Good Morning, Broncos fans! While the news swirling around Von Miller has been nothing but negative (more on that in a bit), there were sunnier developments regarding Derek Wolfe.
Although Wolfe did not practice on Monday, he says the frightening injury he suffered Saturday night "looked a lot worse than it was," and John Fox says to expect the second-year lineman to return "quicker than originally thought."
Champ Bailey (foot sprain) is still considered a question mark for the regular-season opener, but Fox called him "day-to-day," for what that's worth.
In Champ's absence Monday, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie slid across into his left CB spot, with Chris Harris taking over on the right side that's so familiar to him.
When operating in the nickel, Harris was back inside on Monday, with Tony Carter taking over at RCB.
Jeff Legwold says the team expects Wolfe to play in the opener, adding that Malik Jackson has shined and figures to see lots of action on Saturday in Wolfe's place.
Wes Welker (ankle), Ryan Lilja (knee), and Louis Vasquez (knee) did not practice, while Knowshon Moreno returned from the injury that kept him out against Seattle.
Stewart Bradley will have surgery on his left wrist, causing the team to shift Wesley Woodyard into the Mike spot, with Danny Trevathan taking over for Woody at the Will.
Von Miller was named as one of more than 100 potential witnesses and as a possible acquaintance of accused murderer Dexter Lewis.
Apparently as a nod to his place as a consultant rather than the OL coach, Alex Gibbs is apparently keeping a lower profile at Dove Valley than he's typically known for. Meanwhile, Dave Magazu says us doubters have it all wrong, and Manny Ramirez is in line to be the starting center Week 1.
Michael Renner reviews Broncos/Seahawks for PFF, noting that in 26 carries, Denver's running backs broke zero (!) tackles.
In his rookie report, Jeff Legwold says to expect more action from Kayvon Webster on Saturday, what with Champ being out.
Saturday night's blowout had Paul Klee thinking back to the Baltimore loss and singing the blues, but it's still just preseason.
Greg Bedard saw cause for concern in a 33-yard pass completion that Champ Bailey allowed to Russell Wilson and Golden Tate.
The murder weapon in the 2012 Boston double-drive-by-killing in which Aaron Hernandez is a suspect has been found.
Kansas City and San Francisco swapped high-round WR busts, as the Chiefs sent 2011 first-rounder Jonathan Baldwin to the Niners for 2012 first-rounder A.J. Jenkins.
Buffalo released kicker Rian Lindell, who happens to be a lot more accurate than Matt Prater. Just sayin'...(I'm not actually suggesting the Broncos dump Prater for Lindell. Rather, it's just a reminder that if they were to get rid of Prater, it's not like they have to call David Treadwell out of retirement.)
Seattle dealt G John Moffitt to Cleveland for DL Brian Sanford.
Tim Tebow wasn't the only ex-Broncos QB to have an awful preseason game last weekend: Kyle Orton threw two picks in just nine snaps for Dallas on Saturday.
Blaine Gabbert will miss the balance of the preseason with a fracture in his throwing thumb, but he's still been named Jacksonville's starting quarterback.
Washington NT Barry Cofield reportedly has a broken hand.
Texans DE Antonio Smith is expected to be suspended for two preseason games for having swung his helmet at Miami G Richie Incognito, who himself is often cited as the NFL's dirtiest player. However, the league is apparently rethinking this, and may suspend Smith for a regular season game or two.
The "J" in D.J. Fluker's name stands for Jesus. Some may find this offensive.
So far, Bill Barnwell isn't finding any proof that momentum in football is a real thing.
Christmas Ape interprets PK's MMQB column.
Chase Stuart says that obviously, there is no such thing as a curse on Super Bowl-winning teams.