Denver Broncos: The team begins a three-day minicamp today, and change is the prevaling theme. There are 31 new players on the Broncos' roster, and several familiar faces from recent years are no longer wearing orange and blue. Gone are Clinton Portis, Ed McCaffrey, Bert Berry, Ian Gold, Daryl Gardener, Keith Burns, Ephraim Salaam, Deltha O'Neal and Chris Cole. The new players include Champ Bailey, Garrison Hearst, John Lynch, Luther Elliss, Raylee Johnson, Marco Coleman, Jed Weaver, O.J. Santiago and Mike Quinn. Although the Broncos focused mostly on improving their defense in the offseason, most of the attention will be given to the Portiss-less backfield as the season approaches. "Every time there's turnover or change, there is opportunity," WR Rod Smith told the Rocky Mountain News. "When Clinton was here, they figured, 'He's got first, I need to try to get second.' But he's not here, so first is up for grabs."
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