The scene became all too familiar for Terrell Davis.
After missing nearly two full seasons due to injuries, the first official day of training camp provided another set back for the former league MVP.
This one of the hamstring variety.
Davis tweaked his right hamstring early in the morning practice, forcing him to sit out the afternoon session. His status for Saturday's workouts is listed as questionable.
"It's not a bad one. ... It's just another little bump in the road, not a major one," Davis said. "I will take it day by day, and hopefully I'll be able to come out tomorrow (Saturday) and practice."
Preliminary indications suggest that the hamstring was originally injured close to a month ago during mini-camps, and reagrivated today during drills.
"I think I hurt it trying to put it into a different gear," Davis said. "Every time I would try to explode off of it, it would tug a little bit."
In other camp news, the team has signed its first round draft choice, Willie Middlebrooks, to a five-year, $6.2 million contract. The 6-1, 200-pound cornerback, was the 24th overall selection in the 2001 NFL Draft, out of Minnesota. With his signing, the Broncos have now secured contracts with all six 2001 draft choices.
Despite the injury to Terrell Davis, head coach Miker Shanahan appeared pleased with the first official day of camp.
"It was a good first day," he said. "Like always, there are a few adjustments you would like to make. It's going to take some time. There are a lot of new players trying to learn the system on defense."
Davis forced to sit - Again
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