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Broncos vs. Raiders FINAL Injury Report: Bailey, Dreessen Questionable

The final Broncos vs. Raiders injury report has been released by the teams, and it looks like the Broncos should be at full strength (save for OT Ryan Clady).

Champ Bailey and Joel Dreessen have missed the team’s first two games after missing some or all of the pre-season as well, and Shaun Phillips was held out of Saturday practice with what the team called “back spasms” but he says it was all precautionary.

For the Raiders, they will be without safety Tyvon Branch, a key piece of their defensive backfield and team in general. Branch is one of their best players regardless of position. Here are the final injury reports for both teams.

Denver Broncos
Player Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Game Status
CB Champ Bailey Foot Limited Limited Limited Questionable
TE Joel Dreessen Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable
LB Shaun Phillips DNP Questionable
S Duke Ihenacho Ankle Limited Limited Full Probable
RB C.J. Anderson Knee Full Full Full Probable
CB Omar Bolden Shoulder Full Full Full Probable
LS Aaron Brewer Rib Full Full Full Probable
WR Eric Decker Shoulder Full Full Full Probable
G Chris Kuper Ankle Full Full Full Probable
TE Jacob Tamme Non-Injury DNP Full Probable
WR Wes Welker Ankle Full Full Full Probable
Oakland Raiders
Player Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Game Status
TE David Ausberry Shoulder DNP DNP DNP OUT
S Tyvon Branch Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
T Menelik Watson Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
G Lucas Nix Ankle DNP Limited Limited Questionable

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  • Chris Schroeder

    Broncos at full strength without Clady, is like saying the raiders are at full strength without Veldeer. We both know the only reason Manning has been so successful is because of his protection. Losing Veldeer, the Raiders had to implement a whole new quarterback and system because of the protection issue. I know Peyton Manning gets the ball out quickly enough to where it’s not the same situation, but c,mon, to think Clark has a chance of containing Lamar Houston, is like saying “let’s put a Sheetrock wall between Houston and Manning”. If Manning doesn’t have the game of his life, he could very well end of looking like Mayweathers sparing partner. Raiders league leading 9 sacks in 2 games is just a foundation of what this team aims to prove this season. Since Cladys injury Manning is officially on the Raiders hit list. Since Manning has no mobile athleticism and is a pure pocket passer, expect him to be under more pressure than he has ever faced before. What this means for Monday night. 1. Either Manning has the game of his life, or 2. Vegas odds makers are scathing their heads wondering what the hell happened. Two very real possibilities.

  • John Lovett

    Cautiously optimistic about the game tonight but let’s hope everything falls into place and Manning spends a lot of time on his back