DOSS CATCH­ING AT­TEN­TION WITH IN­TER­CEP­TIONS

The Denver Post - - DOVE VALLEY DAYS - — Nick Kos­mider, The Den­ver Post

The blur of the No. 37 white jer­sey sprint­ing to­ward the end zone has be­come a com­mon theme at Bron­cos train­ing camp.

Lorenzo Doss was one of the stars of camp last sum­mer, ha­rass­ing Den­ver’s quar­ter­backs with one in­ter­cep­tion af­ter an­other, plays that would quickly turn into a pos­si­ble touch­downs the other way.

Doss was at it again Sun­day, in­ter­cept­ing a pass from Pax­ton Lynch and one from Trevor Siemian, the lat­ter com­ing on the fi­nal play of prac­tice. Doss ended his day by cross­ing the goal line.

“I al­ways tell him he’s a fourleaf clover,” de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Joe Woods said. “For what­ever rea­sons, when he’s in the game he’s al­ways around the foot­ball. He’s a very in­stinc­tive player. Com­ing out of Tu­lane, he had (15) picks. When you see him, he’s al­ways around the ball.”

The ques­tion for Doss is whether he can turn an­other strong start to train­ing camp into a key role as the Bron­cos’ fourth cor­ner­back, be­hind Aqib Talib, Chris Har­ris and Bradley Roby.

Doss, a fifth-round pick by Den­ver in the 2015 draft, played in six games each of the last two sea­sons. He de­flected two passes in lim­ited play­ing time last year.

The de­par­ture of Kayvon Web­ster, who signed with the Los An­ge­les Rams as a free agent, has opened a door for Doss this sum­mer.

“This is where it starts,” Doss said. “Just lis­ten­ing to Coach Woods, lis­ten­ing to (de­fen­sive backs coach Mar­cus Robert­son) and (as­sis­tant de­fen­sive backs coach John­nie Lynn), when the op­por­tu­nity presents it­self, you have to make the play.”

In­jury re­port.

Run­ning backs De’An­gelo Hen­der­son and Ja­maal Charles and of­fen­sive tackle Don­ald Stephen­son were held out of prac­tice Sun­day.

Hen­der­son and Stephen­son were nurs­ing mi­nor an­kle in­juries. Head coach Vance Joseph said they could have par­tic­i­pated in prac­tice but that the team was ex­er­cis­ing cau­tion. Charles was given a rest day. Ron Leary walked off the field for the sec­ond time in as many prac­tices, though Sun­day the guard didn’t re­turn to ac­tion.

“Ron Leary is OK,” Joseph said. “He had a lit­tle groin thing (Sat­ur­day). We pulled him out just to be smart. We didn’t want it to get worse. But he’s fine. We’ll see if he goes to­mor­row, but it’s not se­ri­ous. We’re just try­ing to stay ahead of the curve.”

Record crowd.

The Bron­cos on Sun­day drew their big­gest crowd — 6,101 fans — in the 15 years they have con­ducted train­ing camp at Dove Val­ley.

“Shout out to Bron­cos Coun­try,” de­fen­sive tackle Do­mata Peko said of the fans ear­lier in camp. “They’re out here cheer­ing for us, and that’s why we play the game. We play for them.”

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