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AAA  Jan. 11, 2017 3:26 PM ET
Broncos hire Vance Joseph as their head coach
By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STATEMENT OF NEWS VALUES AND PRINCIPLES 
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph responds to a question during a news conference, in Davie, Fla. Joseph is back at the Denver Broncos headquarters for a second day of talks with John Elway about his head coaching vacancy. Joseph scuttled plans to fly to California on Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2017, to interview with the Chargers, 49ers and Rams. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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(AP) — A runner-up two years ago, Vance Joseph is John Elway's pick this time around.

"It's official. Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos!" Elway tweeted early Wednesday afternoon.

Joseph impressed Elway in 2015 when Gary Kubiak got the job. He was on Elway's short list when Kubiak, 55, stepped down last week over health concerns after Denver (9-7) missed the playoffs a year after winning Super Bowl 50.

Joseph, the 44-year-old ex-Colorado quarterback, spent last season as Miami's defensive coordinator after building a reputation as one of the league's top secondary coaches.

After interviewing Tuesday, Joseph returned to Broncos headquarters Wednesday after scuttling plans to fly to California to interview with the Chargers, 49ers and Rams.

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