Fifteen players to watch at Broncos training camp – Denver Broncos News

Fifteen players to watch at Broncos training camp – Denver Broncos News

The best sign for C.J. Anderson during OTAs and minicamp was that the fifth-year running back showed no signs of lingering discomfort from the torn meniscus that ended his 2016 season after just seven games.

His cuts were sharp. His reading of holes as they developed was quick. His burst to the outside brought back memories of his work in 2014, when he used the gaps created by a similar offensive scheme run by then-coordinator Adam Gase to explode for 1,057 yards from scrimmage in the final eight games of the regular season. Only two players had more yards than Anderson in that span, which propelled him to the Pro Bowl, even though he rarely touched the football before November 2014.

This is the Anderson that the Broncos want to see once again. This the Anderson that he believes you’ll see — especially with Mike McCoy guiding the offense and bringing back many concepts that Gase used.

“It’s a lot of carry-over,” Anderson said last month. “[McCoy] and Gase see things a little different. That’s the only difference. He sees things one way, Gase sees things a different way.”

Health is the biggest key, of course, and injuries have been a near-constant companion for Anderson since his breakthrough season. He slogged through an ankle injury early in 2015 and didn’t find his form until the Week 7 bye that year allowed him a chance to rest.

To give himself a better chance at staying healthy and productive for the full season, Anderson began riding a bicycle often, taking up an activity favored by the only position coach he’s ever known as a pro, Eric Studesville.

“I just think conditioning is a big part, which is why I…

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