Five takeaways from Vance Joseph’s press conference
5. Matt Paradis expected back by July 1st
One area where the Broncos have not been weak on the offensive line over the last two years is center. Matt Paradis, a former sixth round draft pick, has been a point of consistency for the Broncos, and is now coming off of two hip surgeries.
Those surgeries will keep Paradis out of all OTAs, but it sounds like he’ll be ready to go by training camp.
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Still, it can’t be stressed enough that the Broncos’ quarterbacks won’t have their starting center until training camp, so perhaps both Siemian and Lynch will organize some private workouts with Paradis to get used to him snapping the ball once he’s healthy.
They will be working overtime, thanks to Paradis’ toughness and playing all of last season through the hip injuries.
In his stead, the Broncos have former Florida center Max Garcia, a projected starting guard again this year, Brian Ferentz, a backup last year, or Dillon Day, who has spent a couple of years on the practice squad.
On Tuesday, select players and coaches will be made available to the media for answering questions.