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Aqib Talib, DeMarcus Ware will be sidelined when training camp begins


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --The Broncos will start training camp without DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib on the field.

Both will begin training camp on the non-football injury list. Ware has dealt with a back problem throughout the last few months and did not take part in OTAs, while Talib missed the last two weeks of OTAs after suffering a gunshot wound in Dallas.

Defensive end Kenny Anunike will join them on the sideline. Anunike is on the physically-unable-to-perform list as he continues recovering from the knee injury that ended his season last October.

"He's not quite there yet, but very, very close," Head Coach Gary Kubiak said.

Inside linebacker Brandon Marshall and tight ends Virgil Green and Jeff Heuerman will be available at the start of training camp despite missing time because of injuries. Kubiak said that the tight ends might be slightly limited in their special-teams work, but will otherwise be good to go.

Outside linebacker Von Miller will be brought along as a "progression player," Kubiak said. Miller missed all offseason work because of his unsigned franchise tender, and will likely be pulled off practice to work with Strength and Conditioning Coach Luke Richesson.

"We'll build him up to get him where he's at," Kubiak said. "He's worked, but it hasn't been with us."

Offensive tackle Russell Okung will also take that progressive route toward full availability. Okung did not take part in team repetitions during OTAs as he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery.

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