AFC West: Herb Taylor

Denver makes roster moves

December, 29, 2009
The Broncos have re-signed tackle Herb Taylor.

Denver cut Taylor on Dec. 19 after he spent 10 days with the team. He will give depth to Denver’s battered offensive line.

As expected, the Broncos put guard Russ Hochstein and rookie receiver Kenny McKinley on the injured reserve. Both players were hurt Sunday at Philadelphia. Denver still has one roster spot available.

Broncos make roster move

December, 19, 2009
The Broncos signed rookie cornerback Tony Carter to their 53-man roster from their practice squad Saturday.

Tackle Herb Taylor was cut to make room for Carter. The Broncos have some injuries in their defensive backfield so Carter was likely promoted to provide depth Sunday against Oakland. Both cornerback Ty Law and safety Renaldo Hill have been hobbled this week.
The Broncos have made it official: Standout right tackle Ryan Harris is out for the season with a toe injury.

Harris missed four-plus games with the injury, but he came back to play at Kansas City, but reinjured the toe. Denver’s offensive line had issues without Harris in November and will have to continue to adjust to playing without Harris.

Tyler Polumbus will continue to spell Harris. To take Harris’ spot on the roster, Denver signed tackle Herb Taylor. Taylor was a sixth-round pick of Kansas City in 2007. The Chiefs cut Taylor this summer. Taylor worked out for the Colts on Tuesday before signing with Denver.

Posted by’s Bill Williamson

The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos got a head start on cutting down to the 53-man roster by Saturday’s deadline. The Chiefs cut eight players. The Broncos cut nine players.

The biggest name on the Chiefs’ list is right tackle Damion McIntosh, who previously was a starter. But McIntosh has not played well and he was on the bubble. Barry Richardson is expected to start at the spot.

The Broncos’ early cuts included two draft picks from Mike Shanahan’s final class -- guard Kory Lichtensteiger and defensive lineman Carlton Powell.

Here are Kansas City’s cut list Friday:

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College

46 Jed Collins FB 6-1 249 23 1 Washington State

23 Travis Daniels CB 6-1 195 26 5 LSU

34 Londen Fryar CB 5-11 192 23 R Western Michigan

73 Eric Ghiaciuc C 6-4 303 28 5 Central Michigan

77 Damion McIntosh T 6-4 320 32 10 Kansas State

66 Corey Smith LB 6-1 225 22 R Cincinnati

75 Herb Taylor T 6-3 295 24 3 TCU

65 Tavares Washington G 6-4 315 26 1 Florida

Here is Denver’s list:

Player NFL Exp. College

DL Matthias Askew 3 Michigan State

G Kory Lichtensteiger 2 Bowling Green State

QB Ingle Martin 3 Furman

CB Rashod Moulton 1 Fort Valley State

T Clint Oldenburg 2 Colorado State

DL Carlton Powell 2 Virginia Tech

ILB Lee Robinson R Alcorn State

WR Nate Swift R Nebraska

RB Marcus Thomas 2 Texas-El Paso

Posted by's Bill Williamson

Kansas City

Rookie left tackle Branden Albert has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Carolina. He has an elbow injury he suffered last Sunday against Denver in the Chiefs' first win of the season. Albert will be replaced by Herb Taylor.

Albert's rookie season has been interrupted by injuries. The No. 15 overall pick from Virginia missed all of the preseason with a foot injury. He came back to start the season at New England and has played well.

San Diego

Several key players did not practice today. Tight end Antonio Gates (hip), guard Mike Goff (knee), fullback Mike Tolbert (ankle), linebacker Jyles Tucker (hamstring) and defensive tackle Jamal Williams (knee) did not practice. Most of these players are out as a precaution. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson was not on the participation report. He has been dealing with a turf toe injury sine opening day. He has said he feels much improved.


Reserve receiver Darrell Jackson was limited in practice. He is coming back from a calf injury that has kept him out of the past three games.

Albert has elbow injury

September, 28, 2008

Posted by's Bill Williamson

Chiefs rookie left tackle Branden Albert was carted off the field during the Chiefs' game with the Broncos with an apparent hyperextended elbow.

He has been replaced by Herb Taylor. Albert was the No. 15 overall draft pick out of Virginia.

The Chiefs have been very pleased with Albert's development. He missed all of the preseason with a foot injury, but has played well in the Chiefs' first three regular-season games.

AFC West injury update

September, 2, 2008

Posted by's Bill Williamson

There are several players in the AFC West who enter week one unsure they will be ready to play because of injury.

Here are a few situations to monitor this week:

Denver Broncos

Injured player: Center Tom Nalen, knee.

Outlook: At this point it doesn't look like Nalen is going to play against Oakland on Monday night. He still may be a few weeks away.

Replacement: Casey Wiegmann

Kansas City Chiefs

Injured player: Left tackle Branden Albert, foot.

Outlook: Albert missed the entire preseason and is just getting back on the practice field. It may be a lot to ask of him to get his first NFL action after taking a month off because of an injury. But Kansas City coach Herman Edwards said this weekend that Albert could possibly play.

Replacement: Herb Taylor

San Diego Chargers

Injured player: Tight end Antonio Gates.

Outlook: Gates is recovering from a surgically repaired big toe on his left foot. He hasn't played in preseason and he is practicing on a limited basis. Gates maintains he will play Sunday against Carolina, but he's not sure how the toe will react to game action.

Replacement: Brandon Manumaleuna

Injured player: Center Nick Hardwick, foot.

Outlook: He had off-season foot surgery and didn't play in the preseason. Some close to the situation said Hardwick is making good progress but may not be ready to play against the Panthers on Sunday.

Replacement: Jeremy Newberry

Injured player: Left tackle Marcus McNeill, neck.

Outlook: The team doesn't think McNeill will play this week, but he should be back soon.

Replacement: L.J. Shelton.