The heat wasn't too hot for the San Francisco 49ers as they took down Denver 24-15 in the Broncos' third preseason game. The score, however, isn't what matters in the preseason. Here's who's trending up and who's trending down with two weeks left until cut day.
Joe Flacco, Ja’Wuan James and Kareem Jackson all made their debut in Orange & Blue. But it wasn’t the top-dollar acquisitions that flashed in the Seattle sky, nor was it their fault the team fell 14 to 22 to the Seahawks.
After a few years of recovering from the backache from putting the team on their shoulders on the way to their championship run, it appears the defense is ready to try and do that once again in 2019.
On Thursday morning, the Broncos not only kicked off their training camp but kicked off training camp across the NFL as they prepare for the Hall of Fame game a mere two weeks away.
With a special group of edge rushers and cornerbacks, the Denver Broncos already have the making for a potentially elite pass defense. The missing piece is increased depth among both units, which is why we went back to the tape to analyze some of the most intriguing contributors on the second unit and beyond.
Some of the following roster battles will determine who will make the 53-man roster, while others will actually have a significant impact on the field this year.