Competition heats up at Broncos training camp

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Competition heated up Friday at the Denver Broncos' headquarters at players continued to compete for roster spots.

Head Coach John Fox said after the practice that he is looking for players to compete 1-on-1, especially during training camp and the preseason.

"We even do that in the season once we pick the football team. You get a lot of scouted looks but sometimes that 1-on-1 type of mentality helps them in their competitive nature, you are building that back again," he said.

"We want to be a complete team and not one better than the other, but equal all the way across, special teams as well," Safety T.J. Ward said in response to a question about how well the defense is playing. "Because special teams is very important and we are all equal and if we're all playing great our chances of winning are very high."

Tight end Julius Thomas was asked Friday about the position he is fighting for, and admitted to pushing for Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase to give him a handoff or two.

But he added, "I don't really care what position I go down on the depth chart as. They can put me at defensive end, and I'll go out there and play tight end, wide receiver, slot, it doesn't matter. I don't view myself as any position. I just want to be a guy that can go out there and make plays and help my team out."

Fox also told reporters that running back Brennan Clay was added to the injury report with a right thigh bruise he described as "nothing serious."

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