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Denver Broncos minicamp: Recap of practice No. 2

Denver Broncos minicamp: Recap of practice No. 2

A recap of the Broncos’ second mandatory minicamp session on Wednesday:


Receivers injured. Three receivers – Demaryius Thomas (foot), Kenny Bell (hamstring) and Carlos Henderson (hamstring) joined the injury report. Thomas was shut down during Tuesday’s workout. Henderson did some side-field rehabilitation Wednesday but Bell and Thomas watched.


Continuing to miss practice were linebacker Shane Ray (wrist), guard Ron Leary (knee), right tackle Jared Veldheer (foot), tight end Troy Fumagalli (groin), receiver Jordan Taylor (hips) and defensive lineman Clinton McDonald (shoulder).


There were no visible injuries. Tight end Matt LaCosse talked to trainers after he hit the deck following a catch in the end zone (hit from behind).

Ware debuts. Former pass rusher DeMarcus Ware debuted as an official pass rush consultant. Coach Vance Joseph said Ware will be with the Broncos periodically during the season and possibly at home games.


On Wednesday Ware worked with the pass rushers and defensive linemen during practice.


Practice highlights …

Play of the day was by rookie receiver Courtland Sutton. With rookie cornerback Isaac Yiadom in tight coverage downfield, Sutton made an acrobatic catch in which he used one hand to cradle the football to his body. …

The Broncos worked on their run game early in 11-on-11 work with all of the tailbacks seeing time with the starting group. … Linebacker Bradley Chubb dropped a should-be interception thrown by quarterback Chad Kelly. … Defensive lineman Zach Kerr had a deflection of a Paxton Lynch pass that fell incomplete. … Receiver DaeSean Hamilton appeared to make a fine catch from Keenum downfield but he was called for offensive pass interference (Bradley Roby in coverage). … Receiver Jordan Leslie dropped a Lynch pass on a quick slant. … Tight end Jake Butt had two red zone touchdown catches (one each by Keenum and Lynch). … Third-team center J.J. Dielman had a low snap that Kelly could not corral. … Sutton appeared to drop a pass from Keenum on a fade route – it would have been a tough catch, but Sutton got both hands on the football.


Practice wrapped up with two hurry-up situations, one apiece for Keenum and Lynch and coach Vance Joseph said both drives ended in field goal range. Keenum ran nine plays and was 5-of-6 passing, his only incompletion a throw-away. He faked a spike and threw quickly to tight end Jeff Heuerman. The offense got a first down when cornerback Chris Harris was called for pass interference when breaking up a quick slant. On Keenum’s final play, tailback Royce Freeman got the hand-off and appeared to fumble as the whistle blew. That got him a short talking to from Joseph. … Lynch’s two-minute segment lasted nine plays as well. Lynch completed consecutive passes to Butt and two to tight end Brian Parker. …


The Broncos ran 98 plays of 11-on-11.