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It was nice while it lasted.

NFL: Denver Broncos Rookie Minicamp Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

For a brief few days, there was some Broncos football in the Mile High City. Okay, maybe not actual football, but there were definitely Broncos players in uniform running around outside. At this point in May, that’s good enough.

We got to see quarterback Chad Kelly throw footballs! Bradley Chubb sure does look nice in 55. Fumagalli really is a ton of letters to have on a jersey nameplate. Then there’s Butt! Oh how we’ve waited for extensive Jake Butt coverage. Don’t worry, there are plenty of ‘Butt’ jokes in the pipeline. Just you wait.

Even reporter Mike Klis got in there and talked with rookies about interacting with the media. He used his time with them wisely, paving the way for his use of unnamed anonymous sources while casting the character of his colleagues into doubt. Whoa! Unnamed anonymous sources? Don’t tell a certain regional radio personality about that.

“Your name won’t be used, but what you say may be,’’ I told the Broncos rookies. “You can trust me with ‘off record’ but nobody else.’’

Alas, it’s just rookie minicamp and before we all knew it, it was over. Back to the crushing reality that it’s May and there are still months to go before any real football action takes place.

Jake Butt it was nice while it lasted.

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