Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post reports that It is hard, now, to describe D.J. Williams and Knowshon Moreno as active for Sunday’s 17-14 loss to Tennessee.
Both players were included on the active 46-man gameday roster, but had the Broncos not had such a dire injury situation elsewhere, both could have easily been inactive. Neither player took the field for a snap — offense, defense or special teams.
“They were almost completely healthy,” head coach John Fox said. “We would have played only either one of them in an emergency situation, and we didn’t get to that point.”
Wesley Woodyard started his third straight game at weakside linebacker, while Willis McGahee was the starting tailback. McGahee took 22 of the Broncos’ 23 rushing attempts, though Lance Ball (who had one) was frequently in the game on third-down and caught three passes for 11 yards in five targets.
It is expected that Williams will make his 2011 debut next week in Green Bay, while Moreno, cornerback Champ Bailey, defensive end Elvis Dumervil and defensive tackle Marcus Thomas all may be able to return.