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The Broncos named Nathaniel Hackett their new HC. The 42-year-old has 13 seasons of NFL coaching experience with 4 different teams. That includes 7 seasons as OC -- 2 with the Bills (2013-2014), 2 with the Jaguars (2017-2018) and the last 3 with the Packers. Hackett's Buffalo and Jacksonville offenses were mostly disappointing, but he was working with QBs E.J. Manuel, Kyle Orton and Blake Bortles. Hackett didn't call plays in Green Bay under HC Matt LaFleur but had a big say in the game plans. Most notably, QB Aaron Rodgers is reportedly a big fan of Hackett. So this move can only increase the chances that Rodgers ends up in Denver via trade.

The Broncos fired HC Vic Fangio. He won just 7, 5 and 7 games across 3 seasons with Denver. No word yet on OC Pat Shurmur, but we imagine he'll also be gone. We'll see who GM George Paton tabs as his new HC.

Update: The Broncos have also fired OC Pat Shurmur, according to insider Mike Klis.

Broncos RBs Javonte Williams (knee) and Melvin Gordon (thumb, hip) are active for today’s game vs. the Chargers. Both guys were limited in practice all week but should play their usual roles today.

Broncos RBs Javonte Williams (knee) and Melvin Gordon (thumb, hip) are expected to play vs. the Chargers today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Both guys were limited in practice all week but should be ready for their usual roles today.

The Broncos list RBs Javonte Williams (knee) and Melvin Gordon (thumb, hip) as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Chargers. Both guys were limited in practice all week. They're not at 100% at this point of the season (who is?) but should be fine for Sunday.

Broncos RBs Melvin Gordon (thumb, hip) and Javonte Williams (knee) are active for today’s game vs. the Bengals. Gordon got in 3 limited practices this week; Williams was limited on Wednesday and Friday, sitting out on Thursday with some knee swelling. We never heard much concern for either guy, though, so we’re expecting the status quo in Denver’s backfield today.

Broncos RBs Melvin Gordon (thumb, hip) and Javonte Williams (knee) are expected to play vs. the Bengals today, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Unless we hear otherwise, we're expecting the near 50/50 split in Denver's backfield to continue.

Broncos RBs Melvin Gordon (thumb, hip) and Javonte Williams (knee) are listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Bengals. Gordon got in 3 limited practices this week; Williams was limited on Wednesday and Friday, sitting out on Thursday with some knee swelling. HC Vic Fangio said Friday that Williams is “fine.” We’re expecting the near-even 50/50 split in Denver’s backfield to continue this weekend.

Broncos RB Javonte Williams did not practice on Thursday after his knee "kind of swelled up," per HC Vic Fangio. That doesn't sound good -- but Fangio said that he still expects Williams to play vs. the Bengals on Sunday. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon sprained a thumb in Sunday's win over the Lions, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gordon was able to play through the issue yesterday and it "doesn’t figure to limit his playing time going forward," per Rapoport. We'll keep an eye on Gordon this week, but it sounds like we should expect Denver's committee backfield to continue in Sunday's game vs. the Bengals.

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Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) is active for today’s game vs. the Lions. He was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable, so it seems like he’s still not at 100%. We’ll see what kind of role he plays after RB Javonte Williams’ massive Week 13. The plus matchup at least keeps Gordon in play as a RB3 or flex.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Lions. Both he and HC Vic Fangio expect Gordon to play. We’ll see what kind of roles he’s returning to after RB Javonte Williams’ massive Week 13. The plus matchup against Detroit keeps Gordon in play as a RB3 or flex.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. That puts him on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the Lions. RB Javonte Williams, of course, exploded with Gordon out last week. It's unclear exactly what that means for the backfield split going forward, but the matchup with Detroit's 29th-ranked RB defense makes Williams an easy Week 14 fantasy start. Gordon's viability will depend on what he does in practice the rest of the week.

The Broncos have downgraded RB Melvin Gordon to out. He was already doubtful with shoulder and hip injuries. This just locks Javonte Williams in as a solid-to-strong starter for Week 13.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) is listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game vs. the Chiefs. It's Javonte Williams time. The rookie has been splitting work with Gordon all season but should get feature-back volume this week. And he draws a Kansas City defense that Football Outsiders ranks 28th against the run. Williams is a legit RB1 in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

Broncos HC Vic Fangio called RB Melvin Gordon (hip) "50/50" for Sunday night's game vs. the Chiefs. Gordon played through this hip issue last weekend but missed practice on both Wednesday and Thursday. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow. Gordon's absence would make Javonte Williams a RB1.

Broncos OC Pat Shurmur is in COVID protocols and won't be available for Sunday's game against the Eagles, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Shurmur is Denver's offensive play-caller, so it's less-than-ideal for QB Teddy Bridgewater and Denver's skill-position guys.

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