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Neither quarterback had a great day during the scrimmage. Both Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch were limited to 10-15 plays so hard to get a good read on either guy. Neither Siemian nor Lynch led a touchdown drive, and Lynch made some good plays, but had a few called back by penalties. Lynch also threw an interception.

After Donald Stephenson picked up a penalty after one of Lynch’s big plays Vance Joseph gave Stephenson an earful and then pulled him from the scrimmage and replaced him with Garett Bolles. Joseph said his message to Stephenson was to “be smart.”

Vance Joseph complimented the run defense after Saturday’s scrimmage, but said he didn’t like the penalties on offense.

“Very consistent” is how Vance Joseph described Trevor. Joseph said of Paxton: “His best play of the day was brought back by a penalty, but very solid for both guys.”

Joseph also said that Isaiah McKenzie will be the starter on punt return. “That’s why he was drafted,” said Joseph.

It’s clear after more than a week of camp that the guys are excited about Thursday’s preseason game and getting the opportunity to hit someone on another team.

Menelik Watson didn’t practice. Joseph called it a “strained hip muscle or ab muscle” but said he expects him to be back on Tuesday and be ready to play on Thursday in Chicago.

T.J. Ward missed practice dealing with the hamstring issue, and Joseph said his timeline is to have him back after the Chicago game.

The Broncos had another record crowd with an announced attendance of 7,085. It’s the second straight day the Broncos have broken a training camp attendance record.

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Saturday is scrimmage day at Broncos headquarters.

Trevor Siemian got the first team reps at quarterback to start Saturday’s scrimmage.

Offensive lineman Menelik Watson was not in pads today and watched practice from the sidelines

Offensive lineman Ronald Leary didn’t participate in today’s scrimmage either although he was dressed in full pads.

T.J. Ward (hamstring) and linebacker Todd Davis (shoulder) also missed today’s practice.

Another packed house today on the berm. The Broncos set a training camp record with more than 6,500 fans in attendance on Friday. Looks like they could top that number again today.

View the list of all Denver Broncos Training Camp 2017 practices that are open to the public.

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