ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — He’s back.
After having to sit wait and watch for most of the offseason, Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay returned Thursday for the first day of training camp, and the Pro Bowler was already at full speed.
"I go 110 percent — that’s all you’re going to get from me" Lindsay said. "I love the game of football and I want to stay here for a long time. I always say the NFL stands for 'not for long' and you give people reasons to get you go that’s a problem. I love doing what I do and I’m not going to stop until it’s done and my body will tell me when that time is but it’s not right now."
New Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco was impressed with Lindsay on the first day of training camp.
"Phillip, he’s like one of my kids," Flacco said. "I don’t know where he gets all the energy, but he has it 24/7. I think in individual I turned around to hand him off on one of the wide zone plays and I barely got to him. All the other guys, they track a little bit different, but he’s a little amped up for getting out here I think the first time. Overall, it’s just his personality. He’s a lot of fun to be around because of that. He keeps a lot of energy around and keeps it young, keeps me young and everybody going."
The Broncos may to try to hold him back a little bit, but based on today, that won’t be easy.
"He looked good," said head coach Vic Fangio. "About what I hoped he would. He had an unusual wrist injury but he had his legs. I probably shouldn’t be surprised. He was chomping at the bit to get out there."
Lindsay admitted today wasn’t a true test for that broken wrist.
"When it first starts getting hit we’ll see how it goes," cautioned Lindsay, but if it’s just a pain issue you know the former Denver South High School and CU star will play through it.
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