Denver Broncos Injury Report: Anunike out, McCray questionable for Week 1


Finally, after 243 days of waiting, the Denver Broncos will play meaningful football once again.

While the orange and blue made it to the playoffs last season, a fourth straight year of winning the AFC West, they were booted by the Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional Round last Jan. 11.

Interestingly, in early 2013 the Broncos lost in the Divisional Round, too, and it was at home. The opponent that year? The Baltimore Ravens.

This week, Baltimore -- with quarterback Joe Flacco -- comes to the Mile High City to face Denver and the Broncos are almost completely healthy.

Kenny Anunike, a blossoming fan-favorite defensive end, is still recovering from his knee scope which was performed on Aug. 20. He's been ruled out and is the only Broncos player designated as such.

Lerentee McCray, who plays strong side linebacker, is questionable to play this Sunday due to a groin sprain. McCray's absence for some of preseason opened the door for Shaquil Barrett, who moved ahead of McCray and into the No. 2 SLB spot behind once in a lifetime player Von Miller.

Also listed is Andre Caldwell, who was sent home Thursday due to the flu.

The news isn't as good for Baltimore, health-wise.

Rookie receiver Breshad Perriman is out due to a knee, as is running back Lorenzo Tallaferro who has a knee issue of his own.

Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is doubtful due to a knee problem while cornerback Rashaan Melvin is also doubtful with a thigh.

Finally, Chris Canty and Daryl Smith are both probable after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday, each were not injury related.

Broncos Injury Report:

  • Probable
    • Safety Omar Bolden, rib cage
    • Wide receiver Andre Caldwell, illness
    • Tight end Mitchell Henry, finger
    • Linebacker Brandon Marshall, foot
  • Questionable
    • Linebacker Lerentee McCray, groin
  • Out
    • Defensive end Kenny Anunike, knee

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