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Broncos, Briefly: Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Right tackle Ja'Wuan James exited the game early in the second quarter with a knee sprain, ushering in Wilkinson, a third-year pro undrafted from UMass. James is expected to miss "a couple weeks," coach Vic Fangio said. Wilkinson played 52 snaps in the 24-16 loss at Oakland and will again anchor the right side of the Broncos' offensive line Sunday against the Bears.

Todd Davis is not the person your friends warn you about. He is polite, hard-working, intelligent. Then, he pulls on a helmet and shoulder pads and his body might as well turn a shade of green. He goes through a startling transformation, becoming a menacing force in the middle of Denver's defense.

"Our original plan was to have Bryce play corner and [Chris Harris Jr.] play nickel and when that didn't surface that way, we moved Chris out and put [Jackson] down," Fangio explained on Thursday.

"In fairness to [Jackson], he hadn't had a lot of work at nickel for us. He's probably had 75 percent of his work at safety since he's been here, 15 percent at nickel and 10 at corner. It's unfortunate that he had to come up and play in that first game. But I think he'll be better for it this game."

On Thursday, the NFL revealed the list of this year's modern-era nominees, a list of 122 players who are now one step closer to having their careers immortalized in Canton, Ohio.

In light of Thursday's announcement, we've put together our predictions for the 20-member 2020 Hall of Fame class. 

Under the Headset: Mike Munchak (Staff,

When it comes to coaches in the NFL, there's no one who can boast the kind of experience that Mike Munchak has. After all, how many can say they've been coaching in the NFL for more than 20 years and were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for their playing career? That kind of experience is invaluable to any team, and for the Broncos' offensive line, it will hopefully pay dividends as the group looks to become one of the league's best.

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