The Broncos are hoping for some good news on the injury front heading into this week’s game against the Chiefs. The Broncos could have defensive starters Champ Bailey, Nate Webster and D.J. Williams back in uniform this weekend.
Bailey for one, said he believes he will be on the field.
“I’m saying I’m going,” Bailey said. “Unless something else happens, I’ll be out there.”
Daniel Graham said it would be great to get those playmakers back out on the field, but said if they can’t suit up he has confidence in their backups and what they have been able to accomplish the last few weeks.
“Just to get them back to help the defense out,” he said. “It is also encouraging that if something does happen to them that we have some young guys that can step up and replace them.”
Rookies Josh Bell, Spencer Larsen and Wesley Woodyard been thrust into the roles of starters and have embraced their opportunities
Ebenezer Ekuban likes what he has seen from the group of first-year starters.
“We have young guys and rookies that are stepping in there and playing like veterans,” he said. “The sky is the limit for those guys.”
What are the Broncos going to do with all these players when the starters return healthy?
“Those are problems you want to have,” Head Coach Mike Shanahan said. “You want guys that are backing up that have had playing time and proved themselves. Sometimes when guys do come back they are not able to play a full game so you might have to split time. So there are a lot of different intangibles that go into it. You really don’t know until the end of the week which direction you are going to go.”
Coach Shanahan said that Josh Shaw suffered a dislocated elbow during Sunday’s win at New York.
“Right now, it doesn’t look good but we are going to wait to get the MRI back and I (give) something more definitive on Wednesday,” he said.
-Jake Grilley, DenverBroncos.com