As camp approaches, Ed McCaffrey keeping a close eye on receiver competition – Denver Broncos News

As camp approaches, Ed McCaffrey keeping a close eye on receiver competition – Denver Broncos News

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Ed McCaffrey is still keeping an eye on the Broncos.

His sons may be on other NFL teams and he may have stepped away from calling Denver’s games on the radio, but he’s still watching, keeping tabs on his former team and its group of receivers as they prepare for the 2017 season.

“No two seasons are the same and no two teams are alike, and neither is the same player from year to year,” McCaffrey said. “So I’m waiting for training camp. When I see them in training camp, I’ll probably have a feel for who they’re going to play. There’s always a guy who stands out and makes plays. They’re going to have some young guys, some new guys, some old guys.

“What I think that [Head] Coach [Vance] Joseph is looking for is consistency. That’s what [Wide Receivers] Coach [Tyke] Tolbert’s looking for. There’s guys that flash here and there that have made plays. A lot of different guys on this roster have made plays, but they’re looking for consistency.”

Receivers Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler III and Jordan Taylor factor into that competition as veterans who contributed a combined 430 yards and four touchdowns in 2016, but to take advantage of a big opportunity behind starters Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, someone needs to show more than just the flash of potential.

“We need to see them do it all the time, or at least most of the time,” McCaffrey said. “And right now I think they have a lot young, talented guys but no one has completely captured that position. I think it’s still completely up for grabs, and I think there’s a great opportunity here for someone to set themselves apart in training camp.”

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