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Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts inactives: Marshall active and playing today for the Broncos

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The Broncos will have their leading tackler today for their Divisional matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Here are the inactives for this afternoons Divisional showdown between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Denver Broncos:

Position Name
Defensive Tackle Mitch Unrein
Receiver Cody Latimer
Cornerback Tony Carter
Offensive Tackle Paul Cornick
Tight End Dominique Jones
Offensive Tackle Michael Schofield
Running Back Juwan Thompson

Thoughts: The big news here is that linebacker Brandon Marshall is ACTIVE and is playing for the Broncos defense for this afternoons game. Marshall is admittedly not 100%, but his addition should be big for the Broncos defense. Marshall is the teams leading tackler, and excels in coverage and he'll be needed to help slow down Quarterback Andrew Luck.

It will be interesting to see how much, and what packages Marshall does play in, but just having him back even in a limited way would still be a big addition for the Broncos.

Inactive is offensive tackle Paul Cornick. He's been dealing with a turf toe injury, and that's keeping him out of the lineup. Active is tackle Chris Clark. Clark will serve as the teams third tackle, and will see time as a blocking tight end in the Broncos running formations.

Rookie receiver Cody Latimer and backup defensive tackle Mitch Unrein are among the inactives for the Broncos. A bit of a surprise is rookie Juwan Thompson being inactive and Jeremy Stewart being active. I'd assume special teams comes into play here.

Rookie Michael Schofield who has been inactive all season is also inactive along with cornerback Tony Carter and tight end Dominique Jones.

Rookie Defensive End/Linebacker Shaq Barrett gets his NFL Debut today in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. He was added to the roster Saturday when the Broncos placed defensive end Quanterus Smith on the season ending injured reserve.

Indianapolis Colts:

Position Player
Cornerback Jalil Brown
Running Back Trent Richardson
Cornerback Sheldon Price
Linebacker Henoc Muamba
Tackle Xavier Nixon
Center Jonotthan Harrison
Defensive Tackle Zach Kerr