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Published on 06/17/2011 at Fri Jun 17 15:10.
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Fitzgerald tweeted this image on Friday which shows himself, Kyle Orton, Orton's father and Eric Decker following a workout.

We are now 93 days into the NFL lockout that has prohibited players from using team facilities and from talking with coaches due to the ongoing labor dispute between the league owners and players.

Denver fans however can rest assured that Bronco players have been working hard preparing for a season, although a shortened one it may be.

Veteran safety Brian Dawkins has organized several unofficial team workouts, which all three of Denver’s quarterbacks have attended (never together, however).  Meanwhile, Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton has been working out in Minnesota with receiver Eric Decker and Arizona Cardinal’s receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

Decker has been working with Fitzgerald for much of the offseason and has also thrown with quarterback Kyle Orton prior to their Minnesota-based workouts.  When quarterback Tim Tebow flew in some of his receivers to Jacksonville in late May however, receivers Eddie Royal (hip) and Demaryius Thomas (ankle) missed due to injuries while Decker was not able to make it due to “another commitment”.

After the jump, we have compiled a list of several Bronco players and what they’ve accomplished during the extended offseason.

  • Rookie linebacker Von Miller has been spending a lot of time in College Station, Texas working out with former Texas A&M teammates and learning the in and outs of a 4-3 defense fromDat Nguyen, a former Dallas Cowboy linebacker and A&M’s current linebackers coach.
  • Wide receiver Eddie Royal has been recovering from an offseason hip surgery and sounds like he is doing well.  On Thursday, Royal noted on his facebook page that he had just finished running routes in 102 degree weather.  He has also posted images of himself working out in the gym.
  • Tebow, as is well-known, has been working out daily.  A recent image captured of himgolfing shows his biceps so large that the legitimacy of the picture has been called into question.  Photoshopped or not, the image doesn’t prove or disprove that Tebow is jacked.  Every Bronco fan knows he is.
  • Offensive lineman Zane Beadles told me earlier in the year that he has tried to treat this offseason as he would any other.  “Even though this is clearly not a regular offseason I’m trying to approach it as it is a regular offseason,” Beadles said in March. “This thing could end at anytime and when it does I want to be ready so I am training on my own just like I would always prepare.”
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    Mays' growth is quite visible, as is seen in this screenshot courtesy of the Denver Post.

  • Denver Tight End Dan Gronkowski has been working out with two of his brothers, Chris and Rob, who play for the Cowboys and Patriots respectively.
  • Linebacker Joe Mays, who will be competing with rookie Nate Irving for the middle linebacker position, has put on 10 pounds of muscle through working out, but he plans to get back down to 245 for the season.
  • Receivers Brandon Lloyd and Britt Davis have been putting in a lot of work, catching passes from all three of Denver’s quarterbacks, and have attended many of the team’s unofficial workouts at the South Suburban Sports Dome.

We assume (hope) all of Denver’s players have been working out and preparing for a season, although it’s impossible to know for sure.  We do know that may of them (including those listed above) have been putting in work, trying to gain an edge over their competition.

  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    Is it just me or does it seem like Tebow and Britt Davis are becoming buddies and Decker is kissing up to Orton? Also, where in the world is Matthew Willis?

  • Rcu76

    Jamie dukes can suck a fat one!!!

  • Gbrider61

    What did Jamie Dukes say now? He is terrible and has always talked shit about the Broncos…

  • Rcu76

    The same shit talking. He talked shit about Tebow and about our draft picks during their review of the AFC West needs. Just don't like that dude!!

  • http://nation.theorangepage.com/blog Ian Henson

    The most interesting receiver to me remains Matthew Willis.

  • http://nation.theorangepage.com/blog Ian Henson

    Who has been showing up as “Matt Willis” in the DP reports.

  • areferee

    I find it more than interesting that Kyle Orton has established a connection with two of the teams with the highest potential interest in an veteran quarterback.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Kyle is one smart cookie.

  • jdkchem

    All that money wasted on “daisy” dukes.

  • TheTroglodyte

    Atta boy! That's a Perry Mason observation right there I tell ya what!

  • areferee

    More like Jacques Clouseau, mon ami.  Swine quarterback!

  • Jon

    Tebow's working with Denver's top receiver in Florida (Lloyd) and Orton is working with Arizona's top receiver in Minnesota (Fitz)… I find that interesting.

  • The Mascot Army

    I love seeing Orton practicing with Fitz, but I hate seeing Decker so Obviously put all his eggs in the Orton basket.

  • Jon

    He's a curious case

  • TheTroglodyte

    The guy lives in Minnesota so it would make sense that he would chose to work out with Fitz being that Fitz is arguably the best WR in the game and is running a camp where Decker lives.

  • The Mascot Army

    I'm not overly worried, I just like Decker, and wish I would see more news of his working out with Tebow.  He has worked out with Orton a few times already.
    I would have preferred to infer that Decker favors Tebow as starter, but i dont think that is the case.
    Hopefully, Fitz likes what he saw from Orton and can tell the powers that be to drop a second rounder for him.

  • TheTroglodyte

    Agreed

  • td30ismvp

    Decker has been working out with Fitzy all offseason.  Orton will be the opening day starter since TT cannot get coached up.  Had they done a better job running the ball and an average defense this whole Orton thing would be much less of an issue.

  • td30ismvp

    http://www.denverpost.com/bron

    Looks like your boy is working out with…gulp…Quinn.

  • http://twitter.com/jholm7 Jason

    Anger happens when idiots are given leave to speak.  I have an unwavering desire to see Dukes colossally fail at something. (other than each time the split in his head opens to reveal his vast emptiness of thought.)

  • http://thingsatrexdoes.tumblr.com Mike Birtwistle

    Can I caption that picture?

    Orton: “I'm only going to be throwing footballs to one of these men come August, guess which one?”
    Decker: “Is it me?”
    Fitzgerald: “Is it me?”
    Orton: “No its my dad, season's gonna be cancelled”

  • ComeBackT

    Tebow stinks! Send him back to Florida, let the Jags have him! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T

  • robtink242

    I know K. Orton should be the guy in 2011  it all sounds nice in all.. but i'm like this.. Trade him and Ryan Harris to Arizona for D.Dockett.. I think the edition of him would put the D back in Denver. Hasselbeck is always there in free agency.. where you want to believe it he's better than Orton.

  • ComeBackT

    Awesome! Trade Tebow to the Jags we want him back!!!

  • ComeBackT

    Awesome! Trade Tebow to the Jags we want him back!!!