John Elway: Demaryius Thomas has a two-week window to sign contract extension with Broncos

The greens and not the greenbacks are what held John Elway's attention on the eve of training camp.

The Denver Broncos boss spent his last hours of summer vacation playing a nine-hole exhibition Tuesday at Cherry Hills Country Club, site of this year's BMW Championship, in a friendly foursome that included defending champion Zach Johnson.

Before teeing off, Elway told The Associated Press he hopes to get a long-term deal done with star receiver Demaryius Thomas within the next two weeks.

Elway would have preferred to reach agreement with Thomas before the Broncos report for training camp Wednesday, but he said the sides have exchanged proposals and "we're a ways apart right now."

Elway added that he doesn't want talks to drag beyond the start of the preseason Aug. 7, when Denver hosts Seattle.