According to the media present, Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams was present for the first unofficial day of training camp. After avoiding the PUP, the third-year runner participated in practice as he did during OTA’s and minicamp. However, head coach Sean Payton told the media the team has a plan in place for Javonte, and the rest of the Broncos players coming off significant injuries.
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Payton told the media that they have a formula and process in place for players coming off significant injuries. He said he will sit down with strength and conditioning coach Beau Lowry and have players in three specific groups. Javonte and the other players coming off significant injuries will have a mix of days on, days off, and limited days. This will allow them to ease them back into things and avoid them from aggravating anything as they work their way back.
He continued by saying there will be a mid-group of players who will have a set schedule with load management and the last group will be veteran players like Kareem Jackson and others.
Payton finished by saying they are pleased with his progress currently and that they felt good about it in the spring, but Williams has continued to put the work in.
Heading into camp, people had concerns about how quickly Javonte was getting put back into action, but it sounds like they have a plan in place to ease him in. They also feel very good about his progress and must be liking what he has shown on the practice field thus far.
So far, all the news on Javonte Williams has been promising, so that is a positive. Nobody thought this was possible heading into the offseason and this has been the best-case scenario for him and the team. He appears to be trending the right way for week one and hopefully, he can be an impact player for this team and offense moving forward.