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The Broncos lost DeMarcus Ware to retirement and then watched one defender after another get hurt: Shaquil Barrett (hip), Shane Ray (wrist), Derek Wolfe (ankle), Jared Crick (back), T.J. Ward (hamstring) and, on Saturday night, Zack Kerr (knee) and Will Parks (hip pointer). Jared Crick's back that jolted with a spasm so painful, he had to leave the practice field more than two weeks ago and hasn't returned. It felt like we actually played a football game there for a while. Namely, that the Broncos have been afforded a deep look at their defensive depth, and there's a lot to like.

When Trevor Siemian was appointed the Broncos' starter Monday, he was lauded for his consistency and even temper, for his decision-making under pressure, for his ability to bounce back from errors. Brian Price had a strip sack.

"Shelby's an animal, dude", defensive lineman Domata Peko said after the Broncos improved to 3-0 in the preseason. "They fought their butts off and that's all I can ask", Hundley said. Unfortunately we didn't get the win. Williams played multiple series in the second quarter. While veteran running back Jamaal Charles will also make his preseason debut against the Green Bay Packers. When blitzing Broncos linebacker Kevin Snyder forced Hundley to step up in the pocket, Harris was there once again.

Thomas (groin) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's preseason game against the Packers, Broncos VP Patrick Smyth reports.

His three sacks left a major impression with the 53-man roster deadline of September 2 approaching rapidly.

"He's been great", Miller said. The risk-reward imbalance in that final preseason game is simply too great. Josh Jones led the team in tackles with six, showing more consistency than he had in previous games.

Giants 32, Jets 31: Landon Collins and Donte Deayon scored on interception returns, Jason Pierre-Paul recorded a safety and Eli Manning and the offense showed a little life for the first time this preseason as the Giants turned the annual game for the bragging rights of NY into an early laugher and late thriller in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Head coach Mike McCarthy has implemented run-pass options (RPOs) to act as extensions of the run game, while the art of running the ball out of the aforementioned wide sets creates lighter boxes to attack and helps blend the personnel looks from both passing and running the ball. "Some are Pro Bowlers, learning from the No-Fly Zone". I started the game like it was a real game. So, all in all, it was an up-and-down night for Spriggs, who at least showed me it isn't all down.

So was Denver's front-line defense this preseason.

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