Assessing Noah Fant’s second season as Broncos tight end faces high expectations from fanbase, franchise

Assessing Noah Fant’s second season as Broncos tight end faces high expectations from fanbase, franchise

Midway through Noah Fant’s second season, there are reasons for optimism – and room for improvement – for the Broncos’ tight ending. After being selected as No. 20 overall last year, Fant posted 40 catches for 562 yards and three touchdowns, the most receptions and…

Broncos’ belief in rookie tight end Albert Okwuegbunam keeps growing

Broncos’ belief in rookie tight end Albert Okwuegbunam keeps growing

Amid a crowded Broncos tight end room featuring starter Noah Fant, there’s a growing belief rookie Albert Okwuegbunam is a star-in-waiting. Quarterback Drew Lock called him a “monster,” as did veteran tight end Nick Vannett. Entering training camp, the feeling was Okwuegbunam might be in…

NFL Journal: Broncos tight end Nick Vannett wants to be more than just blocker

NFL Journal: Broncos tight end Nick Vannett wants to be more than just blocker

When the Broncos signed Nick Vannett in March, the projection was he would serve as the primary blocking tight end. Noah Fant’s presence and Vannett’s track record — 61 catches in 55 games — made it an easy guess. But we may have been half-correct….

Rockies’ recent numbers are sobering; Charlie Blackmon scratched because of tight quad

Rockies’ recent numbers are sobering; Charlie Blackmon scratched because of tight quad

In the midst of their tumble from grace, the Rockies continue saying all of the right things. They insist there is no blame game going on and no crisis of confidence. “It’s unfair to point fingers because, being in the middle of it, we know…