Denver Broncos: 5 standout players from day one of camp

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4/5. Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay

Gordon and Lindsay, Lindsay and Gordon — it doesn’t matter which order you put them in.

I’ve tried explaining it this offseason, but the addition of Melvin Gordon does not spell the end of the Phillip Lindsay story in Denver.

There is nothing wrong with having two Pro Bowl backs on your roster, and in fact, it could be a tremendous asset for young Drew Lock as he heads into his first full season as the Broncos’ starter.

Phillip Lindsay set out to answer some questions about his pass-catching abilities this offseason, and the Broncos got him some reps right away on day one.

More of Phillip Lindsay in the passing game is going to be very good news for the Denver Broncos.

According to those in attendance, the usage of Lindsay and Gordon on day one of camp reflected a true split of reps, and you can expect that to continue throughout the regular season.

Both Gordon and Lindsay have proven in their NFL careers to be tremendously effective with around 50 percent of the reps.

There’s only so much you can take from a single practice for the running back position, but some reports out of camp were praising Gordon for his decisive one-cut abilities and there is no question that both he and Phillip Lindsay bring an explosive element to the position.

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It’s great to hear about Pat Shurmur getting them both equally involved with the top reps on offense, as we should expect throughout the season.