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Broncos: Quick reactions as OTAs get underway

Published: May 28, 2014, 12:21 pm, by Paul Klee

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There was no Sean Lee situation as the Broncos opened their Organized Team Activities at Dove Valley on Tuesday. Cross your fingers, Colorado, that it stays that way. 

“You can’t make the club from the tub,” as John Fox said afterward, and the Broncos won’t win the Super Bowl in late May. But with a key injury, they sure could lose it. Health, as the Broncos learned last season, is a fickle thing.

The Broncos are mostly healthy. Chris Harris and Von Miller performed strength-and-conditioning drills off to the side. Kevin Vickerson was in uniform but isn’t practicing. 

And there was Rahim Moore, who missed the playoffs, and Derek Wolfe, who missed the playoffs and more, back on the field with the first-team defense. So those were good things.

Other things, good or bad? Duke Ihenacho switched to Steve Atwater’s No. 27 jersey. Patriots escapee Aqib Talib got acclimated to his new practice field: “Where’s the clock at?” Talib spent ample time chatting up first-round pick Bradley Roby between snaps. Bulked-up Demaryius Thomas looks like a hybrid tight end or something. He’s large, having clearly added muscle. New safety T.J. Ward was on the field, opposite Moore.

“We’re on top of it,” Fox said of Ward’s legal situation. “We were aware of it.” 

Oh, yeah. Peyton Manning wore shorts. And stayed upright.

Thus, the first day of OTAs could be considered a success. 

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