The Denver Broncos have reached agreements with three new assistants http://www.dolphinsauthorizedshops.com/ … ore-jersey , including former New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan to serve as their new quarterbacks coach.
Broncos offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave held that role until he was promoted when Mike McCoy was fired midseason. Coach Vance Joseph took the ”interim” tag off Musgrave following Denver’s 5-11 season.
Klint Kubiak, who had served as the Broncos’ interim QBs coach, is expected to remain on the staff in another capacity.
The Broncos also have an agreement with former Bears running backs coach Curtis Modkins to coach their running backs, a position that had been held by Eric Studesville since 2010.
Also this week, the Broncos replaced offensive line coach Jeff Davidson with former UTEP head coach Sean Kugler.
The three new coaches will be in place before the Broncos’ staff coaches at the Senior Bowl later this month, where they’ll get a close look at several draft prospects, including Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Joseph fired six assistants earlier this week and is still searching for a wide receivers coach to replace Tyke Tolbert and a special teams coordinator to replace Brock Olivo.
Notes: Von Miller was named the NFLPA’s Week 17 Community MVP for donating more than 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses frames to kids in need through the Anchor Center for Blind Children in Denver as part of Von’s Vision. In 2017, Miller provided free eye care to 3,279 Denver students http://www.dolphinsauthorizedshops.com/ … ton-jersey , bringing the total to more than 5,000 kids he’s helped since founding Von’s Vision five years ago.
The top draft picks of the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers failed to sign before Friday’s deadline, giving each of those teams an extra selection in the first round of next June’s amateur draft.
Atlanta failed to sign the eighth overall pick, right-hander Carter Stewart. Also failing to sign were shortstop Matt McLain, selected 25th by the Diamondbacks, and right-hander J.T. Ginn, taken 30th by the Dodgers.
Ginn said he will attend Mississippi State, which also recruited Stewart. McLain plans to attend UCLA.
The Braves will get an extra pick following the originally slated eighth selection next year, Arizona after the 25th http://www.49ersauthorizedshops.com/aut … ner-jersey , and the Dodgers after the 30th.
Just four first-round picks failed to sign in the six previous years of the current draft system of bonus pools: right-hander Mark Appel (taken eighth by Pittsburgh in 2012), right-hander Phillip Bickford (10th by Toronto in 2013), left-hander Brady Aiken (first by Houston in 2014) and right-hander Kyle Funkhouser (35th by the Dodgers with a compensation selection in 2015 following the loss of Hanley Ramirez to Boston).
Only one other player among this year’s top 300 picks failed to sign, right-hander Gunnar Hoglund, taken 36th by Pittsburgh with a competitive balance round A selection. Hoglund said he will attend Mississippi and already had started summer classes.
Among those reaching agreements just ahead of the deadline was left-hander Shane McClanahan. Taken by Tampa Bay with the 31st pick as compensation for losing pitcher Alex Cobb as a free agent, he agreed to $2,230,100, which was $5,700 over slot.
West Virginia right-hander Michael Grove http://www.49ersauthorizedshops.com/aut … ore-jersey , a second-round pick taken by the Dodgers at No. 68, agreed at $1,229,500, which was $312,500 over slot.