The rookie haircut is an annual rite of passage as NFL training camps come to an end. It’s a tradition that’s survived through the years and spread to many other sports at many other levels. (Your correspondent was himself subject to a heinous hairdo as a freshman playing baseball in North Carolina).

So as the Broncos broke camp on Thursday morning, the veterans broke out their shears and clippers to give the rookies a little good-natured makeover.

Safety Josh Furman was the first victim to have his new look posted to social media

This image came courtesy of safety and special teams captain David Bruton on Instagram

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T.J. Ward offered up this view of several rookie cuts…

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DeMarcus Ware had the rookies smiling when he snapped this shot for Twitter…

Two Broncos rookies, Ty Sambrailo and Max Garcia (pictured below), have incredible hair and are mountainous men. It will be quite interesting to see if either of them falls victim to the amateur barber’s chair.

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Perhaps none was more famous, though, than Tim Tebow’s “Friar Tuck” look back in 2010…

Friar Tim:

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This year Tebow gets to return the favor as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Something tells us that he’ll be very nice about it.