The Broncos held an early 10:20 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. practice at Dove Valley so players could get home to spend Thanksgiving with family, and by all accounts, everyone was in high spirits, laughing and joking around in the locker room before heading their separate ways.
But we were able to chat with a couple players before they headed out, so here are some quick hits from the day’s events.
DINNER WITH IRVIN
A few days before Thanksgiving, Brandon Marshall had dinner with a Hall of Famer — former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin.
“It was right after the Oakland game,” Marshall said. “I sat down with Michael Irvin after the game for dinner, and he put a lot of things into perspective for me.”
When you’re an up and coming young wide receiver in the NFL, seeking out a knowledgeable veteran who has been there and done that can only help.
“I think we all know what type of guy he is and the things he has been through,” Marshall said. “All I did was shut my mouth and listen a lot. He told me to surround myself with good people, to do the right things and continue to do what I am doing. I feel good with the direction I am heading as a person and I am thankful. It is Thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful for including the season, the organization, the NFL giving me another chance and the fans giving me another chance.”