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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Broncos, Chiefs make moves

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Broncos and the Chiefs made some moves Wednesday.

Denver put linebacker Boss Bailey and quarterback Patrick Ramsey on the injured reserve. Bailey will need microfracture surgery on his knee. He suffered the injury in the 41-7 loss at New England on Monday night. Ramsey was injured while spelling starter Jay Cutler in the second quarter. He has an elbow injury.

Backup offensive lineman Erik Pears was put on the on the reserve/non-football illness list after he had an emergency appendectomy.

Denver, at this point, is not expected to add a quarterback. Darrell Hackney will be promoted from the practice squad and he will be Cutler's backup.

Meanwhile, a source close to the situation said the Broncos are closing in on signing receiver Chad Jackson. His signing could be official in the next few days. Jackson, cut by New England this summer, worked out with Denver earlier this month. The Broncos liked Jackson when he came into the league as a second-round draft choice in 2006. Denver also may try to add a veteran safety soon.

In Kansas City, the Chiefs signed quarterback Quinn Gray to replace the injured Brodie Croyle. Gray worked out Tuesday. The team had talked to the retired Daunte Culpepper, but talks didn't progress.