The Denver Broncos will start minicamp shortly before the NFL Draft at the end of April. When it begins, the team will be without two key players.
Since the Denver Broncos hired a new head coach, the team is allowed to start minicamp before the NFL Draft begins. But the team will be without two members, one of which the team signed during the second wave of free agency.
It has been reported that undrafted NFL star Phillip Lindsay and cornerback Bryce Callahan are likely not going to be participating in the team’s opening minicamp. Lindsay is recovering from a wrist injury he suffered on Christmas Eve against the Oakland Raiders.
Meanwhile, Bryce Callahan is recovering from a foot injury that landed him on injured reserve towards the end of the season as well.
Both players are expected to recover in time for training camp. My belief is that both injuries will not take long. This could likely be due to a precaution to make sure that both players are near 100 percent before the real thing begins.
With both players likely not participating, look for players like Royce Freeman and Isaac Yiadom to take advantage.
I would not be too concerned about both players missing the first minicamp session. With both players getting hurt late in the season, it was expected that they would not be able to participate in the early practices.
The important part of this first minicamp session is to allow Vic Fangio to see what he has on the roster. Being able to find some early strengths and weaknesses will help Fangio once it is time for OTA’s and training camp.
This will also allow Fangio to get a real feel on what the Denver Broncos needs for the upcoming NFL Draft. Hopefully Phillip Lindsay and Bryce Callahan will be ready for the start of organized team activities. But for now, rest is going to be key.