No practice for Knowshon Moreno, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

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The word out of Denver is that running back Knowshon Moreno should be good to go against the Chiefs on Sunday despite suffering a bone bruise in his ankle against the Patriots in Week 12.

Moreno was able to play through the injury, but he wasn’t able to get on the practice field Wednesday. Moreno’s status will be something to monitor all week as missing one day of practice isn’t all that significant for a veteran player who could be exercising a little extra precaution. Joan Niesen of the Denver Post reports that Moreno was one of four veteran Broncos who didn’t take part in the session.

Of that group, quarterback Peyton Manning and tight end Joel Dreessen have regularly taken a day of rest on Wednesday to limit the wear and tear on nagging injuries. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is a different case, however, as he joined Moreno on the list of players dinged up in New England.

Rodgers-Cromartie hurt his shoulder and was described as “day-to-day” by interim coach Jack Del Rio earlier this week, which suggests that they’ll give it another go on Thursday. Tight end Julius Thomas missed the Patriots game with a knee injury, but he was able to return to work on Wednesday.

5 responses to “No practice for Knowshon Moreno, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

  1. Denver has tried to hide Peyton the last two weeks by handing the ball to Moreno. He won’t be 100% by Sunday but conveniently the Chiefs two best linebackers will out or less than 100%. I don’t see a way for KC to win this game, unless Peyton chokes again this week.

  2. jjackwagon says: Nov 27, 2013 2:16 PM

    … I don’t see a way for KC to win this game, unless Peyton chokes again this week.
    I don’t think Peyton choked last week. The guy is a warrior playing thru high ankle sprain. Peyton deserves nothing but respect.

    Denver-KC is a huge game this week. I am rooting for KC, which is out of respect – and a certain amount of fear – for Peyton. If it comes down to it, I would rather see Pats – KC than Pats-Denver in the playoffs. Especially if we are on the road.

  3. Just a reminder, the only secondary player who started the second half against New England was Chris Harris. Injury’s have killed the Broncos every single week, hopefully everyone gets healthy by playoff time.

  4. I agree Peyton didn’t choke. The patriots adjusted better at halftime for the defense the Broncs were running, and in the end all it takes is one bad bounce to win/lose the game.

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