The Broncos expect to have Correll Buckhalter back from his neck/back injury by the second preseason game.
Broncos TE Marquez Branson suffered a sprained right ankle during Wednesday's practice. It could keep him out awhile.
Gaffnery also returned to practice.
For more on Williams check out this video, Johnny Williams.
Dawkins and Brandon LLoyd had a good practice today. Dawk took a intercept today and almost had another. LLoyd had a number of key receptions in today's practice. This makes the decision for the last receiver even more hard. Who would you keep out of Willis, Stokley and Llyod.
With Kuper still sidelined, Russ Hochstein received most of the first-team work at right guard. Stanley Daniels had handled it earlier in the week
The session ended on a good note when Matt Prater booted a 61-yard field goal to earn the team’s offseason champions a night without curfew. Several of his teammates started getting loud and the crowd joined in, but everyone was excited when the kick — hit with the wind at his back — easily cleared the uprights.
Brandon Marshall is going to play in the NBA next year if there is a work stoppage. Not sure if he is blowing up smoke, but it wouldn't surprise me if he went looking for more money with the work stoppage. But there is probably something in this contract that says he can't do it. I doubt the Dolphins were happy about the comments, but really who cares?
Madden 11 could be the last Madden. What you say? With the awesome Madden 12 to come next year? Madden 11 is the last? What you smoking Aussie? Well listen up to this. Former Bengals running back Tony Davis has filed a class-action suit against EA on behalf of some 6,000 retired NFL pros over the use of player likenesses in Madden NFL 09, reports IGN.
The suit alleges Electronic Arts "knowingly and intentionally" used the retired players' likenesses in such a way to avoid having to pay licensing fees. Plaintiff and former NFL running back Tony Davis contends EA misappropriated the retired players by using their exact player stats and positions from when they were active in the league, including height and weight, but would remove their names and change their uniform numbers.
So EA sports did what it does best, whatever it wants. EA Sports and Madden could be in trouble with this one. If you want to check out the lawsuit click here.
Things I read:
A lot of good articles with useful information at DenverPost.com, check the list below:
Practice Sessions focus on Benegals
Analysis: Time has come for Broncos WR Stokley to strut his stuff
Ben McDaniels charts own course to be Broncos QB coach
Midwest roots shape way of life for Broncos' McDaniels
That's so hot right now
Thought this was an awesome comic from Litton: