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Bad news for San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers—both Elvis Dumervil a D.J. Williams are active for Denver’s defense today.
Dumervil, a two-time Pro Bowl defensive end who battled a shoulder injury during practice this week, has recorded 18 tackles and 7.0 sacks in eight career games against Rivers.
Meanwhile, Williams, a 245-pound veteran linebacker who just returned from two suspensions, has recorded 43 tackles and 4.0 sacks against Rivers during the same time frame as Dumervil.
To make matters worse for Rivers, who has been sacked 22 times this season, his starting left tackle, Jared Gaither, is out with an injury. Starting in Gaither’s place today will be undrafted rookie Mike Harris, who has allowed three sacks for -26 yards this season.
The complete inactive list for both teams can be viewed on the team’s official website. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:25 p.m. MT and the game will be broadcast on CBS.
Denver’s defense will benefit from Williams return and Dumervil’s presence. Even if both players only have limited roles, the Broncos defense has enough depth to perform well regardless.
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DJ Williams was activated to the 53 man roster, paving his way back from a 9 game suspension that has wiped out more than half of his 2012 season, according to the Associated Press.
Williams practiced this week after serving two suspensions that cost him nine games and about $4 million.
Linebacker D.J. Williams is on track to make his 2012 debut Sunday against San Diego after the Denver Broncos put him on their 53-man roster Saturday.
Williams returned to practice this week after serving two NFL-mandated suspensions that cost him nine games and about $4 million.
On Friday, coach John Fox said Williams had looked good in practice all week ''and he's...
Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams returned from a nine-game suspension last week and was officially added to the team's roster for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. He also restructured his contract that calls for a pay reduction. Williams was suspended six games for violating the league's performance-enhancement drug policy and three additional...
Linebacker D.J. Williams and pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil are active for the Denver Broncos' game against the San Diego Chargers.
Williams missed the first nine games of the season while serving two NFL-mandated suspensions that cost him about $4 million. He's expected to play in sub packages and maybe special teams.
Dumervil left last week's win at Carolina with a sprained...
Sounds like Broncos‘ defensive end Elvis Dumervil will be a game-time decision this weekend.
“He was limited,” Coach John Fox told the team’s official website. “I think we’ll play it day to day and I’m sure we probably won’t have a final decision until about an hour and a half before kickoff.”
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A comical event happened near the end of Denver’s 30-23 victory over San Diego on Sunday afternoon.
Down by just one score with time still on the clock (0:17 before the play and 0:08 after the play), Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers walked off the field after being sacked by Denver’s Elvis Dumervil—eliminating any chance of stopping the game clock.
With all of his receivers down...
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is sacked by Denver Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil at the end of the fourth quarter yesterday with 10 seconds remaining so Rivers did what any leader would do:...
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It was an odd sight when the Denver Broncos took to the field in hosting the San Diego Chargers in a key AFC West battle in mid-November. Instead of a somewhat typical November day with cold, possible snow and other inclement weather, the temperature at game time was 62 degrees and sunny. For Denver, they wanted to extend their winning streak to five and take complete control in...