After spending the first day of training camp knocking on the door of the end zone, the Broncos began chewing up real estate Friday.
The second practice of camp was defined by a pair of spirited team sessions in the middle of the field, providing Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian room to air the ball out as they waded into the second day of a quarterback competition that remains the camp’s top storyline.
Both quarterbacks had their moments. Siemian connected with Jordan Taylor on a short crossing route for the day’s first touchdown. Lynch threaded a deep pass to Cody Latimer during 7-on-7 drills.
The defensive play of the morning was made by cornerback Bradley Roby, who made an athletic interception in the end zone on a deep pass from Siemian.
Von Miller once again set the entertainment tone for the fans who nearly filled the hillside above the practice fields. He managed to engage many of the thousands on hand in a choreographed clap, resembling an enthusiastic yell leader at his alma mater, Texas A&M.
Miller also worked his way into the punt return line early in practice, catching a high-lofting offering on the run and sprinting up the field to cheers.
Defensive end Derek Wolfe, who missed Thursday’s morning practice due to illness, was back on the field Friday. So was rookie defensive end DeMarcus Walker, who left Thurday’s practice early after experiencing what coach Vance Joseph called a “heat issue.”
Veteran running back Stevan Ridley, who was signed by the Broncos on Thursday, participated in his first full practice with the team.
This story will be updated.