Vance Joseph said Derek Wolfe has a lower ankle injury, and they are assuming it is not too serious, but will know more after he has an MRI. So as of now seems like the news pretty good considering how it looked when he was carted off.
Jospeh said the team practicing in full pads was planned 3-4 months ago, and he pointed out that the starters only played a few plays on Thursday.
Joseph said he is not sure if Von Miller will play in the 2nd pre-season game.
Joseph confirmed Paxton Lynch will start and play a quarter and a half with the starters, Siemian will play a quarter and a half with the 2nd team.
Joseph was asked about a general opinion among media that Siemian is in the lead, and Jospeh joked that he respects the media but their opinion matters zero.
Running back Jamaal Charles was asked if he needs to prove something to just make the team, and he said no, and added that people seem to be forgetting he was one of the best RBs in the NFL just a couple years ago.
Undrafted QB Kyle Sloter says he knew going into this it was Trevor and Paxton competing and he’s fine with that. He said he was close to taking a financial adviser job before he realized he might have a shot to make a camp. Sloter said he would like to stay with the Broncos past the pre-season because he’s now familiar with the system.
Sloter joked that the ‘good’ from Thursday was that he can step up in the pocket and throw it 50 yards to a wide open guy. He also joked that he’s the first guy on the field because the other QBs do a warmup inside and the one day he did that he had a bad practice so superstitiously he went back to his other routine.
Broncos back to work for their final training camp practice open to fans.
The team practicing in full pads just over 36 hours after their first pre-season game.
That decision will certainly be called into question after Derek Wolfe was injured during the first team drill and left practice on a cart. It appeared to be a right leg injury.
The music at practice stopped and most of the team took a knee as he was attended to.
Wolfe had 51 tackles and 5.5 sacks last year and is a huge part of the Broncos run defense and pass rush.
Other injuries on the defense already include Shane Ray, Shaq Barrett and Billy Winn.
Offensive lineman Menelik Watson was also banged up on the play, but stayed at practice and returned to drills a few minutes later.
Broncos will also practice Monday (in the past that practice has been open to sponsors) and then travel to San Francisco on Tuesday for two practices with the 49ers and the 2nd pre-season game on Saturday.
Paxton Lynch is still schedule to start.