Preseason Week 3: Monday Practice Blog
August 22nd, 2011 - 2:29pm by Kenny Legan
The Denver Broncos returned to the practice field Monday morning for their first post-training camp practice and to prepare for their third preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday evening.
Ty Warren, Marcus Thomas, Demaryius Thomas, Richard Quinn, Stanley Daniels and linebacker Mario Haggan sat out practice. Haggan injured his shoulder Saturday. Safety David Bruton, who suffered a concussion Saturday, did not practice.
Daniel Fells (lower leg) and Brian Dawkins (ankle tendonitis) were “nicked” at practice, Head Coach John Fox said.
Cornerback Cassius Vaughn had the lone interception on the day during team drills, picking off a pass from Brady Quinn around midfield and returning it for a score.
Earlier in the day, the defensive backs also worked on one-on-one coverage and safety Rahim Moore made a jumping play to swat a deep ball away from receiver Greg Orton.
After the horn blew to signal the end of individual drills, Tebow ran a short route to the front cone of the end zone and just missed a one-handed grab thrown by Quinn. As Fox was walking over to the sideline he shouted, “Come on Tebow,” and proceeded to give him a smile and fist bump.
Running back C.J. Gable had a nice scamper that included a quick juke move in the secondary to which drew Oohs, Aahs and hollers from the offensive sideline.
Receiver Britt Davis reached over the head of Vaughn to haul in a nice catch, and also drew praise from Wide Receivers Coach Tyke Tolbert after making a block during a running play.
Receiver Brandon Lloyd worked with kicker Matt Prater and punter Britton Colquitt on punting on the side field during special teams sessions. Lloyd actually got a 50-yard punt to stop on the 1-yard line.
Also during the last special teams sessions, running back Willis McGahee did sprints on the side.