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Antonio Smith has nothing to say

Months into the investigation Antonio Smith has put his fate in the hands of a higher power.

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After what must have been an excruciating last few months for new Denver Broncos' defensive end Antonio Smith, he seems resigned to what he controls versus what he cannot control in his first day back with the team:

Smith will not be at training camp tomorrow (Saturday), as he is attending a funeral. He will be back with the team on Sunday.

Smith became a bit of an afterthought when he was forced by the team to take personal time when allegations were made that he may have had a connection to an ongoing investigation in Texas.

Elsewhere at defensive end:

In April the NFL informed Derek Wolfe that he was facing a suspension, they finally announcing a four game suspension last Friday.

The gap atop the depth chart at defensive end is only growing as Malik Jackson suffered a strained calf today during practice. Jackson assured reporters that he was okay following practice.

Second-year man Kenny Anunike will take first team reps Saturday, Sunday and possibly beyond. Anunike is a player that has received great praise from teammates and Broncos' insiders all offseason.