2013 Offseason Schedule - Rookie Minicamp next week
With Rookie Minicamp coming up next weekend, seems like the right time to start a thread about the official offseason activities. Hopefully we get some actual football to talk about next weekend.
Here is the schedule published by milehighreport (furnished directly from the Broncos organization).
Offseason workouts for the Denver Broncos begin April 15 and run through June 13. All workouts are voluntary for the players unless otherwise noted. Read the news release.
April 15-18, April 22-25 - Phase One Workouts. No helmets, no coaches, strength and conditioning only, and quarterbacks can throw to uncovered receivers.
April 29-May 2, May 6-9, May 13-16, May 23 - Phase Two Workouts. Coaches are back, still no helmets, receivers can be covered as long as it isn't bump-and-run, no team drills.
May 10-12 - Rookie minicamp. Both drafted and undrafted rookies report with three days of practice.
May 20-22, May 29-31, June 3-6 - Phase Three - Organized Team Activities (OTAs). Helmets on, no pads, no contact, but team drills are allowed.
June 11-13 - Mandatory minicamp. Two-a-day, required practices. No contact, no pads.
Training Camp Schedule - Mandatory - To Be Announced. Usually begins in late July and runs through mid-August.
That's good info. Thanks for that.
This has been the LONGEST offseason ever. Can't freaking wait!
Rookie minicamps from a few other teams
I know its fluff right now, but here are a few reports aboput some of the kids you may have had on your personal draft board:
link to full article
1. First-round pass rusher Jarvis Jones impressed Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert with his maturity and impressed beat writers with his thoughtfulness and humility. Taller and much leaner than LaMarr Woodley and Jason Worilds, Jones is going to have to bulk up over the next few months.
2. Second-round tailback Le'Veon Bell couldn't show his power in pad-less practices, but he did impress onlookers with nimble feet and soft hands. The Washington Observer-Reporter has anointed Bell the favorite to start, with the possibility of 300 carries.
3. Fourth-round quarterback Landry Jones had a rough weekend, outplayed by Purdue undrafted free agent Caleb Turnbush. Jones' passes fluttered and sailed off the market. It's not unusual for quarterbacks to struggle as they get used to new terminology and new teammates.
4. Fourth-round safety Shamarko Thomas, on the other hand, passed the eyeball test, impressing beat writers throughout the three practices. Thomas should contribute immediately as a gunner on special teams and rotational safety.
5. Keep an eye on undrafted Utah wide receiver Reggie Dunn. The electrifying kick returner is the only player in NCAA history with five returned touchdowns of 100 yards or more.
1. Second-round safety Jonathan Cyprien was a "man among boys" over the weekend.
2. First-rounder Luke Joeckel is adjusting well to right tackle after playing the left side at Texas A&M. Jacksonville's offensive line should be much improved.
3. Fifth-round "running back" Denard Robinson made an impression at his lone practice before flying back to Michigan for graduation ceremonies. The former quarterback is embracing a "Slash" role with the Jaguars.
4. Undrafted free-agent quarterbacks Jordan Rodgers and Matt Scott both ended the weekend on the sidelines. Scott has an ankle sprain -- not a high ankle sprain as originally feared. Rodgers is dealing with a groin injury. The two are battling for the third spot behind Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne.
1. First-round safety Matt Elam and second-round inside linebacker Arthur Brown were as good as advertised. "Matt really picked things up quickly," head coach John Harbaugh said. "He really did a nice job of communicating on the back end, which is not usual for a rookie."
2. Space-eating, third-round nose tackle Brandon Williams took up two blockers on most plays during 11-on-11 drills.
3. Fourth-round fullback Kyle Juszczyk was used all over the field, just like at Harvard. He was even split out at wide at receiver on occasion.
1. Head coach Mike Shanahan was impressed with the intelligence, athleticism and versatility of his new defensive backs, second-rounder David Amerson, fourth-rounder Phillip Thomas and sixth-rounder Bacarri Rambo.
2. Third-round tight end Jordan Reed didn't practice because of a left knee bone bruise suffered during Florida's last game. Coming off anterior cruciate ligament surgery, fifth-round running back Chris Thompson is expected to be ready for training camp.
3. Alfred Morris' brother, Shawn Morris, a Division III All-American from Birmingham Southern, was a tryout participant.
"They have the same personality for sure," Shanahan said. "I'm not sure they both run the same."
