Von Miller has a new nickname and a new shoe just in time for the playoffs.
There’s a new “Gloved One” – in Denver, at least. Ripping a page from Michael Jackson’s playbook, Peyton Manning has practiced for and played in the last two games with a sticky-feeling, orange-and-grey glove on his throwing hand.
Kick returner Trindon Holliday is doubtful for the Denver Broncos’ season finale against Kansas City because of a sprained ankle.
The Broncos are beaten, but not broken heading into the final week of the season. Still, three should-be starters will sit out the final game against the Chiefs due to various injuries.
Chris Kuper, Trindon Holliday and Tracy Porter all sat out practice Wednesday and it’s unlikely they’ll be able to go this week against Kansas City. Plus, John Fox and Peyton Manning talk about their coming opponents.
In a league where injuries can make or break a team’s season, it’s Denver’s lack of them, along with its ability to replace the few players who do go out, that has turned the Broncos into legitimate Super Bowl contenders with a nine-game winning streak.
Of the nine players listed on the Broncos injury report, only one, Omar Bolden, is questionable for this week’s game in Kansas City.
Former Broncos backup quarterback Brady Quinn will start for the Chiefs this Sunday, and Denver backup running backs are preparing for a bigger load of the responsibilities as well.
With the massive match-up of the Broncos and Chargers in the Mile High City Sunday, Denver looks to miss two crucial linemen in Elvis Dumervil and Chris Kuper.
Chris Kuper returned to practice, in a limited role, while Kevin Vickerson and Jim Leonhard were full participants, Wednesday. Unfortunately for the Broncos, Elvis Dumervil and Tracy Porter each did not practice.