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2008 Denver Broncos

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8-8-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.8, Offense: 0.7, Defense: -6.5, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 370 points (23.1/g), 16th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 448 points (28.0/g), 30th.
 Differential of -78 points (-4.9/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-9.8.

Coach: Mike Shanahan (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rick Dennison
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Slowik
 Other Notable Asst.: Jeremy Bates (Quarterbacks) and Jedd Fisch (Wide Receivers)

Stadium: Invesco Field at Mile High
 Training Camp: Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Center (Dove Valley, Colorado)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jay Cutler* 25 2 16 384 for 616, 4,526 yards, 25 td, 18 int, & 57 rushes for 200 yards and 2 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 11th pick / 2006
RB Peyton Hillis 22 Rook 6 68 rushes for 343 yards, 5 td, & 14 catches for 179 yards and 1 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 227th pick / 2008
WR Brandon Marshall* 24 2 15 104 catches for 1,265 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for -4 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 4th / 119th pick / 2006
WR Eddie Royal 22 Rook 15 91 catches for 980 yards, 5 td, & 11 rushes for 109 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 2008
TE Daniel Graham 30 6 16 32 catches for 389 yards, 4 td New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2002
TE Tony Scheffler 25 2 7 40 catches for 645 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 61st pick / 2006
LT Ryan Clady 22 Rook 16 Denver Broncos / 1st / 12th pick / 2008
LG Ben Hamilton 31 6 16 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
C Casey Wiegmann* 35 11 16
RG Chris Kuper 26 2 16 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 161st pick / 2006
RT Ryan Harris 23 1 16 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 2007
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ebenezer Ekuban 32 9 10 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1999
LDT Dewayne Robertson 27 5 15 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 2003
RDT Marcus Thomas 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 121st pick / 2007
RDE Elvis Dumervil 24 2 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 126th pick / 2006
LLB Jamie Winborn 29 7 11 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 47th pick / 2001
MLB Nate Webster 31 8 13 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 90th pick / 2000
RLB D.J. Williams 26 4 11 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 2004
LCB Champ Bailey 30 9 9 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 1st / 7th pick / 1999
RCB Dre' Bly 31 9 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 41st pick / 1999
SS Marquand Manuel 29 6 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 181st pick / 2002
FS Marlon McCree 31 7 7 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 233rd pick / 2001
 Special Teams Starters
K Matt Prater 24 1 0 25 of 34 field goals & 39 of 40 extra points
P Brett Kern 22 Rook 0 46 punts for a 46.7 average, 0 blocked
PR Eddie Royal 22 Rook 15 14 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 2008
KR Eddie Royal 22 Rook 15 23 kick returns for a 26.1 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 2008

