Sanders, Lindsay ready for start of Broncos camp

Field Level Media

July 17, 2019 at 9:28 pm.

Running back Phillip Lindsay and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will practice with the Denver Broncos when training camp opens Thursday.

Head coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that Lindsay is “ready to go” following offseason wrist surgery.

General manager John Elway said Sanders will be eased into action after tearing his Achilles last season, but he will not be placed on the physically unable to perform list.

Lindsay, who turns 25 next week, made the Pro Bowl and rushed for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns as an undrafted rookie in 2018.

Sanders, 32, had 71 catches for 868 yards and four scores in 12 games before suffering the season-ending injury in practice in early December.

The two-time Pro Bowl wideout has posted three 1,000-yard seasons and has 535 receptions for 7,024 yards and 37 touchdowns in 127 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2010-13) and Broncos.

Meanwhile, the Broncos waived wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, who ESPN reported Wednesday opted to retire rather than report to training camp.

Burbridge, 25, was a sixth-round pick out of Michigan State by the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. He caught seven passes for 88 yards as a rookie but has not played since due to various injuries.