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Broncos, Briefly: Thursday, June 9, 2016


Defensive end one of the Broncos' least talked about, yet one of the most important position battles]( (Cameron Wolfe, Denver Post)*
While the quarterback competition is drawing the majority of the headlines at Broncos' workouts, Vance Walker and Jared Crick are embarking on a battle for the open defensive end spot opposite Derek Wolfe.*

Garcia benefited greatly from learning behind Lou Vasquez in 2015 (Malika Rose Andrews, Denver Post)
In his rookie season with the Broncos, Max Garcia looked up to Louis Vasquez and sought his guidance. He recalls days when Vasquez would drag him out of the locker room before practice to do hands work and practice pass protection.

Notes from the Broncos' second mandatory mini camp (Mike Klis, 9News)
Derek Wolfe said he didn't mean anything by his absence from the Denver Broncos' trip Monday to the White House.

Don't expect to see Ware out on the field until training camp (Jeff Legwold,
After further review the Denver Broncos are going to play it safe with outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

D.T. provided Von with advice regarding his contract situation (Lindsay Jones, USA Today)
A year ago, it was Demaryius Thomas and not Von Miller in franchise tag limbo with the Denver Broncos.

Running backs stand out in Wednesday's mini camp (Ryan Koenigsberg, BSN Denver)
Both C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman busted huge, untouched runs for touchdowns on the day, both in the mold that a Gary Kubiak offense so deeply craves. Both of the runs featured the back moving right with the offensive line only to cut back and take things the other way for the big gainers.

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Key veterans get the day off, allowing young players to step up (Andrew Mason)
For the third consecutive week, Head Coach Gary Kubiak used the Wednesday practice to give some proven contributors a chance to rest while giving younger players a longer look.

Rico confident the quarterback battle will sort itself out (Video)*
Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison talks about the progress the offense has made so far during this week's mandatory minicamp. *