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Published on 08/09/2012 at Thu Aug 09 09:00.
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Caleb Hanie, Adam Weber

Denver Broncos quarterbacks Caleb Hanie and Adam Weber at training camp in 2012. ( photo/Kyle Montgomery)


Caleb Hanie is the second quarterback on the depth chart, and The Denver Post speculates he and the second team offense will play the rest of the first half. Hanie is the only backup quarterback on the Broncos’ roster with NFL game experience, but with a career quarterback rating of 41.8, he has definitely left something to be desired thus far in his career. (Just ask Bears fans).

The most interesting position battle to watch on the second team will be running back. Ronnie Hillman isn’t expected to play, so if Knowshon Moreno suits up it will be he vs. Lance Ball for what could very well be the team’s third running back roster spot. Either may get snaps with the first team as well.

On the offensive line, Ryan Harris needs to impress at left tackle, while the interior is potentially in-flux. Center C.J. Davis will be trying to hold off rookie Philip Blake, so keep an eye on him.


Robert Ayers and Derek Wolfe

Denver Broncos defensive linemen Robert Ayers and Derek Wolfe participate in training camp on July 28, 2012. ( photo)

This is where Broncos fans will get to see the most of rookie Derek Wolfe, as the team’s top draft pick has been lined up at left defensive end on the second team since the start of camp. Wolfe’s had a number of hurries, sacks, and batted down passes from the spot, something that has caught the eye of one his frequent victims, teammate Brock Osweiler.

“Derek’s a monster,” Osweiler said. “He’s really making our offensive line work hard. He’s coming off the edge strong.”

The depth at linebacker will also be worth watching. Danny Trevathan has seen some first-team practice reps, so watch how he does come game time, while Steven Johnson has been one of the more impressive rookies at camp. Finally, keep on eye on Robert Ayers for that potentially fire-lit ass.

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  • BroncoOrange87

    Its finally here… lets get it going!!

  • CarterMorgan

    It’s going to be very interesting to see Peyton Manning take his first hit. I have been a huge fan of the Broncos since my dad took me to a game when I was a child. Unfortunately, I won’t be home to watch the game live, because I’ll be at work at Dish, but I plan on watching it on my breaks on my iPad. I will be able to stream the game on the Dish Remote Access app, since my DVR is connected to a Sling Adapter. It’s going to take a lot to impress me this season, but once Manning takes a hit and gets back up, I’ll start to get a little more hopeful!.

  • MrEast

    “Oh, is that it? Osweiler has certainly set his own bar high.”

    Big LOLs from this guy.

  • gavmorr

    There will be no tears from this side if Peyton goes down. We have the technology. We will rebuild him. He will be stronger. And he will reign hellfire missiles from the sky upon his glorious return!! Seriously though, going to the game tonight and cannot WAIT to see that man in the Orange & Blue in person. Finally ending the LONGEST offseason in Broncos history….GO BRONCOS

  • Monty

    Well you certainly have confidence gav! Have fun at Soldier Field brotha!!

  • gavmorr

    Thanks Mont! Should be a good time. Bronco country is alive & well up here in the Chi. Solid tailgate. Bummed to not get a chance to see Hillman but stoked to see Brock under the gun. Really hope he can beat out Hanie (and this is a fellow Ram talking here). Can’t wait to check out Wolfe either. Ah, so many baby Broncos! 5…4…3…

  • Benjamin DeRita

    Hilarious gav! unfortunately ill be in the air, won’t land until after ten. I’ll be dying !! Start of what’s going to be another great season. GO BRONCOS!

  • 350legend

    Excited in what i saw in the first game!! Bronco 4 life