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Broncos start camp, Rockies reeling after All-Star break
La Voz Photo by Daryl Padilla

By Brandon Rivera

The Denver Bronco’s training camp is in full swing and droves of fans are in Dove Valley to watch a new coach, new quarterback, and new “No Fly Zone,” take to the field. While there are many new names across the backs of a plethora of new athletes at Dove Valley, two names on the offensive line have been in the limelight in recent days and not all for good.

Elijah Wilkinson was undrafted when he was signed to the Broncos practice squad. Wilkinson did enough to gain praise from both the offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello and his offensive line coach Mike Munchak. While Wilkinson has gained the trust of his newly appointed offensive coaches, another offensive lineman has been gaining attention for all the wrong reasons.

Garett Bolles was the name back on April 27, 2017 that Denver scouts were stoked about. The 300 lbs. offensive tackle was drafted by the Denver Broncos out of Utah to help a depleted and porous offensive line that struggled to keep defensive backs out of Denver’s backfield. Bolles, unfortunately hasn’t been the player coaches hoped he’d turn into two years after his draft day and last week in camp, Bolles got turned around by DeMarcus Walker who sacked Joe Flacco as a result. While Bolles struggles on the line, Elijah Wilkinson gains all the praise.

In other sports the Colorado Rockies have had a tough July, with 12 losses and only 3 wins. The Rockies were hoping to come out of the All-Star break with momentum that might push them over the .500 mark. Since the All-Star break the Rockies have been swept by the San Francisco Giants (at home), and nearly swept by the Yankees over the weekend.

This week the Colorado Rockies will head to the Nation’s Capital to face the Washington Nationals in a four-game series, however, Monday’s game was delayed due to heavy rains which will result in a double-header on Wednesday with games beginning at 3:05 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. MST.

Over the weekend, the Colorado Rapids lost to the New York City FC, 2-1 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Colorado’s midfielder Sebastian Anderson earned a red card shortly after his goal, which gave the Rapids their only lead of the game. The Rapids face the San Jose Earthquakes this Saturday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose at 8 p.m. MST. The Rapids are still near the bottom of the heap tied with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC with 20 points each.





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