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Broncos Training Camp 2021 Fans Guide: What to watch, players with most at stake and top position battles


Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock warms ...

The Broncos are welcoming back fans to training camp this summer after last year’s practices were closed due to the coronavirus.

Beginning Wednesday, the Broncos have scheduled 13 open workouts at the team’s facility (13655 E. Broncos Parkway in Englewood).

Each practice will run from 9:15 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Saturday and Aug. 2-4, 6-7 and 16-19. The Broncos will also have two open practices at Minnesota (Aug. 11-12). Saturday’s practice (July 31) is by invite-only.

The league’s collective bargaining agreement requires a five-day “acclimation period,” upon reporting to camp Tuesday. Players can wear helmets/jerseys for Days 2-3 and helmets/shells for Days 4-5. The first practice the Broncos are allowed to work in full pads is Aug. 2.

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Admission: There is no admission for the open-to-fans practices at the Broncos’ facility. Gates open each day at 8:30 a.m. Fans are required to fill out a “Fan Health Promise,” (can be accessed through the “Broncos365” app) after which they will receive an SMS message that will grant fans entry. Lawn chairs and umbrellas are prohibited.

Parking: The parking lot adjacent to Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse open at 7:30 a.m. Parking is free. There will also be a designated lot for fans with physical disabilities on a first-come, first-serve basis.

General seating: Fans can watch practice on the hill next to the fieldhouse (west side of practice fields).

Food and beverages. Food trucks will be stationed on the west side of the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse. Purchased items are not allowed inside the practice field gates, but small individual quantity food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Autographs: The NFL’s COVID-19 protocols for training camp will not allow for any autographs.

What to watch
Hyoung Chang, The Denver PostDenver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock warms up for the team practice during the Denver Broncos 2020 Training Camp at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood on Tuesday. Aug. 25, 2020.

Dividing quarterback snaps: Coach Vic Fangio said the goal is to split the snaps 50-50 between Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock. Unclear is if one quarterback will get all of the first-team snaps during a given practice and the other quarterback gets those reps the next day.

Pass-rush/protection: Once the pads go on, this is always …read more

Source:: The Denver Post – Sports

      

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