Injuries

At least the Broncos have their health

For all the talk of second halves, third downs, penalties, and time of possession, Denver's apparent excellent health is easy to overlook.

Granted, that may be more about luck than something worth commending, but given the particular brutality of last Sunday's games, we're taking note.

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Renck: Von Miller, Lerentee McCray expected to face Seahawks

According to Troy Renck, linebackers Von Miller (groin) and Lerentee McCray (knee) are expected to play at Seattle on Sunday.

Per Renck, John Fox offered no official update on the players' injuries.

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Reports: Von Miller has groin injury, Lerentee McCray will undergo knee MRI

According to Jeff Legwold, linebacker Lerentee McCray will undergo an MRI for a right knee injury that may cost him "some time," whatever that means.

Von Miller sat out the Chiefs' final drive with a groin injury, and will be evaluated on Monday.

Chargers lose center Nick Hardwick for season

Not only did the Chargers blow an 11-point fourth-quarter lead on Monday night, but they also lost their starting center, Nick Hardwick.

The 11th-year player had been troubled by stingers for much of 2013, and says he faced the possibility of suffering one weekly in 2014.

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David Bruton has separated shoulder; Kevin McDermott waived

Special teams ace David Bruton suffered a separated shoulder on a questionable hit delivered by Colt Anderson during a Denver kickoff on Sunday night.

But according to John Fox, the injury is only of the day-to-day variety, so Bruton could return in time for Sunday's game against Kansas City.

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Robert Mathis, Dannell Ellerbe done for season

Just two years after selecting him 61st overall, San Francisco has waived running back LaMichael James.

According to his agent, James requested his release from the team.

In 15 games, the Oregon product had 41 carries and five catches, returned 23 punts and 26 kickoffs, and fumbled four times.

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Report: Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson out for season with torn Achilles

The Chiefs defense was dealt a massive blow on Sunday, as Derrick Johnson suffered what is believed to be a torn Achilles.

Ian Rapoport says the injury is a season ender for Johnson, who graded out at +18.6 over 1,038 snaps in 2013.

The ninth-year linebacker had 4.5 sacks, two picks, seven passes defensed, and 107 total tackles last year.

Report: Wes Welker may play in opener

According to Mike Klis, Wes Welker is expected to make a limited return to practice today, and could be fully cleared by Wednesday or Thursday.

In that case, Welker would be ready to play in the Broncos' season opener against Indy on Sunday night.

The 33-year-old slot man has suffered three concussions in the past 9.5 months.

Report: Broncos down to 66 on way to 53-man limit

According to the Denver Post, the Broncos trimmed their active roster to 66 players on Friday, ahead of Saturday's deadline to reach the 53-man limit.

Seven players were reportedly waived or cut: defensive tackle Sione Fua, tight ends Cameron Morrah and Jameson Konz, corners Jordan Sullen and Jerome Murphy, tackle Ryan Miller, and linebacker L.J. Fort.

Defensive end Kenny Anunike (elbow) will apparently be stashed on IR, while kicker Matt Prater is headed to the reserve/suspended list.

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Sam Bradford done for the year

For the second consecutive year, the Rams have lost quarterback Sam Bradford to a torn left ACL.

The former first overall pick got off to a fast start in 2013, but tore up his knee during a Week 7 loss at Carolina.

St. Louis had faced a big decision on Bradford last offseason, with his base salary skyrocketing to over $14M.

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