Newly signed Bronco, TE Dante Rosario & DL Marcus Thomas who was re-signed yesterday were in attendance at the Monday morning practice but both did not participate. Rosario spent most of the morning by the side of Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy going over tight end plays.
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For the 3rd consecutive practice, DJ Williams sat out the session to what is now a hamstring injury. I hope its not too serious as this defense does not need anymore injured players. I rid this team of the injury bug once & for all!!!!!! Watching the practice from the sidelines as well was RB Lendale White, who has yet to practice during this training camp & sat out the morning practice due to back spasms
There was some "friendly" trash-talking going on between the offense & defense today as an entire team drill was spent on the running game. Knowshon Moreno found a gap or two and made it into the secondary but the first team defense pretty much held their own and shut the RB's down causing some friendly fire
Rookie Rahim Moore has been looking more & more solid with each practice. He had another rewarding day as he & Moreno met helmet-to-helmet on multiple occasions, with Moore winning the battles. His defensive teammates were there to applaud him for his efforts.
In some not-so-good news for Tebow fans, Kyle Orton was working with the first team offense for most of the morning session and looked okay till the defense got payback. Joe Mays intercepted a pass that was intended for Eddie Royal and had a little celebration, Champ Bailey must've felt left out because he picked the ball back up and spiked it again.
For now, it looks like Orton will be taking first team reps in training camp but I think they will be traded off as to who practices with the first team. I think it's safe to say that we do have a Tebow vs. Orton battle going on. I'll believe the "Orton is being traded" rumors when something is sign, sealed & delivered. For now, they're just rumors. (Aussie - I also read something from Andrew Mason, he said that Jake Delhomme was a terrible practice player, but he got it done on Sunday's, so there is still hope for Tebow)
Overall, sounds like our defense had a pretty good morning. For the second day in a row, Syd'Quan Thompson got his 2nd INT from a pass by Tebow. I hope to see A LOT more of Squid on our defense this year. The kid is an INT magnet.
**Brian Dawkins looks on at practice as he can't practice till August 4. Looks like a fisherman to me. lol Can't wait to see him out practicing again.**>
Brady Quinn got a touchdown at practice today. Alert the media!!! lol
The Broncos have a closed session tonight and then have Tuesday off, so we won't be seeing much of the team till their 2:20pm practice on Wednesday.
The Broncos signed DL Derrick Harvey, formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played for the Jags in 3 season looking less than stellar despite being the No. 8 overall pick in 2008. Hopefully Doom & Robert Ayers can bring him some encouragement to do better than 8.5 career sacks.
The Broncos just traded an undisclosed 2013 draft pick to the Eagles in trade for DT Brodrick Bunkley. He was the 14th pick overall in the 2006 NFL Draft and has played in 76 games, starting in 52. In his 6-years in the NFL, he has accumulated 144 tackles, 6 sacks & 7 passes defensed. Sounds like a good trade to me. What do you guys think?
Also we are trying to sign fellow defensive linemen Jamaal Anderson and Ty Warren as they look for the right mix on the unit. Jamall Anderson is now going to the Colts.
Broncos waived S Nick Polk, WR Marshall Williams, and CB James Rogers. Polk went undrafted out of Indiana two Aprils ago; he was in Texans training camp last year. The other two were true undrafted rookies with no shot to stick.
In other news:
Wide Receiver Matt Willis has said that he is fully recovered from his foot injury, which forced him to end his 2010 season early in October.
Timmy T hard at work >