Marshall back on field at Broncos training camp
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall was present and accounted for when the Broncos took the field at 8:45 a.m. today at Dove Valley for their first full-squad practice of training camp, but defensive players Champ Bailey, Renaldo Hill and Marcus Thomas did not take the field. That threesome was placed on the active physically-unable-to-perform list on Thursday.
Players had to pass a physical and a conditioning test on Thursday in order to be able to practice today. Players on the active PUP list can be removed from it at any time.
Bailey had surgery on his elbow after last season, but participated in all the team’s minicamps this spring. He told The Denver Post earlier this week that he felt “100 percent” going into camp.
Also missing were the Broncos two first-round draft picks, Knowshon Moreno, a running back selected with the No. 12 overall pick, and outside linebacker Robert Ayers, the No. 18 choice. Neither has reached an contract agreement in time to participate in the morning workout. The two rookies cannot be on the Dove Valley grounds until they reach an agreement.
There is hope for Ayers to sign a five-year contract today as No. 17 pick, Josh Freeman, reached an agreement with Tampa Bay. Moreno, however, has been working out at the University of Georgia, an indication he’s not close to finalizing a deal.
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