Three things to watch at Broncos training camp Friday
Time to air it out? The team sessions during Thursday’s opening training camp practice were mostly confined to the red zone. “I think guys really responded to it really well,” quarterback Trevor Siemian said. “That was a little further ahead in the installs, which was good too, so you get guys thinking at the same time.” It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Broncos open up more of the field Friday as they let their two competing quarterbacks, Siemian and Paxton Lynch, air the ball out.
The O-line shuffle. Will first-round draft pick Garett Bolles land the starting job at left tackle? Where does tackle Ty Sambrailo, a former CSU star, fit into the mix? Will newcomer Alan Barbre, a 33-year-old veteran, grab a starting job at one of the guard positions? These are among the questions that remain to be answered on the offensive line as camp continues. More light should be shed come Sunday, when the Broncos strap on pads for the first time this summer.
Who will make a name for himself ? The first interception during team drills Thursday came from Marcus Rios, an undrafted rookie from UCLA who picked off third-string quarterback Kyle Sloter near the end zone. All roster longshots such as Rios can do is make the most of their opportunity. Just ask Broncos star Chris Harris, an undrafted rookie in 2011 who made the roster and became an all-pro cornerback. What other unheralded name will move to the surface with a strong performance Friday? — Nick Kosmider, The Denver Post
Rookie offensive tackle Garett Bolles welcomes his son, Kingston, to camp.