The news could have hardly been worse last night.
But as they approach the limit of the 24-hour rule, the Broncos were actually getting some good news.
“We got some decent injury news back today that a couple of the injuries that we were concerned about are not going to be significant,” Del Rio said in comments distributed by the team. “So that’s good news. Really the guys are day-to-day.”
Del Rio applied the same “day-to-day” tag to cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who missed the second half with a shoulder injury, robbing the Broncos of their two best cover players.