... but the news is anything but good for the Broncos' pass catchers.
Finally, there's good news along they injury front for the Denver Broncos.
After missing nearly 10 starters at one point during Sunday's 23-7 loss to the Ravens, the Broncos are on the mend.
Despite the toxicity that surely pervades some corners of Broncos Country right now, the Broncos’ season is not over. Far from it. But Sunday's loss dropped some truth bombs.
Youth, inexperience and talent will highlight the Broncos' interior offensive line on Sunday if Dalton Risner and Graham Glasgow can't play.
As each day goes on, that looks like more of a possibility.
By Tuesday afternoon, George Paton and Vic Fangio must narrow down the Broncos' roster from 80 players to the final 53.
Here's who is projected to make the final roster.
Drew Lock was electric to start Sunday's scrimmage.
Not only did he have the pass of training camp, he commanded two touchdown drives early.
Lock needed a strong day on Sunday. He delivered.
After throwing three interceptions on Saturday, Teddy Bridgewater was in desperate need of a bounce-back day following Sunday's off day.
He did just that on Monday to keep the Broncos' quarterback competition a true toss up.
Realistically, it's fair to expect Quinn Meinerz to be ready to take a starting job in 2022.
But it's not out of the realm of possibility he steals a starting job at some point his rookie season.
Garett Bolles, Graham Glasgow and Ja'Wuan James are all among the highest-paid players in the NFL at their respective positions, while Dalton Risner and Lloyd Cushenberry were both Day 2 picks.
But that doesn't mean George Paton will stay put with Denver's offensive line as it's currently constructed, especially with major questions at right tackle.
In order to keep Denver below the expected $180 million salary cap, tough decisions will need to be made on many of the Broncos' current players. However, there's a handful of players that are safe thanks to their contracts.
Graham Glasgow was John Elway’s biggest free agent signing in 2019. Glasgow turned out to be Elway’s last big-time free agent signing as the general manager of the Denver Broncos too.
But did that high price tag translate to the field? Here’s a look at Glasgow’s first season with the Broncos.
The Broncos looked like the team that has the NFL’s fifth-worst record since the start of the 2017 season: out-matched, out-fought and out-thought.
Less than a month ago, Cushenberry wasn't receiving first-team reps as he was fighting his way up the depth chart. Now, he's having "almost a perfect game" calling the shots for Denver's offensive line.
In 2019, the Broncos averaged 17.6 points per game. However, in the final five games under Lock, they averaged 21.4 points per game.
For 2020, the Broncos can expect another significant jump.
Quarterback is the only position that has more on their plate than center on the offensive side of the ball. Despite that, the Broncos are handing the keys to the center of their offensive line to a rookie.
Lloyd Cushenberry is up for the task.
If this were a normal year, the Broncos would have spent Thursday in the Phoenix area. As we know, this is not a normal year.
With no advanced notice, Vic Fangio made Essang Bassey the Broncos' starting nickel cornerback during practice on Wednesday.
The undrafted rookie impressed.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Monday morning’s Broncos practice was the 13th of training camp so far. Usually at this point in their work, the team would be through one preseason game and getting ready for its second, with the regular season still nearly a month away. For example, when the Broncos had their 13th practice in 2019, it was Aug. 5.…...