Week 6 is upon us, and as the NFL Redzone channel is flashing on the Thundervision screen above the field, players for the Broncos and Jets are warming up for the 2:05 p.m. MDT clash.
A roster move to announce — the team has elevated safety Kyle McCarthy and linebacker Kevin Alexander to the active roster from the practice squad. To make room for the move, the club waived offensive lineman D’Anthony Batiste and running back Andre Brown. The moves come in anticipation of a contest in which the Broncos will be without Brian Dawkins and Robert Ayers — two of five defensive players out for the game.
A change for this week’s home game — the end zone is painted with all orange diamonds. A Broncos logo adorns midfield, and a pink ribbon celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month adorns both 25-yard lines.
Robert Ayers is on the field — but the only other Broncos warming up at the moment are returners. Syd’Quan Thompson, Eddie Royal and Perrish Cox are visible from up in the press box.
Jets special teamers Nick Folk, Steve Weatherford and Tanner Purdum are on the field in full uniform — the Jets will be wearing their all-whites this afternoon. The Broncos, as you may have heard, will don their orange alternate jerseys as part of “Orange Sunday.” Fans are encouraged to wear orange today — and the fans who have made their way into the stadium already seem to be following that charge. So if you’re at home to watch the game, go ahead and throw on some orange and be part of this movement.
12:37 p.m. MDT: Jets PR just announced that Darrelle Revis will be active for today’s game.
12:43 p.m. MDT: The inactives for today’s game: Ayers, Chris Clark, Dawkins, Andre’ Goodman, Eric Olsen, Darcel McBath and Wesley Woodyard will not play today. Brady Quinn is listed as the third quarterback.
12:55 p.m. MDT: Just got the Jets’ inactives. RB Joe McKnight, LB Jamaal Westerman, OL Vladimir Ducasse, TE Jeff Cumberland, DT Marcus Dixon, DT Howard Green and DL Matt Kroul will not play this afternoon. Kellen Clemens is listed as the third quarterback.
1:17 p.m. MDT: Here are some photos from the field, courtesy of Eric Detweiler. The Jets are gathered in a huddle in the end zone while a handful of Broncos — including the quarterbacks — warm up in their orange jerseys in the opposite end zone.
1:31 p.m. MDT: With just about a half-hour left until kickoff, both teams are on the field finishing warmups. Knowshon Moreno is getting his teammates hyped up as the offense runs drills against the defense.
1:50 p.m. MDT: The teams are off the field and it’s about time for the National Anthem. See you in the first half blog.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com