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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

“I’ll be good to go Sunday,” Jackson said. “It wasn’t quite ready last week, so I’m easing back in. I’ll see how it all feels (after practicing this week), and if it all goes well, I should be good to go.”

“There’s a handful of guys over there that we’ve played a lot of games against,’’ Rivers said. “When you think about Chris Harris Jr. and Von Miller, in particular, there has been a lot of football games against those two guys. Tons of respect for those guys along with the rest of that defense, but those are two guys -- they’re in there with Derek Wolfe --that I’ve play against a lot. It’s always a heck of a game and it’s always a big challenge going against this group.’’

“Everybody else has to step up,” defensive coordinator Ed Donatell said. “Von is such a great competitor, it will probably take his game to another level.”

In his 15-plus years in the league, Rivers has affected the Broncos unlike any other, save for maybe Tom Brady. But where Brady’s edge comes from his six Super Bowl rings, Rivers’ knack for riling up the Broncos stems from his trash talk — his profanity-free trash talk — and his competitive streak.

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