Denver Broncos: Phillip Lindsay Named Starter on Kickoffs

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 02: Phillip Lindsay #23 of the Colorado Buffaloes runs with the ball against the Washington Huskies during the Pac-12 Championship game at Levi's Stadium on December 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 02: Phillip Lindsay #23 of the Colorado Buffaloes runs with the ball against the Washington Huskies during the Pac-12 Championship game at Levi's Stadium on December 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images) /
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Colorado’s favorite son Phillip Lindsay inches one step closer to landing on the Denver Broncos 53-man roster with the release of their depth chart.

The Denver Broncos released their first depth chart of 2018 today. It appears Phillip Lindsay is on first string. That is first string kickoff returner. This is not the first time Lindsay’s showing his worth in special teams. Ever since his high school days, he has proved to be a multi-talented running back.

While with the University of Colorado, Lindsay packed plenty of all-purpose yardage in his four seasons. Lindsay contributed mostly on special teams his freshman and sophomore season. He racked up 1,077 yards in total.

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This seems small, but factor in how much of an impact he was in the Buffaloes running game from his sophomore to senior year. He was the true heart and soul of the Buffaloes running game.

Carlos Henderson had the responsibilities of kickoff returner in 2017, but it never worked. Henderson sustained a hand injury sidelining him for the entire season. In 2018, Henderson is dealing with a personal matter and has not made an appearance in practice.

This opened the door for Lindsay to be a potential number one kickoff returner.

In this day and age of the NFL, the Denver Broncos seemed to have a found a running back player that is on the Theo Riddick and Chris Thomson level. Inserting Lindsay as the leader in the clubhouse for the Broncos kickoff returner duties is clear indication Lindsay is in a great spot to make the 53-man roster. Not only that but see more playing time on certain plays as well.

It should not come as a surprise those who followed Lindsay’s career. He is the ultimate warrior and constant professional. Throughout the early parts of Training Camp, Lindsay has rotated in with the first team offense. This is a great sign for the trend of the Denver Broncos finding diamond in the rough undrafted free agents to make the permanent roster.