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Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio on whether he has concerns about the team's special teams play after Monday night's preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers: "Yeah, big-time concerns because that's two weeks in a row our special teams have gotten whipped. And we're going to have to get it fixed. Obviously we don't have 53 guys ready to be picked on this team yet and those last 10, 15 spots have to be special teams contributors and right now it doesn't seem like they're playing well enough and if it continues we're going to have to put some starters out there on those units because the last two weeks are unacceptable.'' The 49ers had two kickoff returns for 80 yards by Richie James Jr.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Monday's preseason game, which was quarterback Joe Flacco's first home game with the Broncos, Flacco said Peyton Manning's tenure had a clear effect on the home crowd. Flacco said: “One thing I noticed, it was really weird, but you can tell Peyton played here, because when the offense has the ball, it's like ‘man you can hear a pin drop,' so that was a little different to be honest with you. It's always quiet for the home team when they're on offense, but that was a little extra, I felt like I could hear my voice echoing off the stadium so I was a little thrown off by that.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos quarterback Drew Lock had a small splint on his right hand/wrist after Monday's game. Asked if he thought he would be able to play Saturday against the Rams he said he would "know more tomorrow."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos lead 9-3 at halftime as their starting defense looked the part Monday night as they surrendered 32 yards in their 15 snaps of work with an interception, a near interception, two batted passes at the line of scrimmage, a sack and a forced fumble.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo went 1-for-6 for 0 yards with an interception for a passer rating of 0.0 while playing 10 snaps (11 if you count a penalty) in his first game action of any kind in 330 days. He also nearly threw another interception and had two passes deflected. Garoppolo didn't get much protection but he looked unsure of himself in the pocket and struggled to get through his progressions. Yes, it's just the preseason and rust is to be expected but in many ways Garoppolo is still looking to establish himself and it would be naive just to write off his struggles as he works his way back from a serious injury. Garoppolo has plenty of work to do to be ready for the Sept. 8 opener against Tampa Bay.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

As expected wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, playing in his first game since he suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury last December, was introduced with the starting offense Monday night. He was the first player introduced.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers giving some work to most of their starters tonight against the Broncos, including QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Expect Garoppolo to play one, maybe two, drives depending on how it goes. He probably will land somewhere in the 8-12 snap range if it goes according to plan. The only healthy Niners who aren't in uniform tonight: DT DeForest Buckner and LBs Kwon Alexander and Fred Warner. TE George Kittle (calf), DEs Nick Bosa (ankle) and Dee Ford (knee) are among the injured who are not in uniform.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers training camp practice No. 16 (the last one) news and notes … 1) Those who turned out to watch the last practice open to the public probably wondered why the Packers ran the 2-minute drill at no more than half-speed. What good could that possibly do? Coach Matt LaFleur said he wanted to save the players legs but still believes the operation of the drill carries value. Aaron Rodgers revealed that he calls the plays in the 2-minute drive and believes even at half speed it's good for the offense. "Any 2-minute drill you do there's going to be different situations that come up that spark some good conversation afterwards," Rodgers said. "Why did you like this play in this situation?" For what it's worth, Rodgers' 2-minute drive ended when Davante Adams dropped what would've been an 11-yard touchdown as time expired.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers training camp practice No. 16 (the last one) news and notes … 2) At this point, there seems little doubt that Allen Lazard is an NFL-caliber receiver. It's just a matter of whether he can crack the Packers' depth chart in what Aaron Rodgers called "one of the deeper groups that we've had." Lazard leads the Packers with 90 yards receiving (on just four catches with a touchdown) in the preseason after spending most of last season on the practice squad. At 6-foot-5, he's one of the tallest targets on the team. "There are a lot of guys with legitimate shots to make the team -- some guys who you didn't maybe think of before camp who have had incredible camps," Rodgers said. "And I'm talking about specifically, Allan Lazard. He's had a really nice camp, he's made a bunch of plays. He's always showing up on special teams, he does things the right way in practice. I think he's put himself in position to legitimately be playing for all 32 teams."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers training camp practice No. 16 (the last one) news and notes … 3) For all the times that J'Mon Moore has dropped passes this camp — like yesterday when he dropped two — it would be unfair to let pass one of the best catches he's made – or anyone has made – this camp. During one of the full-speed team periods, Moore made a leaping 30-yard touchdown grab over safety Natrell Jamerson on a deep ball from Tim Boyle.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers training camp practice No. 16 (the last one) news and notes … 4) While there are still four more practices – all closed to the public – between now and the preseason finale on Aug. 29, training camp effectively ended after Monday's one-hour and 57-minute practice. That put the total time on the field for LaFleur's first camp at a quick 30 hours and 49 minutes over 16 practices. And people thought Mike McCarthy's camp was short. Last year in 15 practices, camp McCarthy lasted 33 hours and 6 minutes. It went 33:52 in 15 practices in 2017, 34:21 in 17 practices in 2016 and 31:48 in 17 practices in 2015 (the shortest camp since we began tracking this in 2014 – a camp that went 35:30). The longest practice of LaFleur's first camp was 2:19 on July 31. McCarthy had five practices last year that went more than 2:30. However, it should be noted that LaFleur doubled up on reps at times, essentially conducting two practices at once in certain periods (with the starters and top backups at one end of the field, and the rest of the squad at the other).

