Packers-Broncos: Player notes

Injury updates, news on individuals from both teams

GREEN BAY PACKERS
-- RB DeShawn Wynn was held out of practice Tuesday because of a neck spasm. Provided Wynn responds to treatment and gets back on the field later in the week, he should remain the starter for the Packers' post-bye game at Denver on Monday night.

-- C Scott Wells has resumed practicing this week and pronounced himself good to start for the next game. Wells was sidelined for one game before the bye because of a fractured eye socket. The injury didn't require surgery, and Wells didn't experience any loss of vision. He will wear a protective shield on his helmet.

-- TE Bubba Franks is out indefinitely because of a sprained knee sustained in the last game. He's not expected to play against the Broncos.

-- TE Ryan Krause was promoted from the practice squad to cover for the temporary loss of Franks. Krause and starter Donald Lee are the only tight ends on the 53-man roster.

-- OL Junius Coston has yet to return from a sprained ankle that kept him out of the last game. Jason Spitz, who started in place of Wells the last time out, has moved back to right guard, where he probably will start in the next contest. Tony Moll filled in at right guard in the last game.

-- DL Cullen Jenkins has been held back the early part of the week to give him more recovery time for knee and ankle injuries he sustained in the last game. He figures to get practice time in later in the week and play Monday.

-- CB Frank Walker is out indefinitely. The special-teams contributor underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during the bye week.

-- DE Michael Montgomery has full participation in team drills this week, the first time since he suffered a sprained knee early in the preseason.

-- QB Brett Favre hasn't shown any lingering effects this week from having his left ankle rolled up on during the last game and should be fine to make the start Monday.

-- WR Donald Driver leads the team with 36 receptions through the first six games but has just two touchdowns.

-- WR Greg Jennings has been the receiving group's top points producer with three touchdowns. Jennings, who has fought through a nagging hamstring injury since the start of the season, has been limited 14 receptions but is second on the team with a per-catch average of 16.3 yards.

-- MLB Nick Barnett leads the defense with 67 tackles, including 47 solo. He's on pace for 179 tackles. He set the franchise record with 194 in 2005.

DENVER BRONCOS
--QB Jay Cutler threw two interceptions against Pittsburgh but Broncos coach Mike Shanahan was happy with the way he rebounded from them. Cutler rarely lets a mistake affect him mentally. He led Denver on a game-winning drive in the final minute against the Steelers.

-- RB Travis Henry's appeal hearing with the NFL over a one-year suspension has been scheduled for Nov. 5. He will continue to play at least until that process is done, which should be a week or two after the hearing.

-- RB Selvin Young had one yard on two carries against Pittsburgh. Although he would take many of the carries if Henry is suspended, the Broncos feel Henry could win his appeal and they aren't giving Young more playing time in preparation for Henry's potential absence.

-- WR Javon Walker could miss five more weeks after knee surgery. There was no ligament damage, but he needed the knee cleaned out because it was sore and had swelled. If everything goes right with Walker's rehab, he could return a little ahead of time.

-- WR Brandon Marshall was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in downtown Denver a few hours after Denver's win over Pittsburgh. Marshall will continue to be the Broncos' top receiver as long as Walker is out.

-- WR Brandon Stokley has spent most of his career lining up in the slot, but the Broncos are happy with his play in the base offense. The quickness that helps Stokley get open from an inside position suits him well on the outside as well. He had five catches for 70 yards against Pittsburgh.

-- TE Tony Scheffler has an injured ankle. He will be monitored this week. Scheffler had five catches for 50 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers, and should be a big part of Denver's passing game the rest of the season if he stays healthy.

-- K Jason Elam hit a 49-yard field goal as time expired to beat Pittsburgh. Although Elam doesn't have the incredible range he had earlier in his career, once the Broncos got close enough so the field-goal attempt would be within 50 yards, they ran once and let the clock go down to two seconds before sending Elam on the field.

-- CB Champ Bailey doesn't want to set his quadriceps injury back, so he didn't push himself to play against Pittsburgh. The Broncos hope Bailey can return this week, especially against pass-happy Green Bay. They will see how he progresses during the week.

-- DE Elvis Dumervil had two sacks against Pittsburgh and has six for the season. Dumervil is exceptionally quick off the edge and his long arms make up for his lack of height. Dumervil has been a starter all season.

-- LB D.J. Williams played a good game against Pittsburgh. He had seven solo tackles and an interception, the first for a Broncos linebacker since 2004. Williams is adjusting to a new position of middle linebacker, and the team thinks he will be a top-flight player there.


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