DENVER (AP) _Two days after joining the Denver Broncos, wide receiver Keith Poole limped off the practice field after pulling a hamstring during a team workout Wednesday.

Poole, who caught 21 passes for the New Orleans Saints last year, was injured while running a deep route. He is expected to be ready for training camp July 26.

``Hamstrings pull when guys aren't used to sprinting enough and they come in here and go through a minicamp and find out they exerted a little too much,'' coach Mike Shanahan said. ``Sure, you think everybody's in shape. When you don't sprint enough, those things do happen.''

If healthy, Poole will compete with Eddie Kennison for time as Denver's third receiver. Ed McCaffrey and Rod Smith, who each caught more than 100 passes last year, are the starters.

About 10 minutes after Poole left the field, wide receiver Scottie Montgomery hurt his right ankle while making a nice catch. The injury was not considered serious.

Kennison also was shaken up briefly, but dismissed it after practice.

``I didn't go down, man. I'm still standing,'' he said. ``Sometimes you get little things that really no one has to know about. You might get kicked in the knee, poked in the eye or something like that, but you've just got to shake it off and keep on rolling.''