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Denver Broncos place QB Joe Flacco on injured reserve with neck injury

Denver Broncos place QB Joe Flacco on injured reserve with neck injury

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Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Denver Broncos placed starting quarterback Joe Flacco on season-ending injured reserve because of a herniated disk in his neck, the team announced Friday. Broncos head coach Vic Fangio told reporters that Flacco underwent exams by the team's medical staff and other physicians this week. It was determined that the veteran quarterback would miss a minimum of six weeks due to the injury, leading to the team's decision to place him on IR. "At best, it was six weeks where he could do nothing," Fangio said. "When I say nothing, [I mean] absolutely nothing. So he would need probably two weeks to get back. And [it's a] good chance it would be eight [weeks] of doing nothing and then another week or two to get ready. So you guys can do the math. It kind of became an easy decisi...
Watch: Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray throws down thunderous putback dunk

Watch: Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray throws down thunderous putback dunk

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May 8 (UPI) -- Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray came out of nowhere and threw down a monstrous putback slam against the Portland Trail Blazers in Tuesday night's Game 5. Nuggets forward Paul Millsap grabbed a rebound and raced up the court in the third quarter. He drove into the lane and shot a contested layup that bounced off the backboard and the front of the rim. Murray patiently waited and sprinted at the hoop. The guard secured the rebound after his timely jump and emphatically dunked the ball over Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum. The Nuggets held a commanding 110-86 lead with under six minutes left in the fourth quarter. Murray had 18 points (7-of-15 shooting), nine assists and five rebounds in 31 minutes. Murray has emerged as a key contributor for the Nuggets this postseas...
Ronald Leary: Denver Broncos put guard on IR, sign TE Matt LaCosse

Ronald Leary: Denver Broncos put guard on IR, sign TE Matt LaCosse

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Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Denver Broncos have placed guard Ronald Leary on injured reserve and signed tight end Matt LaCosse.Denver announced the transactions on Tuesday.LaCosse was signed off of the New York Giants' practice quad. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound pass catcher had three catches for 22 yards in five games for the Giants from 2015 through 2017. He originally joined the Giants as an undrafted college free agent in May 2015 out of Illinois.LaCosse appeared in three games and had one start this season for the Giants. He served on the Giants' practice squad since Nov. 14. He spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve after appearing in two games during his rookie campaign. LaCosse will wear No. 83 for the Broncos.Leary joined the Broncos this offseason as an unrestricted free agent from ...
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian to start after Paxton Lynch suffers ankle injury

Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian to start after Paxton Lynch suffers ankle injury

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The Denver Broncos' quarterback carousel once again will turn to Trevor Siemian after coach Vance Joseph announced Monday that Paxton Lynch will be sidelined two to four weeks with a high ankle injury. Lynch sustained the non-contact injury during the third quarter of Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Raiders on Sunday at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The 2016 first-round pick completed 9 of 14 passes for 41 yards with one interception while making his first start of the season and the third career. Siemian replaced Lynch and completed 11 of 21 passes for 149 yards with two touchdowns against the Raiders. The 25-year-old Siemian had been benched in favor of Lynch after accounting for 14 turnovers (10 interceptions, four fumbles) in his previous seven games this season. The Broncos (3-8) wi...
Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Science
A colourful, shimmering spectacle detected by weather radar over the US state of Colorado has been identified as swarms of migrating butterflies.Scientists at the National Weather Service (NWS) first mistook the orange radar blob for birds and had asked the public to help identifying the species.They later established that the 70-mile wide (110km) mass was a kaleidoscope of Painted Lady butterflies.Forecasters say it is uncommon for flying insects to be detected by radar."We hadn't seen a signature like that in a while," said NWS meteorologist Paul Schlatter, who first spotted the radar blip."We detect migrating birds all the time, but they were flying north to south," he told CBS News, explaining that this direction of travel would be unusual for migratory birds for the time of year.So he...