Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Lepsis back

By Frank Schwab

One of the best signs for the Broncos in training camp is that offensive tackle Matt Lepsis is quietly doing a good job.

Less than a year after major knee surgery, Lepsis has shown no ill effects of the injury. He flattened defensive end Elvis Dumervil during a pass-rush drill Monday. The Broncos need him back healthy, because as the left tackle, he will protect second-year quarterback Jay Cutler’s blind side. His return also allows Erik Pears to move to the right tackle spot.

Lepsis is one of the most underrated Broncos, and one of the lesser known because of the media boycott of the offensive line, but the team knows exactly how much his healthy return would mean to the offense’s success.

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