Refresh this page for the latest news and notes during and after Broncos practice Friday, Sept. 7, from Denver Post beat reporters Ryan O’Halloran and Kyle Fredrickson.
8:52 a.m. — No call = Good call
Broncos offensive lineman Elijah Wilkinson was viewed as a long-shot entering camp and he worked on the third team throughout August. But his ability to play guard and tackle helped him earn a roster spot.
An undrafted free agent last year, Wilkinson started 2017 on the Broncos’ practice squad before appearing in nine games.
Wilkinson said he was working at No. 2 left tackle in practice this week.
“I’m just trying to find a home and start to get used to it and get comfortable,” he said. “I played left tackle in college (at Massachusetts) and played it in the games. It’s something you just have to flip your mind on.”
Flip your mind because Wilkinson also played guard in the preseason.
“Oh yeah, definitely a different mindset,” he said. “You’re facing different body types, different moves, different everything. Each time inside, you’re facing bigger guys who are stronger who have less quickness but more power and get on you quicker.”
Wilkinson waited out Saturday to see if he made the team.
“No call was the best call,” he said with a laugh. “I was sitting around and the phone was on. But after 2 (p.m.), all of the final cuts had been made and I was like, ‘Oh, wow, I made it.’ I was hoping for the best and I found out the best news without getting a call.”
— Ryan O’Halloran