Cody Latimer Leads Denver Broncos Inactives vs. Chiefs


Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer (14) during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos declared rookie WR Cody Latimer, OL Ben Garland, S David Bruton, LB Danny Trevathan, OL Michael Schofield, and CB Tony Carter inactive for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

This news takes a huge dump on the article I wrote about ways the Broncos can try and get Latimer his first NFL touchdown.

It’s actually a pretty weird move considering the Broncos also let Nathan Palmer go off the active roster this week, placing him back on the practice squad expecting Wes Welker to be reinstated. Welker was not reinstated, so the Broncos are going into this game with Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Andre Caldwell, and Isaiah Burse at the wide receiver position.

Will it be Burse who scores an NFL touchdown before Latimer? That would be something else…

The Broncos, in all likelihood, will use some combination of Thomas, Sanders, Caldwell, Julius Thomas, Jacob Tamme, and Virgil Green in their offensive looks vs. the Chiefs.

Another interesting couple of inactives are David Bruton and Tony Carter. Carter will be replaced in the lineup by Kayvon Webster, who was either not quite fully healthy last week or was in the doghouse with the coaches after some odd/unexplained incident in Dallas in the preseason.

Bruton was injured last week against the Colts, but practiced some this week. His absence means someone is going to have to step up on special teams, as Bruton is the team’s special teams captain.