Denver Broncos draft capsule


LAST SEASON: Coach Vance Joseph’s first season was a debacle in every phase. Denver’s anemic offense cycled through three QBs during season that included franchise’s longest skid (eight games) in 50 years and featured eight double-digit losses. Joseph eventually replaced offensive coordinator Mike McCoy with Bill Musgrave. An exhausted defense led by first-time coordinator Joe Woods surrendered 29 TD passes after allowing average of 16 in Wade Phillips’ two seasons in Denver. Joseph stuck with rookie special teams coordinator Brock Olivo despite awful season that included six fumbles by rookie returner Isaiah McKenzie and game against New England in which Denver’s blunders in kicking game led to astounding 24 points by Patriots. Olivo was among six assistants Joseph fired after season — once GM John Elway had decided to keep Joseph rather than embark on search for fourth head coach in five years.



POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DE Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State; G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame; CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State; RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State; QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma.

OUTLOOK: Joseph knows he has to bounce back in big way, so it would seem he’d push for non-QB with team’s first pick, player who can help right away rather than another quarterback who wouldn’t get on field this year after addition of Case Keenum in free agency. Chubb would help LB Von Miller, who missed DeMarcus Ware’s presence last year. Ward would give Broncos four outstanding cornerbacks like group that led them to Super Bowl in 2015. Nelson would solidify line that’s been Elway’s bugaboo for six years. Barkley would give Broncos kind of running back they haven’t had since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis was helping Elway win consecutive Super Bowls in 1990s.


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Colorado’s Ascent Capital Group undergoes CEO change – Denver Business Journal

Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) announced Thursday that its CEO has stepped down and a replacement has been named.

William Fitzgerald, who has been with the Greenwood Village-based home security systems provider for 18 years, will be replaced by William Niles. Niles has since 2008 serves as executive vice president and general counsel and secretary at Ascent.

"Bill and I have been partners together at Ascent for nearly 18 years and I have tremendous respect for him and all he has provided the company during that time,” said William Fitzgerald, Chairman of Ascent Capital Group. “I’m confident he will serve us very well in his new capacity as CEO.”

Niles also served as director of Dallas-based Monitronics Inc. (MONI) Smart Security since its 2013 acquisition by Ascent Capital Group.

Fitzgerald will continue in his role as chairman of the board.

Ascent Capital Group Inc. is a spinoff of John Malone’s Liberty Media empire.

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San Benito man accused of stealing thousands from Los Fresnos dentist

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said investigators arrested Francisco Hernandez-Limon on Wednesday on Rio Hondo Independent School District property.

According to the district’s website, Hernandez-Limon worked as a bookkeeper.

The allegations, however, stem from when Hernandez-Limon worked at Los Fresnos Family Dentistry.

In June 2016, Lucio said that office’s owner contacted him to file a report about $48,000 that was missing from the books.

Investigators later discovered a total of $308,000 that was missing and accuse Hernandez-Limon of stealing it through various methods.

“He found different means to go ahead and take money,” Lucio said at a Thursday news conference.

Hernandez-Limon took cash from Los Fresnos Family Dentistry, forged checks, used the company credit card to charge personal items and gave himself unauthorized bonuses, Lucio explained.

“It didn’t happen overnight,” Lucio said of the allegations.

As far as recovering the stolen money, Lucio said a court may take up restitution and the victim can always try to recover damages through the civil process. Hernandez-Limon was arraigned at 2 p.m. Thursday on a charge of misapplication of fiduciary property.

Lucio said the suspect, if convicted, could be sentenced up to 99 years in prison, but not less than five years, and also face a $10,000 fine.

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