Fox’s return may come in coaches’ booth

Good Morning, and Happy Thanksgiving, Broncos fans! Denver held Peyton Manning out of practice for the third consecutive Wednesday to rest his ailing ankles.

Knowshon Moreno, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Joel Dreessen, and Omar Bolden were also held out.

Champ Bailey, Julius Thomas, and Kayvon Webster were limited, while six others were listed as full participants.

Manning and Dreessen are expected back for today's practice.

Moreno and DRC remain classified as day-to-day, while Bolden's concussion means he can't be cleared to fully practice until Friday.

Bailey says that, barring any setbacks, he expects to be on the field on Sunday.

For Kansas City, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, and Sanders Commings were held out, Eric Fisher, Jon Asamoah, and Mike De Vito were limited, and four others were full participants.

Hali says he'll be "ready to go," while according to Ian Rapoport, Houston could miss 2-3 weeks due to his dislocated elbow.

Broncos

Videos: BTV on Wednesday's practice; Jack Del Rio, Peyton Manning, Champ Bailey, Wesley Woodyard, and several others speak afterward.

According to Mike Florio, John Fox may coach his next game from the booth, whenever that takes place.

Denver signed DE Brandon Moore (formerly of the Chargers' PS) to the practice squad; he takes the place of WR Chad Bumphis, who was waived.

Sylvester Williams says he's ready to step in for Kevin Vickerson, who he says has been particularly invested in Sly's growth as a player.

Montee Ball characterizes his latest fumble as a "freak accident." Not sure what's so accidental about going to cover the ball with your second hand and then changing your mind...

Andrew Mason focuses on the positive developments from Sunday night's heartbreaker.

Chiefs

Kansas City's supposedly awesome defense has allowed 710 passing yards over their past two games.

Jeff Legwold thinks the loss of Vickerson could open up the middle for Jamaal Charles.

Of course, we're stuck with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms calling Sunday's game. Ugh.

News

Kubes will be back on the sideline on Sunday when the Texans host the Patriots.

Green Bay will start Matt Flynn at QB today, over the injured Aaron Rodgers.

Seattle dumped former Broncos CB Perrish Cox just a day after signing him, instead promoting CB DeShawn Shead .

Analysis

Matt Bowen is curious to see whether Manning again targets rookie CB Marcus Cooper, and he revisits the Patriots' first touchdown from Sunday night.

Manny Ramirez's performance at New England has moved him up to the second highest grade among centers for the season, according to PFF.

Of the AFC's 5-6 teams, Gil Brandt thinks the Chargers have the best chance of making the playoffs.

Obviously, Bill Simmons is taking the Chiefs and the 4.5 points, and he questions whether the Broncos are any good.

Even as terrible as Adam Schein is, predicting a Texans/Falcons Super Bowl (with two overrated quarterbacks) is pretty hilarious.

Maths

According to Keith Goldner's NEP data, Peyton Manning remains #1 among QBs, Knowshon Moreno reclaimed the top spot among backs, and Demaryius Thomas is #4 among receivers.

Brian Burke has upgraded his Win Probability Calculator to account for the new overtime rules.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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