The Broncos closed out training camp 2012 with one final shortened practice, open only to the media. The players wore shorts and shells during a session that was essentially a walkthrough preparing the club for its preseason home opener Saturday night.
Defensive end Jason Hunter (triceps), guard Chris Kuper (forearm), safety Quinton Carter (hamstring and knee), safety Jim Leonhard (knee), cornerback Tracy Porter (illness), linebacker Keith Brooking (hamstring), linebacker Danny Trevathan (ankle) and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (concussion) did not participate in the final practice of training camp.
Head Coach John Fox said that Porter will be a “game-time decision” Saturday evening, and the same goes for Hillman.
“I’ve liked him,” Fox said of Hillman. “Every time he’s been out there, he’s flashed. Whatever we deem is going to be the best for him and for us, we’ll move forward with that decision.”
A total of 84,380 fans took in the team’s 16 practices that were open to the public during camp, by far the most that have ever watched Broncos training camp.
The total attendance in 2012 nearly doubled the previous record of 45,124 that was set last season when there were 18 practices open to fans.
Fox said he appreciated the spark the crowd provided.
“I think we’ve got great fans,” Fox said. “We’ve said all along, they’re very passionate. It really helps our football team. We hope that continues moving forward and I’m sure it will.”
With that, training camp officially came to a close. Sports Authority Field at Mile High hosts its first game of the Broncos’ 2012 slate Saturday night, as the Seattle Seahawks are in town for a game scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. MDT.
Click below for a photo gallery from Friday’s training camp finale.
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