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.
Interim coach Jack Del Rio said most of the injury news was good, and that he expected both cornerback Champ Bailey (foot) and tight end Julius Thomas (knee) to play this week against the Chiefs.
“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.”
As we mentioned earlier, running back Knowshon Moreno should be fine, and Del Rio said he expected the workhorse back to practice later this week.
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.