Stay in touch with all the latest happenings from Denver Broncos Training Camp 2007 as Syndicated Columnist Michael John Schon gives us the lowdown on who's hot - who's not and where the team is headed as they gear up for the regular season.
As a rule of thumb - Monday's blow - just ask Broncos top draft pick defensive end Jarvis Moss, who wrenched his knee in the middle of a spin move during one-on-one drills. Broncos medical personnel treated Moss for several minutes on the field before he was eventually carted off for further examination.
"I really don't know what happened", Shanahan told reporters. "I guess he was down there and twisted his knee or hit his knee, and we'll have an MRI and see if he's ok. They think it's a twist. It's not loose right now, which is a good sign, but until you look at the MRI you're not really sure."
Two hours later Shanahan and the Broncos resumed breathing - Moss' MRI came back negative - it's back to work on Tuesday.
Red zone was the topic of the morning - Jay Cutler connected with tight end Stephen Alexander deep in the end zone while backup QB Patrick Ramsey hit Quincy Morgan for a nice 15-yard score. The good news is Cutler's spreading himself out nicely among the receivers and his timing has shown considerable improvement over last season. Bad news has been the extensive injuries among receivers - Smith, Scheffler and Marshall are still on the P.U.P. list.
Pecking order is beginning to establishing itself - Preston Parsons is falling off the map at quarterback behind Cutler, Ramsey and Darrell Hackney. Louis Green moved into the starting strongside linebacker slot - defensive linemen Tim Crowder and Marcus Thomas moved up to second-team - Ebenezer Ekuban and John Engelberger take over the defensive end positions while Sam Adams and Gerard Warren take over at tackle on the base unit. Elvis Dummerville and Jarvis Moss were slated in as ends on the nickel package but that could change quickly depending on the status of Moss' left knee.
Chris Kuper's had better days - after allowing three sacks, Shanahan pulled the plug on the starting right guard - bringing in Montrae Holland.
"We've got competition in a lot of positions, so when a guy gives up three sacks in one day sometimes you make a move to see how the other guys respond."
Speaking of responding - former Colorado Buff Cecil Sapp did his part, moving into the number two slot behind Travis Henry. Mike Bell, Andre Hall and Selvin Young round out the running group.
Broncos Camp Archive -
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Michael John Schon has covered the National Football League and the Denver Broncos for the past ten years. As a member of the Pro Football Writers Association he has published and syndicated columns to both newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and Canada. His syndicated radio broadcast: "Schon Live" airs weekly on various radio stations around the country.
Schon can be reached at Schon@prostarmediagroup.net
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