Denver Broncos: Will Parks is impressed by WR Tim Patrick
Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick is having a good training camp. He is also impressing safety Will Parks…
All eyes seem to be on rookie receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton during Denver Broncos training camp. However, there is another guy who has impressed people at the wide receiver position: Tim Patrick.
Backup free safety Will Parks spoke about Patrick and is happy to see his progress show during training camp. In fact, Parks described Patrick by using a word that is always good when it comes to a player in the National Football League.
"“Baller, he’s been making plays since we first started practice. I’m glad to see him out here and make a couple of plays and make everybody better. At the end of the day, as long as we’re making each other better, because obviously people make plays on him and he makes plays on us. That’s the good thing about it is that it’s practice and you can look at ways to get better and things like that.”Will Parks (quotes via Broncos PR)"
With the team giving some key players a veteran’s day off, opportunities have risen for Patrick and other roster bubble players to shine.
With the absence of wide receivers Carlos Henderson (personal reasons) and Jordan Taylor (hip surgery), as well as Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders (veteran days off practice), Patrick was bumped up the depth chart temporarily, giving him more opportunities to shine than if he was the sixth or worse wide receiver on the team.
Patrick is currently third on the depth chart behind Sanders and Sutton. He has a chance to be bumped up before the final preseason game. He will have to make the most of every opportunity he gets in the preseason to be promoted to a higher spot on the team.
It’s still very early, but it will be very interesting to see how much playing time the Broncos will give Patrick when the team faces off against the Minnesota Vikings for their first preseason game on Saturday.
If he continues to impress other people on the team, specifically coaches, he could knock somebody else off the 53-man roster when it’s all said and done.