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It’s time to get excited! Football returns to Broncos Country.

AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game: Indianapolis Colts v Washington Redskins Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Football is happening this week.

On Thursday, the long wait for Broncos football will be over. While most of the recognizable names will be in civvies on the sideline, there will still be plenty to look for. While heavy doses of Kevin Hogan at quarterback may not be your cup of tea, there are other position battles that will be on display. With depth questions at tight end, receiver, at running back, and others, Thursday’s game is going to be a terrific opportunity for Broncos Country to find this year’s underdog long-shot.

Then there’s Saturday’s Hall of Fame enshrinement. It seems like most years, great Broncos and their fans are on the outside looking in as not-Broncos players get their nod at immortality. That’s not the case this year. With Champ Bailey and Pat Bowlen both being enshrined, it’s going to be amazing seeing not one, but TWO Broncos legends get their due. This Saturday has all the potential to be as exciting, emotional, and fulfilling as anything Broncos Country has experienced without players in pads.

...and Mile High Report will be there.

Photographer Casey Barrett and I are heading to Canton to cover the tremendous celebration of great Broncos past, present, and future. Casey and I will document this historic weekend through the lens of his camera, articles from yours truly, and, if we can swing the logistics in Canton, special Mile High Report podcasts. It’s going to be an unforgettable week.

HORSE TRACKS

Catching up on Camp: Where the Broncos stand after their stadium practice
The Broncos have put in nine days of work so far in training camp.

Denver Broncos Training Camp Vlog: Day 9, 7/27 - CBS Denver
The Broncos hold practice from Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Dekoda Watson signs a few babies, and Bradley Chubb 'jumps' into the stands after practice. All that and more in the sports department's newest episode of their camp vlog.

Denver Broncos Champ Bailey Preparation Propelled Historical Career
With a record 12 Pro Bowls and 203 passes defended, Champ Bailey is headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in large part because of his preparation.

Antonio Brown cleared to practice after brief NFI stint - NFL.com
After being placed on the non-football injury list to begin training camp, Antonio Brown is back. The receiver passed his physical and is cleared to practice Sunday.

Tyreek Hill claims he was teaching his son to box, apologizes for 'disrespectful' language - CBSSports.com
The Chiefs wide receiver apologized on Sunday at his press conference

Tyreek Hill’s commitment to growth should include not holding grudges – ProFootballTalk
His commitment to growth and respectful treatment of others would all seem to be a lot more genuine and credible if Hill had simply answered Pryor’s question without asking her name, and without smirking when he realized who she was. And it will make people wonder whether he’s truly committed to growing, or whether he’s simply saying what he thinks he needs to say.

Chargers great Keith Lincoln dies at 80 – ProFootballTalk
Keith Lincoln, a Chargers running back who in the 1963 American Football League Championship Game put on one of the greatest postseason performances in pro football history, has died at the age of 80.

Bolts' Bosa eager to put injury-hit '18 behind him
Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa says he hopes to put his frustrating 2018 season behind him with a successful and injury-free fourth year in the NFL.

Gurley on 'veteran plan' to stay healthy deep in season - NFL.com
The man everyone wanted to see finally took the practice field on Saturday. Todd Gurley was back at Rams training camp with a new plan -- a plan to stay healthy into December and January.

Training Camp Buzz: Fitz impressed by Kyler Murray - NFL.com
With camp underway, quarterback Kyler Murray is getting a real chance to showcase his skills and receiver Larry Fitzgerald has noticed, calling Murray's quick understanding of the game 'crazy.'

Washington denies Trent Williams’ relationship with team is fractured – ProFootballTalk
Washington denied a report from earlier Sunday that Trent Williams' relationship with team president Bruce Allen was fractured beyond repair. "That report is 100 percent false," Tony Wyllie, Washington's senior vice president of communications, told NBCSportsWashington.com.

Monday’s CBA session is postponed – ProFootballTalk
After the NFL and NFL Players Association pulled the plug earlier this month during the first of three days that had been set aside for negotiating a new labor deal and jointly announced that all is well, they rescheduled for July 29. Per multiple sources, the July 29 session has been postponed.

Source: Bengals' Green likely out 6-8 weeks
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is likely to miss six to eight weeks after an MRI revealed he has torn ligaments in his left ankle, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

No timetable for Derrick Henry’s return from lower leg injury – ProFootballTalk
Titans running back Derrick Henry remained out of practice on Sunday and there's no word on when he might be able to get back into action. Henry was spotted in a walking boot after missing a couple of days of practice.

LB Wagner, contract in hand, credits talk with MJ
Bobby Wagner says insights he gained from Michael Jordan about how to approach representing himself in contract talks with the Seahawks made it "just really cool to have a guy like that in your corner."

Ezekiel Elliott reportedly yet to counter long-term extension offer made by Cowboys - CBSSports.com
Elliott wants a new contract and did not report to Cowboys camp

Here's why Amari Cooper is smart to avoid a holdout from Cowboys and could break the bank next year - CBSSports.com
The wide receiver does not sound worried about getting paid

Daniels joined Lions to play for 'genius' Patricia
Defensive tackle Mike Daniels says he's happy the Packers released him because he gets to play for Matt Patricia, who he calls a "genius."

Steelers fan tattoos JuJu autograph atop head
JuJu Smith-Schuster signed a fan's head during the first day of practice at Saint Vincent College, and he later told reporters he would provide game tickets to the fan if he tattooed the signature. Now he must pay up.

Sources: Bucs sign ex-top pick Testaverde's son
The Buccaneers are signing Vincent Testaverde, son of Vinny Testaverde, who was selected No. 1 overall by the franchise in 1987.