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Broncos already facing adversity

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) talks to Houston Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger (36) after a Broncos touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Denver. Manning was whistled for taunting. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

DENVER (AP) — General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver’s shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward.

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Broncos trade for kicker Brandon McManus

In this photo taken Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater (5) boots the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans in Denver. Prater is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to the Denver Post. The Broncos declined to comment on the report, and neither Prater nor his lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, replied to text messages from The Associated Press early Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — When word of Matt Prater’s pending four-game suspension came down, Denver rookie kicker Mitch Ewald said, “There’s an opening there. Is it for me? Who knows? It might be, it might be for somebody else.”

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Prater apologizes for 4-game suspension

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater talks with the media after an NFL football practice in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A contrite Matt Prater apologized to the Denver Broncos and their fans for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy by drinking beer, resulting in a four-game ban to start the season.

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Texans come back to beat Broncos 18-17

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the Houston Texans as back judge Scott Helverson (93) watches during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) — Stronger, healthier, feistier than ever.

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