Officially we are just weeks from the Denver Broncos first game of the pre-season and fans are coming out in droves to watch the Broncos at training camp. Saturday kicked off training camp open to the public and fans were lined up early outside of Dove Valley waiting to catch a glimpse of the new quarterback Case Keenum and Denver’s 2018 draft class.
In just the third day two Bronco starters left the field with injuries. Tackle Garett Bolles and linebacker Brandon Marshall left the field on Monday morning. Bolles left on a cart and was nauseated and thought to have been under concussion protocol. However, he later returned for afternoon walk-throughs. Marshall on the other hand did not return, but Coach Vance Joseph indicated that Marshall’s injury was a minor one to his wrist.
While there’s no doubt that Case Keenum will start for the Denver Broncos this season, the battle for backup could be a fierce one. Chad Kelly is currently number three, but is keen on being backup for Keenum. Keenum has been providing flashes of what fans should expect this coming season, connecting with Emmanuel Sanders on several shots down field over the weekend.
While Sanders is excited about his new QB, he’s still concerned about wide receiver Carlos Henderson who was placed on the ‘Did Not Report,’ list late last week. Although details are unclear, Henderson has decided not to report for training camp, both players and coaches are offering their support and are looking forward to his return.
In other sports the Colorado Rockies are still keeping it close in the division. Although they remain in the number three spot in the NL West, the Rockies are only one game from the leading L.A. Dodgers and a half game behind the second place Arizona Diamondbacks. Colorado split a two-game series with the Houston Astros last week and swept the Athletics in three games over the weekend. Colorado begin a four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night in St. Louis and depite jumping out to a 4-0 lead they fell apart in the 7th walking in a run after three straight walks. St. Louis tied up the game in the seventh and won on a walk-off homer in the ninth by left fielder Marcell Ozuna.
Colorado will wrap up their four-game series with the Cardinals on Thursday before heading to Milwaukee to face the Brewers in a three-game series over the weekend. Colorado returns to Coors Field next Monday to host the Pittsburgh Pirates.