You can smell the barbecue smoke wafting from the parking lot as you enter Arrowhead Stadium this morning. The tailgaters came out in full force to greet the Broncos on the way in.
It’s cold enough to see your breath in front of you, and one player is already on the field warming up.
Kickoff is about an hour and a half away, and Tim Tebow is throwing passes while sporting long sleeves and a beanie to deal with the cold.
Stay tuned for more pregame updates and pictures from the field.
10:41 a.m. CST: The Broncos have announced their inactives. Brian Dawkins, Andre’ Goodman, Laurence Maroney, Darcel McBath, Stanley Daniels, Eric Olsen and Demaryius Thomas will not be available today. Brady Quinn is listed as the third quarterback.
10:53 a.m. CST: Matt Prater, Britton Colquitt and Lonie Paxton are out on the field in full uniforms to practice field goals as Mike Priefer and Keith Burns watch their form.
11:00 a.m. CST: The Chiefs’ inactives are out as well. S Kendrick Lewis, CB Mike Richardson, CB Jackie Bates, RB Tim Castille, LB Charlie Anderson, C Rudy Niswanger, WR Chris Chambers and DT Anthony Toribio will not be suiting up for Kansas City.
11:12 a.m. CST: Kyle Orton has led the quarterbacks onto the field to warm up. Eddie Royal and Syd’Quan Thompson are practicing fielding punts, while Eric Decker, Perrish Cox, Cassius Vaughn and Spencer Larsen are practicing fielding kickoffs.
11:19 a.m. CST: The rest of the Broncos are now on the field. They’ve gathered for the team huddle and are now dispersing for to stretch and warm up.
Here are some pictures from the field courtesy of Gray Caldwell:
11:30 a.m. CST: The Broncos have already split up into their position groups for drills and now they’re running seven-on-seven drills and 11-on-11 plays.
11:38 a.m. CST: Both teams have retreated into the locker rooms to get ready for kickoff while fans are still trickling into the stadium. You can check the first-half blog for live updates on Sunday’s contest.
-Gabe Hiatt, DenverBroncos.com