Vic Fangio: Phillip Lindsay “looked good” on Thursday

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Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said on Wednesday that the team would “obviously” ease running back Phillip Lindsay back to a full workload in training camp after Lindsay spent the offseason recovering from wrist surgery.

Easing Lindsay in didn’t wind up looking too different from what the running back might have done without any recent injury history. He took the first rep of team drills and media members on hand for the session reported that he didn’t appear to have any limitations on the field.

“He looked good,” Fangio said, via the team’s website. “He looked about like I thought he would — or about what I hoped he would, is probably a better phrase. He had a wrist injury — an unusual wrist injury — so he had his legs. [I] probably shouldn’t be surprised. He was champing at the bit to get out there.”

The Broncos have Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker at running back as well, but they’ll be working for backup roles as long as Lindsay remains healthy.

5 responses to “Vic Fangio: Phillip Lindsay “looked good” on Thursday

  1. I really hope they dont make him the work horse and overuse him/get him hurt. He’s good at avoiding taking big hits, but the guy is definitely undersized. The problem is coaches play the hot hand, and he makes plays so they will play him a lot. Royce needs to live up to his pick and be the guy to help keep Lindsay healthy

  2. Phil should have stayed in Chicago if he wanted to get a ring. The Bears will be the team to beat this season and Fangio will regret it!

  3. Vic should have stayed in Chicago if he wanted to get a ring. The Bears will be the team to beat this season and Fangio will regret it!

  4. Well, Lindsay and Freeman split carries last year. Freeman actually was the more efficient back per carry last year, despite Lindsay’s big play ability. Booker is not near as effective as either. But I wouldn’t say Freeman is competing for a backup role. He and Lindsay figure to both be part of the run game in Denver.

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