May have significant role in Denver
Perine could see his most substantial workload of his career this season, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
Perine was signed by the Broncos this offseason due to the uncertainty of starter Javonte Williams' availability heading into the 2023 campaign. Though Denver appears to be optimistic that Williams could be ready for the start of training camp, it seems Perine is viewed by the Broncos coaching staff as more than just a backup plan. In discussing the veteran's signing, head coach Sean Payton indicated that "this is a guy that gave us flexibility. We signed him because we knew he was durable and reliable." Payton added, "I was taught a long time ago to stack them up at that position." Perine's potential for a higher usage rate should not come as much of a surprise, as Payton has a long history of using multiple running backs throughout his tenure as head coach of the Saints. According to Kosmider, "the Saints' second-leading rusher had more than 95 carries 11 times" in his 15 seasons with New Orleans. It appears the 27-year-old should have every opportunity to build upon the 4.4 yards per carry he averaged in his last three seasons with the Bengals, regardless of when Williams returns to the field.
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Signing with Denver
Fry is signing with the Broncos, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Healthy and lean at OTAs
Wilson (knee) is participating in OTAs and said he feels "leaner and meaner" after losing some weight in the offseason, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Doing limited work at OTAs
Williams (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's OTA practice, Chris Tomasson of The Denver Gazette reports.
Making steady progress in recovery
Broncos head coach Sean Payton believes there's a "good chance" Williams will avoid the PUP list to begin training camp, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
Fifth-year option exercised
The Broncos picked up Jeudy's fifth-year option for the 2024 season Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Reuniting with HC in Denver
Trautman was traded by the Saints along with a seventh-round draft pick to the Broncos on Saturday in exchange for a sixth-round selection, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Heads to Mile High City
The Broncos selected Mims in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 63rd overall.
Uncertain for Week 1
Broncos GM George Paton reiterated Thursday that he isn't sure when Williams (knee) will be ready for games but does know it will be at some point in 2023, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Back to running routes
Patrick (knee) told Steve Smith Sr. that he's been sprinting and running routes, per Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site. "At this point, I'm cleared to do everything," Patrick said last week. "At this point, I'm just doing repetition to get myself ready to play in a game."
Making strides in rehab
Speaking Monday, Broncos GM George Paton said Williams (knee) is making "great strides" in his rehab, according to Nick Kosmider of The Athletic.