After a day off following Saturday’s victory against Seattle, the Broncos were back on the field Monday at Dove Valley, practicing in shells as they prepare for Thursday’s final exhibition against Arizona.
Linebacker D.J. Williams and defensive lineman Brodrick Bunkley both missed practice after sustaining injuries against the Seahawks.
Offensive lineman Chris Kuper and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson also did not participate.
Russ Hochstein worked with the first-team O-line in place of Kuper and Jeremy Jarmon and Ryan McBean ran with the first-team D-line in place of Bunkley and Vickerson. Wesley Woodyard served as Williams’ replacement at linebacker.
Safety David Bruton and linebacker Mario Haggan practiced after being held out of Saturday’s game.
“Purple Haze” – Jimmy Hendrix
“Look At Me Now” – Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
“Song 2” – Blur
The team broke into groups and the defense immediately went to work on fumble drills. Each position practiced strip sacks and the linebackers later went through a footwork drill before scooping up a loose ball.
The quarterbacks worked with wide receivers on sideline routes, with the wideouts working on controlling the ball with two feet in bounds.
The tight ends, meanwhile, focused on blocking.
The defensive backs were credited with several interceptions today.
The first one was provided by cornerback Perrish Cox, who intercepted Adam Weber during team drills.
Later on in 7-on-7 drills, cornerback Champ Bailey picked off Brady Quinn and Chris Harris came down with an interception shortly thereafter – catching the ball after Kyle Orton’s pass bounced off of Eric Decker.
Rahim Moore intercepted Quinn when the team returned to team drills and David Bruton picked off a short pass from Tim Tebow. But Tebow responded immediately, connecting with D’Andre Goodwin deep down the left sideline on the next play.
Bruton recorded the final interception of the session and received a rowdy applause from his defensive teammates after he jumped a route and stretched out to make a highlight-reel catch.
Running back Jeremiah Johnson produced some big plays during a 9-on-9 running game-only session, reaching the end zone on three separate occasions from 20 yards out.