The Broncos and DC Jack Del Rio have reportedly agreed to a new two-year deal, expected to be finalized on Friday.
Del Rio, who took over the Denver defense in 2012, interviewed for the head gig at USC, his alma mater, but not for any NFL jobs.
After reuniting with John Fox, for whom he'd coordinated the Panthers defense in 2002, Del Rio led Denver's defense to rank #4 in points and #2 in yardage allowed in 2012.
Knowshon Moreno (rib) and Tony Carter (arm) departed Sunday's title game victory with injuries and did not return, but they are expected to be ready for the Super Bowl.
Denver's divisional round win over San Diego came with a heavy price, as corner Chris Harris suffered a torn left ACL.
Harris left in the third quarter with knee and ankle injuries, and was replaced in incompetent fashion by Quentin Jammer, who allowed three receptions in five targets for 95 yards and a touchdown, according to PFF.
An MRI on Monday morning confirmed the injury to the stalwart third-year corner.
Derek Wolfe has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game, while the nine other Broncos listed on the injury report this week are probable.
The Chargers' injury situation is quite a bit murkier, although center Nick Hardwick did return to practice Friday after having been cleared from the concussion he suffered on Sunday.
Players have off today and tomorrow and will resume practice on Thursday, in preparation for their divisional round playoff game.
Denver's final injury report for Week 17 contained no surprises: Wes Welker, Derek Wolfe, and Steve Vallos have been ruled out, while Kayvon Webster is questionable.
Wolfe did make a limited return to practice on Friday, while Welker and Webster were again limited.
The most obvious effects of Von Miller's torn ACL are that it ends his 2013 season, and is a significant blow to Denver's Super Bowl chances.
While the injury has the potential to affect Miller's career for the long term, that would seem a lesser concern at this point, given how well players tend to recover from ACL injuries.
But as the Broncos' coaches and players continue to focus on locking down HFA and their playoff run, the front office will face a big decision on Miller as soon as their regular season ends.
Obviously, this is a huge blow to Denver's SB chances, but if anything can cover for such a loss, it's the presence of Peyton Manning.
If true, this would obviously be stellar news for the Broncos. Holding Miller out of the finale would provide him three weeks between games, with the Broncos having already clinched a first-round bye.
On the Texans' sixth play from scrimmage, Von Miller went down awkwardly with an apparent knee injury, and the Broncos have already ruled him out for the rest of the game.
According to Mike Klis, the team fears it may be a torn ACL; Miller will undergo an MRI on Monday.
Commence hand-wringing, Broncos fans.