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Broncos, Briefly: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

Six weeks have passed since Broncos training camp started and yet the roster remains far from settled.

Just how many jobs are on the line when Denver hosts Arizona on Thursday night in its preseason finale?

“I think there’s still a good bit, myself,” coach Vic Fangio said. “Definitely in the double digits, for sure.”

Bradley Chubb lived up to the hype in his rookie season, but he may be set to take a monster step forward in 2019.

Butt will undergo a minor clean-up procedure on his left knee, and with roster cuts looming, he faces the possibility of landing on injured reserve for a third consecutive season.

In a message posted on social media, however, Butt said he is confident he will be able to return quickly and be able to stay on the field, just as he did following a similar procedure after his first ACL injury in college.

The summer of 1972 is seared into Floyd Little’s memory.

“It was hot, man, so damn hot,” the Broncos’ Hall of Fame running back recalled. “It was 110 degrees — we called it a ‘dollar-and-a-dime’ — with smog. It got to a point that guys were going to quit.

“Man, Coach had us doing 10 100-yard dashes, with our equipment on, at the end of two-a-days. Now, that was old-school football. Guys lost their lunch.”

Vic Fangio is Booger McFarland’s kind of people.

The “Monday Night Football” color analyst fought in the trenches for a decade in the NFL as a defensive lineman for the Buccaneers and the Colts, so he knows the meaning of hard work — and that’s exactly the kind of mindset he sees in the Broncos’ head coach.

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