On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Feb. 27, 2018 12:00 AM MST NFL Scouting Combine begins Feb. 27-March 5: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Mon., Mar. 12, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Clubs may negotiate with unrestricted free agents March 12-14: Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
  • Wed., Mar. 14, 2018 2:00 PM MDT 2018 league year and free agency period begin

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2018 on all players who have option clauses in their 2017 contracts.

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a minimum salary tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2017 contracts who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit.

    Top 51 begins. All clubs must be under the 2018 salary cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    All 2017 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The 2018 league year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

    The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

    Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.

  • Sun., Mar. 25, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Annual League Meetings begin March 25-28: Annual League Meetings, Orlando, Florida.
  • Mon., Apr. 16, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs April 16: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 6:00 PM MDT 2018 NFL Draft begins April 26-28: 2018 NFL Draft, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX.
Print
RSS

Injury updates: Emmanuel Sanders, Julius Thomas and Virgil Green

Posted Nov 20, 2014

Virgil Green was limited for a second consecutive day, but if he can play, the Broncos' run game will get a massive boost.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and tight end Julius Thomas remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. But both were on the field -- in jerseys, but not wearing helmets -- taking mental repetitions during the two-hour session.

Sanders has reached the point of the post-concussion protocol where he can participate in conditioning.

"He's going through that phase of the protocol now," Head Coach John Fox said. "We'll evaluate it again [Friday]. We're optimistic, but we'll see what [Friday] brings."

Running backs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman both sat out again with groin and foot injuries, respectively. Hillman has not practiced since being injured in Oakland on Nov. 9.

The Broncos have activated at least three running backs for each game this season. If that remains the same, then rookie Kapri Bibbs would get a jersey for the first time, joining C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson.

Tight end Virgil Green was limited with a calf injury. Left tackle Ryan Clady and safety Quinton Carter were also limited with groin and knee injuries, respectively.

"Of course. Virgil, obviously, he's our best blocking tight end, unless we put [an extra] tackle out there," Gase said. "If we can get him back this week, that would be great, because he can obviously help us."

"It would just help tremendous(ly)," running back C.J. Anderson said. "Virg, he loves what he does, and he was just so strong, so physical. Bringing him back is a big help, and hopefully it will get the run game going."

Do you have a question for Andrew Mason? Ask it here and you might be in this week's Mailbag!