With the offseason, training camp and preseason complete, building the roster is the only thing that stands between the Broncos and the regular season.
The San Francisco 49ers’ defense punched the Denver Broncos’ offense in the mouth in the team’s first joint practice session on Friday. On Saturday, in round two, the Broncos returned the blow.
The Broncos have a rich history of undrafted rookies making the final 53-man roster. So rich, in fact, that at least one undrafted rookie has made Denver’s roster in 14 of the past 15 years.
As of Thursday’s practice, the Broncos have been on the training-camp grind for a full week. There was a new twist on Thursday.
After a few years of recovering from the backache from putting the team on their shoulders on the way to their championship run, it appears the defense is ready to try and do that once again in 2019.
On Saturday, for the first time in the Vic Fangio era, the pads came on at Broncos training camp. But the story of the day didn’t have to do with big hits or contact.
Some of the following roster battles will determine who will make the 53-man roster, while others will actually have a significant impact on the field this year.