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Broncos to wear blue unitards on Sunday night

The Broncos will wear their hideous navy on navy uniforms next week on SNF against the Niners.

Normally, I wouldn't bother writing a separate entry on such an item.

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Injuries: Pats lose Mayo, Ridley for season

Although the Patriots bounced back from their Week 4 embarrassment at KC with a pair of big wins, Sunday's victory over Buffalo came with a massive toll.

As expected, New England has lost linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley to season-ending knee injuries.

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Danny Trevathan out 3-6 weeks with injury above left knee

Danny Trevathan will again miss several weeks with a broken bone near his left kneecap.

According to John Fox, the injury is just above the knee and to the side.

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Broncos lose Danny Trevathan to knee injury against Jets

Although Denver headed into the locker room with a 17-7 lead over the Jets, it was a costly first half.

Danny Trevathan was carted off with an injury to his left knee during the Jets' opening drive.

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Julius Thomas fined for chop block; Broncos add running back

The NFL fined Julius Thomas $8,268 for his chop block against Cards end Calais Campbell, who is expected to miss several weeks with a sprained MCL.

Meanwhile, Denver signed former Raiders running back Jeremy Stewart (5-11, 215) to their practice squad on Wednesday; a spot had opened on Monday, when tackle Ryan Miller was cut.

Lions sign Matt Prater; Chargers bring back Ronnie Brown

Tuesday saw a handful of transactions of at least tangential interest to Denver:

- Detroit is expected to sign Matt Prater, having chosen him over Jay Feely after the two tried out on Tuesday. Mike Klis suggests Prater's agent is playing hard to get, if you can believe that, but Adam Schefter says Prater will sign a one-year deal.

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Broncos work out veteran backs, release Ryan Miller

With Montee Ball expected to miss several weeks, Denver worked out veteran running backs Mikel Leshoure and LaRod Stephens-Howling on Tuesday. Both players left without contracts.

In what appears to be an unrelated move, the team released tackle Ryan Miller from their practice squad.

Raiders claim Kenbrell Thompkins; Giants cut Trindon Holliday

Just a few more notes of interest on this Monday evening:

- Mike Holmgren downplayed his visit last week to Raiders HQ, chalking it up to something of a favor to his former Green Bay colleague, Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie. The SB 32 loser says he just went to review some film and offer an outside opinion on what's gone so wrong for the Raiders this year.

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John Fox, Julius Thomas defend ‘cut’ block; Montee Ball to miss several games

According to Mike Klis, Montee Ball's groin strain will cause him to miss "several weeks" of action.

Starting on Sunday, Denver will play three games in 12 days - at the Jets, versus San Francisco a week later, and versus San Diego the following Thursday.

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Lions cut Alex Henery, will work out Matt Prater

The Lions cut their second kicker of the season, this time Alex Henery, formerly of the Eagles.

Henery replaced 2014 seventh-rounder Nate Freese two weeks ago, and the two combined to go just 4/12 on field goal attempts.

Detroit will reportedly work out former Broncs kicker Matt Prater today, along with Jay Feely and Connor Barth.