OTHER BATTLE FRONTS: CB Jack Williams is having a solid camp and hasn't given up the nickel cornerback job to second-round pick Alphonso Smith. But Smith has done well too, showing off his ball-hawking skills during practice.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: WR Brandon Stokley - When Jabar Gaffney signed this offseason, it pushed Stokley to fourth on the depth chart behind starters Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal and Gaffney. But Stokley is having a very good camp, and was one of the stars of Denver's scrimmage at Invesco Field last Thursday. He has caught everything thrown his way, has a good rapport with Kyle Orton and coach Josh McDaniels said Stokley will have a "great role" for the Broncos. He should continue his role in the slot and as a major weapon on third downs.
ROOKIE REPORT: RB Knowshon Moreno missed 12 full-squad practices before ending his holdout. ... LB Robert Ayers ended a short holdout and has been working behind Elvis Dumervil at right outside linebacker. Ayers has been in with the starters in passing situations. He is almost exclusively playing linebacker. ... S David Bruton has impressed the coaches with his hard work and has been with the first-team defense as Brian Dawkins recovers from a hand injury. ... G Seth Olsen has played some with the first-team offense when Ben Hamilton slides to center on days Casey Wiegmann gets a practice off. ... S Darcel McBath has been running as the second-team free safety. ... WR Kenny McKinley is one of Denver's quickest players and will have a chance to shine in preseason games.
INJURY REPORT: S Brian Dawkins has a broken hand and should miss at least a couple of weeks.
--WR Brandon Marshall has a left leg injury and has missed a week. The injury wasn't believed to be serious, so consider him day-to-day.
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