The Broncos took the field Saturday night for a one hour and 15 minute walkthrough practice open only to the media. The players split into two groups — first and second team — and ran through various plays, sets and formations for about the first hour of practice. The last 15 minutes focused solely on special teams.
Linebacker D.J. Williams participated in the evening walkthrough after sitting out the morning practice. McBean, Woodyard and Prater looked on from the periphery of the drills but aren’t allowed to practice until Aug. 4.
In a walkthrough session, there often isn’t much to report in terms of notable plays. The team ran through their sets at about 75 percent as the players didn’t wear pads or a helmet. Some players sported Broncos hats or visors.
The last drill was interesting in that around 40 players, mainly those participating on the special teams unit, stood in two lines facing each other practicing blocking punts without taking out the punter. One player would kick their foot up while his partner put his hands in front of him and lightly tapped the top of his foot. The idea is to “block the ball, not the foot.”
The team will hit the field next on Sunday with only one practice from 2:20-5pm that is open to the public.
Below are a few pictures of players heading out to the field. During afternoon walkthrough sessions, the shooting period is very brief.
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