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ENGLEWOOD Courtland Sutton Jersey , Colo. (AP) — Injured punter Marquette King missed another practice Friday and the Denver Broncos were considering promoting new practice squader Colby Wadman to take his place this weekend against the New York Jets .“I’m very comfortable with him, if he has to go,” said coach Vance Joseph.That confidence was echoed by kicker Brandon McManus and special teams coordinator Tom McMahon after King was listed as doubtful for Sunday.Joseph will meet with general manager John Elway to decide who to cut if the Broncos promote Wadman.Asked if that might be King, who signed a three-year, $7 million deal in Denver after his ouster from Oakland this offseason, Joseph said, “Well, anything’s possible.”“We’re trying to win a football game and we’ve got to have a punter, obviously. So, we’ll see. I’ll get with John and we’ll decide it,” Joseph said.The Broncos brought in Wadman, a rookie from UC Davis, last week to push King after a poor punting performance at Baltimore.King had another bad outing Monday night against Kansas City, however, when his 35-yard punt to the Kansas City 40-yard line in the closing minutes set up the Chiefs’ winning touchdown drive in a 27-23 game at Mile High Stadium.King came out of that game with a groin/right thigh injury and Wadman got all the work during the week.McMahon said he had “very high confidence” in Wadman’s punting abilities, and McManus said he was equally confident in Wadman as his holder.“Who knows what’s going to happen if Marquette plays or not. But I’ve had enough holds with Colby to feel confident with him,” McManus said.Wadman’s college eligibility expired in 2016, and he gave himself three years to become a pro punter, working odd jobs in between workouts.Wadman said he was about to start a temp job working for his mother’s boss helping out at an accounting firm in Thousand Oaks Bradley Chubb Jersey , California, when the Broncos called last week.“I’m just staying ready,” Wadman said. “Obviously, I haven’t kicked in two years, but being out here in practice, working out with the team, they’re all telling me how much they believe in me. They have confidence in me. If I do end up getting the call, I feel ready for it.”The Broncos will play at MetLife, the biggest stadium in the NFL with a capacity of 82,500, but that doesn’t faze Wadman.“We played at Oregon my senior year. Pretty decent size, obviously,” Wadman said of Autzen Stadium in Eugene which has a capacity of 54,000. “Size of the stadium doesn’t mean a thing to me. I’m just kicking, no matter where I’m at.” ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Here’s the catch: Brendan Langley reached a point where he would rather receive passes than pick them off.So, the Denver Broncos third-year player is calling an audible and going over to the other side — from cornerback to wide receiver.No offense, he just prefers offense.“It’s going well,” Langley said of learning the ropes at wideout after Monday’s organized team activities. “It’s not really a transition for me. It’s going back to my natural element.”Langley has long floated between DB and WR. During his high school days in Marietta Derek Wolfe Jersey , Georgia, he was a standout at both. At the University of Georgia, he was primarily a defensive back. After transferring to Lamar, he began as a receiver (catching a 20-yard TD pass against Baylor) before moving over to defense that season (he had an 86-yard interception return for a score against Incarnate Word). In his two seasons at Lamar, he finished with seven interceptions for 135 yards while hauling in four passes for 51 yards.Given his versatility and quickness (4.43 in the 40 dash), the Broncos drafted the cornerback during the third round in 2017 . His rookie season, Langley suited up in 11 games on special teams, which included a 61-yard kickoff return against the Los Angeles Chargers. Last season, Langley was cut out of camp before being quickly signed to the practice squad. He played in five games on special teams at the end of the season.Still, he turned a few heads — on scout team. When the Broncos needed someone to mimic a fast wideout in practice, Langley was summoned into duty.“It felt natural,” the 6-foot, 199-pound Langley said. “There weren’t too many hiccups to the learning curve. It felt good.”At the exit interviews following the season, Langley brought his iPad with him for his meeting with Broncos boss John Elway. He wanted to convince Elway that receiver could be his best way to help the team.“I had the film from scout team. I had my numbers from high school when I was receiver,” recounted Langley, who now wears No. 12 instead of No. 27. “I was ready to do whatever I had to do to convince him to let me make that switch.“But then Mr. Elway smiled and said, ‘I was going to ask you the same thing.'”This offseason, Langley’s been working out in California and hauling in 500 passes a day. He also watches film of receivers to study their route running techniques.Anything to catch on. Anything to ease the conversion from one position to another.He’s also picking up pointers from Emmanuel Sanders, DaeSean Hamilton and Courtland Sutton Chris Harris Jersey , who actually know firsthand what Langley’s going through. Sutton said he started out as a safety at Southern Methodist before switching to receiver.“It’s rough,” said Sutton, who had 42 catches for 704 yards last season as a rookie. “Even coming out of college, going into the league, I wasn’t fully fine-tuned to play this (receiver) position. For a guy who played receiver, moved to defense and then played defense when he first got into the league and is now making that transition to receiver while in the league, it’s tough. But he’s handling it really well. He’s learning as much as he possibly can, from everybody. He takes a little advice from everybody.”Langley is banking on his experience as a cornerback to give him a helping hand at receiver. There are small details that can betray a cornerback’s tendencies.“I can tell by a corner’s stance what he’s playing,” Langley said. “If he’s flat-footed, he’s in cover-2. With one foot back, he’s going to backpedal. I used to do those same things.”Now, he’s hoping his best defense just might make for good offense.“In defensive back drills, sometimes you go into the individual drills and they’re like, ‘We don’t need a ball,'” Langley said. “That felt awkward to me. I need a ball at all times.”
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