With the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, the Denver Broncos still had practice as they gear up for Sunday’s game against San Diego. However, they were given most of the afternoon off to enjoy the day with family and friends.
Linebacker Von Miller said his younger brother — who is finishing up his last year of culinary school — is in town from Dallas. With his brother’s cooking skills, Miller said he is leaving the feast up to him.
“He’s going to cook a little something for me,” Miller said. “I’m (also) going to be with (linebacker Wesley) Woodyard. I’m going to go wherever he goes.”
Woodyard said he doesn’t have anything elaborate planned. He just wants to sit down with the people that are close to him and enjoy the holiday.
“I’m going to go eat with a couple friends,” Woodyard said. “We’re going to get together, give thanks and enjoy family and friends. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about.”
Since the Broncos don’t have any full days off for the holiday and leave for San Diego Saturday, it makes it hard for players’ families to come in and spend time with them.
So, Wide Receivers Coach Tyke Toblert is hosting some players and their friends over at his house.
“Coach Tolbert’s having some guys over,” Decker said. “I got my lady friend and her sister are going to tag along with me and just enjoy a good home-cooked meal.”
Quarterback Tim Tebow said that his family and relatives are all gathering elsewhere. But with the season in full-swing, that’s how he envisioned it.
“That’s how I wanted it, just to stay focused and try to work on San Diego,” Tebow said. “I have my two brothers here, so we’ll have a turkey or something and hang out. We’ll be thankful, but we’ll celebrate as a family later.”
For the Broncos:
LIMITED: David Bruton (achilles), Daniel Fells (concussion), Cassius Vaughn (hamstring).
FULL: Brian Dawkins (ankle), Willis McGahee (hand), Julius Thomas (ankle).
For the Chargers:
DID NOT PRACTICE: Defensive end Luis Castillo (tibia), wide receiver Malcom Floyd (hip), tight end Antonio Gates (not injury related), guard Tyronne Green (hand), tackle Marcus McNeill (neck), guard Louis Vazquez (ankle), running back Ryan Mathews (knee).
LIMITED: Linebacker Shaun Phillips (foot).
FULL: Cornerback Marcus Gilchrist (hamstring), linebacker Bront Bird (ankle), defensive end Jacques Cesaire (knee).
Guard Scott Mruczkowski was placed on injured reserve related to a concussion injury.