August 16, 2011

Broncos Report - Injuries and a few moves

Well the Broncos suffered a major blow today with the news on Ty Warren. An MRI revealed that DT Ty Warren has a tear in his triceps. It's a brutal blow to a defense that was already thin at DT. Warren was the Broncos' biggest acquisition in free agency, signing a two-year deal after getting cut by the Patriots. After suffering the tear Monday, the Broncos now must consider whether to place Warren on injured reserve. Brodrick Bunkley, who 'fizzled' out with the Eagles, is now the favorite to start next to Kevin Vickerson at defensive tackle.

The Broncos are going to wait a couple of days for the swelling to subside before determining how to proceed. Because it's not a full tear, the Broncos are clinging to hope they can put off surgery so Warren can play at some point this season. If it's determined surgery isn't necessary, it would take four to six weeks before Warren's triceps tear is re-evaluated.

Another defensive tackle, Marcus Thomas, has a strained (which means slight tear) in his right pectoral muscle. Thomas suffered the injury during a one-on-one drill Monday. He continued to practice for a while before leaving for the trainer's room. Thomas will be held out for the rest of preseason although the team hopes he can return about the time the regular season starts Sept. 12 against the Oakland Raiders on Monday night at what by then should be called Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Interesting side note, what does everyone think of the new Stadium name?

Ronnell Brown and Eric Decker did not finish practice. Decker left due to a foot injury. I believe that Decker was just rested so his foot injury from last year doesn't flair up. Otherwise Richard Quinn sat out with a knee injury, Stanley Daniels was out with an ankle injury and Syd’Quan Thompson was still out with a groin injury.

The Broncos made a few moves today, first the Broncos released RB LenDale White. White had been in and out of practice with numerous nagging injuries, which is common for players trying to come back from torn Achilles' tendons. The 45th overall pick in the 2006 draft, White's career has bottomed out as an injury-plagued running back unable to outlast undrafted rookies like C.J. Gable and Brandon Minor. White hasn't played a snap since Week 17 of 2009. Also it was announced that the team waived linebacker A.J. Jones.

Interesting notes on positions, The starting defensive tackles Tuesday were Kevin Vickerson and Brodrick Bunkley. Behind the starting corps of D.J. Williams, Joe Mays and Von Miller, the second-string linebackers are Mario Haggan, Nate Irving and Wesley Woodyard. This means Haggan is no longer the no. 2 MLB it is Irving. But Haggan is now the no. 2 SLB meaning Mike Mohamed has been moved to third team.

This was on Rotoworld but I have read the idea in other places too. Rookie TE Virgil Green appears headed for the practice squad this year. Fourth-rounder Julius Thomas continues to steal the show with his "over-the-goalpost upside," but Green has been quiet in camp. The seventh-rounder will have to beat out Dan Gronkowski, Dante Rosario, and Richard Quinn for 1-2 spots behind Thomas and Daniel Fells. I believe we will keep 4 TEs this season. Quinn I can see getting cut or being placed on PUP to save a roster spot. Gronkowski may get a spot or could get cut, but he has been playing well. So it comes down to Rosario and Green. I say Rosario is cut and Green makes the roster. I just don't see Green staying on our practice squad for long if he is placed there. Someone else will take him.

That is all the news for now. Look out for a preview of this weeks game soon. ~ Aussie


  1. Yo yo yo, waz up!!! lol In a funky mood today. Just got back from CO, had WAY too much fun. Had a wild time just trying to get back to KC before I have to go back to work on Thurs. Hate leaving my state. Also found some AWESOME Bronco stuff, will have to take some pics & post them. So funny what I found.

    Well, looks like we caught the injury bug, AGAIN! What else is new?? Our D just can't catch a break, I'm so sick & freakin' tired of it.

    So they changed the stadium name, eh? Bleh... I like the new name better than Invesco but they need to get a brain & change it back to Mile High Stadium. It's in the Mile High City for a reason. The new name just has too many words... such a mouth full. lol

    Anyway, your Princess is back! :D

  2. Welcome back princess glad you had a good trip.

    That broncos gear sounds cool, you will have to post that up.

    So far the injuries we have got ain't major, looks like Warren will be ok in 2 months so he will play for us this year.

    As for the name it would have been better say SA Mile High Stadium. But they want their full name I guess.

  3. Also we picked up a dt, Demario pressley, is unlikely he makes the team.