For the third straight day, the Broncos ran onto the practice fields at Dove Valley wearing full pads. And for the third straight day, the team had a fast, physical, productive practice.
Without further ado, let’s get to Monday morning’s practice recap.
Safety Quinton Carter (knee) and tackle Orlando Franklin (concussion) did not participate in Monday’s practice. Defensive tackle Justin Bannan (calf) was on the field for the session, but was just observing in shorts and his jersey. Cornerback Joshua Moore left practice with a right hamstring injury. Cornerback Omar Bolden got “dinged,” Head Coach John Fox said, and the team will evaluate him.
Defensive end Jamie Blatnick (ankle) practiced for the first time during camp.
Chris Kuper continued taking more and more reps with the first-unit offensive line. For the majority of practice, he was in at right guard.
- Wide receiver Brandon Stokley got his day started off right. During individual drills — even before the stretch period — he made a nice grab that warranted a high-five from Demaryius Thomas and a cheer from the crowd. But that was hardly his only highlight.
During one-on-ones between receivers and cornerbacks, quarterback Peyton Manning found Stokley for two quick catches. When the offense switched to 7-on-7s, Manning found Stokley two more times back-to-back, including a diving catch on the sideline that garnered more cheers. His other notable catch of the day came during team drills. Manning dropped back and was immediately under pressure as the defense came with a blitz. The veteran quarterback got the ball away, sending it directly into Stokley’s arms in the end zone for a touchdown — much to the delight of the crowd, and the rest of the offense.