Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Broncos’ breakout defensive force wants to establish himself “as one of the best inside linebackers in this league.” (Kyle Newman, The Denver Post)
The last time the Broncos played the Los Angeles Chargers, who come to town this Sunday, Denver decided to give inside linebacker Alexander Johnson his first NFL start. Johnson went off for eight tackles, earning the game ball after the win, and he hasn't looked back since.
'You've got to make them pay': Chris Harris Jr. mentoring Davontae Harris as the new Broncos cornerback settles into starting role (Aric DiLalla, DenverBroncos.com)
The previous few weeks have been particularly tough for the first-time starter. In back-to-back games against the Browns and Vikings, Harris allowed seven catches on 10 targets and then nine catches on 12 targets, respectively. Harris also appeared to be beat for a touchdown in the Broncos' recent loss to Buffalo.
Harris Jr., though, said he has seen Harris respond the correct way to adversity.
Former Broncos safeties Steve Atwater, John Lynch among 25 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists (Ryan O'Halloran, The Denver Post)
Former Broncos safeties Steve Atwater and John Lynch are among the 25 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2020.