NFL Notes: Broncos, Colts, Cowboys



Pat Bowlen’s daughter, Beth Bowlen, tells Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic that she’s interested in taking over for her father as the controlling owner of the franchise.

I know the fans have been anxious and asking quite a few questions about what’s happening with the succession plan of the Denver Broncos,” Beth Bowlen said. “I have completed the criteria laid out by the trustees, so I felt it was a good time to come out and express my interest and desire to be part of the organization again.”

However, the Pat Bowlen Trust offered the following statement in response to Beth’s interest in becoming controlling owner:

“Beth Bowlen is not the only Bowlen child who is expressing interest in becoming controlling owner. The trustees have informed Beth of their determination that she is not capable or qualified at this time.

“We will continue to follow Pat Bowlen’s long-standing succession plan for the future ownership of the Denver Broncos.”


Former Colts QB Peyton Manning was asked about Andrew Luck and his return from a serious shoulder injury that cost him the entire 2017 season.

“Everything is an individual thing, so you have to be careful speaking on it since injuries are different,” Manning said, via Mike Wells of ESPN. “But it’s also universal. For me, I was a [repetition] guy. I liked to get all the reps on practice. The theory of 10,000 reps, I believe in that. I felt like I was kind of behind because I hadn’t gotten the reps even though you have a lot in the bank. It took me a few games before I felt like I was coming back. Getting as many reps as possible is key.

Manning explained that he wanted to simulate everything he possibly could to get ready for the season upon returning from his neck fusion surgery.

“For me, coming off missing the entire year with the neck, I knew I was going to have to play a different kind of way, a different sort of physical state,” Manning said. “I was looking for things like positive feedback from receivers on whether the ball felt the same coming in and then when you get into the game and you throw a deep out. We played a preseason game and I threw a deep comeback route, and that was a thing to check off the box. You want to do everything for the first time again. You want to get hit; you want to make a tight throw, have a two-minute drive. I wanted to do all those things again.


Cowboys’ second-year DT Taco Charlton believes he will be a difference maker for the team’s defensive line this season.

The beginning wasn’t as good as I wanted it to go, but at the end I started to hit my stride,” Charlton said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “It’s starting to all come together. The season had to end, which was bad for me because I really started to get in my groove. Now I can start fresh, and really think I can have an impact and help this team win games.”

I think we’ll do some great things,” Charlton added. “We’re young, but I think we’re talented and ready to go. We’re all hungry out there. We all have something to prove. When you got some hungry wolves, they’re ready to hunt.”

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