On Tuesday, for the first time in 2018, the Denver Broncos will take the field for what will be their first full practice of the year with the beginning of OTAs, otherwise known as organized team activities.
For the past month and a half, Vance Joseph and his staff have had their players in the building, but NFL rules have precluded them from participating in full practices, instead limiting them to conditioning work and walkthroughs.
Beginning Tuesday, the team will have four weeks of on-field practices that can include nearly everything except full pads and hitting. With the start of real practices also comes the start of many position battles.
Coming off a 5-11 season, only a select few starting positions are truly safe — i.e., Von Miller, Chris Harris Jr., Case Keenum, etc. — leaving many up for grabs. Although most won’t be officially decided until training camp or the preseason, the competition will begin on Tuesday. In some cases in the past, these battles have been decided during the next four-week stretch.
Without further to do, here’s who will be battling it out in the spring sun.