The first news is bad news for the Broncos, as the verdict has come in on Champ Bailey — inactive.
After a week that saw him held out of practice on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and limited on Friday, he was scratched from the 45-man game-day active roster because of the strained quadriceps muscle he incurred two weeks ago against San Diego.
Domonique Foxworth is expected to start in his place.
Joining Bailey among the inactives are safety Hamza Abdullah, running back Andre Hall, fullback Mike Bell, defensive tackle Amon Gordon, defensive end Simeon Rice, guard Isaac Snell and wide receiver Javon Walker, who underwent knee surgery on Friday.
Walker is expected to be replaced in the starting lineup by Brandon Stokley. Gordon, who is listed on the first team at defensive tackle, is inactive for the second time in three games; he was also scratched for the Sept. 30 loss at Indianapolis.
Rookie Marcus Thomas is expected to start in place of Gordon.