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The Denver Broncos remain optimistic about Trevor Siemian’s chances of being healthy enough to participate in the start of OTAs in late May after the quarterback underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder.

Former receiver Brandon Stokely said Friday on 104.3 The Fan that Siemian is unlikely to practice fully until training camp in late July, but Broncos spokesman Patrick Smith responded by saying the team is still planning on the third-year pivot being available much earlier.

Siemian said it was an optional procedure at the time in early January. He was seen without his sling last week and emphasized that he will be back for OTAs.

With a camp competition for the starting job with Paxton Lynch looming, it would be a massive setback for Siemian if he was to miss a significant portion of the offseason program.