After further review, the Broncos aren’t as screwed as it initially appeared.
Per a league source, receiver Wes Welker has a “mild” right ankle sprain. Though “no” right ankle sprain would be preferred, “mild” implies that he’ll be back for the regular-season opener in 18 days.
Bailey, whose MRI showed no torn ligaments in his left foot, nevertheless has a sprain of the left foot, per the same source. His status and availability moving forward aren’t known.
Still regarded as one of the best cover corners in football even at age 35, Bailey had a rough time in January with Ravens receiver Torrey Smith. It could be even rougher in Week One if Bailey’s foot isn’t 100 percent.