What turned out to be a slight groin injury has left Brandon Marshall sidelined throughout much of team camp. But Wednesday’s OTA closed with Marshall working out under the close watch of assistant athletic trainer Corey Oshikoya, practicing his lateral movement while tethered to the goal post.
A day earlier, it was fellow wide receiver Glenn Martinez who moved back and forth across the field.
On the practice field, the story of the day was the weather.
Usually, practicing outside to prepare for the elements entails working out on a chilly day or with snowflakes falling. However, such meteorologically challenging workouts don’t usually take place until November or December.
That was not the case on Wednesday, as sustained winds of 32 miles per hour buffeted the Broncos, sending footballs flying all over creation and wide of their targets.
“Sometimes you’d see the ball go to the left goal post and it would go far wide right and almost in the parking lot,” defensive end Kenard Lang said.
Although the stiff breezes wreaked havoc with the field-goal attempts of Brandon Pace and Jason Elam — as well as the passes of Denver’s four quarterbacks — some tosses remained on the money, most spectacularly being a deep, 50-yard pass up the right sideline from Darrell Hackney to David Kircus during one-on-one drills.
Other notes …
… Jeff Shoate intercepted one of Jay Cutler’s passes in one-on-one work …
… Champ Bailey and Domonique Foxworth exchanged jerseys during the practice …
… And courtesy of J. Michael Moore, some more photos:
And in honor of Bob Barker’s last day in The Price Is Right‘s studios, I’ll sign off by reminding you to help control the pet population; have your pets spayed or neutered.