ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As the Broncos prepare for their Sept. 14 season opener against the Tennessee Titans, the team has finalized its training camp practice schedule, the team announced on Monday.
The Broncos will hold their first training camp practice on Aug. 14 and are tentatively scheduled to hold 18 practices over the ensuing three weeks.
Denver's training camp slate will begin with a pair of mandatory full-speed non-padded practices on Aug. 14 and Aug. 16. The non-padded practices are part of the NFL and NFL Players Association's agreed-upon ramp-up period to help players reacclimate to football activities.
The Broncos are then permitted to hold their first padded practice on Aug. 17. The first padded session will last 90 minutes, and the ensuing practices will increase in length until they reach two-and-a-half hours on Aug. 21. The team will then hold those full-length sessions through the end of training camp.
Denver is scheduled to have at least four days without practice between Aug. 14 and Sept. 4.
In the days since the Broncos have returned to UCHealth Training Center, the team has participated in walkthroughs and strength and conditioning drills in two distinct groups. The Broncos' early reports — which includes rookies, quarterbacks and rehabbing players — largely arrived at UCHealth Training Center on July 23. The team's veterans, meanwhile, reported on July 28. The Broncos will continue to work in those distinct groups through Aug. 13.
On Friday, Aug. 14, the Broncos' entire team will be permitted to practice as one group for the first time. Ahead of that date, the team will continue its on-field ramp-up period with Phase 2 practices.
The Broncos will be permitted to engage in live contact once they move to fully padded practices on Aug. 17.
Denver's final training camp practice is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 4, and the team must trim its roster to 53 players by 2 p.m. MT on Sept. 5. The Broncos are scheduled to host the Titans on "Monday Night Football" on Sept. 14.