Posted Tue Aug 7th by Jonathan Douglas
NOTES AND NEWS FROM DAY NINE OF TRAINING CAMP:
“I’ve just been banging into Travis a little bit too much.” — John Lynch 8/7/07
Not content with one injury announcement, the Broncos had four of them today. The biggest name among them was John Lynch, who left the field this morning after suffering a bruised sternum… Uh, yeah. The dude bruised his sternum on Travis Henry — ouch! John Lynch said he would have continued to practice, but that the coaches pulled him. TRUTH: Lynch is a BEAST!
LT Matt Lepsis hit the injured list today. No, it wasn’t his rebuilt knee –it was a pulled groin. Actually, according to Mike Shanahan it was “a little bit of a groin pull”… which sounds more like a very naughty action rather than an injury.
“I’m not sure how serious it is right now, but it’s enough to keep him out” — Mike Shanahan 8/7/07
Mike Bell was shook up after a got hit during team drills today. And finally, backup safety Quentin Harris left the field after smashing into RB Andre Hall during goal-line drills. It looked like he was getting treatment on his right knee. Both players remained on the sidelines but didn’t participate for the rest of the morning practice.
But, a small ray of hope was seen briefly as Tony Scheffler showed up this morning in full uniform. He only participated in 30 minutes of warm-ups and light work, before calling it a morning… but it’s progress!
In addition Lynch, Lepsis, Bell, Harris wideouts Brandon Marshall, Rod Smith, Marquay McDaniel and Glenn Martinez were all still out. TE Chad Mustard, LB Louis Green DT Sam Adams were also held out today. Brandon Stokley was in pads, but only did light work in individual drills and installation. Lamont Reid and Doug Niehuis were also both still on PUP.
OFFENSIVE LINE UPS: TUESDAY
No real changes here… The WR’s we have get reps. :)
No real change from the last few days. Although in an update from Andrew Mason reported that Nate Jackson (although listed on the 3rd Team) has had plenty of reps with the 1st Team when we they line up with two TE’s.
No change: Travis Henry, Cecil Sapp running second. Mike Bell, Andre Hall and Young following behind.
1st Team O-line was unchanged from yesterday with LT Adam Meadows (filling in for Lepsis), LG Ben Hamilton, C Tom Nalen, RG Montrae Holland and RT Erik Pears.
DEFENSIVE LINE UPS: TUESDAY
* 1st Team D-line stayed the same as the last couple of days: DE’s Ebenezer Ekuban and John Engelberger, DT’s Gerard Warren and Sam Adams.
NOTE:Jimmy Kennedy filled in for Adams and Warren throughout the day.
* 1st Team LB’s were: D. D. Lewis took his turn with the starters today at SAM today, D.J. Williams at MIKE and Ian Gold at WILL.
No changes here as CB’s Champ Bailey and Dre’ Bly and Safeties Nick Ferguson and John Lynch played on the 1st Team. Foxworth was their Nickel back and Cox joined the 1st Team during work on the Dime Package.
SPECIAL TEAMS LINE UPS: TUESDAY
Kick-Off Return Team:
Scott O’Brien had a very active Special Teams practice in the afternoon. Check out Andrew Mason’s blog entry covering this: HERE.