A rookie minicamp is about many things. But special teams is at the top of the list.
Hackett talked about Thursday Night Football, the status of Jerry Jeudy after his arrest Thursday and potential plans for joint preseason practices and the October week in London after the first on-field session of rookie minicamp.
Take a dive into the Broncos’ 2022 schedule with notes, nuggets and facts about a slate that starts off with two of the most winnable games … but ends with a daunting six-week stretch that includes the Ravens, Rams, Chargers and both Chiefs games.
“We have, like, a little period where we go and do walk-throughs in the gym, in the back room, and he was in there watching. He didn’t have to be there,” CB Ronald Darby said.
"I wanted to help as much as I could after the injury," Jewell said, and now he's staying around a while longer while embracing his role as the quarterback of Denver's defense.
His weight is down. His quickness is up. And while he's fighting for spots with a slew of other interior linemen, Quinn Meinerz has his head coach's confidence. "The sky is the limit for him right now," Nathaniel Hackett said of Meinerz.
A 4.37-second 40-yard dash time at Wisconsin’s Pro Day led teams to take a second look at Faion Hicks.
Matt Henningsen has been surprising people since he became the first freshman walk-on to start a season opener at Wisconsin since at least 1990. So, don’t be surprised if he makes the Broncos’ 53-man roster.
Former University of Washington left guard and center Luke Wattenberg steps into a room that is projected to have players with significant starting experience as reserves. Can he make an impact?
Denver has been searching for an explosive returner since Trindon Holliday’s glory days. Montrell Washington could end that quest.
George Paton has selected three fifth-round safeties in two drafts. How will Oklahoma’s Delarrin Turner-Yell fit in?
“I’m comfortable being looped all around the D-line,” Uwazurike said. “I’ve played every position on the D-line, so it’s all second nature to me at this point.”
Mathis will compete to be the No. 4 cornerback in a competition headlined by Michael Ojemudia and Essang Bassey. But he believes he’s one of a kind, saying, “I really don’t emulate anyone. I try to pattern my game after myself.”
Broncos GM George Paton admitted that he considered moving up for both NIk Bonitto and Greg Dulcich. “We were tempted, and we had a lot of conversations,” he said. “And it just worked out where we didn’t have to trade up.”
If Dulcich can refine his work as a run blocker, he could work his way into extensive playing time as soon as his rookie season as the Broncos look to fill the void created by the loss of Noah Fant in the Russell Wilson trade.
”You just can’t have enough pass rushers,” George Paton said six days before the NFL Draft. And he backed that up by selecting Oklahoma edge rusher Nik Bonitto with the No. 64 overall pick.
A look at some of the best players available on Day 2 … and a glance at the picks around the AFC West from the first round.
Melvin Gordon was not on the practice field as the Broncos concluded their three-day voluntary-veteran minicamp Wednesday. But he was very much in the conversation.
“I'm used to being with a position group and really grinding with them and stuff,” new Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero said after Day 2 of the Broncos’ voluntary veteran minicamp.