Broncos to hold second public practice at stadium Wednesday

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DENVER -- The Broncos will hold their second public practice of training camp at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Wednesday. And when practice begins, fans will have their first look at receiver Demariyus Thomas, who missed the first four days of training camp to attend his grandmother's funeral.

The Broncos have closed off practice at Dove Valley this year because of ongoing construction at the facility. So they are having three open practices at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Thomas returned Monday in time for the afternoon walkthrough and Wednesday will be his first full dose of training camp this year.

"I was able to watch it on film when I was home," Thomas said. "I'm not behind. I know what's going on. Just the fact getting back out here and getting into football shape."

Football also is a good way for Thomas to get through the grieving process as he was very close to his grandmother. When it comes to expectations this season, chances are quarterback Peyton Manning will look for him often.

The team will also scrimmage on Saturday at the stadium beginning at 11:55 a.m.

Schedule, restrictions for practice at Sports Authority Field at Mile High

8 a.m.: Parking lots open

10 a.m.: Gates 4, 8, 9 and 10 open

11:30 a.m.: Team walkthrough begins

Noon to 2 p.m.: Practice

Admission and parking: Free

NFL bag policy: Bags must be clear and no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. Nonalcoholic beverages in plastic bottles that are still factory sealed are allowed. For the complete list of what's allowed and what's not, click the link.

Seating: General admission.


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