Starting right guard Chris Kuper looks to miss his third straight game this week against the Browns, while 10 other Broncos appeared on the team’s injury list Friday.
Peyton Manning could be missing two of his wide receivers this week, while the Denver defense may be without important linebacker Wesley Woodyard when the team goes to Oakland to play the woeful Raiders this Thursday.
While eight players have been placed on Injured Reserve for Denver, none of them have been season-killing injuries for the team and they’ll use this week off to heal their hurt players.
The Raiders have three top players listed as out, while the Broncos have at least one starter of their own that will be sitting the bench for this big AFC West game.
The Broncos are only missing one starter, the healthiest the team has been walking into Week 1 in recent years. The Steelers will be without James Harrison, Ryan Clark and possibly Rashard Mendenhall making them adjust their game plan against a Denver looking to exploit all weaknesses.
The preseason seemed to be marred by injuries, more so than usual. Here’s the injury situation going into the NFL season.