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton explains his comment to CBS' broadcast team that Saints quarterback Taysom Hill could be the "next Steve Young."

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have informed veteran punter Ryan Allen that they are releasing him, a league source confirms. This means that fifth-round pick Jake Bailey, of Stanford, has won the job. Despite a strong performance in Super Bowl LIII, Allen was viewed to have longer odds to keep the job he's held since 2013, because the Patriots traded up to select Bailey. A right-footed punter, Bailey has a powerful leg, and will also assume Allen's role as a holder on field goals.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins S Reshad Jones returned to practice Monday and did some individual drills. He said he expects to play in the regular season opener. He's missed the last two weeks due to a right foot injury that he had a boot and cast on.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Stills believes the way Jay-Z discredited the work that he, Colin Kaepernick and others have done with the way he went about his social justice partnership with the NFL. He felt Jay-Z should've tried to understand their plight more. "It didn't seem very informed," Stills said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers on what difference it makes if he plays in the preseason: "If we [the starters] didn't play, I'd feel great going into Week 1. If we did, I wouldn't really be worried too much about the results. If we go down and score a touchdown, it's not going to give me any more confidence than I already have in the scheme. If we go three and out, it's not going to dampen any confidence that I have in what we've established so far in the training camp practices."

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Malcolm Jenkins on Jay-Z's partnership with the NFL focusing on music and social justice.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Graham did not need surgery on his finger and coach Matt LaFleur said he will "be all right."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur said Aaron Rodgers looked pretty good today after sitting out a few days with back tightness but didn't say for sure whether Rodgers would play Thursday — or at all in the preseason. "I don't think it's going to make or break us, " LaFleur said. "I've got so much confidence in him. "

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The final public practice of training camp ends after one hour and 57 minutes with a half-speed (at most) 2-minute drill in which Davante Adams drops a pass in the end zone. Players give the fans a round of applause.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

He may be an outlier when it comes to the value of preseason games, but Broncos coach Vic Fangio has said, repeatedly, all of the team's starters will all play at least some in the preseason if healthy. Monday night that will include wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who will play in his first game since last Dec. 2 -- a Broncos win in Cincinnati. Sanders suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury two days later and has been working to return since. His work in practice over the last week, including a dunk or two over the crossbar after scoring in red-zone drills, showed just how close he was to some game action. Joe Flacco will also start at quarterback against the 49ers with most of the regulars on both sides of the ball set to play about a quarter.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars are in regular-season practice mode now, which means practices only open to the media for roughly 20 minutes. Nine players did not participate in Monday's practice: WR Chris Conley (illness), LB Davis Tull (leg), DT Marcell Dareus (elbow), TE Josh Oliver (hamstring), TE Jeff Swaim (foot), TE Charles Jones (foot), LB Jake Ryan (knee), LB Quincy Williams (knee), RB Alfred Blue (ankle). Jaguars have ended

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears have signed running back Josh Caldwell, the team announced on Monday.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Trevor Davis picked up right where he left off before his stinger. Just made a contested catch on a deep ball from Tim Boyle between a pair of DBs for a 40-yard play. It was all Davis, who adjusted to the ball and boxed out the defenders. If he's healthy, it's hard to imagine he won't be on the team.