While Peyton Manning was off the charts in the first half of the season, Denver’s defense went from dominant to dismal without Von Miller, Champ Bailey and Wesley Woodyard.
The Denver Broncos will welcome back Von Miller with a 6-0 record if they take care of business against the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Denver Broncos were relieved weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan’s knee injury wasn’t serious after he was carted off the field toward the end of Wednesday’s practice.
Denver’s second-year linebacker Danny Trevathan blames excitement over his first NFL start for his premature celebration of a sure pick-6 that resulted in a touchback instead of a touchdown in the Broncos’ Week 1 rout of the Ravens.
Peyton Manning directed Denver to a 49-27 victory over the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
All-Pro linebacker Von Miller donned a scout team skullcap over his helmet Wednesday and spent much of practice helping the Denver Broncos prepare to play more than a third of the season without him.
Wesley Woodyard, Denver’s leading tackler, is vowing to be back on the field Sunday for the Broncos’ showdown at Baltimore.
Linebacker D.J. Williams was one of nine players who didn’t participate in the Broncos’ last training camp practice that was open to the public, a workout in which two more players got hurt, continuing a run of tough luck at Dove Valley this week.
Linebacker Keith Brooking participated in his first padded practice with the Denver Broncos on Saturday, subbing for rookie Danny Trevathan (ankle) at weakside linebacker behind Wesley Woodyard.
Wesley Woodyard is gearing up for a bigger role than ever with the Denver Broncos.