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Sources: Welker not expected back vs. Texans

Sources: Welker not expected back vs. Texans

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is making progress in the NFL's concussion protocol, but is still expected to be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, sources told ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold.
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  • Broncos' Bailey says he's 'ready to go'

    Broncos' Bailey says he's 'ready to go'

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- In a season when Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey has seen far more of head trainer Steve Antonopulos than Bailey has seen of the usual parade of top-shelf receivers in front of him, Sunday just might be the kind of day Bailey …
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  • Fun With Numbers: Denver Broncos

    Fun With Numbers: Denver Broncos

    ESPN.com Dec 19, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With two games remaining in the regular season the Denver Broncos would certainly like to have a division title and the AFC’s top seed when all is said and done in December. But there is the matter of history as well. Over these next…
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  • Double Coverage: Colts at Chiefs

    Double Coverage: Colts at Chiefs

    ESPN.com Dec 19, 2013
    Two playoff-bound teams meet at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Indianapolis Colts. The 9-5 Colts have clinched the AFC South but are eyeing improved playoff seeding. The 11-3 Chiefs are tied for first place in the AFC W…
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  • Double Coverage: Broncos at Texans

    Double Coverage: Broncos at Texans

    ESPN.com Dec 19, 2013
    Quarterbacks tend to pull for each other. They know what it's like to shoulder so much of a team's fate, they understand the pressure better than outsiders could. "I do think it’s a unique fraternity," Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning…
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  • Wade Phillips: Peyton Manning is having the best QB season ever

    Wade Phillips: Peyton Manning is having the best QB season ever

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is having an MVP season and may break the records for passing yards and passing touchdowns this season. But Texans coach Wade Phillips says Manning is having more than just a great season. He’s having the greatest seas…
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  • Broncos-Texans matchup of the day

    Broncos-Texans matchup of the day

    ESPN.com Dec 19, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The last time the Denver Broncos got an up-close-and-personal look at J.J. Watt, the Houston Texans defensive end smashed whatever plan the Broncos had for him into little pieces. In a 31-25 Texans victory on Sept. 23, 2012, Watt play…
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  • Broncos still control destiny!

    Broncos still control destiny!

    broncosgab.com Dec 19, 2013
    The Broncos were fortunate that Miami defeated the Patriots and still can grab the #1 seed, which would give a much needed rest for our football warriors. More time for any injured to heal and those not hurt to heal up some of the, bumps, bruises and ac…
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  • New Broncos DL Jeremy Mincey relishes chance to start fresh

    New Broncos DL Jeremy Mincey relishes chance to start fresh

    denverpost.com Dec 19, 2013
    Waived last Friday, Jeremy Mincey was accused of being late to meetings and not fully committing to the team, but now that he's in Denver, he wants to turn over a new leaf.
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  • Video - Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker not expected to play vs. Texans 01:35

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker not expected to play vs. Texans

    Dec 19
    Steve Cyphers joins "Around the League Primetime" with a Denver Broncos injury update, including how Peyton Mannning and the rest of the offense can replace wide receiver Wes Welker.
  • Video - Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans 02:44

    Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans

    Dec 19
    NFL Films previews the Week 16 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans.
  • Video - Inside the Huddle with John Clayton 02:53

    Inside the Huddle with John Clayton

    Dec 19
    Inside the Huddle's holiday show features John Clayton's analysis of what may be the best ever in NFL history: NFL field goal kicking success rate at highest percent ever, and the quarterback class of 2012 may be the finest QB class, based on NFL sta
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Best Kickers Ever 00:31

    Inside the Huddle: Best Kickers Ever

    Dec 19
    Inside the Huddle's John Clayton discovers this years kickers may be the best ever. The success rate for field goals is the highest in NFL history through Week 15.

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    Dec 19
    J.A. Adande reacts to Kobe Bryant's latest injury to his knee and examines what the Lakers legend has left in the tank.
  • Don Banks: NFL Week 16 picks

    Dec 19
    Week 9 seems like a distant memory at this point. The Chiefs were still undefeated, the Jets were looking like the surprise of the season after an upset of the Saints at home and the Ravens and Dolphins were left for dead, with the latter just beginning…
  • Houston Rockets not trading Omer Asik right now

    Dec 19
    The Houston Rockets have abruptly ceased trade talks involving Omer Asik and now face the complicated task of trying to reintegrate the unhappy center into their frontcourt rotation, according to sources close to the process.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 16 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    Dec 19
    John Clayton's First and 10: Likely finale at iconic Candlestick Park, Indy-K.C. potential playoff preview highlight Week 16 action.