"I think he's going to think it over and do what's best for him," outside linebacker Tim Crowder said. .
--Fullback Peyton Hillis hit teammate Tim Crowder so hard in a 1-on-1 tackling drill that Hillis felt bad afterwards and apologized. Crowder was down for a few moments with a stinger. .
"It hurts me to see a guy laying there, it breaks my heart because you never know what's going to happen, you never know what kind of injury a guy has," Hillis said. "I'm glad he came up all right." .
--Players have to run laps in practice for mistakes like fumbled quarterback-center exchanges. The entire scout team defense had to do a lap when only 10 of them were in the huddle. Coaching assistant Jay Rodgers had to run with the players. .
--Cornerback Champ Bailey, safety Renaldo Hill and defensive tackle Marcus Thomas spent the first day of training camp on the physically unable to perform list, apparently the result of a failed conditioning test. They were back after some extra conditioning the first day of practice. .
"We used precaution," Bailey said. "Use a day to kind of condition a bit, get in shape a little better, then get out there." .
--Josh McDaniels has copied plenty from the Patriots, where he was offensive coordinator the past couple seasons, including the tight-lipped response to any injuries, even minor injuries the first few days of training camp. .
"I'm not talking about injuries," McDaniels said. "That's just going to be the policy all year. So that's it." .
QUOTE TO NOTE: "I think early in camp it's good to do that because you certainly don't want to go into your first game not having tackled somebody or been tackled." - Broncos coach Josh McDaniels on running 1-on-1 live tackling drills during camp. .
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL.
--LB Mario Haggan, who was used mostly in the middle last season, is working with the second-team defense at outside linebacker in the new 3-4 scheme. .
--CB Andre Goodman looked good early in camp, picking off a couple of passes. He said he likes the scheme because it allows him to play off a bit and react to passes. .
--WR Brandon Stokley isn't guaranteed a role on this year's team with Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal as the starters and Jabar Gaffney getting a $10 million deal in the offseason. But Stokley has looked good in camp, getting open and making plenty of catches.
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