Broncos get kids ready to go back to school as they go back to work (Troy Renck, The Denver Channel)
The event warms hearts and fosters smiles. On Tuesday, a battery of Broncos players – Emmanuel Sanders, Justin Simmons, Tim Patrick, Shelby Harris, Jake Butt and Justin Hollins among them – pushed carts through the aisles of King Soopers off Parker Road, buying supplies and clothes for kids from the Boys & Girls Club.
Broncos Roundtable: What is Vic Fangio's biggest training camp challenge? (Mark Kiszla, Ryan O'Halloran and Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post)
Fangio, teaming up his coaching, strength/conditioning and training staffs, should start camp with a plan to give veteran players full practices off or limited reps during a workout. Guys like Flacco, Von Miller and Chris Harris don't need a ton of work. Building up to Week 1 with everybody fresh and healthy should be Job 1 for Vic.
Broncos roster preview: Can Miller and Chubb reach a combined 30 sacks? (Mike Klis, 9NEWS)
But with Miller playing this year at a prime age of 30 and motivated by the climb up the NFL's all-time sack list (he is currently tied for 33rd with 98.0 sacks, 10 away from sole possession of No. 24), the 23-year-old Chubb expected to take another more step from his rookie-setting season of a year ago (his 12.0 sacks broke Miller's team rookie mark), and first-year head coach Vic Fangio bringing in 32 years of NFL defensive intelligence, the Broncos may have their best single-season pass-rushing duo in history.
With eyes on Week 1, Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders wants to "gradually progress" early in training camp (Ryan O'Halloran, The Denver Post)
"We're going to take our time," Sanders said. "I don't even know if I'll do the conditioning test (Wednesday). As far as practice, I'm definitely not going to be full-go from the jump. We'll increase the workload day by day until the trainers feel like I'm ready to go full speed."