Former Quarterback Sues Over Hits to Head
Morton’s 84-page filing was born out of frustration with the proposed settlement and is a sign that some players may continue pursuing cases.
Lawyers for Morton, who was with the Giants from 1974 to 1976 and played in the 1978 Super Bowl with Denver, accused the N.F.L. of agreeing to a settlement just before the season began as a way to deflect negative attention from the league.
Morton was not among the original plaintiffs, but fellow Broncos ROFers Floyd Little, Randy Gradishar, Karl Mecklenburg, Dennis Smith, Rich Jackson, and Goose Gonsoulin were.
Wes Welker and Derek Wolfe have been ruled out for Thursday night's game against San Diego, while Champ Bailey is listed as questionable after having been limited during Wednesday's practice.
Trindon Holliday and C.J. Anderson were full participants and are listed as probable, along with 13 other Broncos, and all figure to be available.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Expectedly, Wes Welker will not play in Denver's game against San Diego on Thursday night.
Although John Fox has not said so publicly, Ian Rapoport says the concussed wideout has indeed been ruled out.
Against Tennessee on Sunday, Welker suffered his second head injury in just 22 days.
Along with Welker, Derek Wolfe and C.J. Anderson were held out on Tuesday; Wolfe is not expected to play either, while illness kept Anderson from practicing.
Prater set a new NFL standard with a 64-yard field goal at the halftime gun, and added two more chip shots on the day.
It's the fifth such award for the eighth-year kicker, and the seventh weekly honor for Broncos players this season.
Team Efficiency Rankings: Week 14
The offensive fluctuations are a bit opponent-dependent, as the Bengals have had just two positive EPA performances against defenses in the top-half of efficiency. Of course, the Broncos themselves are only the 19th-ranked defense, and one with somewhat tenuous depth. Cincinnati would stand little chance in even a three-game series, but they might be the team most likely to catch fire and pull off a stunning upset, a la the 2012 Ravens.
Denver remains #3 in overall efficiency, and is #22 (tie) in avoiding penalties. On offense, they remain #1 overall and in passing, are #4 (tie) at interception avoidance, #3 (tie) running the ball, and (all the way) up to #28 (tie) in fumble avoidance, after two straight weeks of fumble-free football.
On defense, they're #19 overall: #20 against the pass, #3 (tie) versus the run, and #10 (tie) at intercepting passes.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Despite his best efforts to the contrary, Mike Shanahan is apparently still employed.
Dan Snyder and his lawyers are reportedly busy trying to figure out whether they can fire Shanny for cause and withhold his $7M salary for 2014. Of course, this is familiar territory for Shanahan, who famously had a similar dispute with Al Davis over his 1989 firing.
Yup, it's two days since the Broncos whipped the Titans, and they're already just two days from hosting the Chargers.
Such is the brutality of today's NFL.
Wes Welker and Derek Wolfe were the only players to miss practice on Monday, while Trindon Holliday was limited. 14 others were listed as full participants.
Enjoy the game!
Quick Hits from Coach Fox
Wesley Woodyard is a great player for us and he’s done a tremendous job. Wesley Woodyard’s fine. He’s going to play a lot of football for us moving forward. It really doesn’t have much to do with that. It that the other guys have earned opportunities and the more guys that you can call on, the better it is for your football time…He had a type of injury that can affect you and the more hits you take on it the less it is. It’s not so much just about that, it’s part of it but basically the situation is giving other guys opportunities that we feel like have earned them.
How do you say someone has been demoted without really saying he's been demoted? You say everything you can but the actual words.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! With yesterday's win over Tennessee, Denver became the first AFC team to clinch a playoff berth, while simultaneously helping Indy back into the AFCS title.
Let's take a quick peek at Denver's clinching scenarios for Week 15.
If the Broncos are able to take care of business against the Chargers on Thursday night, a Chiefs loss at Oakland on Sunday afternoon would clinch the AFCW for Denver.
Should both of those occur, the addition of a Cincy loss or tie at Pittsburgh on SNF would clinch a first-round bye for the Broncos.