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.
Champ Bailey, Wesley Woodyard, and Joel Dreessen were held out of practice on Wednesday. However, Woodyard - who injured his ankle in the aftermath of Danny Trevathan's sophomoric premature TD celebration - says he expects to be ready for Sunday's Manning Bowl 3.
Bailey, who missed the opener due to his preseason foot injury, is reportedly getting close to returning, but it's unclear whether he will be available this week.
What is it - Groundhog Day in Von Miller's world? Another day brings another report of Denver's All-Pro linebacker facing arrest over a moving violation.
Frankly, it's getting hard to keep track of them all, which is probably his sentiment as well.
The latest is that Von reportedly has a warrant out for his arrest in California, over a failure to appear in court for a 2012 speeding ticket.
Just one NFL game at center was apparently enough for the Broncos to lock up Manny Ramirez through the 2015 season.
Granted, that game featured perhaps the toughest assignment Ramirez will face all year, in Ravens NT Haloti Ngata. And while Ngata was credited by PFF with two QB hurries, neither of them came at the expense of Ramirez, who had a clean grade sheet in his positional debut.
Congratulations to Peyton Manning, who for the third time during his brief Broncos career has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Peyton tied, broke, or extended several NFL records during his seven-touchdown performance against the Ravens.