They are former kids who played in their backyards and dreamed of scoring the winning touchdown, making the big play on defense and somehow sharing in the spotlight of helping a team win the Super Bowl.
The names are hardly as familiar as Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. Yet, for all the megastars and All-Pros in this Super Bowl, there are guys like Jermaine Kearse and Paris Lenon.
An unexpected 27-20 loss to the Chargers on Thursday night made Peyton Manning and the Broncos look average and placed all their regular-season goals in jeopardy.
Wes Welker won’t play Thursday night against San Diego as he recovers from his second concussion in less than a month.
Champ Bailey is active for the first time this season, ready to provide some help for Denver’s last-in-the-league pass defense when the Broncos face the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Denver’s shaky secondary gets a big boost Sunday with Champ Bailey set to make his 2013 debut against the 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.
Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho was held out of practice Thursday along with backup linebacker Paris Lenon.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller will serve a six-game suspension under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, a violation the linebacker said did not result from a positive test.
While the Denver Broncos are waiting for a resolution on the Von Miller case, they made a move to shore up their linebacker corps in case Miller is suspended.