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.
Just when the Broncos thought they had found a punt returner, Jordan Norwood suffered a torn ACL on Wednesday, and is done for the year.
Norwood had been listed behind Wes Welker at both slot receiver and punt returner, but was likely to field punts if he made the 53-man roster.
Outside of an injury to Peyton Manning, Danny Trevathan is one of the toughest players for the Broncos to lose. The good news is that this isn’t a dangerous injury - it will take a month or two to heal, but it could have been vastly worse.
Trevathan had been fighting for his professional life since leaving college. Two years ago, he fought through a pulled hamstring to perform his combine drills. Yet, all the pundits seemed to see was a guy who was too small, too light, and too slow.
Denver got him into camp and found that without the pulled hamstring, he was a lot faster. The player who had led the SEC in tackles for the previous two seasons was showing signs that he was a lot more than a small, slow linebacker. He still tackled just as much.
Weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan was carted off during Tuesday's practice with a fracture in his left leg and may be out for as long as two months.
Although the emerging star was unable to put any weight on his leg after hurting it during 11-on-11 drills, Troy Renck had said the team's initial reports were promising.
Broncos RB Montee Ball will undergo an appendectomy today but is expected to be ready for regular-season opener vs. Colts, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2014
Be well, Montee. h/t Justin Weber
A day after his surgically repaired knee was cleared by Dr. James Andrews, Chris Harris was activated from Denver's PUP list.
The fourth-year corner is not expected to play during the preseason, instead aiming for the regular season opener against Indy.
For the third time in the last four years, the Patriots have essentially stolen a player off another team's roster.
New England claimed running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers from Carolina, who'd intended to place their 2014 sixth-rounder on IR with a torn meniscus.
Chris Harris was fully cleared by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, although it's unclear when the Broncos will activate him from their PUP list.
According to Mike Klis, Harris is not likely to see any action in Denver's four preseason games.
Von Miller and Kevin Vickerson have been cleared to practice on a limited basis during training camp, which starts on Thursday.
Chris Harris, who like Miller, had his season ended by a torn ACL, was placed on the preseason PUP list.
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.