Phillip Lindsay steadily works way back from wrist injury

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Published 8:11 p.m. ET June 5, 2019

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Known for his spirited energy, Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay pledges to show increased patience this season.

Already, that’s being put to the test.

Lindsay participated in individual drills Wednesday at minicamp as his surgically repaired right wrist heals. He also sat out the team drills, which made him antsy.

“I’m itching to be out there,” said Lindsay, whose wild hair and relentless rushing style earned him the nickname “Tasmanian Devil” at the University of Colorado. “That’s why they have to hold the reins on me so tight.”

With a new coach in Vic Fangio and digesting a different system, the second-year undrafted tailback is eager to display what he can do.

Last season, Lindsay rushed for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns. Only a wrist injury at Oakland on Christmas Eve deprived him of a shot at breaking Dominic Rhodes’ 2001 record of 1,104 yards for undrafted rookie running backs. Still, Lindsay earned a Pro Bowl selection even if he couldn’t play.

On his list of areas to improve in 2019 — patience. More specifically, waiting for things to develop, especially given the different…

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