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Get Ready To See Broncos Left Tackle Garett Bolles On The Field For Hall Of Fame Game

CANTON, Ohio (CBS4) - When the Broncos open up preseason play on Thursday at the Hall of Fame game, don't expect to see many Broncos starters suited up. Head coach Vic Fangio won't play guys like Joe Flacco, Von Miller and Bradley Chubb but one starter who will see some time is left tackle Garett Bolles.

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ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Garett Bolles #72 of the Denver Broncos after an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills on September 24, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Bolles has struggled in his first two NFL seasons. Last year he led the offensive line in penalties and sacks allowed. Entering year three, the time is now for Bolles to live up to his status as a former first round draft pick. Working under new offensive line coach Mike Munchak was supposed to help Bolles turn the corner and according to Fangio, Bolles is having a very good camp.

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DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 25: Offensive tackle Garett Bolles #72 of the Denver Broncos spikes the ball to celebrate a fourth quarter touchdown by running back Phillip Lindsay #30 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

"Right now Garett is the starter and somebody has to knock him out somewhat like a heavyweight champion," said the first year head coach. "So far he's had a great camp so if we were to play today against Oakland he would be the starter hands down."

Bolles isn't the only projected starting offensive lineman who will see some action on Thursday. Rookie guard Dalton Risner and center Connor McGovern are also expected to play. Kickoff from Canton is at 6 p.m.

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