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Broncos’ season opener will be sans fans

In other Broncos news: K.J. Hamler’s status for Denver’s opener against Tennessee is in doubt as he deals with a hamstring injury.

On Friday morning the Broncos announced that the team’s season opener on Monday, Sept. 14 against the Tennessee Titans will take place without fans in the stands of Empower Field.

“Working in collaboration with the state and with safety as the top priority, we have made the decision that our home opener against Tennessee at Empower Field at Mile High will be played without fans. We are grateful for the loyalty and enthusiasm that Broncos fans have shown this year — despite such challenging circumstances — but this is the responsible thing to do right now for our community. 

The Broncos said in a statement that was released.

The team said that depending on the progress made during the ensuing weeks there is a chance that Denver’s Week 3 game Tampa Bay could allow some fans to attend.

  • In on-the-field news, Thursday wasn’t the best for Denver. Rookie K.J. Hamler will miss a couple weeks with a hamstring injury, while linebacker Todd Davis had to be helped off the field with a calf injury.
    Based on the timeline head coach Vic Fangio laid out, Hamler’s status for Week 1 could be in jeopardy.
  • The Post’s Kyle Newman wrote about left tackle Garrett Bolles. Bolles is confident he can turn his career around and said, “It’s unacceptable for the way that I played.”
  • The Post’s Mark Kiszla also wrote about Bolles, writing that offensive line coach Mike Munchak needs to get his brain into Bolles’ body.
  • TheDNVR’s Zac Stevens wrote about why the praise being heaped on rookie receiver Jerry Jeudy is different that what you normally hear.
  • TheAthletic is counting down the 40 greatest comebacks in sports, today they wrote about No. 19, The Drive. Lindsay Jones and Mike Sando wrote about John Elway’s late-game heroics.
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