ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- About 4,500 fans are expected for the first day of Broncos training camp Thursday at the team's training facility. That’s the number who attended day in and day out last season. The first practice begins at 9:30 a.m.
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Here are some of what we learned Wednesday, the day before camp gets underway.
Sports Authority name stays on stadium for now
There’s still no taker for the naming rights to Sports Authority Field at Mile High after Sports Authority’s bankruptcy.
Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis saiod the team is working with the Denver Metropolitan Football Stadium District, which owns the rights to the name.
“Sports Authority stays on the stadium for now. We’re working with the district to come up with some ideas for a new partner. We don’t have a real timetable on that, but hopefully at some point that will happen,” he said.
Kubiak’s message to the team
Coach Gary Kubiak's message to the team ahead of training camp: Time to go get another championship.
“I talk about what’s ahead. It’s hard for me today because I’m talking to y’all before I talk to the guys. I’ve obviously got a message that I want to send today as we move forward, but most of our talks throughout the course of this season has been about what’s ahead for this organization, this football team. We’re focused on chasing another one,” he said.
The Broncos are looking to become the first team in 12 years to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles.
Von Miller ready for training camp
Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller will be at camp. He checked in Wednesday and met with the media after recently signing a record contract.
He took on a lot of tough questions about expectations and leadership, and also now that Peyton Manning's gone if he's the man to take on such a responsibility.
“I’ve always had high expectations. I don’t like coming out and telling the world what I’m going to do because everybody’s going to look at me like, ‘This guy is crazy. He wants to do this and do that.’ I’ve always held myself to an expectation that nobody else does, not even my teammates. I’m going to continue to beat my standard. I’m going to come out here. I’m going to work,” Miller said.
QBs taking snaps
Kubiak said that Mark Sanchez, then Trevor Siemian and then the rookie Paxton Lynch taking snaps in that order on the first day of practice Thursday.
Kubiak added all three players will get an equal number of snaps during the evaluation process.
Talib, Ware will miss start of camp
A couple of players will be sidelined to start camp.
The embattled Aqib Talib will still be MIA as he continues to heal from a gunshot wound to a leg that he suffered in early June. Veteran DeMarcus Ware will sit out for a bit because of a lingering back injury.
The Broncos did make a potentially significant roster move Wednesday. The team signed veteran wideout Marlon Brown to a one-year contract. Brown has familiarity with Kubiak, having played a season in Baltimore when Kubiak was the offensive coordinator.