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Broncos: Scheffler emerging as favorite of Orton’s

Lindsay H. Jones
The Denver Post

Who says the Broncos don’t have a big, physical receiving presence when Brandon Marshall isn’t in the lineup?

Don’t forget about tight end Tony Scheffler, who closed out camp with several solid practices.

With Marshall out of the wide receiver rotation for three practices over the past two days, Scheffler emerged as one of the favorite targets of quarterback Kyle Orton.

Scheffler made one of the best plays of camp to close out Wednesday’s evening practice when he made a diving one-handed touchdown catch, beating double coverage.

Such play of late has been a positive development for Scheffler, whose role in coach Josh McDaniels’ offense was unclear as camp began three weeks ago.

Scheffler has had at

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* View slide show of Broncos rookie cornerback Alphonso Smith.

* View slide show of Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall return.

* View slide show of Broncos-Niners preseason game Aug. 14.

* Find analysis and notes from training camp on the All Things Broncos blog.

* Ask Mike Klis about the team or NFL in the Broncos Mailbag.

* Evaluate the latest team numbers on the Broncos Stats Page.

* Post photos of your team spirit.

* Pore over Broncos ’09 schedule.

least 40 catches each of the past two seasons for the Broncos, but tight end was not a featured receiving position the past two seasons in New England, where Mc- Daniels was offensive coordinator.

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