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

Sunday, September 18, 2011
Broncos without key players

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The Denver Broncos are without four key players Sunday against Cincinnati.

Cornerback Champ Bailey (hamstring), defensive end Elvis Dumervil (shoulder), running back Knowshon Moreno and receiver Brandon Lloyd (groin) are all out. Lloyd was limited in practice Friday while the other three players missed all week of practice.

The Broncos are also without the following defensive starters: linebacker D.J. Williams (elbow) and defensive tackle Marcus Thomas (shoulder). The Broncos are trying to avoid starting the season 0-2.

Meanwhile, San Diego receiver Patrick Crayton is out with an ankle injury. He was probable to play. He missed last week’s game.

There were no other surprises on the Chargers' inactive list in New England.