It has begun. The Broncos are back on the field and ready to sharpen themselves and each other into championship form at camp. (photos by Gabriel Christus unless noted)
With Devontae Booker sidelined for about six weeks with a small fracture in his wrist, the Broncos signed free-agent running back Stevan Ridley to join the competition in the backfield.
Ridley, a seven-year veteran, was a featured back for the Patriots from 2011 until 2014, racking up 2,817 rushing yards over four seasons. In his best season, he totaled 1,263 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. His final season with the Patriots was cut short by a season-ending ACL and MCL tear in Week 6.
In the years since, Ridley has spent stints with the Jets, Lions, Colts and Falcons.
In a corresponding roster move, the Broncos waived G Chris Muller.