanson)
As the former Broncos pass rusher tells it, he had just finished making a hamburger or brisket sandwich when he got the call from Broncos President and CEO Joe Ellis with the good news that he would be part of a three-man Ring of Fame class along with Jason Elam and John Lynch.