With training camp coming to an end, the Broncos are entering regular season mode when it comes to practices. These practices are open to the media but photography is limited to the first 15 minutes. We will continue to provide you with all the highlights and pertinent information from these practices but in a slightly different and more concise format.
The Broncos hit the practice field on Monday for the first time since the team’s preseason win against the Cowboys. A morning walk through was held that was closed to the media, but here are some highlights from this afternoon’s session.
Boss Bailey, Hamza Abdullah, Darrell Jackson and Daniel Graham were all out of uniform watching practice from the sidelines.
However, some familiar faces were back on the field as Champ Bailey, Louis Green and Tom Nalen joined their teammates on the gridiron. Anthony Alridge was also back in action after being held out of Saturday’s contest against the Cowboys.
The Broncos began practice with positional drills and warm-ups. D.J Williams called up Ben Hamilton to lead the team’s breakdown even with fans no longer in attendance. Hamilton, who celebrated his birthday today, entertained his teammates by incorporating the robot dance into his routine.
While the defense continued positional drills, the offense went through plays using both 7-man and 11-man formations.
The team spent a portion of practice working special teams, focusing on tailoring kickoff coverage to Green Bay as well as working with the field goal unit.
A majority of practice was spent scouting the team’s game plan against the Packers on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball with 11-on-11 drills. The first unit offense and defense mirrored the depth chart with the exception of Eddie Royal continuing to see action as the second wide receiver and Brett Pierce filling in for Daniel Graham on two tight end sets.
Champ Bailey was back in form, intercepting Jay Cutler’s pass during 11-on-11s.
Now on to the photos …
-Jake Grilley, DenverBroncos.com