Presence of players
Did not practice: Physically unable to perform list – OLB Randy Gregory (shoulder) and RT Billy Turner (knee). Didn’t train – OL Tom Compton (back), CB K’Waun Williams (knee) and TE Greg Dulcich (hamstring).
Williams was injured late in practice on Saturday. “We’re glad it’s nothing crazy, and we hope he won’t be out for so long,” coach Nathaniel Hackett said.
Of Dulcich, who has yet to train at camp, Hackett said: “My dad (Paul) always talked to me about (Dallas coach) Tom Landry at the time and the minute (the injury to the hamstrings) happens, you never rush them back. (Dulcich) does a great job of studying and working hard. It’s a long way to go before that first game (in Seattle on September 12).
WR Tyrie Cleveland left practice early after being hit in the throat.
In red zone work, WR Courtland Sutton got ahead of CB Pat Surtain II and caught QB Russell Wilson’s pass for a touchdown.
CB Essang Bassey. He was first as a nickel in place of an injured K’Waun Williams.
ILB Josey Jewell. Falling into the coverage area, Jewell left his feet to break up a QB Russell Wilson pass.
Offensive laxity. The offense had three penalties in the first two shifts at 11-11.
Defensive communication. During a red zone slam, there was miscommunication between CBs Pat Surtain II and Essang Bassey and S Kareem Jackson, allowing WR Jerry Jeudy to open wide for a touchdown catch.
*After a day of rest and the first day in shells, the offense got off to a bad start, committing three penalties. QB Russell Wilson brought the entire offense together for an unmissable conversation, which was fine with coach Nathaniel Hackett.
“I was upset because it didn’t go so well and (Wilson) felt it so he brought them up, which was great, trying not to follow these guys because that’s going to happen in the game,” said Hackett. “It’s about how they react and a slow start. … You must continually fight.
* Wilson’s first pass, to deep center WR Courtland Sutton, was canceled out, allowing CB Pat Surtain II to break him down. Surtain interrupted another long pass intended for Sutton on Wilson’s next series.
* The first-team offensive line remained RT Calvin Anderson, RG Quinn Meinerz, C Lloyd Cushenberry, LG Dalton Risner and LT Garett Bolles. The second unit was LT Quinn Bailey, LG Netane Muti, C Luke Wattenberg, RG Graham Glasgow and right tackle Zack Johnson.
* Wilson 11-on-11 highlights: TE Eric Tomlinson made a one-handed catch on the right flat, Sutton made a catch while covered by CB Ronald Darby and Jeudy had the advantage over Surtain with a quick tilt. In the red zone, Wilson completed his first four passes, including touchdowns to Sutton and Jeudy. Wilson’s final pass was wide to Sutton (covered by Surtain).
“A slow start, but (the offense) got back into the red zone and did some good things,” Hackett said.
* On responding to errors, Hackett said: “Hopefully they can build on this day and learn why they weren’t focused as a group. The idea is to learn from that moment so that once you’re on the field and the crowd is screaming, it doesn’t happen again or we can bounce back quickly.
* WR Brandon Johnson received a touchdown as a gift when he caught QB Josh Johnson’s pass and didn’t appear to have two feet in bounds. Rypien’s only snap was an incompleteness that was wiped out by a penalty on CB Bless Austin.
*The Broncos will wear full pads for the first time on Tuesday. “Every time you step into the pads, you get excited,” Hackett said. “Everything looks different. I’m just excited that all of this (the unpadded work) is done and now we can really work on the football action.
Practice at 10 a.m. (parking lot opens at 8 a.m. and gates at 9 a.m.).