It’s Friday, so the players didn’t waste any time getting out of Dove Valley to enjoy the weekend before Sunday’s game, but here are some quick notes from the day’s events.
#88 Getting Close: Tony Scheffler was heading out, but some members of the media managed to snag the tight end before he snuck out of the locker room.
“I am feeling a lot better, and it is one of those things when you get a tear in there and you just try and rehab it each day,” Scheffler said. “It is up to the coaches. Obviously I went through practice each day – doing a little bit more each day – and hopefully I can be get out there on Sunday. We have a short week going into next week so it would be good to get out there this weekend.”
He was definitely in a pretty light mood. Before answering the question, he was joking around with CBS4′s Gary Miller, imitating him and predicting the questions he would ask.
Hackney’s Set: With Patrick Ramsey on IR, Darrell Hackney has been preparing to be Jay Cutler’s backup, should the team elect to elevate him from the practice squad to the active roster before Sunday’s game.
“I prepare every week as if I’m going to start the game,” Hackney said. “Now, my role is to be Jay’s backup instead of Patrick Ramsey’s backup. I’m just excited about the opportunity to go out and have a chance to play in a regular season game. Jay and Patrick have helped me. It’s just an unfortunate situation when someone goes down, but I’m in that situation.”
Friday’s Prank Day: Just about everyone in the locker room seemed to be in pretty high spirits, and that definitely made for more than a few jokes being played on various guys in the locker room. Players prank each other all the time, and most of what happens never leaves the locker room.
But today, Jamie Winborn decided to share a little of what goes down.
“The best one is the cold water,” Winborn said. “Catch somebody using the restroom, throw some nice cold water on them. It always makes for a good shock. They get going with the shock when you first do it, and then they want to get up and go see who it is, but they haven’t finished yet. That’s the best one.”
And no wonder Winborn decided to speak out — he was a victim after today’s practice.
“Today, a young rookie tried to get a veteran,” Winborn said. “Wesley Woodyard tried to get the cold water on me while I’m taking a shower and washing my face. But I’ll get him back though.”
Following Who? A photography crew from ESPN The Magazine visited Dove Valley Friday, following around Vice President of Security Dave Abrams.
Apparently, they’re doing a story on heads of security for NFL teams, and today happened to be the day when they came to work on the segment for Abrams.
The former police officer got more than his fair share of grief from coworkers as the photographer snapped pictures of Abrams on the sidelines.
Injury Update: Dewayne Robertson and Brandon Marshall are both probable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Andre Hall, Tony Scheffler, Brandon Stokley, Selvin Young, Michael Pittman and Ryan Torain are all questionable. Champ Bailey is out with his groin injury.
For the Dolphins, fullback Casey Cramer will not suit up this weekend.
Quotable: “I can’t talk about all those.”
– Jamie Winborn, on the best pranks he has ever seen in the locker room.
Check out some pictures from the day.
– Adam Zinser, DenverBroncos.com