Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said Thursday that he expects Wesley Woodyard to continue to play even if D.J. Williams is ready to play. Williams has been dealing with an elbow injury since the preseason. Woodward has been a tackling machine in Williams’ absence. Still, I’d expect Denver to find playing time for a healthy Williams. One of those two players likely play in nickel situations, which means they would both be on the field together often.
Denver cornerback Champ Bailey said he is close to being able play. He has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury. He has been limited in practice this week.The Broncos again have all of their defensive players participating in practice, with cornerback Champ Bailey, defensive end Elvis Dumervil, defensive tackle Marcus Thomas and linebacker D.J. Williams all on the field for the second consecutive day.
The only players who remain out for the Broncos (and will not play against the Packers) are receivers Eddie Royal and Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas.
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Inside storyWill Air Orton return at some point? The Broncos are having trouble running the ball. Another loss here will only lead to more calls for Tim Tebow when the Broncos return home.
Anyone that thinks injuries end a season just check out the Packers injury list.
Demaryius Thomas (WR) Finger, DNP
Julius Thomas (TE) Ankle, DNP
Champ Bailey (CB) Hamstring, Limited
Marcus Thomas (DT) Groin, Limited
Elvis Dumervil (DE) Shoulder, Limited
D.J.Williams (LB) Elbow, Full
Knowshon Moreno (RB) Hamstring, Full
GREEN BAY PACKERSBryan Bulaga (OT) Knee, DNP
Chad Clifton (T) Knee, Full
Nick Collins (S) Neck, OUT
Jermichael Finley (TE) Ankle, Limited
Ryan Grant (RB) Kidney, DNP
Brad Jones (LB) Hamstring, DNP
Pat Lee (CB) Back, Limited
Clay Matthews (LB) Quadriceps, Limited
Mike Neal (DE) Knee, OUT
Ryan Pickett (DE) Foot, Full
Vic So'oto (LB) Back, Full
Tramon Williams (CB) Shoulder, Limited
Jamari Lattimore (LB) Shoulder, Limited
Charles Woodson (CB) Foot/Knee, DNP
Frank Zombo (LB) Shoulder, OUT
Matchups:This game may be all about Finley, we struggle with TE and he is one of the best. Woodyard and Williams better be on their game.
The Packers like to use a 4 wide spread to get more DBs on the field. Expect Vaughn and Willhite to get picked on.
The Packers may also have a field day in the screen game as that is probably how they will beat the Von Doom rush.
Offense just needs to show up and play better. Block better, pass, run, catch everything, just be better or else this will be a blow out.
Have a good one and GO Broncos! ~ Aussie.