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Garett Bolles returns to afternoon practice after concussion testing

Posted at 11:24 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 19:34:43-04

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos engaged in spirited one-on-one line drills Monday. It raised intensity as the team prepares to wear full pads Tuesday, but also featured an injury. 

Starting left tackle Garett Bolles fell hard during a matchup and "took a shot to the chin," according to coach Vance Joseph. He exited practice on a golf cart and became nauseous as he stood up and walked slowly to the locker room.

Bolles underwent concussion testing but the test was negative and he returned to the field for the afternoon walk-through practice.

Bolles is being counted on to improve in his second season. He added roughly 15 pounds, leaving him closer to 310, to help him better anchor in his blocking sets. He has looked strong the first few days of the camp working alongside veteran left guard Ron Leary. 

Others not practicing Monday included linebacker Josey Jewell (hamstring), Kenny Bell (hamstring) and tight end Jeff Heuerman (unknown reason until coach Vance Joseph speaks after practice). 

Linebacker Brandon Marshall left practice early with a wrist injury, but Joseph said after it's a minor issue and Marshall is all right.

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