Broncos, Briefly: Thursday, July 25, 2019

AFC training camp battles to watch: Dolphins QB, Bills RB, more (Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com)
The very existence of this battle is disrespectful to Lindsay and shows how difficult it is to shake pre-draft evaluations. Lindsay was a Pro Bowl revelation as an undrafted rookie a season ago, but a late-season wrist injury combined with a new coaching staff, Freeman's superior size (240 pounds!) and his draft position as a 2018 third-rounder means that nothing will be handed to Lindsay. All signs point to a committee approach under new coordinator Rich Scangarello in an effort to keep both players fresh. "Scangs" has alluded to using the two backs similarly to how the Falcons used Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, so Lindsay will have to earn his playing time all over again. A healthy start to camp is aiding that effort.

'I don't see myself a role player.' How Broncos' Tim Patrick aims to build on breakout season. (Kyle Fredrickson, Denver Post)
“Tim is doing really well,” wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said. “Coach (Zach Azzanni) was spotlighting him today during meetings and breaking down the film from two days ago. He was talking about his releases off the line and how well he’s playing; using him as an example for the young guys to show them exactly how it’s supposed to be done.”

Highlands Ranch grad Mike Purcell's football journey leads him back home to Broncos (Parth Upadhyaya, Denver Post)
The Highlands Ranch High School product’s winding NFL journey has included stops with six franchises but just 25 games in six seasons — his last appearance on the field coming Jan. 1, 2017. Now, that road has led back home, where Purcell is hoping to finally stick as a part of the same Broncos team he cheered for as a child.

In Broncos' chippy afternoon practice, key veteran takes significant step toward return (Nicki Jhabvala, The Athletic)
Maybe it was the heat that got the blood flowing. Maybe it was simply inevitable a week into training camp.

2019 NFL season: Predicting when rookie quarterbacks (Marc Sessler, NFL.com)
Path to QB1: Broncos coach Vic Fangio minced no words when asked about Lock at the start of training camp, saying: "He's not a quarterback yet -- he's a hard-throwing pitcher that doesn't know how to pitch yet."

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