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Broncos, Briefly: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

Count Tony Romo in the camp of Broncos believers this season. Speaking on Mad Dog Sports Radio with Adam Schein on Thursday, the former Cowboys quarterback and current CBS NFL analyst talked up Denver as a possible darkhorse contender in the AFC.

The Broncos had a glaring hole to fill and had a target in mind. Sitting at No. 20 in the 2017 NFL Draft, they were sorely in need of a starting left tackle — someone who could start immediately, develop and remain a reliable player for years to come — and the Broncos were convinced Garett Bolles could be that guy.

Robert Saleh, now entering his third season as the 49ers' defensive coordinator, was back on the same football field with his old boss Friday at UCHealth Training Center as the Broncos host joint training camp practices with San Francisco. Saleh spent only one season with Fangio as defensive coordinator in Houston before staff changes, and still, the imprint was profound — even with some initial silence.

Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello didn't want to make any grand proclamations. As he stepped to the podium Friday, he emphasized that he wanted to watch the tape of the Broncos' first joint practice against the San Francisco 49ers before offering a complete evaluation of Denver's offensive performance. Scangarello also stressed that the Broncos had their fair share of positive plays against a Niners defense whose intensity was evident.

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