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Sto­ry­line of the week

Progress from Keenum: After turn­ing in un­der­whelm­ing per­for­mances in the Bron­cos’ first two pre­sea­son games, QB Case Keenum looked sharp in a 29-17 win against the Red­skins. Keenum went 12-for-18 for 148 yards, post­ing a 91.9 passer rat­ing. Keenum had no touch­down passes, but he did lead three scor­ing drives — RB Royce Free­man and WR Em­manuel San­ders rushed for touch­downs and Bran­don McManus con­verted a 50-yard field goal as Den­ver’s starters outscored Washington’s starters 17-3 in the first half. And the first-team of­fense didn’t turn the ball over. “That’s key,” coach Vance Joseph said. “More games are lost than won in this league, so if you take care of the ball, you have a chance to win each week.”

Rookie watch

CB Isaac Yi­adom drew praise from the coach­ing staff in train­ing camp, but he has strug­gled dur­ing pre­sea­son. The third-round pick likely will be fourth on the depth chart be­hind Chris Har­ris, Bradley Roby and Tra­maine Brock.

Jon Heath, Bron­cos Wire

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