Friday, June 11, 2010

Broncos start up Mini Camp

Friday at Dove Valley, the Broncos mini camp started, the last camp until training camp. Here a few notes from the session:

  • Elvis Dumervil did show, but isn't practicing live at all in hopes of getting a multiyear contract. According to the Denver Post, Dumervil will sign his tender no later than Monday.
  • WR's Brandon Stokley and receiving tight end Marquez Branson are both absent, and are ursing injuries.
  • With Dumervil not practicing, undrafted rookie Kevin Alexander has been working with the first team. Third year DE/LB Jarvis Moss has passed Robert Ayers on the depth chart, and has also been practicing with the first team.
  • When asked about Ayers, a 2009 first-round pick who the Broncos are expecting a lot out of this year, McDaniels didn't offer much of an explanation. "That was just a coaching decision, just to do that today," McDaniels said.
  • After seeing plenty of work at right tackle while Ryan Harris was injured, rookie Zane Beadles worked at left guard Friday alongside fellow rookie J.D. Walton, who has been the first-team center throughout most of OTAs.
  • In the first 7-on-7 drill of the day, Kyle Orton stepped up under center for the first reps, followed by Tim Tebow and then Brady Quinn. That same rotation held true during a 7-on-7 red zone drill later in practice, but during several 11-on-11 drills, the order was Orton, Quinn then Tebow.
  • [Video] When asked about receiving a letter from the Broncos about his contract, Dumervil simply stated, "It is what it is."
  • [Video]A year in the Broncos' system, Kyle Orton says his confidence has soared.
  • [Photos] Click here to see photos from today's practice.

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