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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, July 8, 2016


Miller honors DeSoto police, fire departments]( (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)*
Miller purchased and customized a 2016 Ford Explorer Interceptor for the police department and donated $2,500 to the DeSoto Fire Rescue, which will be used for scholarships to the DeSoto Fire Academy. The scholarship will be awarded each year for 10 years.*

Thomas hosts youth football camp (Hyoung Chang, Denver Post)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and a selection of area prep and college football coaches led a camp of more 280 kids from grades one through eight. Campers experienced various stations specializing in the fundamental skills of football.

What would Belichick do about Miller? (Mike Klis, 9News)
A scouting report from an NFL team not named the Denver Broncos views Von Miller as a "dominant, impact player with ability to change games. Hall of Fame-caliber performer."

Thomas knows exactly what Miller is going through (Rod Mackey, 9News)
This year it's Von Miller, but a year ago Demaryius Thomas was in those shoes. The Broncos and their star wide receiver going right down to wire before agreeing on a long term deal and avoiding playing under the franchise tag.

Broncos' missing pieces mean questions for defense in training camp (Jeff Legwold,
Yet as they count down the days until the start of training camp later this month, the question about what's to come for the Broncos' defense is still significant -- and unanswered. After all, the 11 projected defensive starters never lined up together during the team's offseason program.

AFC West Q&A: Which team has the best skill players (
1. Broncos. It doesn't matter who ends up being the quarterback, the Broncos have the only starting set of wide receivers.

*An underclassmen combine? Urban Meyer likes the idea (Eric Edholm, Yahoo Sports)
What Meyer thinks will help, per PFT, is a system similar to one that Alabama head coach (and former NFL head coach) Nick Saban has proposed in the past: an underclassmen combine type of event. But Meyer and Saban think that having some kind of event for rising juniors and third-year sophomores in the spring might help the process.*

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Thomas passes on smiles to kids at football camp (Andrew Mason)
Thomas' exuberance as he led campers through their drills and threw them footballs as they ran pass routes was infectious. This is an environment he loves, in part because as a child he never had the chance to take part in the kind of football camp he now guides.

Sacco Sez: Mile High Memories (Jim Saccomano)
I submit it is the football equivalent of the success reached by Americans like Thomas Edison, Andrew Carnegie and Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was born in a log cabin and became one of the greatest presidents in American history. It was just about as improbable for the Broncos to reach this level of success. Just because no one ever thinks of it this way does not mean it is not so.