Party's over boys.
Mercifully the offseason for the bad-boy Broncos has reached last call. There was a fax fiasco that cost the Broncos their second-best pass rusher. There was an alleged violation of the NFL drug policy that might cost the Broncos their best pass rusher Von Miller for the first four games of the upcoming season.
And there were arrests of two high-ranking football executives on drunken driving charges that featured you've-got-to-be-kidding-me alcohol readings on the police reports.
"I think the best remedy for all of it is training camp" said Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen who said he is fully recovered from the kneecap injury he suffered in May. "Bury ourselves in our work and ignore all the nonsense that has gone on. Obviously you can't ignore it completely. The best remedy for this is to be around your teammates and have positive influences on each other and immerse ourselves in our work."
Often the opening of NFL training camp is met with a certain amount of dread. Not with the Broncos as they congregate for physicals between 10 a.m. and noon Wednesday. They will then check into their team hotel before reconvening for coach John Fox's team meeting at 4 p.m.
The first full training camp practice will be Thursday morning. Elvis Dumervil who had 11 sacks last year won't be there. He's with the Baltimore Ravens after a tardy fax exchange with his new contract led to his release to free agency and finally to Baltimore.
Matt Russell and Tom Heckert won't be around either. The top assistants to football operations boss John Elway will be serving team-imposed suspensions after their driving-under-the-influence-related arrests.
Miller will be with the Broncos but his four-game suspension distraction won't go away until after his appeal hearing next month.
Miller initially was placed in the league's substance-abuse program after he tested positive for both an amphetamine and marijuana
Party's over boys.