The offensive line was the primary talk of Friday’s practice at Broncos Headquarters.
Starting Left Guard Evan Mathis was held out of practice today with a bother-some hamstring. Mathis has been dealing with this issue for a while. He should be ready to go on Sunday in Oakland. His understudy, Max Garcia, should see some action this weekend.
Ty Sambrailo, the starting Left Tackle, was declared out for Sunday by Head Coach Gary Kubiak. This will be the second week in a row for moving parts along the offensive line.
Kubiak is optimistic, “I think we’re going to play a lot of people. I think you’re going to see Max [Garcia] play some. You’re going to see [Tyler] Polumbus play some. I think you’re going to see us play deep up front with some of things we’ve got going on. Ty [Sambrailo] has made a lot of progress. We felt really good about today, his work today and we’re hoping that we’re back to full-go on Wednesday.”
Reserve Wide Receiver Cod Latimer was ruled out for Sunday as well. The Denver Broncos play the Oakland Raiders Sunday on CBS4. Kickoff is at 2:25 p.m.
– Update from CBS4 Sports Photojournalist Brian Madden