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Broncos, Briefly: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Best defense in the NFL has a job opening. And Ray's name is top of the stack. (Nick Groke, Denver Post)
The Broncos foresaw all of this when they drafted Ray in the first round a year ago. He is their future. And the bridge to then is now.

Miller said he'd be ready -- and he is (Jeff Legwold,
No, for a collection of plays, Miller was the Alpha player in what was the league's top defense last season. He took an early-morning run-game drill and made it a showcase for the rare combination of quickness and power.

Scouting Denver: An All Time Great D (Andy Benoit, MMQB)
Speaking of Ward, it's hard to understate his value to his defense. Besides being an aggressive hitter, Ward can play solo man coverage against running backs and tight ends—including, as he showed in the postseason, top-shelf ones like Rob Gronkowski and Greg Olsen. He's also a terrific blitzer. The Broncos do a great job deploying their safeties in a variety of ways. Ward headlines that.

Gotsis impresses during the first days of Broncos training camp (Fox Sports Australia)
It's a promising sign for Gotsis who reportedly got team reps with the second unit of the defensive line on day three of Broncos training camp after some light work on the first few days.

"We have a leader": Okung making an impact on Broncos' coaching staff (Andre Simone, BSN Denver)
The return of Russell Okung to full health is an important aspect of this offseason for the Denver Broncos offense. As the Broncos progress through camp, Okung is progression back into going full speed on the football field. Sunday, as the Broncos partook in their first day in pads, Okung had one of his best days.

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Terrell Davis: Broncos will win AFC West for sixth straight year (Aric DiLalla)
Terrell Davis knows a thing or two about repeating, and on Monday at Broncos training camp T.D. said he likes Denver's chances to get back to the playoffs in 2016.

Day 5 takeaways (Andrew Mason)
The Broncos were high on the undrafted rookie from Oregon State when they signed him after the draft, and the last five days he's shown why, constantly bursting into the backfield and showing outstanding power off the snap to break through blockers.

Tweets and Takes: Day 5 at training camp (Aric DiLalla)
With Ty Sambrailo and Sam Brenner out today, looks like Connor McGovern will get a big opportunity to get some first-team reps.

WATCH: takes aim with the QB challenge (*
Linebacker Brandon Marshall showed off his arm and accuracy on the BTV set following practice on Monday. *

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