Day Nine: Broncos Training Camp Observations

Cameron Parker
Jul 28, 2016; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos fans walk behind the Pat Bowlen training facility during before the start of camp drills held at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 28, 2016; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos fans walk behind the Pat Bowlen training facility during before the start of camp drills held at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Zaire Anderson

Jul 31, 2015; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Zaire Anderson (47) during training camp activities at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 31, 2015; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Zaire Anderson (47) during training camp activities at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Who will replace Danny Trevathan is one of the many battles to watch in Broncos Training Camp. Zaire Anderson did enough for himself to impress the team last year to be brought back to the practice squad. Early in Training Camp, Anderson blew up Ronnie Hillman twice injuring Hillman’s back. Anderson is not afraid to mix it up as a linebacker who will bring the lumber and flexibility to cover the tight ends and running backs.

Todd Davis is the projected starter and Corey Nelson as the backup. However, Anderson did enough early to impress the coaches to put him in the second team defense. Anderson saw plenty of reps with the second and third team, but it will be his work on special teams that will earn a spot on the roster. He is capable of starting in place of the new Chicago Bears linebacker, Danny Trevathan (or rather Marshall’s original position) and if Anderson is sure to make the 53-man, do not count out the Nebraska Cornhusker product to hunt a starting role if Davis or Nelson underperforms.

The likelihood of it happening is slim, but the underdog story is always a terrific one to follow as we move along into Training Camp and preseason. CJ Anderson said himself about three to four months ago, Zaire Anderson is name to watch. He has the same story as Brandon Marshall, the current starter at linebacker.

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