Denver’s eight inactive players are:
RB Andre Hall
CB Karl Paymah
G Ben Hamilton
OT Ryan Harris
TE Stephen Alexander
WR Brian Clark
DT Antwon Burton
DE Tim Crowder
No surprises there; Harris and Hamilton were listed as out; Alexander hurt his calf muscle last week; Paymah is still recovering from his concussion; Hall is the No. 3 running back; Crowder is still recovering from the ankle injury he incurred in Dallas.
Cornerback Jeff Shoate is up on the 45-man active roster; today will mark his first game since 2004. Offensive tackle Chad Mustard, who rejoined the team Saturday, is also up; he’ll wear No. 71, the same jersey he donned in the preseason.
Rain still steadily falling here in Orchard Park. The now-retired voice of the Bills, Van Miller, is nearby giving a mock play-by-play call for vice president of media relations Jim Saccomano, punctuating his jocular delivery with, “… and Saccomano fumbles at the 10! That putz!” Miller’s pseudo-call catches the attention of everyone in this corner of the press box, and his pipes still sound in vintage “Fandemonium!” form.
This is one of the great press-box locations in the sport; midway up the stands, right at midfield. Unfortunately, people here inform me that the press area is moving down towards the corner, just as it is in many new stadiums. Too bad. That will leave Kansas City’s as the only NFL’s press box that is both low and at midfield.
More to come … until later, vaya con Dios.
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