Michael Spencer and Mark Haas are live on Facebook at 2 p.m. each afternoon from Broncos training camp. Here’s Saturday’s recap:
From CBS4 Broncos Insider Mark Haas at 5:00 p.m.:
Notable and quotable from Day 3
On the quarterback competition today:
“They both made plays and they both didn’t make plays. It’s tough to ride the rollercoaster with those guys. Who won today? Who didn’t win today? I’m not going to do that, guys. It’s going to be a collective evaluation over the weeks. I have a hard time watching each day of what they’re doing instead of watching the film and making a collective evaluation at the end.”
On Kasim Edebali stepping into a larger role:
“We signed Edebali because he is a relentless rusher. So far, he’s showed that. He’s a hard worker and he’s a hard body. Until Shane and Shaq are back, he’ll be fine. He was signed because he could rush the passer. So that’s what those guys do for a living. We feel good about him.”
On whether he is starting training camp in the best shape of his career:
“It’s funny how people say that. I have on record that I’ve come back under 220 every year. So that’s hilarious. I’ve never played at 224 like it says. That’s funny. I’ve always been at 220 or 217. I always came back to training camp at 217. I think I was more focused on the conditioning than the weight and I think that’s the difference. I feel a lot better. I think cycling and boxing has done that. The goal is to keep that conditioning and keep it going. Doing extra things, especially this time of the year, doing extra things so when week one comes around, I can go play 60 plays with no problem.”
OLB Kasim Edebali
On having an increased role on defense:
“Obviously I’m ready to step up. It’s been my mantra my whole career. If somebody goes down, 91 is called, give it all you got.”
WR Bennie Fowler
On what he changed during the offseason:
“Me and (WR Demaryius Thomas) D.T. have been vegan for about three weeks. We’re doing the vegan diet. Just my conditioning.”
On how his diet has changed his play:
“It has changed a lot. I have to be ready to play 60 plays a game and that’s something that I’ve changed and I’m preparing for. I’ve lost 10 pounds. D.T. has lost some weight. We both feel good. We feel fast. We feel light. It feels good.”
From CBS4 Broncos Insider Mark Haas at 11:06 a.m.:
Observations from the first half of practice:
Trevor Siemian with the starters for the first team drill. Team wearing shoulder pads today. Several CJ Anderson runs to start the drive.
CJ ran well during the drive. Trevor completed a short pass, but overthrew Sanders on a deep pass. Paxton’s turn.
Juwan Thompson the 2nd RB in action. Taylor, McKenzie and Latimer the WRs. Fowler was and has been with the starters.
Couple Paxton scrambles on the drive. Nothing too exciting. Drill over.
1 on 1 drills #13 with deep completions to #10 and #88 (I think in bounds) to get things going.
Paxton a nice sideline pass to #10 but 2 deep shots broken up by no fly zone.
Virgil Green just beat Von Miller for a TD pass from Paxton. Von is human.
Defense dominated the 2nd team period. B Marshall sacked Lynch in .00001 seconds on 1 play.
From CBS4 Broncos Insider Michael Spencer at 10:28 a.m.:
Day three of Broncos training camp started with a roster move to account for the injury to Shane Ray. The Broncos added linebacker Danny Mason and waived tight end Henry Krieger-Coble. Mason was with the Broncos during the 2015 offseason and training camp.
As expected Kasim Edebali lined up with the first team defense at outside linebacker.
Trevor Siemian took the first team snaps to begin practice and First round pick Garett Bolles took first team reps at left tackle.
Running back Bernard Pierce was not in attendance at the beginning of practice. No word yet on why he was absent.
The Broncos were in “shells” today wearing shoulder pads with shorts.
They will wear full pads for the first time on Sunday.