Pro Bowl cornerback Tracy Porter is back to practice again, but he was held out of some drills, while Peyton Manning practiced through the cracked thumbnail on his throwing hand.
Peyton Manning acknowledged he was “probably a little bit lucky” that he banged the right thumbnail and not the knuckle of his throwing hand on New Orleans defensive end Martez Wilson’s helmet Sunday night.
Tracy Porter wants to play. At this point, though, the Broncos cornerback knows it’s his health, not his opinion, that counts.
With two of the best offenses in the NFL getting ready to face off Sunday night, the Broncos and Saints are relatively healthy but each could miss one of their playmakers.
Starting cornerback Tracy Porter was a full participant Wednesday in practice while Peyton Manning and John Fox talked to the media about the big matchup afterward.
The team Peyton Manning grew up loving is nothing more, or less, than the next team on the quarterback’s schedule this week.
It was a career game for two young Broncos defensive backs as Tony Carter and Chris Harris both had two turnovers in last week’s game against the San Diego Chargers.
The Denver Broncos made it through their treacherous front-loaded schedule undeterred if not unscathed.
Peyton Manning’s arrival alone would have made John Elway’s second year as boss of the Denver Broncos a success.
Over their first five games, the Broncos have scrapped for 13 fumbles – seven by their own offense, six when the defense is on the field. Of those 13, the Broncos have recovered two.