August 11, 2010

Training Camp - Day 10

Heys guys, been loving the fantasy talk, a lot of interesting stuff going on, loving the trades. But now on to today's news. After two days off the Broncos returned to the practice field today. And we got some good news today from McD and the players coming back to the field.

Notes from ESPN:
McDaniels said first-round pick Demaryius Thomas is not going to practice Tuesday and there is no timetable for his return. However, McDaniels said he hopes Thomas can return soon. Thomas, the No. 22 overall pick, re-aggravated a pre-draft foot injury during the team’s scrimmage Saturday night. Fellow rookie receiver Eric Decker is not practicing as well.

McDaniels said he is still hoping left tackle Ryan Clady could return for the season opener.

Among the players to return Tuesday were linebacker D.J Williams and safety Brian Dawkins. Both were wearing non-contact jerseys.

McDaniels said the Broncos will give their offense some 4-3 defensive looks since several teams they soon play use that front. Denver has been practicing on itself until this point.

McDaniels acknowledged Doom had surgery Tuesday.

Notes from Camp:
ESPN was at Training Camp today, check out the video here.

Zane Beadles had a good day today and looks the real deal at left guard.

J.D Walton has had ups and downs with facing off against Jamal Williams, but it is Williams so it is to be expected.

Orton and Quinn have had another good day in camp. Stokley had a good day also tearing up the defense. But Phonzy took a pick today, which is good. Cox also got a pick.

About a dozen members of the U.S. Army Wounded Warriors Battalion at Fort Carson attended Tuesday's practice as guests of long snapper Lonie Paxton.

Unfortunately, the early word is Thomas tore up some scar tissue from the break. The scar tissue problem off the fractured foot happened to tight end Tony Scheffler a couple years back and he was placed in a boot for a few days. 

The Broncos signed Justin Fargas tonight as they don't have any real vertern backs leading into the first preseason game. It may be a bit difficult for him to make the 53-man roster with Moreno, Bucky and White coming back from injury.

Fargas, 30, was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round (96th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California.

At 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, Fargas is a bigger back who is also known for his breakaway speed.  In his seven year career with the Raiders, Fargas rushed for 3,369 yards on 827 carries with 10 touchdowns, and he averaged 4.1 yards per carry over that time frame.

Fargas, whose father Antonio Fargas played "Huggy Bear" on the "Starsky and Hutch" TV series from 1975-79, is no slouch when healthy, rushing for 1,009 yards in 2007.

"Power," Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said. "He's a good power back."

Meanwhile, Buckhalter visited with a neck and spine specialist in Philadelphia and should be cleared to practice Monday. Moreno probably won't return from a hamstring injury until after the second preseason game Aug. 21 against Detroit. White suffered a strained leg last week. He will miss the first four games of the regular season to serve a suspension. 

Things I read:

Five rookies to watch, National Football Post.

Thought this was a cool comic from Litton:

That is it from me ~ Aussie Out!


  1. In that vid, Dawkins and Champ are some badass m#$@%* f@$%&*! Haha

  2. Hey if you have Champ and Dawkins on your side, damn you got it made!!!

  3. Fargas?? Are you kidding me?? Damn we must be getting desperate. lol

    Awesome cartoon!!

  4. TE Branson the latest to be carted of the pratice field. Ayres as well but his is less serious.. Like flies!!!

  5. I know great cartoon, and Champ and Dawk are badass.

    Fargas will take the punishment in Preseason for us.

    And more injuries, at this rate there will be no cutting of players, we will only on 53 left.

  6. Hey aussie, what do you think about my idea on the fantasy blog?

  7. heck ya Champ and Dawkins look badass. And these injuries are getting ridiculous!!

  8. Good idea Jazzy, but I am a bit busy to also do that.