ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The third day in pads brought some heavy legs, but a full-tackle short-yardage drill amped the energy level up a bit. Here were the highlights of the fifth day of training camp.
Chris Harris Jr.remains on the PUP list (knee).
- Defensive ends
DeMarcus Ware(leg bruise) and Greg Latta(hip), safety John Boyett(back), tight end Jameson Konz(hip) and linebacker Chase Vaughn(knee) did not participate today. Head Coach John Fox said all injuries were minor. Demaryius Thomasdid not arrive at Dove Valley in time to practice today after spending the past four days in Georgia tending to his grandmother's funeral.
- Undrafted rookie defensive end
Kenny Anunikehad another excellent day, making plays in all types of drills and situations. He first contributed to consecutive tackles for loss in the 9-on-7 period. In pass rush drills, he showed off his repertoire on consecutive sacks against Paul Cornick, using a nasty bullrush for the first before flying around the outside for the second. He topped it off with a "sack" of Brock Osweiler-- who was forced to his right by Marvin Austin-- in the team period and a tackle for loss in short-yardage drills. Emmanuel Sanders' speed and quickness continues to look deadly. He beat Rahim Moorefor a touchdown on a post from Peyton Manningin 1-on-1s and then added a big gainer against Bradley Robydespite a lot of contact. Sanders also scored on a catch-and-run touchdown from Manning in 11-on-11, running away from Aqib Taliband up the sideline.
- The pairing of
Chris Clarkand Louis Vasquezshowed a strong push off the right side during 9-on-7 drills, clearing the way for a pair of nice runs from Montee Ball. Ball also showed good agility and acceleration on a run to his left, bouncing outside the penetration of Derek Wolfeand Lerentee McCrayto scoot up the sideline for good yardage.
- McCray flashed his pass rush skills again, beating
Ryan Cladyfor a "sack" of Manning early in team drills and nearly getting Manning again a play later. Kayvon Webstermade a diving interception during 7-on-7s after a Manning pass intended for Montee Ball was tipped by Nate Irving. Steven Johnsonmade a few nice stops throughout the day, including a big hit and tackle for loss of Jerodis Williamsduring team drills. Greg Wilsonused a crisp out-and-up route to beat Omar Boldenfor a touchdown from Osweiler in 1-on-1 drills. Malik Jacksonhad himself a nice day, first grabbing C.J. Andersonfor a 3-yard loss in 9-on-7. In line drills, he swam inside of Orlando Franklinfor what would have been a sack a few plays after giving Vasquez all the All-Pro guard could handle. In team drills, Jackson made consective run stops at the line, with one coming on 3rd-and-short. Julius Thomasmade a nice touchdown catch in red zone drills, corralling a pass from Manning with Danny Trevathandraped all over him.
- Osweiler followed Manning's red-zone TD pass with one of his own, threading the needle on a quick slant to
Jacob Tamme, who caught the pass and fell backwards across the goal line.
- Anderson had a pair of nice runs. In red zone drills, he sidestepped
Lamin Barrowin the backfield and worked his way in for the touchdown. Then, late in the team period, he utilized his small stature to sneak through the middle of the line, punctuating a 10-yard gain by plowing into Duke Ihenacho's chest.
- Ihenacho and
Quinton Carterprovided the biggest hits of the day. Carter popped Juwan Thompsonin 9-on-7 drills, and Ihenacho knocked off Ronnie Hillman's helmet near the sideline after a swing pass. Britton Colquittshowed off his skill in live punt drills, dropping a few punts right in front of the goal line and spinning them back to be downed by the coverage team. Zac Dysertand Isaiah Burseconnected for a pair of nice plays in team drills. First, Dysert dropped in a gorgeous toss up the seam, displaying good timing with his throw coming right at the top of his drop. Later, the pair connected for a third-down conversion on an out route. Dysert also had a big gain on a bootleg keeper to finish short-yardage drills.
- Manning was in charge of choosing the music today, so stretching period began to the Tennessee anthem "Rocky Top." Manning and fellow UT alumnus Colquitt showed off their two-step dance moves as Malik Jackson, also a former Volunteer, sang along.
- Former Broncos wide receiver and long-time Manning target Brandon Stokley was at practice, watching the action and posing for a few photos afterward.
- Even though Ware didn't participate, he joined his teammates in his jersey for the stretching period.
- Several players stayed on the field to fine tune after practice. Dysert worked with receivers Wilson and
Bennie Fowleron timing routes. Wes Welkerand Jordan Norwoodthrew each other passes with the counterpart's back turned, forcing him to pivot, find the ball in the air and make the catch. Sanders and Webster worked with each other on releases from the line of scrimmage.