by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (12/8/13) The Broncos DST was carved up on the ground Week 14 against the Titans.
Tennessee jumped out to a lead early, scoring on their first two drives. The Broncos had trouble with the run early, allowing three rushing touchdowns before halftime. Denver eventually held Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene in check, but the damage had already been done. Outside of Justin Hunter, the team did a great job limiting Tennessee's receivers. They were also without Champ Bailey for the game. Denver will take on the Chargers Week 15.
Nearly all on Broncos injury report are probable
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) Thirteen of 16 players on the Broncos injury report released on Friday are probable. Among them are key offensive standouts such as quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle), running back Knowshon Moreno (ankle), tight end Julius Thomas (knee) and wideout Demaryius Thomas (ankle).
Only three of 16 on Broncos injury list threatened with inactivity
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) The Broncos have placed 16 players on their Friday injury report, but only three are in danger of not playing Sunday against Tennessee. Defensive end Derek Wolfe (illness) is out while cornerback Champ Bailey (foot) and wideout Trindon Holliday (shoulder) are questionable.
Champ Bailey admits to role in departure against Chiefs
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) Broncos veteran cornerback Champ Bailey called his fourth-quarter departure from the Week 13 game in Kansas City a "mutual decision" between him and defensive backs coach Gary Undlin, per the Denver Post.
Bailey has struggled all year with a foot injury that has limited him to three games. "They definitely weren't pulling me out," he said. "It's more my body was just not ready to go back out there."
He added that his foot still hurts, but not enough to prevent him from playing, and that he just must overcome the fear of the pain.
Two key Broncos are full-go at Thursday practice
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/5/13) The Broncos received positive news Thursday when tight end Julius Thomas (knee) and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (shoulder) returned to practice as full participants.
Thomas has not played since Week 11 while Rodgers-Cromartie was sidelined Sunday at Kansas City.
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The Broncos DST was among the best in all leagues in 2012, and the unit should continue to dominate this year. The Broncos have a standout pass rusher in Von Miller and a ballhawking secondary that accounted for 16 interceptions. The Broncos DST also scored eight touchdowns, with two coming on special teams from Trindon Holliday, and they were among the league leaders at just 18 points per game on average. The best thing about the Broncos DST is their schedule since they get six games against rebuilding offenses in Kansas City, San Diego and Oakland. We consider the Broncos DST a No. 1 option, and they are worth drafting as the top unit in all leagues with a pick beginning in Round 11 or 12. (Updated 4/25/13)