It was another frigid day at Dove Valley, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to warm up any time soon in Denver. That just means the players have been able to practice in conditions similar to what will likely be a very cold game on Sunday.
BACK ON THE FIELD
The biggest news Friday was that Ryan Clady and Chris Kuper both returned to practice after missing the first two days with injuries. Clady suffered a sprained ankle against the Panthers while Kuper broke a bone in his left hand.
“He practiced today and looked good, hopefully he’ll be able to go,” Head Coach Mike Shanahan said about Clady. “Same thing for Chris. He just has to handle the pain. He’s a tough guy.”
As for the players themselves? Well, offensive linemen are reknowned for their short responses to reporters’ questions, if they even are willing to hold an interview at all. But a few daring reporters attempted to get a word from Clady in the locker room after practice, and the rookie left tackle gave them two.
When asked if he was feeling well, “Yep” was Clady’s reply.
And when asked if he would play against the Bills?
EDWARDS TO RETURN?
Bills quarterback Trent Edwards has missed his team’s past two games with a groin injury, something many Broncos know a lot about, but now it looks as if Edwards could return to action against the Broncos.
Clady and Kuper, of course, participated on a limited basis in practice and are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Vernon Fox and Brandon Stokley also were limited after missing the first two days of practice, and they too are questionable. Champ Bailey and Spencer Larsen, both of whom have been limited all week, are questionable.
Shanahan said that Stokley’s situation is the same as last week, and like last week, the Head Coach believes his receiver should be able to play.
As for Bailey, Shanahan said he’d be a game-time decision. Bailey himself said that the chances are better than last week.
“I feel like I’ve made tremendous strides in the last two weeks, so I’m very optimistic I’ll be out there,” Bailey said.
For the Bills, linebacker Teddy Lehman is out along with rookie wide receiver James Hardy, who has been placed on injured reserve. Cornerback Jabari Greer is listed as doubtful for the game. Cornerback Dustin Fox, running back Marshawn Lynch, wide receiver Roscoe Parrish and tackle Jason Peters are all questionable. And Edwards, despite being named the starter, is listed as questionable
– Adam Zinser, DenverBroncos.com
And now for a look at some of today’s action…