The Denver Broncos had Friday off, but they were back at it full tilt on Saturday. The team practiced in full pads, a jolting reminder of how intense training camp can be.
“I think an easy thing to do would’ve been to bring them out in shorts shortly after playing in a ballgame, but again we’ve only got certain opportunities to go in pads and build the mental toughness of your football team, so I thought they responded well,” John Fox said following Saturday’s practice.
The Broncos also have Sunday off, so there’s no reason why they can’t push themselves a little harder between two days off.
Eight men did not participate for various reasons.
Jim Leonhard (knee), Quinton Carter (hamstring and knee), Tyler Grisham (knee), Danny Trevathan (ankle), Chris Gronkowsi (groin), Justin Bannan (calf), and Ryan Harris (ankle) did not participate.
Tracy Porter was held out for a portion of practice due to an abdominal strain.
D.J. Williams was excused from practice for a personal reason.
The next practice is scheduled for Monday from 2:20 to 5:00 PM.