Terrance Knighton batted away Alex Smith’s fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left, preserving the Denver Broncos’ 24-17 win over the scrappy Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Wes Welker was cleared to play in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs but the NFL and the Players Association didn’t come to a formal agreement on a new drug policy by the Saturday 2 p.m. deadline for the 53-man rosters.
If he gets the chance, Emmanuel Sanders will shake Andy Reid’s hand Sunday when the Denver Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs.
Wes Welker has passed concussion protocol and could be back on the field as soon as Sunday if the NFL signs off on a new drug policy approved by the players’ union.
Following their first week loss and loss of two key defensive players, the Chiefs found a former Broncos player to fill in. Also, Denver is awaiting the NFL’s new drug policy, which could effect Wes Welker’s status this week.
After riding shotgun to Peyton Manning’s high-octane offense all of last year, Denver’s defense had the five-time MVP’s back for once.
The Denver Broncos’ first-half rout morphed into an anxiety-filled second half in Sunday night’s season opener.
Wes Welker’s suspension didn’t exactly send the Denver Broncos into a scramble. Their adaptable offense is built to weather such setbacks.
Wes Welker angrily declared he was “as shocked as everyone” when the NFL banned him for the first month of the season for violating the league’s drug-abuse policy.
The Denver Broncos have promoted wide receiver Nathan Palmer from their practice squad to take the place of suspended slot receiver Wes Welker.