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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, July 29, 2016

With trio of QBs, Broncos begin hunt for next title, identity (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
The 2015 Broncos that began as a Manning-led team and transformed into a defense-first champion by February is on the hunt for another ring, but also for a new identity. A "wide open" quarterback competition has taken the spot once occupied by a likely future Hall of Famer.

Sanchez, Siemian show they were busy during Broncos' 'off' time (Jeff Legwold,
Kubiak got his answer as Sanchez and Siemian opened the competition for the starting job with gusto. Each showed he'd put in more than a little work after the team closed its offseason program last month.

“I'm in shape. I feel totally confident in my ability to get back on the football field." (Conor Orr,
Broncos star pass rusher Von Miller will not allow his work ethic to be spoiled by an insanely lucrative contract.

The Broncos have confidence on defense, but now it's time to find a quarterback (Pete Prisco, That's the key word for any NFL team in an era of knee-jerk firings and social media badgering.

Sanchez impresses Kubiak in Day 1 of training camp (Mike Klis, 9News)Lynch threw a couple deep passes that were incomplete. In the end, nothing changed with the quarterback battle. Sanchez remains the QB to beat. Siemian is hanging in. Lynch has a ways to go.

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Broncos Training Camp Takeaways: Day 1 (Andrew Mason)Head Coach Gary Kubiak wanted to make one thing clear to the Broncos before they began training camp: You're not defending a championship; you're pursuing another one.

Broncos defensive backs practice with blinders (Ben Swanson)It was a pair of glasses with blinders on the side. Each defensive back wore them at different points during the first day of training camp, from footwork to man-coverage drills.

The long orange line: Broncos Country shares its passion as training camp begins (Aric DiLalla)
They said they wouldn't trade these campouts, which have become more than just an opportunity to watch the Broncos, for anything. It's a chance to meet up with other fans and strengthen a sense of connection with the organization.
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LOOK: Day one training camp photos (*
The Broncos' 2016 training camp is underway with the start of Thursday's practice at UCHealth Training Center. *

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