Print and Go Back ESPN.com: AFC West [Print without images]

Friday, August 28, 2009
Broncos can survive Marshall suspension at WR

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

If Brandon Marshall's team suspension does last into the regular season, the Denver Broncos feel comfortable with their receiving crew.

Denver is working with Eddie Royal (who was a star as a rookie last season) and Jabar Gaffney (who was a key reserve for new Denver coach Josh McDaniels in New England) as the starters.

Brandon Stokley, known as one of the greatest No. 3 receivers in the history of the NFL, is the third receiver. Chad Jackson (another former Patriot) is No. 4 with Brandon Lloyd hurt. The team is also high on fifth-round pick Kenny McKinley.

McDaniels is known for running four-receiver sets and for spreading the ball around. The Broncos would be much more dangerous with Marshall but Denver is far from hurting at the receiver position.