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Horse Tracks: Broncos OTAs begin Wednesday

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While many teams in the NFL begin Organized Team Activities on Tuesday, the Broncos have another day to wait.

Justin Edmonds

The next phase in Denver's offseason workout program is nearly upon us, with only one more day to wait for rookies and veterans to see the practice field together for the first time. The Broncos have OTA practices from Wednesday May 28th through Friday May 30th. OTAs are voluntary workouts that allow 11-on-11 practice drills, while one-on-one contact drills are still prohibited.

With the news on T.J. Ward fresh on the mind, the Broncos are intent on keeping their rookies' noses collectively clean.  "Life distractions can't get you on the field, or you can't let them," Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. "But the key is to limit those life distractions. I've always kind of kept my circle small."

Montee Ball has high expectations for himself in Year Two. Bleacher Report's Cecil Lammey (perhaps appropriately) lists C.J. Anderson before Ronnie Hillman in his list of backups to Ball.

Via the Broncos reddit page, here's Broncos QB Zac Dysert against Broncos CB Bradley Roby in college in 2012. I noted a pass breakup, near-pick, and solid open field tackle on the part of Roby. Dysert had some nice throws against tough competition, too, until it all falls apart in Q4.

John Elway is to participate in the Colorado Senior Open.

Kiszla entertains a truly bad idea in his latest mailbag. The offseason has begun to drag on...

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