The Dolphins plan to honor the 2008 University of Florida National Championship team, which included three current Broncos, on Sunday. While appreciative of the gesture, the Broncos plan to keep their focus on the Dolphins.
“We’re all professionals, including Tim. His focus will be on the Miami Dolphins,” Head Coach John Fox said on Wednesday. “I’m sure he’s happy and proud that they are doing that for him, but at the end of the day we have to go perform and I think that’s going to be his mindset.”
Despite the fact that the Gator tribute is taking place on their former home field, Denver’s Hurricane contingent is happy for Tebow and the rest of the Gators.
“Florida’s Florida,” University of Miami alum Willis McGahee said, laughing. “But it is what it is; (Tebow) did a great job. He had a good college career. So it’s a good thing they’re honoring him.”
Wednesday marked the first practice for newly signed Broncos S Rafael Bush and DT Sealver Siliga. WR D’Andre Goodwin also practiced on Wednesday for the first time since being waived at the end of the preseason. He was signed to the practice squad to fill the spot vacated by WR Eron Riley.
Dawkins returned to practice, making it the first time this season that all 53 members of the team’s active roster participated in practice.
FOX KNOWS MOORE
Head Coach John Fox is familiar with Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore, having spent four seasons (2007-10) in Carolina with him. During that time, Moore completed 260-of-452 passes for 3,011 yards with 16 touchdowns in 22 games (13 starts).
“I’m very familiar with (Moore),” Fox said. I have a lot of respect for him. I like him – He’s very tough minded and he will bring his best for sure.”
Broncos: S Brian Dawkins (neck) – limited; TE Julius Thomas (ankle) – limited; RB Willis McGahee (back) – full; WR Eddie Royal (groin) – full; WR Demaryius Thomas (finger) – full.
Dolphins: RB Reggie Bush (groin) – did not participate; S Reshad Jones (knee) – did not participate; WR Brandon Marshall (quadriceps) – did not participate; CB Nolan Carroll (hamstring) – limited; S Chris Clemons (hamstring) – limited; RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) – limited; LB Cameron Wake (hamstring) – limited; TE Will Yeatman (shoulder) – limited.
Below are some photos from Wednesday’s practice: