Football: Chase Vaughn misses Broncos soggy workout at Sports Authority Field at Mile High

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A Denver Broncos player hands back a signed hat after an autograph session following the Broncos’ practice on July 30, 2014, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

DENVER | Waves of Denver Broncos took the soggy field Wednesday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but No. 49 wasn’t among them.

Linebacker Chase Vaughn — a graduate of Aurora’s Smoky Hill High School — was one of five players held out of action as the team held its second public workout with 9,207 soaked fans in attendance. The Broncos listed Vaughn’s absence as caused by “right knee irritation,” and he joined defensive lineman Demarcus Ware, safety John Boyett, Shaquil Barrett and defensive end Greg Latta on the sidelines for the workout.

The 6-foot-1, 252-pound Vaughn, who went on to start at Colorado State-Pueblo and has played in several other professional football leagues, signed with Denver in May. The 25-year-old also missed practice on Monday, though coach John Fox said all players held out had only minor injuries.

Because of construction at its Dove Valley headquarters, the Broncos have twice practiced at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and will hold a third workout — their annual Summer Scrimmage — on Saturday. Parking and admission to the practice is free. Gates open at 8:45 a.m., practice begins at 10:45 a.m. and the scrimmage starts at 11:55 a.m.

Denver plays its first preseason game on home at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 when the Seattle Seahawks visits in a rematch of teams that played in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Courtney Oakes is the Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. Facebook: Aurora Prep Sentinel