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Orton among 15 Broncos participating in Dawkins-led workouts

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Quarterback Kyle Orton was among the 15 Denver Broncos players who participated in a high-tempo conditioning workout organized by safety Brian Dawkins and run by private trainer Loren Landow, The Denver Post reported Wednesday.

Orton, who missed the final three games of the 2010 season due to injured ribs and has been discussed as possible trade bait, threw passes to wide receiver Eric Decker before the session.

"My arm feels good," Orton said.

Dawkins sent out text messages and emails to teammates recently inviting those in the Denver area to attend workouts at the South Suburban Sports Dome on Tuesday and Thursday. And no one who showed up held back.

"Soon enough, we will all be in position where we will be trying to make the team, whether at minicamp or training camp or whatever," Dawkins said. "So why not go all out now?"

Other projected starters in attendance were center J.D. Walton, left guard Zane Beadles, defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, middle linebacker Joe Mays and defensive end Robert Ayers.

"This was not a get-here-at-all-costs type of thing," Dawkins said. "This is about providing a safe haven for those who want to come out and work."

Landow's workouts, which emphasized motion and agility were an eye-opener for many of the players.

"That was tough," Mays said. "I've been working out with Dawk this whole offseason, but that was a good test there."

Added Vickerson, "It was a good start. It was good to see some of the guys again. It was something where we could pull guys together for camaraderie and unity."

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