Injuries

Broncos agree with Del Rio; Harris undergoes ACL surgery

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.

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Injury Report: Knowshon, Carter, Harvin expected to play in SB

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.

X-rays on Moreno's injured ribs reportedly came back negative; it had been reported that Carter suffered a concussion, but according to John Fox, it was only a pinched nerve.

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Broncos’ latest fears confirmed as Harris has torn ACL

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.

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Injury Report: Mathews, Royal, Clary held out

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.

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Injury Report: Welker cleared; Wolfe iffy

John Fox (video) announced on Monday that Wes Welker has been cleared to play, three weeks after he suffered his latest concussion.

Players have off today and tomorrow and will resume practice on Thursday, in preparation for their divisional round playoff game.

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Injury Report: Welker, Wolfe, Vallos ruled out; Webster questionable

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.

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Miller’s ACL tear adds wrinkle to 2015 option, sabotages his chance at extension

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.

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Report: Von Miller suffered torn ACL

According to Mike Klis, Von Miller has been lost for the season with a torn ACL. Miller suffered the injury to his right knee during Denver's 37-13 win at Houston on Sunday.

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.

Lombardi: Von thought to have knee sprain

According to CBS4's Vic Lombardi, Von Miller is believed to have suffered only a sprained knee, and not a torn ACL, as had been reported earlier..

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.

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Oh, F@#$: Miller out with possible ACL tear

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.