Scenes from a Practice: Dec. 15

Brian Dawkins

Brian Dawkins prepares to field the bouncing football.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The last thing the Broncos wanted to see was three of their top six defensive backs missing practice due to injuries with the AFC’s top passing game looming.

Thus, the sight of cornerback Andre’ Goodman and safety Brian Dawkins going through the paces at the start of practice was welcome. Both missed practice Wednesday because of lingering effects from a concussion and a neck strain, respectively.

Only safety David Bruton missed practice; he has been sidelined the last two days with an Achilles tendon injury but was on the practice field, watching without his helmet.

More photos follow:

David Bruton

David Bruton was there, even if he wasn't <B>there</B>.

Andre Goodman

Andre Goodman levitates for the football.

Von Miller

Von Miller fields the football. Note the new cast that fully exposes his fingers and a little more of his right hand.

Chris Harris

Chris Harris knows a key is to keep your eyes on the football.

Champ Bailey

Few things could make the Broncos happier than if Champ Bailey had a chance like this to field the football during Sunday's game.

Tony Carter

Tony Carter keeps his balance to stay in-bounds.

McGahee and Johnson

Willis McGahee takes on fullback Quinn Johnson.

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About Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason has covered the NFL since 1999, when he worked as an editor on NFL.com when the site was managed by ESPN.com. He worked six seasons (2002-07) covering the Broncos on their official website and two (2008-09) on the Panthers' site. He began MaxDenver.com in 2010 and now contributes to CBSSports.com, The Sporting News and The New York Times.
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