Injuries

Brandon Flowers, Omar Bolden ruled out for Chargers/Broncos

The Broncos expectedly ruled out Omar Bolden (concussion) and Montee Ball (groin) for Thursday's game against San Diego.

Steven Johnson (ankle) is questionable, while five others are listed as probable.

Ball is reportedly progressing, and may practice on a limited basis next week, prior to Denver's game at New England.

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Bills tried to sign Kapri Bibbs; Steven Johnson likely to miss Chargers game

Denver's Wednesday injury report is a carbon copy of Tuesday's; Brandon McManus (groin), Steven Johnson (ankle), Omar Bolden (concussion), and Montee Ball (groin) were again held out.

Ball is improving and did some conditioning work, but he'll miss Thursday's game against San Diego; Johnson and Bolden are also expected to sit.

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Against Chargers, Broncos will face another decimated secondary

As wins over Seattle and Buffalo became a significant streak with victories over the lesser Jags and Jets, San Diego had done wonders to overcome injuries.

But then they barely squeaked past Oakland last week, and on Sunday, they lost at home to Kansas City, allowing the Chiefs 154 rushing yards and 39 minutes of TOP.

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Injury Report: Patrick Willis and Mike Iupati out for Niners

San Francisco will be without key starters Patrick Willis (toe) and Mike Iupati (concussion) on Sunday.

Rookie Chris Borland will make his first NFL start in place of Willis, while Joe Looney will fill in for Iupati.

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Broncos place Danny Trevathan on short-term IR

The Broncos have placed linebacker Danny Trevathan on short-term IR; he'll be eligible to return for their Week 15 game at San Diego.

Trevathan fractured a bone above his left knee early in Denver's 31-17 win over the Jets.

A fracture below the same knee during training camp had caused him to miss the Broncos' first three games.

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Injuries: Pats lose Mayo, Ridley for season

Although the Patriots bounced back from their Week 4 embarrassment at KC with a pair of big wins, Sunday's victory over Buffalo came with a massive toll.

As expected, New England has lost linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley to season-ending knee injuries.

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Danny Trevathan out 3-6 weeks with injury above left knee

Danny Trevathan will again miss several weeks with a broken bone near his left kneecap.

According to John Fox, the injury is just above the knee and to the side.

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Broncos lose Danny Trevathan to knee injury against Jets

Although Denver headed into the locker room with a 17-7 lead over the Jets, it was a costly first half.

Danny Trevathan was carted off with an injury to his left knee during the Jets' opening drive.

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Raiders claim Kenbrell Thompkins; Giants cut Trindon Holliday

Just a few more notes of interest on this Monday evening:

- Mike Holmgren downplayed his visit last week to Raiders HQ, chalking it up to something of a favor to his former Green Bay colleague, Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie. The SB 32 loser says he just went to review some film and offer an outside opinion on what's gone so wrong for the Raiders this year.

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John Fox, Julius Thomas defend ‘cut’ block; Montee Ball to miss several games

According to Mike Klis, Montee Ball's groin strain will cause him to miss "several weeks" of action.

Starting on Sunday, Denver will play three games in 12 days - at the Jets, versus San Francisco a week later, and versus San Diego the following Thursday.

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