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The Denver Broncos held their first training camp practice of the Peyton Manning era on Thursday morning and it didn't go without massive fanfare. The Broncos drew 4,372 fans, setting a record for the Broncos' Dove Valley location. The previous record set was on August 1st, 2010 when 3,103 fans came to see Tim Tebow in his rookie season.
There were other tidbits of note outside of 'Manning-mania'. Here are a few notes from Thursday's practice.
With DT Justin Bannan sitting out due to a calf injury, Mitch Unrein took first team snaps on defense with Ty Warren. Unrein was an undrafted free agent who was a part of the Broncos' defensive line rotation in 2011. Unrein also moved ahead of previous No. 1 on depth chart, Sealver Siliga.
With a six-game suspension to begin the season, D.J. Williams will not be with the Broncos' No. 1 defense during training camp. Wesley Woodyard will receive the first crack to take over Williams' spot at weakside lin...
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws at training camp on Saturday, July 28, 2012. (BroncoTalk.net photo)
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