Some notes from the Broncos first two organized practices:
- Boss Bailey tried to get the inside scoop from his brother, but even Champ Bailey is learning about everybody and can’t give Boss a lot of information. The many new faces on this year’s squad should make for an interesting summer camp.
– Who knows which back will start for the Broncos this season. It looks like Selvin Young, Andre Hall, and rookie Ryan Torain have a good shot at the job because of Travis Henry’s most recent injury. Henry pulled his hamstring during Friday’s conditioning session, and will not participate in practices until passing camp starts next Tuesday.
– Brandon Marshall has been running pass routes, but don’t expect him to be catching TDs yet. After all, his arm was in a full blown cast until late March after falling into a television set, and severing an artery, nerve, vein, two tendons, and three muscles.
– The team has 12 wide receivers on its roster, and the competition is heating up.
– Darrent Williams will have his statue unveiled at his Memorial Teen Center tomorrow. Williams was killed in January 2007 by a drive-by shooting.
– ESPN.com ranks the Broncos 23rd in their latest power rankings saying that the team still has many holes in its roster. Moreover, the Jets, Ravens, and Texans are ranked higher than the orange and blue. What gives? Flying under the radar could be a good thing when the season starts. Look at how the Giants did last year.