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Broncos at Raiders final participation report: Bryce Callahan is questionable; AB is in NE

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The Denver Broncos will be down a few key players on defense, but the Oakland Raiders are left wondering why Antonio Brown didn’t want to play for them. Hint: It’s cause you suck, Oakland.

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Well, so much for Antonio Brown. He is now with the New England Patriots and maybe that was his plan all along. That he rode into Oakland and burned it to the ground is surely a bonus, though.

Denver Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio found out the news after all of the players, but was careful to note that this changes nothing. The Broncos have to play good football to come out with a win on Monday night.

“They all knew it before I did,” Fangio said of the locker room reaction to Brown’s release. “It’s just as if he was on the inactive list or suspended list or was hurt. We just have to go out there and play their team. They have a good team. They’ve made a lot of revisions to their team with a lot of acquisitions from the draft and free agency. It’s going to be a hell of a test out there for us.”

I know if I were a player for the Oakland Raiders right now, I’d want to go out there and prove to Antonio Brown that he was never needed there anyway. It could end up having playoff intensity from the Raiders and the Broncos. Which also makes sense, but Week 1 is about the last time the Raiders usually have playoff aspirations.

My point is, the Broncos players better not sleep on this team. Things just got a hell of a lot harder for them.

Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Thursday* Friday Saturday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Thursday* Friday Saturday Game Status
Todd Davis ILB Calf DNP* DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
Andy Janovich FB Pectoral DNP* DNP DNP OUT
Joseph Jones ILB Triceps DNP* DNP DNP OUT
Bryce Callahan CB Foot LIMITED* LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Trey Marshall S Neck LIMITED* LIMITED FULL
Troy Fumagalli TE Illness LIMITED

Raiders injury report

Player Pos. Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Game Status
Antonio Brown WR NIR (Conduct) DNP FULL FLYING TO NE TOM BRADY
Gabe Jackson G Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Corey Liuget DT Knee LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Nicholas Morrow LB Ankle LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
J.J. Nelson WR Ankle LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE

BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR­- Indicates not injury related; *- Team did not practice / report is an estimation.

STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full: 100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play.