CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – CBS4’s Mark Haas and Michael Spencer are attending Broncos Training Camp Sunday.
This is the fourth day of the team’s preparations for the 2017 season.
News and Notes from Mark Haas:
Big crowd for the Broncos first full pads practice of training camp.
Jamaal Charles not here for the beginning of practice, not sure why.
Rookie RB De’Angelo Henderson here but not practicing (sprained ankle), and neither is tackle Donald Stephenson.
Running back group is small missing Booker, Pierce and now Charles and Henderson today.
The NFL Network (including Hall of Fame inductee Terrell Davis) broadcasting live during practice today.
Rookie wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie with a new number, now wearing #84 (a more traditional WR number, and also the number of Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe).
Observations from Michael Spencer:
The first day in pads was a “man’s practice” in the words of Vance Joseph. It was by far the longest practice of the first four days, and it was dominated by the defense.
Neither Trevor Siemian nor Paxton Lynched looked good going against the No Fly Zone. “Both guys had issues today,” said Joseph. “I didn’t like what I saw today, honest.”
The Broncos finished the day with the two minute drill. Paxton Lynch threw an incompletion on 4th down, and Trevor Siemian threw an interception to Lorenzo Doss to end their respective drives during the drill.
Running back Jamaal Charles didn’t practice today. Coach Joseph gave him the day off. Nothing concerning, but the goal is for him to be ready for the start of the season. With the injuries at running back to Devontae Booker (wrist) and De’Angelo Henderson (ankle) it’s probably a wise move for the Broncos to be cautious with their running backs.
Offensive lineman Ronald Leary left practice early, and returned to watch the rest of the practice but didn’t not participate in 11-on-11 drills. Leary has been dealing with a groin injury. Joseph said it was “not serious.”
The coaches were very complimentary after practice of the inside linebackers, Brandon Marshall and a Todd Davis.
Offensive lineman Donald Stevenson was not in pads on Sunday, coach Joseph said after practice that he could have gone but the team wants to “be smart.”
The Broncos will practice again on Monday before taking Tuesday off.