It’s a bright, sunny morning at M&T Bank Stadium, and the Broncos (2-2) are readying to meet the Baltimore Ravens (3-1).
Several Broncos are already on the field going through stretching, and Britton Colquitt is hitting punts.
Fans haven’t yet started filling the stadium’s purple seats, but the kickoff for the Broncos’ Week 5 contest is fast approaching.
Keep following this blog for updates as the 1 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. MDT) kickoff nears.
11:28 a.m. EDT: Justin Bannan, who played the last four seasons in Baltimore, has greeted a steady stream of former teammates and coaches as he goes through his stretching.
Two of the first to stop for a chat were Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh and former defensive linemate Kelly Gregg.
11:37 a.m. EDT: The Ravens specialists are the first to step onto the field in full uniform. They’re wearing purple jerseys and white pants.
11:38 a.m. EDT: The Broncos have announced their inactives for today. They are Brady Quinn (third quarterback), Syd’Quan Thompson, Knowshon Moreno, Spencer Larsen, Stanley Daniels, Eric Olsen, Chris Clark and Eric Decker. Russ Hochstein will get the start in Daniels’ place at left guard.
11:52 a.m. EDT: Kicker Matt Prater is the first Bronco onto the field in full uniform. The Broncos are wearing all white today. Prater and Colquitt are each hitting kicks. The returners should join them on the field shortly.
12:03 p.m. EDT: Below are some pregame photos from this morning at M&T Bank Stadium:
12:08 p.m. EDT: The Broncos quarterbacks have taken the field and are tossing passes back-and-forth. Eddie Royal, Demaryius Thomas, Perrish Cox and Cassius Vaughn are taking turns catching kicks, as well.
12:15 p.m. EDT: The rest of the Broncos skill position players have taken the field. For the first time in three weeks, the tight end position group features three members instead of two. Richard Quinn is active and going through warmups after being inactive the last two weeks.
12:18 p.m. EDT: The Broncos are huddled near the goal line with Brian Dawkins no doubt somewhere near the middle getting the team fired up. The huddle breaks, and Denver will go through stretching as a team.
12:21 p.m. EDT: A week after making his first start as a Bronco, Kevin Vickerson seems fired up during stretching. He just ran up and gave Head Coach Josh McDaniels a big high-five before taking off back the other way during a warmup drill.
12:30 p.m. EDT: As the team goes through its final walk-through, Andre’ Goodman is lined up as the starting right cornerback. Before the first play, Brandon Lloyd high-fived him, welcoming Goodman back to the field after missing the previous two games due to injury.
12:37 p.m. EDT: The Baltimore Ravens band (“Baltimore’s Marching Ravens”) has taken the field. Kickoff should be in a little more than 20 minutes.
12:54 p.m. EDT: The Broncos got some boos as they took the field, and the crowd is set for the Ravens to be introduced. The national anthem comes up next before the opening kickoff.
That’s all for now. Keep following DenverBroncos.com’s first half blog for more information throughout today’s game.