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Friday, October 17, 2008
Stokley, Scheffler could be out for Denver

By Bill Williamson

Posted by's Bill Williamson

Two key pieces of Denver's offense -- receiver Brandon Stokley and tight end Tony Scheffler -- are in danger of not playing Monday night at New England.

Stokley has missed all three days of practice this week with a concussion he suffered Sunday against Jacksonville. Scheffler has a groin injury he suffered Oct. 5 against Tampa Bay and he didn't play in the 24-17 loss to Jacksonville.

With Denver's bye week looming after the New England game there is a strong chance both players will be rested. Darrell Jackson would be he No. 3 receiver in place of Stokley and Nate Jackson will continue to play for Scheffler.

Backup running back Selvin Young, who missed the Jacksonville game, is questionable for Monday night's game with a groin injury.

Interestingly, rookie Ryan Torain, is listed as questionable to face New England. He began practicing lightly this week for the first tem since breaking his elbow in early August. The team has been projecting that Torain will need a couple of weeks of practice before playing.