Observations from the team's last OTA of 2016 follow:
... After the University of Oregon's academic calendar prevented
Oregon uses the quarter system for its academic calendar, and since rookies are not eligible to practice on weekdays until their school's spring term has concluded, Addison had to wait until this week for his first work since rookie minicamp.
He spent the last few weeks watching practice video on his iPad playbook.
"I was watching every practice and I was able to study the playbook on the iPad," Addison said. "It's definitely a plus to have it, but it's much better being out here and just hearing it called by a quarterback and being able to rep it against guys."
It was a solid first day for Addison. He looked smooth reading his blocks on returns and showed the quick acceleration that made him a standout at Oregon. His day wasn't perfect; he bobbled one pass in the individual period and also bobbled one punt before fielding it.
But Addison also had one of the best catches of the day during the team period. Quarter
"I thought I did OK — definitely a lot of room for improvement," Addison said. "I've got a lot of time to catch up and a lot of making up to do just because I was behind being out. My plan for the next month is to just study as much as I can and make sure I have repetition with the plays and things like that."
... Running back
One example came when the offense was in a scenario where it had the football at its 1-yard line. Fullback
... Two plays later, Janovich showed what he could do in pass protection. He picked up
... Lynch had the longest pass of the day, delivering a 70-yard touchdown pass to
... As was the case Tuesday, the Broncos got in some two-minute drill work for the first and second units, with the offense given a scenario involving a 26-21 deficit, 1:20 on the clock and possession at midfield.
The defense won both battles.
In the duel of first units,
... The final play of the No. 2 defense's stand saw one of
... Two of the products of the Broncos' local tryout in April had strong days. Rookie cornerback Jack Tidwell (Rangeview High School) had a touchdown-saving pass deflection of a
... Practice closed with the Broncos working on specific situations such as goal-line scenarios and "Hail Mary" passes at half-speed.
... The Broncos will have one final workout and lifting session before taking their offseason break, which will end in late July. The Broncos can hold their first training-camp practice no earlier than Thursday, July 28.