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On Sunday, wide receiver Brandon Stokley (hip) sat out as the Denver Broncos overcame the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-23.
With just four days to continue his recovery, Stokley is not expected to play on Thursday against the Raiders. Limited in practice throughout the week, Stokley is officially listed as “questionable” on the team’s injury report.
In Stokley’s place, Matt Willis will be the third wide receiver. In actuality, tight end Jacob Tamme will receive most of the targets that would have been directed Stokley’s way; Willis is expected to see limited action.
On the defensive side of the ball, outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday’s game after not traveling with the team to Oakland.
In Woodyard’s place, we expect veteran linebacker D.J. Willliams to get his first start of the season after being suspended for a majority of the year. Rotating with Williams will be Danny Trevathan, who performed well against the Bucs on Sunday.
The Broncos will miss both Stokley and Woodyard, but they have the depth at both positions to fill the respective voids. As John Fox says, “Next man up.”
BEST OF MAXIM
The Denver Broncos are fairly healthy for tonight’s contest
against the Oakland Raiders, as several regulars, including wide receiver
Brandon Stokley and defensive lineman Robert Ayers are questionable and
probable to play. The only player doubtful on the team’s injury report is
linebacker Wesley Woodyard.
Woodyard sustained a sprained ankle during last weekend’s
Running back Knowshon Moreno had a big night.
Big Pete provides some post-game thoughts on tonight’s game…
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Big Pete of the comments has a guest piece for your reading pleasure this morning. Thanks Pete for volunteering to do this! Let him know what you think in the comments!
Since earlier in the week seemed to be “Nit-Pick Day”, here is a list of the things I nit-pick the Broncos about.
#1. We seem to always play down to our opponent’s level.
What is it with the Broncos for the...
For those who live outside of Colorado and do not have DirecTV, we present this handy-dandy broadcast map, courtesy of the506.com:
Those of you who live in the red areas will receive the Broncos/Raiders game on NFL Network this weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:20 p.m (MT) and we’ll have complete coverage of the game here on the blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter. See you at kickoff!
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