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With a game against the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow, Friday was essentially a “football Saturday” for the Broncos — meaning the practice was a quick walkthrough in preparation for the contest.
With that said, there weren’t a ton of “playmakers” to report from the session in shorts and shells.
Brandon Lloyd and Kyle Orton were back participating in practice after missing the end of Thursday’s practice due to a team decision and personal issue, respectively.
Head Coach John Fox confirmed after Thursday’s session that Orton left yesterday’s session early for the birth of his first child.
The newest member of the Broncos family is Olivia Taylor Orton (7 pounds, 18 inches), born at 3 a.m. today.
“That first child is exciting for everybody — man or woman,” Fox said. “It’s a neat thing. He’s very fortunate that everything went well and everybody is healthy.”
David Bruton was back on the field stretching with the team, but did some conditioning sprints for the most part while the rest of the defensive backs ran through drills.
Perrish Cox had an excused absence from practice.
FOX ON SATURDAY
Fox addressed a number of questions after practice, including whether Bruton will suit up on Saturday and how the quarterback rotation will look throughout the game.
Both will be “a game-time decision,” he said.
He said the third game of the preseason is an evaluation period, just like every other contest.
“At the end of the day, we’re just looking for improvement as a football team,” he said, adding that a win is still one of the objectives. “It’s always important to win. This game is only fun when you win. Whether it’s preseason or the regular season or playoff season, we’re always trying to win.”
The team on Friday reached an injury settlement with tight end Richard Quinn. He has been waived from injured reserve.
He played 29 career games (4 starts) in his first two NFL seasons, seeing time on both offense and special teams.
USA FOOTBALL MONTH
The Broncos’ continued support for youth football will be evident in Sports Authority Field at Mile High tomorrow night through USA Football Month, a national campaign taking place throughout the NFL preseason. USA Football, the official youth football development partner of the Broncos and the NFL, serves America’s football community through coaching education, player skill development and player health initiatives. USA Football, the Broncos and the league’s other 31 teams award $1 million in football equipment grants to youth and high school football programs annually. Banners bearing logos of both the Broncos and USA Football will be displayed tomorrow night. USA Football’s logo also will be stenciled on the field to promote youth and amateur football.
More photos from Friday’s practice are below.
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