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
21 Hamza Abdullah 25 1 0 213 6-2 Washington St. 8/20/1983 3 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 231st pick / 2005
97 Boss Bailey 29 llb 6 6 233 6-3 Georgia 10/14/1979 5 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 34th pick / 2003
24 Champ Bailey 30 LCB 9 9 192 6-0 Georgia 6/22/1978 9 3 Washington Redskins / 1st / 7th pick / 1999
36 Josh Barrett 24 db 6 3 226 6-2 Arizona St. 11/22/1984 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 220th pick / 2008
34 Josh Bell 23 lcb 9 5 177 5-11 Baylor 1/8/1985 Rook 2
21 Tatum Bell 27 rb 7 3 190 5-11 Oklahoma St. 3/2/1981 4 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 41st pick / 2004
32 Dre' Bly 31 RCB 16 16 185 5-9 North Carolina 5/22/1977 9 5 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 41st pick / 1999
30 Cory Boyd 23 1 0 212 6-1 South Carolina 8/6/1985 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 238th pick / 2008
78 Ryan Clady 22 LT 16 16 316 6-6 Boise St. 9/6/1986 Rook 13 Denver Broncos / 1st / 12th pick / 2008
93 Nic Clemons 28 10 0 298 6-6 Georgia 2/3/1980 3 1
85 Keary Colbert 26 2 0 200 6-1 USC 5/21/1982 4 0 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2004
96 Tim Crowder 23 6 0 272 6-4 Texas 6/30/1985 1 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 56th pick / 2007
6 Jay Cutler* 25 QB 16 16 225 6-3 Vanderbilt 4/29/1983 2 15 Denver Broncos / 1st / 11th pick / 2006
92 Elvis Dumervil 24 RDE 16 15 255 6-0 Louisville 1/19/1984 2 4 Denver Broncos / 4th / 126th pick / 2006
91 Ebenezer Ekuban 32 LDE 15 10 265 6-3 North Carolina 5/29/1976 9 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1999
60 John Engelberger 32 lde 15 6 268 6-4 Virginia Tech 10/18/1976 8 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2000
39 Vernon Fox 29 db 10 3 200 5-9 Fresno St. 10/9/1979 6 2
89 Daniel Graham 30 TE 16 16 257 6-3 Colorado 11/16/1978 6 3 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2002
52 Louis Green 29 12 0 228 6-3 Alcorn St. 9/23/1979 4 1
57 Mario Haggan 28 8 0 248 6-3 Mississippi St. 3/3/1980 5 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 228th pick / 2003
23 Andre Hall 26 8 0 205 5-9 South Florida 8/20/1982 1 1
50 Ben Hamilton 31 LG 16 16 283 6-4 Minnesota 8/18/1977 6 8 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
74 Ryan Harris 23 RT 16 16 299 6-5 Notre Dame 3/11/1985 1 8 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 2007
22 Peyton Hillis 22 RB 12 6 240 6-1 Arkansas 1/21/1986 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 7th / 227th pick / 2008
16 Chad Jackson 23 4 0 205 6-1 Florida 3/6/1985 2 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 2006
82 Darrell Jackson 30 wr 12 2 201 6-0 Florida 12/6/1978 8 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 80th pick / 2000
81 Nate Jackson 29 wr 10 3 223 6-3 Menlo 6/4/1979 5 1
43 Herana-Daze Jones 26 2 0 205 5-11 Indiana 4/15/1982 2 0
1 Brett Kern 22 P 16 0 201 6-3 Toledo 2/17/1986 Rook 3
53 Niko Koutouvides 27 14 0 238 6-2 Purdue 3/25/1981 4 1 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 116th pick / 2004
73 Chris Kuper 26 RG 16 16 320 6-4 North Dakota 12/19/1982 2 8 Denver Broncos / 5th / 161st pick / 2006
46 Spencer Larsen 24 lb 14 3 235 6-2 Arizona 3/4/1984 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 6th / 183rd pick / 2008
83 Mike Leach 32 16 0 245 6-2 Boston Univ.,William & Mary 10/18/1976 8 0
67 Kory Lichtensteiger 23 16 0 296 6-3 Bowling Green 3/22/1985 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 108th pick / 2008
37 Calvin Lowry 25 db 11 3 199 5-11 Penn St. 2/13/1983 2 1 Tennessee Titans / 4th / 102nd pick / 2006
33 Marquand Manuel 29 SS 16 14 209 6-0 Florida 7/11/1979 6 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 181st pick / 2002
15 Brandon Marshall* 24 WR 15 15 229 6-4 Central Florida 3/23/1984 2 11 Denver Broncos / 4th / 119th pick / 2006
17 Glenn Martinez 27 2 0 183 6-1 Saginaw Valley St. 11/30/1981 3 0
20 Marlon McCree 31 FS 8 7 202 5-11 Kentucky 3/17/1977 7 2 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 233rd pick / 2001
94 Jarvis Moss 24 12 0 250 6-7 Florida 8/3/1984 1 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 2007
85 Chad Mustard 31 8 0 288 6-6 North Dakota 10/8/1977 5 0
41 Karl Paymah 26 db 16 2 204 6-0 Washington St. 11/29/1982 3 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 76th pick / 2005
90 Kenny Peterson 30 dt 16 1 295 6-3 Ohio St. 11/21/1978 5 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 79th pick / 2003
28 Michael Pittman 33 rb 8 3 218 6-0 Fresno St. 8/14/1975 10 3 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 95th pick / 1998
76 Tyler Polumbus 23 16 0 302 6-7 Colorado 4/10/1985 Rook 1
31 P.J. Pope 24 rb 5 1 212 5-9 Bowling Green 2/26/1984 2 1
5 Matt Prater 24 K 16 0 180 5-10 Central Florida 8/10/1984 1 1
87 Jeb Putzier 29 2 0 256 6-4 Boise St. 1/20/1979 6 0 Denver Broncos / 6th / 191st pick / 2002
11 Patrick Ramsey 29 1 0 225 6-2 Tulane 2/14/1979 6 0 Washington Redskins / 1st / 32nd pick / 2002
63 Dewayne Robertson 27 LDT 15 15 317 6-1 Kentucky 10/16/1981 5 4 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 2003
43 Roderick Rogers 24 s 3 1 187 6-2 Wisconsin 9/7/1984 1 0
19 Eddie Royal 22 KR 15 15 182 5-10 Virginia Tech 5/21/1986 Rook 9 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 42nd pick / 2008
10 Cliff Russell 29 2 0 193 5-11 Utah 2/8/1979 5 0 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 87th pick / 2002
88 Tony Scheffler 25 TE 13 7 255 6-5 West. Michigan 2/15/1983 2 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 61st pick / 2006
95 Josh Shaw 29 5 0 290 6-2 Michigan St. 9/7/1979 6 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 172nd pick / 2002
14 Brandon Stokley 32 wr 15 2 197 5-11 La-Lafayette 6/23/1976 9 5 Baltimore Ravens / 4th / 105th pick / 1999
79 Marcus Thomas 23 RDT 16 16 314 6-3 Florida 9/23/1985 1 4 Denver Broncos / 4th / 121st pick / 2007
42 Ryan Torain 22 rb 2 1 213 6-0 Arizona St. 8/10/1986 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 139th pick / 2008
58 Nate Webster 31 MLB 13 13 230 6-0 Miami (FL) 11/29/1977 8 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 90th pick / 2000
62 Casey Wiegmann* 35 C 16 16 285 6-2 Iowa 7/20/1973 11 11
55 D.J. Williams 26 RLB 11 11 247 6-2 Miami (FL) 7/20/1982 4 4 Denver Broncos / 1st / 17th pick / 2004
26 Jack Williams 23 14 0 181 5-8 Kent St. 3/27/1985 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 119th pick / 2008
51 Jamie Winborn 29 LLB 16 11 242 5-11 Vanderbilt 5/14/1979 7 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 47th pick / 2001
59 Wesley Woodyard 22 rlb 16 6 219 6-1 Kentucky 7/21/1986 Rook 2
35 Selvin Young 25 rb 8 5 215 5-11 Texas 10/1/1983 1 2
Team Total 26.7 16 235.0 6-1.5 3.7