Link to full article and slideshow on denverbroncos.com.
Below is a list of the 31 players that will participate in the minicamp:
Player Pos. College Acquired Exp. Note
Corey Adams LS Kansas St. FA-13 1 A tryout player who has spent time with the Cowboys and Falcons.
C.J. Anderson RB California CFA R Ran for 1,135 yards with 12 TDs at Cal.
Montee Ball RB Wisconsin Draft - 2nd rd. R Set an NCAA record with 83 touchdowns.
Kemonte' Bateman WR New Mexico St. CFA R Caught 50 passes for 707 yards and 5 TDs in 2012.
Paul Cornick T North Dakota St. FA-12 1 Spent a portion of the 2012 season on the Broncos' practice squad.
Ryan Doerr P Kansas State CFA R Posted a career-long punt of 65 yards.
Zac Dysert QB Miami University Draft - 7th rd. R Led the MAC with 3,483 passing yards as a senior.
Manase Foketi OL West Texas A&M CFA R Has experience playing tackle and guard.
Romney Fuga DT BYU CFA R Made 42 tackles with 1.5 sacks and 2.5 TFL as a senior.
Ben Garland G Air Force CFA-10 1 Switching from DL to G this offseason.
Blake Gideon S Texas FA-12 1 Spent the 2012 season on the Broncos practice squad.
Aaron Hester CB UCLA CFA R Started all 14 games in 2012 for UCLA.
Damien Holmes LB UCLA CFA R A tryout player who started 30 games at LB and DE for UCLA.
Ryan Katz QB San Diego St. CFA R Completed 99-of-163 passes with 13 touchdowns as a senior.
Uona Kaveinga LB BYU CFA R Posted 106 tackles with 9 TFL in his two years at BYU.
Tavarres King WR Georgia Draft - 5th rd. R Ranks fourth in school history with 2,602 receiving yards.
Gary Mason Jr. DE Baylor CFA R Ranked second on Baylor with 8 TFL in 2012.
Lerentee McCray LB Florida CFA R Made 25 tackles with 4.5 TFL and 3 sacks in 2012.
Quincy McDuffie WR Central Florida CFA R Sports Illustrated first-team All-American as a kick returner.
Greg Orton WR Purdue FA-11 1 Spent the 2012 season on the Broncos practice squad.
Vinston Painter T Virginia Tech Draft - 6th rd. R Played DT, OT and OG in college.
Ross Rasner S Arkansas CFA R Led the Razorbacks with 92 tackles in 2012.
Lucas Reed TE New Mexico CFA R Caught 77 passes for 949 with 6 TDs at New Mexico.
Douglas Rippy LB Colorado CFA R Overcame an early-season knee injury to play nine games in 2012.
Gerell Robinson WR Arizona State FA-13 1 Competed in training camp with the Broncos in 2012.
Quentin Saulsberry C Mississippi State FA-12 1 Spent the 2012 season on the Broncos practice squad.
Quanterus Smith DE Western Kentucky Draft - 5th rd. R Led the nation with 12.5 sacks before suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2012.
Lamar Thomas WR New Mexico St. CFA R Used as a RB, WR and QB at New Mexico, where he also ran track.
Kayvon Webster CB South Florida Draft - 3rd rd. R Broke up 15 passes and made three INT at South Florida.
Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina Draft - 1st rd. R Registered 15.5 sacks with 20.5 tackles for a loss in college.
John Youboty DE Temple CFA R Led Temple with 6 TFL in 2012.
Heard a lot of interviews after minicamp today - Gase, JDR, Painter, King, Dysert.
I'm not sure how to get the broadcast from this afternoon, do your best. Pretty good stuff.
EDIT: The beauty of Cecil Lammey's weekend shows is it is all NFL, nothing else. No baseball, no NBA, no NHL, nothing but NFL.
Lots of photos of Quincy McDuffie in the denverbroncos.com slide shows. Something tells me this kid ends up as our annual "preseason allstar." He looks like he was making catches everywhere, and looks lightning fast out of his breaks. He should be fun to watch.
Have there been any fluff pieces from the weekend? About how ball looks explosive, Kayvon is a ballhawk, and kamonte Bateman is leaving corners in his wake?
you can find articles, twitter posts, etc... on the team and players on this site. it's updated multiples times a day
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