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Former Tigers Lynch Looking to Move Up in Broncos QB Rotation

Lynch bides time as Broncos veteran QB's falter

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The latest installment of the Paxton Lynch progress report with the Denver Broncos has less to do with the former Memphis Tiger than it does with competition for quarterback of the Super Bowl Champions.

Second year pro Trevor Siemian, who's penciled in as the starter for the Broncos third Pre-Season Game Saturday, did not take part in full practice Tuesday because of a sore shoulder.

He injured it trying to make a tackle on the interception he threw that was returned for a pick six against the 49ers last weekend.

Veteran Mark Sanchez, who was brought in as a Free Agent in the off season, struggled against the 49ers, throwing a touchdown, but giving up an interception and two fumbles.

That leaves the door open for Lynch to make his move.

The Broncos number one draft pick continues to show improvement under center.

His 15-for 26, 213 yard effort against San Francisco include his first two touchdown passes as a pro.

Both coming in the second half as he tries to lead Denver on a pair come from behind drives.

For Lynch, becoming the starting quarterback is a goal, but making sure he's prepared to take the lead is his prime directive

"No matter what the situation was, like I said from day one, I have the confidence to make the best of this opportunity, and that's what I've been doing. But, those guys have been playing well, too in front of me. So, I'm going to keep going and I'm going to keep doing with I've been doing," Lynch said.

Lynch should find out his place in Denver's quarterback rotation later this week before Saturday's third Pre -Season game against the Rams.

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