DP - Broncos elevate Carter; waive Taylor - Jeff Legwold
"With the league’s practice squad rules Carter could be released Monday and re-signed to the Broncos practice squad once he clears waivers if they wish to bring Taylor back for additional offensive line depth."
DPP - Playoffs? Thank Stokley - Woody Paige
"Should the Broncos beat the Raiders today and the Chiefs in the finale, and fall at Philadelphia in between, and should the Ravens and the Dolphins win their last three games, which is quite possible, the Broncos might be eliminated as an AFC wild card by dissimilar tiebreakers."
DPP - December the sore spot of NFL season - Jim Armstrong
"Rest assured, there are some current Broncos playing through injuries that will land them on a surgeon's table after the season."
DP - Fan-tastic send-off for Broncos' "Barrel Man" - Annette Espinoza
"No matter what the temperature, what the score, he was always positive," said former Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith. "He had heart and soul, and I'll never forget him."
PFW - Underutilized Scheffler may be stuck in Denver - AFC Whispers
"Sources familiar with Scheffler say they get the sense he would like to play in a different system, but he'll be a restricted free agent this offseason barring a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and may be stuck in Denver."
PFW - Orton’s success unlikely to alter Broncos’ approach - Dan Parr
"If no new CBA is in place before free agency begins, Orton will be a restricted free agent, and Denver will likely retain the 27-year-old by issuing him a one-year tender for a little more than $1 million. Sources don't expect other teams to risk losing draft picks by signing him to an offer sheet."
DPP - TE requires more respect - Mike Klis
"Five key Denver players — QB Kyle Orton, OLB Elvis Dumervil, WR Brandon Marshall, G Chris Kuper and TE Tony Scheffler — will have expired contracts at season's end. Barring a new NFL collective bargaining agreement, however, all will be controlled by the Broncos through restrictive free agency and could be subject to no more than one-year contracts worth $1 million to $3 million."
DPP - Unfamiliar faces get fresh look - Jeff Legwold
"Bruton is expected to start at safety in place of Renaldo Hill, who missed practice this past week because of an ankle injury."
FOX - Fearless Prediction: Raiders-Broncos
PREDICTION: Broncos 21-9
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NFP - Sunday at the Post - Mike Lombardi
"But as a high-ranking NFL official told me, it’s still Mike Shanahan in Washington, with his son Kyle and former defensive coordinator Bob Slowik in a yet-to-be-determined role. The only team that can derail this Shanahan train to D.C. is the Dallas Cowboys."