The Denver Broncos will hold their mandatory minicamp June 9 through 11. It poses three more days of opportunity for players young and new to get familiar with the coaching staff and their surroundings.
The team will be holding its mandatory veteran minicamp this Tuesday and will continue through the afternoon on Thursday. There will be three morning sessions of practice, followed by coach and team media availability afterwards each day. The last phase of the off-season prior to training camp will take place June 15 through 18th with their last session of organized team activities. The scheduled release of official training camp dates is expected shortly thereafter at the end of the month.
Broncos mini-camp schedule
Tuesday June 9th
10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Gary Kubiak presser thereafter)
Wednesday June 10th
10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Kubiak and Rick Dennison)
Thursday June 11th
10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Kubiak, Wade Phillips, and Joe DeCamillis)
All players are expected to report to Dove Valley, but one of them is unlikely to show up. Star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas doesn't appear to be interested in joining the club at this time, as he and his agent continue to work with the Broncos front office on securing a multi-year extension before the July 15th deadline.
It sounds as if contract negotiations may have reached an impasse. Perhaps the two parties are having difficulty coming to agreement on what constitutes as a hometown discount contract for the three time Pro-Bowler and two time All-Pro player.
Thomas' absence will give more opportunities to Cody Latimer, who will have a much larger role with the squad this season in comparison to last. Moreover, this final minicamp gives others on the roster a chance at impressing the coaches by making a statement to show where they deserve to be on the preliminary depth chart prior to the beginning of training camp. Here is to wishing the players and coaches a productive, injury and incident free week.
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