At most practices, three Broncos typically wear an orange jersey: the quarterbacks.
At Wednesday’s practice, the backs of the quarterbacks read No. 8, No. 3 and no number.
Newly-signed free-agent quarterback Ingle Martin expects not having a number to change quickly.
“I hope that’s part of the plan,” Martin laughed. “We’ll see. Hopefully the equipment guys will hook me up tomorrow.”
Martin was signed Wednesday, joining the Broncos after being waived by the Chiefs on August 5. Running back Marcus Thigpen was also waived.
A fifth-round pick (148th overall) by the Packers in the 2006 NFL Draft, Martin has appeared in one career NFL game – against the Bears on Dec. 31, 2006. He spent time on Tennessee’s practice squad from 2007-08, before finishing last season in Kansas City.
After playing two seasons at the University of Florida, Martin closed out his collegiate career at Furman University – leaving with school records in passing yards (5,751) and passing touchdowns (42).
Now, he has a chance to work with one of the league’s most exciting yet challenging offensive systems. And he’s up for the challenge.
“When you’re a guy like me, you just want an opportunity,” Martin said. “That’s what I’ve got here. Hopefully I can come in and show them a little bit of what I can do and make myself stick. But it’s going to be a lot of hard work and a short amount of time to do that.”
QUICK HITS: Signed by the club on Tuesday, offensive lineman Russ Hochstein put in a full session on Wednesday, growing further acquainted with offensive line coach Rick Dennison and his new teammates.
Here are some more pictures from Wednesday’s practice.- Chris Gentilviso, DenverBroncos.com