ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Since tight end Jeff Heuerman suffered a torn ACL during Denver’s 2015 rookie minicamp, the Broncos have stuck to the classroom and walkthroughs during their ensuing rookie minicamps.

That changed Friday as the 47 players — 43 rookies and four first-year players — participated in a full-speed practice in helmets and shorts on the first day of rookie minicamp.

As Head Coach Vic Fangio said after practice, the field work is in everyone’s best interest.

"If we didn't do any of that these three days,” Fangio said, “then they're going to be thrown in with the veterans on Monday, and that's not fair to them nor fair to the veterans, to have people out there practicing that don't know how to practice without pads on in an NFL OTA.
rest, plus Fangio speaking - https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/b...lains-practice