Denver Broncos: Key players healthy heading into training camp
By Cody Roark
The Denver Broncos are heading into this year’s training camp relatively healthy, with the hope of remaining healthy throughout the process…
As the Denver Broncos kick off training camp tomorrow, they’ll be relatively healthy heading into it, including a player or two who were expected to miss some serious time.
Outside of wide receiver Jordan Taylor opening up Training Camp on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list, the Broncos will, fortunately, be getting some guys back with a clean bill of health.
Offensive guard Ronald Leary underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee back in May and the team will ease him back into practice.
Leary is moving back to his natural position at left guard for the Broncos where he can be a mentor and source of strength for second-year left tackle Garett Bolles.
Broncos newly acquired right tackle Jared Veldheer has been recovering from a foot issue dating back to the Spring, so he will also be eased back into the mix.
Veldheer has battled a variety of injuries over the last couple of seasons but hopes to revive his career in Denver.
"Leary had a minor procedure in May, so he’s two months out,” Joseph said. “He’s healthy, he’s in good shape, he’s running. He feels great. With Jared, he had a foot issue in the spring, but he’s also [fine]. Those two guys have played a bunch of football, so we have to be smart with those guys to get those guys to Week 1. Easing those guys into practice with half the reps early on is going to be important for keeping those guys healthy.” – Broncos head coach Vance Joseph (quotes via Broncos PR)"
Broncos pass rusher and former first-round pick Shane Ray is surprisingly ready for the start of Training Camp after a whirlwind off-season for him.
After the Broncos declined Ray’s fifth-year option, the expectation was that Ray would have another surgery on his wrist.
Ray, however, opted out of having surgery on his wrist earlier this week and will play through the pain. The question remains whether the wrist will be an issue for Ray, who struggled upon his return midway through last season.
Broncos Training Camp starts Saturday at the UC Health Training Center in Dove Valley!
We’ll see you there.