The Denver Broncos have a wealth of receiving threats for quarterback Peyton Manning to throw to, but he’ll have one less target to throw to during the preseason and maybe longer. Starting tight end Joel Dreessen is done for the remainder of training camp after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to clean up his left knee. He’s expected to miss the rest of training camp, as well as all four preseason games.
Julius Thomas is dropping jaws, eluding linebackers, overpowering safeties and even holding his own when blocking All-Pro linebacker Von Miller.
In one spectacular but increasingly typical half hour, he overpowered safety Rahim Moore for a touchdown that no DB in the league could have denied, somehow reached into the crowd and hauled in a pass on the sideline that safety David Bruton had batted away and then kept Miller from getting anywhere near Peyton Manning.
Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll believes defensive end Chris Clemons has a chance to be ready for Week 1. Clemons is on the PUP list after tearing his ACL and meniscus in the Seahawks’ Wild Card win over the Redskins in January. That would be an amazing recovery in such a short time, but amazing recoveries have become almost the norm in the NFL.