Broncos move up for Paxton Lynch; Kaepernick pursuit ‘probably over’

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — For the second consecutive year, the Denver Broncos waited patiently at the bottom of the first round of the NFL draft before they decided they couldn’t wait any longer.

The Broncos moved up from pick No. 31 to No. 26 on Thursday via a trade with the Seattle Seahawks and selected University of Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch, a decision that Broncos executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway said means the team’s pursuit of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is “probably over.”

Sources: Cowboys tried to move up for QB Lynch

The Cowboys made an attempt to trade up into the first round in order to select Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch, according to sources, but were thwarted by the Denver Broncos.

The Broncos sent their 31st pick and a third-round pick (94th overall) to the Seahawks to move into position to select Lynch. Elway had promised throughout the offseason that the team wasn’t finished adding quarterbacks in the wake of Peyton Manning’s retirement

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