Posted Wed May 11th by Jon Heath
Good news out of Denver this morning, as Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Denver Broncos veteran safety Brian Dawkins organized the first team workout.
Dawkins sent out a mass text/e-mail to his teammates a few days ago inviting players who were in the Denver area to attend conditioning workouts Tuesday and Thursday. Despite the short notice, 15 players reported to the first session Tuesday. Quarterback Kyle Orton showed up early to throw passes to receiver Eric Decker.
Other projected starters who attended were center J.D. Walton, left guard Zane Beadles, defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, middle linebacker Joe Mays and defensive end Robert Ayers.
Not present were Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn, established workout warriors and Orton’s competition at quarterback. Von Miller and the rest of the new batch of Broncos rookies were absent, in part because Dawkins still is gathering contact information for the new guys. As word spreads, the player turnout promises to increase.
- NFL.com Senior Analyst Pat Kirwan writes that teams with new coaching staffs — including the Broncos — are being effected the most during the lockout. [NFL.com]
- Dawkins recently talked about the team’s offseason workouts as well as how the lockout has effected him and the team on 104.3 The Fan, find the audio here. [The Drive]
- Here’s a shameless plug look at some of the defensive tackles on Denver’s roster and several they make look at in Free Agency. [Broncos Zone]
- Broncos VP of Football Operations was on Sirius NFL Radio yesterday, touching on a number of topics. He hopes running back Knowshon Moreno will break out this year; it’s hard to say if Orton will be retained; the team hopes to address DT/RB in FA/UDFA. (Quotes courtesy of @BroncosForums)
- Broncos General Manager Brian Xanders was on NFL Total Access Tuesday evening, talking about the Broncos draft class and the quarterback situation. [NFL.com Video]