Broncos mull reasons for Brock Osweiler split

USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes looks at the three biggest story lines heading into this week.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – When the 2015 Denver Broncos gathered in June for two reunions, first at the White House and later at Sports Authority Field at Mile High to receive their Super Bowl rings, there was one marquee player from the championship team missing: Brock Osweiler, the backup quarterback who led the Broncos to 4-2 record while filling in for Peyton Manning late in the season.

Osweiler had an explanation for his absence: The events conflicted with practices with his new team, the Houston Texans, who travel to Denver to play the Broncos on Monday night.

But some Broncos believed that maybe there was more to it.

“I got my opinion. And then there is the truth, and the truth is you have to ask him. But my opinion is, maybe he just wasn’t as close to us as we thought,” running back C.J. Anderson told USA TODAY Sports.

When Osweiler, a second-round pick by the Broncos in 2012, chose…

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