For Broncos rookies, Friday marked the first day of their NFL career.
The club’s rookie minicamp kicked off this morning, and the players hit the field donning their Broncos gear for the very first time.
Head Coach John Fox said, as expected, some nerves showed up. The players were a little extra fired up especially during the initial walkthrough.
“In walkthrough, we had to tone it down a little bit,” Fox said. “I prefer to use the reins rather than the spurs, so I kind of like that in football players.”
“Other than that, their focus, attention to detail and effort were great.”
It was the first rookie camp in Fox’s head coaching career, as well, as he said he typically combined rookies and veterans for the first camp. But due to new rules in the CBA, the first camp is designated for only rookies — though NFL rules stipulate that certain non-rookies are also eligible to participate.
Thirty players took part in the camp, including two on on a tryout.