ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - On the same day top Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas participated in his first full practice, Emmanuel Sanders had to leave practice early with a sore right hamstring.

Sanders, who missed much of last year's training camp with a strained quadriceps, had been getting plenty of passes thrown his way as Thomas worked on his conditioning after missing the off-season program. Coach Gary Kubiak said Sanders "was having a great day, made a lot of big plays and was just trying to get a ball and felt something. Obviously we're going to be smart there."

Thomas, who signed a five-year, $70 million deal last month, said he was still getting used to the new offence where certain code words now mean different routes. He's also getting reaccustomed to physical cornerbacks.


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