Thursday, December 31, 2009
Evening notes: Marshall doesn't practice
By Bill Williamson
Denver receiver Brandon Marshall did not practice Thursday. He suffered a hamstring injury Wednesday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Marshall will be available for Denver on Sunday against Kansas City.
Marshall has 101 catches this season. He is the obvious focal point of the offense. The team would have to dramatically adjust if he wasn’t available to play as Denver tries to keep its playoff hopes alive.
Other Denver offensive weapons, receiver Eddie Royal (neck/head) and tight end Daniel Graham (knee), were both limited Thursday. They didn’t practice Wednesday.
- Kansas City cornerback Brandon Flowers practiced fully Thursday. He was limited with a shoulder injury Wednesday.
- San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman (foot) and safety Eric Weddle (knee) did not practice. Receiver Vincent Jackson (achilles) was limited Thursday after not practicing Wednesday. Since the Chargers have already wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, it wouldn’t be a surprise if these players didn’t play Sunday against Washington.The Chargers received a 24-hour extension -- until Friday -- to sell out Sunday’s game. The Raiders will be blacked out locally for the seventh straight game.