Training Camp 2012: Day 4

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Credit: Denver Broncos

By Stuart Zaas |

The Broncos put the pads back on again Sunday as the temperature at the team’s headquarters approached 90 degrees.

Several former Broncos took in the team’s practice as Tom Jackson and Brian Dawkins visited Dove Valley, while Karl Mecklenburg helped coach for the second day in a row. Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen visited with Mecklenburg and Jackson on the field before practice began.

ESPN broadcast from practice which helped pump up an already excitable crowd of 4,003 fans that encouraged the players with their raucous cheers throughout the session.

Guard Chris Kuper continued to rotate with Manny Ramirez at right guard as Kuper recovers from his late-season injury last year. Safety Quinton Carter (hamstring), defensive end Jamie Blatnick (ankle) and tackle Orlando Franklin (slight concussion) did not practice today. Defensive tackle Justin Bannan left practice with a strained calf and did not return.

Tackle Chris Clark played right tackle with the first team in place of Franklin.

Defensive linemen Derek Wolfe and Ben Garland both got work at defensive end and defensive tackle on Sunday.

Coaches continued to mix players in with different groups throughout the session. Cornerback Chris Harris saw some time with the first nickel defense and Rahim Moore spent most of the afternoon playing with the first base defense. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard saw time with the ones and twos.

At quarterback, almost every drill had a different order of appearance as to who followed Peyton Manning. MORE>>>

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