While the city of Denver is consumed with whether Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch will take the field as the Broncos’ starting quarterback come Sept. 11, there is another battle brewing on the outside.

The Broncos entered the 2017 training camp with a logjam of receivers competing for a roster spot. After floating between six and seven receivers on the active roster in 2016, the Broncos will likely revert back to dressing five receivers in 2017 as most NFL teams do.

One of the players competing for a coveted spot is second-year receiver Kalif Raymond. He’ll also be showing his worth as a return man.

During his rookie season, Raymond played in four games solely as a return specialist, returning 11 punts for 111 yards and six kickoffs for 137 yards.

Having appeared in only a handful of games in 2016, Raymond couldn’t wait for training camp to begin.

“It’s good man,” Raymond said as he walked off the field following the morning practice of the Broncos’ training camp opening day. “It’s been awhile. It feels like it’s been forever. Sitting on the sideline is not really my cup of tea. I’ve been itching to get out there, so it definitely felt good to get out there today.”

For Raymond, one major difference between his rookie training camp last season and training camp this season is simply a year of experience. That experience is something that Raymond will rely heavily on as he gets set to compete for a roster spot.

“I think it’s just a year of maturity, a year of being out there, got a couple games under my belt,” Raymond said of the major differences. “Now that I get into my second year, get another opportunity, I play within myself. Now I know what it feels like to be out there; now it’s time to go out there and really focus on doing what I do best.”

Raymond finds himself battling it out with the likes of third-year receiver Bennie Fowler, veteran Marlon Brown and former second-round pick Cody Latimer among others. For Raymond, he believes that as long as he relies on what he knows he can do, he should be fine come roster decision time.

“You’ve gotta know what you’re doing first off,” Raymond said. “That’s a big thing. You’ve gotta utilize what I’m good at, my speed, suddenness and all that stuff. Use the speed and everything like that. Catch everything, man. Just go out there and show what I can do. Show them my potential.”