The offseason ended for six teams this week. The rest of the league will be wrapped up seven days from now. Next stop: Training camp.
Mandatory minicamps provide a window into how coaches view their depth charts, but we'd be wary of drawing too many conclusions from non-tackling practices. This is the time of year teams prefer to be out of the news. No injuries. No arrests. No drama.
For the most part, teams accomplished those goals this week. But there were still plenty of takeaways from the six mandatory minicamps and 26 teams holding OTAs. Here's what you need to know:
- The Broncos have settled on rookie second-round pick Ty Sambrailo as their starting left tackle. All of Denver's line decisions are made with an eye on the running game. Peyton Manning is expected to be under center far more often this season, and the team is using half its practice snaps on the run game, according to NFL Media's Albert Breer. Manning is used to a 70-30 practice snap split in favor of the pass.