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Denver Broncos begin Phase Two offseason workouts

The Denver Broncos can now practice football with footballs.

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The Denver Broncos' next phase of offseason workouts kicks off today, Monday, April 29th and runs for the next three weeks.

The major change from the previous phase of workouts is the addition of coaches on the field and footballs in more drills. Where Phase I was mostly strength and conditioning, and the only work with footballs were quarterback-to-receiver drills (uncovered), Phase II adds a few extra elements. Here is the official description from the CBA:

Phase Two shall consist of the next three weeks of the Club's offseason workout program. Subject to the additional rules set forth in Section 5 of this Article, during Phase Two all coaches shall be allowed on the field. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills, as well as "perfect play" drills (e.g., offense or defense only, but not offense vs. defense), or special teams drills on a "separates" basis (e.g.., kicking team or return team only, but not kicking team vs. return team). No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted. No offense vs. defense drills are permitted (e.g.., no one-on-one offensive linemen vs. defensive linemen pass rush or pass protection drills, no wide receivers vs. defensive backs bump­ and-run drills, and no one-on-one special teams drills involving both offense and defense are permitted.) Players cannot wear helmets during Phase Two.

Practices are not open to the public until training camp in July.

The Broncos have scheduled Phase II to run on April 29-May 2, May 6-9, May 13-16, and May 23. Rookie mini-camp begins May 10.