There's a chance the Broncos will get back one key defender Monday, in Champ Bailey. But Champ's possible return could be offset some by the potential absence of Shaun Phillips, who missed practice Saturday due to back spasms.
Bailey, Phillips, and Joel Dreessen are listed as questionable on Denver's final injury report for the week, while eight others are probable.
It doesn't quite make up for the loss of Ryan Clady for the season, but Denver received welcome news with Thursday's limited return to practice by Champ Bailey (foot) and Joel Dreessen (knee).
Duke Ihenacho (shoulder) was also limited, although he's said he fully expects to play on Monday night against Oakland. Six other Broncos are listed on the injury report but were full participants Thursday.
In a stunning move, the Browns have sent running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis in exchange for a first-round pick next year.
Cleveland selected Richardson third overall in 2012, when the team was owned by Randy Lerner and led by Mike Holmgren, Tom Heckert, and Pat Shurmur.
As expected, the Broncos have signed Winston Justice (6-6, 317) to take the roster spot of All-Pro Ryan Clady, who was placed on season-ending IR.
Justice, whom Denver hosted for a workout on Tuesday, was a second-round pick by the Eagles in 2006, and in seven NFL seasons has started 43 of the 59 games in which he's played.
For the second time in as many weeks, a Broncos player has been recognized with an AFC award. Trindon Holliday, who essentially sealed Sunday's victory over the Giants with an 81-yard punt-return score, is the AFC Special Teams POW for Week 2.
We expected this was coming, but now the Denver Post has confirmed: Ryan Clady's 2013 season is over.
Per Mike Klis:
The Broncos' all-pro left tackle will have season-ending surgery on his injured left foot, according to an NFL source.
Also according to Klis, the Broncos will sign tackle Winston Justice, who played several seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before starting for the Indianapolis Colts last year. Justice is a former 2nd-round pick who still has enough athleticism to be a swing tackle and plug a gap should either Chris Clark or Orlando Franklin ever go down.
We'll have more reaction from the IAOFM crew later in the day.
Sunday's beatdown of the Giants has come with a price for Denver, as All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady is reportedly expected to miss several weeks due to a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot.
According to the Denver Post, Clady's injury is serious enough to possibly threaten his availability for the rest of the season.
According to the agent for Chris Clark, the Broncos have given their backup swing tackle a two-year extension through the 2015 season.
Clark is currently making $1.323M on a restricted tender and had been scheduled to reach unrestricted free agency after the season.
The fifth-year player out of Southern Miss took four snaps during Sunday's win after not playing in the opener.
In light of the slew of negative headlines attached to Von Miller of late, the Broncos have circled their wagons around their young star.
According to Lindsay Jones, the team is doing all it can to keep the 24-year-old All-Pro out of further trouble.
To that end, Von has spent extra time with coaches and Jerry Butler (the team's player development director), been joined in Colorado by his parents and brother, and his lawyers and agents have been in daily contact with the team.
Ring of Famer Frank Tripucka, the Broncos' first-ever quarterback and the first player to have his number retired by the team, died on Thursday. He was 85.
A first-round pick by the Eagles in 1949 out of Notre Dame, Tripucka spent eight seasons in the NFL and AFL, and another seven in the CFL.