ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Kickoff for the Denver Broncos season opener is 102 days away, but the preparation for the game starts today.
The Broncos will open up their first session of organized team activities, or OTAs on Wednesday. The team will have two more practices on Thursday and Friday.
This will be the first time the Broncos record-setting offense will line up against the remodeled defense. The Broncos signed prized free agents safety T.J. Ward, cornerback Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware. The team also invested its first round pick on cornerback Bradley Roby from Ohio State.
John Fox and company also gave Peyton Manning several new options in wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer who was drafted in the second round. Montee Ball will take over the starting running back duties for departed Knowshon Moreno.
Several injured players are expected to return to the field as well. The list includes starting left tackle Ryan Clady, defensive end Derek Wolfe, safety Rahim Moore, and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson. Von Miller and Chris Harris will sit the practices as they continue to recover from their torn ACL’s.
Off the field, the Broncos are looking to have all of their draft picks signed before end of the week, according to ESPN.