Karl Schmitz was always a long shot to make the Broncos' roster, but we didn't know his stint with Denver would be this short.
But the Cinderella story was short lived.
Schmitz was waived by the team just one week into camp, making way for recently signed defensive tackle Sione Fua. The writing was on the wall for Schmitz when Britton Colquitt agreed to a reduced salary for 2015.
Colquitt had punted much better than Schmitz through the early days of camp, and he also holds for field goals (something Schmitz does not do). Many viewed Schmitz as a potential wild card for his kickoff ability, but he failed to kick off better than Connor Barth and Brandon McManus at camp.
Had Schmitz played in any preseason games, he could have sent his game film to other NFL teams. But with no game experience and an early release from camp, Schmitz's time in the NFL may be over.
Best of luck to you, Karl.
It's an occasional thing, but the sight of Matt Paradis and Max Garcia on the first-team OL was the lingering image of a day that saw some injuries and the return of Malik Jackson.
Linebacker Brandon Marshall isn't supposed to be this far along. Standard recovery from Lisfranc surgery takes six months. Just shy of the five month mark, Marshall participated fully in team drills Thursday, a strong indication of his progress.
Demaryius Thomas is making quick work of the Broncos playbook.
Receiver Demaryius Thomas, who missed all of the offseason program while trying to get a long-term contract, has had a chance to catch passes from quarterback Peyton Manning. And Thomas has noticed something.
Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has promised that plenty of combinations will get a look in training camp to make decisions about the team’s still-under-construction offensive line, and in Thursday's practice the Broncos showed another one.
Brandon Perna brings you live coverage from training camp.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders left Thursday’s practice with a hamstring injury while defensive end Derek Wolfe left the workout after taking a blow to the helmet.
Oh what a difference a day makes.
Go ahead, focus on the running backs. You won’t hurt Demaryius Thomas’ feelings.
Going into training camp, Connor Barth had a huge weakness that led to the Denver Broncos going with three kickers instead of two. While he was near perfect last year on field goals, his kickoffs against the Kansas City Chiefs were subpar. However, Connor Barth appears to have improved.
The NFL is morphing into a running back-by-committee league, with the average number of attempts per season for top-10 rushers falling from 338 in 2006 to 280 last year. Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, however, insists he prefers to ride one back if he can.
We won't notice the Kansas City Chiefs long snapper until they make a mistake but the Chiefs have a position battle going on between two long snappers: Andrew East and James Winchester.
In an odd little turnaround, the San Diego Chargers appear to be giving D.J. Fluker a shot to win Johnnie Troutman's job at Right Guard.
For the first time this training camp, Trent Richardson hit the field today for the Raiders. He had been missing from practice for the first five days while recovering from pneumonia which he said he had been suffering for two weeks prior to training camp.