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Fox hopes to return before season’s end

During a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, John Fox said he's "feeling better every day," and hopes to be back to the Broncos' sideline before the end of the season.

As had been speculated by a cardiologist at DHMC last week, Fox says the condition that spurred his aortic valve replacement was a congenital defect.

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Bowe arrested for speeding, marijuana possession

As they prep for their (the NFL's?) biggest game of the year so far, the Chiefs have their first significant distraction.

Dwayne Bowe, the team's top wideout, was arrested Sunday, accused of speeding and possessing more than 10 grams of marijuana.

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Kickoff for Week 13 Broncos @ Chiefs pushed back

As had been expected, the Broncos' Week 13 trip to Arrowhead will include a later kickoff time than originally scheduled.

Like most games in Kansas City, the rematch with the Chiefs was supposed to kick off at 1pm ET.

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MRI shows no new damage to Manning’s ankle

Peyton Manning is likely to be limited in practice this week, but "absolutely will play" on Sunday night against the Chiefs, after an MRI turned up no new damage to his injured ankle.

Manning originally suffered a high right ankle sprain in Week 6 against Jacksonville, and aggravated the injury at Indianapolis in Week 7, and again yesterday at San Diego.

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Manning to undergo MRI on Monday

Peyton Manning says he's feeling "pretty sore" after enduring a pair of low hits during Denver's 28-20 win over San Diego, and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Early in the second quarter, Peyton was sacked for a six-yard loss by Larry English, who grabbed Manning around the ankles and twisted him down to the ground.

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Fox out of hospital; Champ out on Sunday

John Fox, who underwent aortic valve replacement surgery on Monday, was released from a hospital in Charlotte, NC on Friday. The Broncos released a statement on Fox's behalf, which said, in part:

My recovery is progressing well — I am feeling better and getting stronger each day. I will begin the next phase of my recovery in Charlotte and continue outpatient appointments with doctors, who will clear me to return to Denver when the time is right.

Although I’m eager to return to coaching, my No. 1 focus is my health. I believe in our players and have full confidence in Jack Del Rio and our staff.

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Injury Report: Welker back; Bailey, Ihenacho still out

Wes Welker made a limited return to practice on Thursday, while Champ Bailey and Duke Ihenacho were again sidelined.

Orlando Franklin, Manny Ramirez, Julius Thomas, and Joel Dreessen were again limited.

Jack Del Rio spoke in the morning with John Fox, who he describes as "a little tired," but in good spirits.

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Injury Report: Welker, Ihenacho sit, are expected to play

With John Fox still in intensive care - although reportedly recovering well - plus Gary Kubiak's health scare and the consuming Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito story, it's been easy to lose sight of Sunday's game at San Diego.

But Denver will play five AFCW games among its final eight, and given the Chiefs' flawless record, each and every one of them figures to be crucial.

Jack Del Rio's crew practiced Wednesday without Wes Welker (ankle), Duke Ihenacho (ankle), and Champ Bailey (foot), while Orlando Franklin (ankle), Manny Ramirez (knee), Julius Thomas (ankle), and Joel Dreessen (knee) were limited.

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Broncos activate Walton; Moffitt retiring

Denver moved center J.D. Walton to the active roster on Tuesday and placed John Moffitt on the reserve/left squad list.

Walton had resumed practicing on October 16; Moffitt had been inactive for six of the team's eight games and says he's retiring from the NFL at age 27.

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Broncos name Jack Del Rio interim Head Coach

As expected, the Broncos have named Jack Del Rio as interim Head Coach this morning, while John Fox recovers from his heart surgery.  Del Rio was the head coach in Jacksonville for nine seasons, and compled a 68-71 record in the regular season, and 1-2 in the postseason.  That's pretty solid work for an organization that was consistently under-resourced, especially at the QB position.

Del Rio is expected to continue in his duties as Defensive Coordinator, and I don't think he's ever done both jobs simultaneously before.  As Andrew Mason said this morning, the high degree of experience on both the coaching staff, as well as at some key player positions, should assist Del Rio with the double duty.

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