Ever since Peyton Manning has signed with the Denver Broncos he has spent some time down at Duke University to hold workouts with a select few Broncos teammates to work on timing and learning the offense that will be installed this coming spring/summer.
Well, those annual workouts are underway, and second-year wide receiver Cody Latimer is among the Broncos players attending these workouts.
According to Latimer's tweet, tight ends Virgil Green and Owen Daniels and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders are also attending Manning's Duke workouts.
Sanders is entering his second season with the Denver Broncos and will use this time to work on the two's chemistry which was pretty good in 2014. Sanders had a career year with the Broncos where he totaled 101 receptions for 1,404 yards and 9 touchdowns for the Broncos offense.
Tight ends Virgil Green and Owen Daniels need all the time they can get to work on their chemistry with Manning. While Green has spent his entire career with the Broncos, he's expected to have a bigger role in the passing game and will need to work on his chemistry with Manning. Daniel's has never worked with Manning and will need to get used to each other. I believe the two veteran players will mesh quickly.
I think the player who can have the biggest gain here is second-year wide receiver Cody Latimer. He had a hard time picking up the Broncos offense last season, and a full offseason with Manning getting his terminology down could be huge for Latimer. Also, with Demaryius Thomas skipping out on the Duke workouts while he and the Broncos continue to work on a long-term deal will give Latimer even more precious time and reps with Manning.
It's unclear if any other Broncos players like Andre Caldwell, C.J. Anderson, former Duke player Juwan Thompson, and others are at Duke with Manning.
Update (10:38 a.m. MT): Caldwell is there.
Broncos looking at a long snapper?:
According to NFL.com's Gil Brandt, the Denver Broncos were the only team to attend Air Force's Pro Day.
One player at the Pro Day who the Broncos could have been watching is long snapper Harrison Elliot. The 6'2 243lb long snapper is expected to be a priority free agents when the draft concludes. The Broncos do currently have Aaron Brewer at long snapper who just recently signed a new four-year deal.
|Pos.||Player||School||Rd.||Shrine Game||Sr. Bowl||Combine||Private Workout/Visit||Pro Day||Rumors|
|FS||Detrick Bonner||Virginia Tech||7th-UDFA||X|
|DT||James Castleman||Oklahoma State||6th-7th||X|
|DE/Edge Rusher||Za'Darius Smith||Kentucky||3rd||X|
|DE/Edge Rusher||Markus Golden||Missouri||3rd-4th||X|
|QB||Garrett Grayson||Colorado State||3rd-4th||X||X||X|
|DE/Edge Rusher||Geneo Grissom||Oklahoma||4th||X|
|CB||Steven Nelson||Oregon State||3rd||X|
|WR||Devin Smith||Ohio State||2nd||X|
|DE/Edge Rusher||Lynden Trail||Norfolk State||3-4th||X|
|OT||La'el Collins||LSU||Top 15||X||X||X|
|WR||Keith Mumphery||Michigan St.||UDFA||X||
|RB/FB||Zach Zenner||South Dakota St.||6th-7th||X||
|TE||Casey Pierce||Kent St.||7th||X|
|OT||Ty Sambrailo||Coloardo St.||1st/2n||X||X|
|FS||Cody Prewitt||Mississippi St.||2nd||X|
|LB||Benardrick McKinney||Mississippi St.||1st/2nd||X|
|CB/FS||Tray Walker||Texas Southern||UDFA||X|
|OT||Laurence Gibson||Virginia Tech||6-7th||X||X|
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