Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
ENGLEWOOD, Co. -- Camp notes from the Broncos' early practice, where the day began with a Michael Jackson tribute over the loud speakers as players and fans assembled on the field.
The Broncos were pleased to see right tackle Ryan Harris back on the field, one day after he left the field with an arm injury.
Denver coach Josh McDaniels downplayed the release of the team's depth chart Monday. He said it was a league mandate and said "it is not our depth chart." Receiver Brandon Marshall was listed No. 2 on the chart. He has been out for nine days with an apparent hamstring injury.
Marshall isn't expected to travel to San Francisco for the Broncos' preseason opener Friday night. Marshall has a trial for a misdemeanor battery charge on Thursday in Atlanta. If he is convicted, he could face league discipline.
Second-round pick Darcel McBath was working ahead of fourth-round pick David Bruton at Brian Dawkins' safety position. Bruton had been working ahead of McBath. Dawkins will be out at least two weeks with a broken hand.
The Broncos really like undrafted rookie defensive tackle Chris Baker, who is cruising up the depth chart. He began his college career at Penn State and finished at Hampton.
Quarterback Kyle Orton definitely has a lot of weapons to use. The Broncos' receivers and running backs look strong.
The morning practice went 25 minutes longer than scheduled. Most practices have gone 30 minutes late or longer.
Defensive lineman Kenny Peterson definitely feels comfortable with McDaniels. Peterson stood behind McDaniels as he addressed the media Tuesday morning. Peterson, a projected starter, was a freshman while McDaniels was a senior quarterback at Canton, Ohio's McKinley Senior High School.