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9-7, 3rd in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

From Thursday's Broncos practice ... Overheard: Quarterback Paxton Lynch on why he cuts the sleeves off the t-shirts he wears under his shoulder pads: "I had a coach at Memphis tell me 'nothing grows in the shade'." And on the Broncos moving quickly through a practice that came in under two hours, coach Vance Joseph said: "it's about being fast, it's about being clean."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

From Thursday's Broncos practice ... Rookie report: As expected first-round pick Garett Bolles got some work at left tackle with the starting offense. Bolles has steadily worked his way up the depth chart throughout the offseason and still looks on track to be the starter in the regular season if the Broncos see what they want to see in the preseason games as well as the joint practices with the 49ers in August. Second-round pick DeMarcus Walker left practice and didn't return with what coach Vance Joseph called "heat issues." Walker said earlier this week he had tried to train at altitude for two weeks before camp opened to be prepared. He's expected to practice Friday.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

From Thursday's Broncos practice ... Best play: Any time Von Miller was set loose in 1-on-1 pass rush drills. Miller looks fit and poised for another year when he's in the conversation for Defensive Player of the Year. Miller repeatedly showed his speed to the corner in the 1-on-1 drills as well as the ability to make the transition from speed to power when he needs to. The Broncos will practice in pads for the first time in this training camp on Sunday morning.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos running back Devontae Booker will have surgery Friday to have two screws placed to help heal the fracture in his wrist.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vance Joseph running back Devontae Booker has a fracture in his wrist and will have surgery to repair it. Had X-ray Wednesday and it was discovered. Joseph said after Thursday's practice he expected Booker to be out six weeks.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Rookie defensive end DeMarcus Walker just walked off field to Broncos locker room with a trainer. He wasn't limping, but will check with coach Vance Joseph after practice. Walker said he trained at altitude for two weeks before camp opened.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Have not seen defensive end Derek Wolfe at Broncos practice -- he's not with the defensive linemen.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

An enthusiastic Von Miller getting the crowd at Broncos practice riled up during linebacker drills right in front of the hill where the people can sit.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The newest Broncos addition -- guard Allen Barbre -- is on the practice field this morning. Barbre will compete for starting spot.

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Broncos lose Booker 6 weeks with broken wrist

The Broncos placed running back Devontae Booker on the physically unable to perform list with a fractured wrist that coach Vance Joseph said will be a six-week absence.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Von Miller said Thursday he's already become friends with rookie tackle Garett Bolles -- "how can you not like Garett Bolles?" He said "I'm an open book" with Bolles and other younger players.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Von Miller said Thursday DeMarcus Ware will be missed and that his own role has changed with the team because of that. He joked that as a seven-year player now he's the guy who doesn't get the young players' jokes. "I'm that guy now."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis said today with John Elway's contract extension Elway was given a new title of President of Football Operations/General Manager. "He's deserving of that," Ellis said.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On the quarterback competition John Elway said the decision will "be Vance's," and that "I'll give my input." Elway added that he didn't think there would be much disagreement about the decision along the way because "everybody is going to see it" and that "it's going to show itself."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

John Elway said today he was "never" worried that his contract extension would not get done. He said "I love what I do." Said the team's mission hasn't changed -- that "we're competing for world championships."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Asked if running back Devontae Booker will get work with first team as camp opens, Vance Joseph said "absolutely." Booker and C.J. Anderson will get most of the work with the starters and added Anderson is in "great shape."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vance Joseph said center Matt Paradis (hips), running back Jamaal Charles (knee) and defensive end Adam Gotsis (knee) have all been cleared to participate in practice. But Paradis and Gotsis will likely only participate in walk-throughs early on and that "we'll be smart" with Charles.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vance Joseph said Trevor Siemian will open the first team practice with the starters Thursday, but Joseph added Paxton Lynch and Siemian will largely alternate work with the starters in camp's early going. He said it would be "ideal" to have a decision before the third preseason game -- against Green Bay -- but emphasized that's not a deadline.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said today the quarterback competition is a "huge" decision for the team and that he will give it "the time" it needs to properly make the choice.

Team Stats

Passing Yards230.3Tied-21st
Rushing Yards92.827th
Points For20.822nd
Points Against18.64th

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