Rookie CB Kayvon Webster was the subject of ‘targeting’ by Philip Rivers on Thursday Night football, but in the most legal way possible. Webster was picked on and bullied by Rivers in what would turn out to be a game he’d rather forget, but to make matters worse, he suffered a fractured thumb, an injury that required surgery.
Von Miller suffered a similar injury as a rookie, and missed one game and then had to play with a cast. The Broncos don’t feel as though Webster’s injury was season-ending, so that’s positive news, but it’s hard to imagine a scenario where he plays against the Houston Texans.
That will hopefully open the door for a return to the lineup for Champ Bailey, who has been out basically all season. Even when he’s been in, he’s been off.
Either way, you’ll probably see Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Quentin Jammer starting for the Broncos against the Texans, or possibly Tony Carter on the outside with Chris Harris in the slot. At least, the way Bailey’s season has been going, that’s what I’m going to expect and then we’ll be pleasantly surprised if he suits up.
The injuries for the Denver defense are really starting to take their toll.