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Published on 09/23/2011 at Fri Sep 23 17:19.
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After a productive preseason, Dumervil hasn't played in the regular season since seeing a limited role in Week One due to injury. (Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters Pictures)

After being limited in practice since Wednesday, Broncos sixth year defensive end Elvis Dumervil has been ruled out for Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, coach John Fox announced on Friday.

The Broncos traveled to Tennessee on Friday afternoon for their upcoming match against the Titans.  Joining Dumervil on the inactive list is wide receiver Eddie Royal (groin) defensive tackle Marcus Thomas (groin), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (finger) and tight end Julius Thomas (high ankle sprain).

Meanwhile, cornerback Champ Bailey (hamstring) linebacker D.J. Williams (elbow) and running back Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) are all listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with receiver Brandon Lloyd listed as probable.

We expect Bailey to sit with Williams and Moreno taking on limited roles and Lloyd returning as the main receiver.  The Broncos haven’t moved up running back Jeremiah Johnson from practice squad and like to have three backs on game days, so expect Moreno do go (although a limited role in the offense he may have).

Joining Lloyd as the team’s four receivers will be Eric Decker, Matthew Willis and recently signed Quan Cosby.  Special teams captain Wesley Woodyard has not won the starting job away from D.J. Williams, but will probably see more playing time on Sunday as Williams is still recovery from his injury.

The Broncos on Friday also signed linebacker Mike Mohamed to the practice squad and waived tight end John Nalbone to make room for the transaction.

  • http://www.broncotalk.net Josh Temple

    You know it’s not a Shanahan team anymore when you don’t even carry the personnel to run Shotgun-5 wide.

  • Cdub12344321

    Lol, at this Nalbone guy. I feel for him getting signed then getting cut more then once….

  • crazykid

    his new playbook didnt even have a chance to collect a little dust.

  • NMBronc-in-DC

    It would be good to target some durable players in next years draft and FA.  The scary part is that Doom can’t seem to stay on the field anymore then Moreno.

  • flbronc

    doom is starting to look like grant hill in Orlando.  Big contract, not many snaps.  One game of spot duty in 19 games.  Ouch.

  • Anonymous

    …and Champ’s days of 16 game season are in the rear-view.

    Did somebody say we needed CBs this off season?

    Oh yeah. ME.

  • Nisse

    yeah! who needs a new young passrusher, we already got dumervil…

    its just that he is injured aswell this week.

    we needed alot of help this offseason, not picking von miller would just add one more.

  • Anonymous

    that WAS my thought but… did anybody expect him to be hurt too? Even so, 2nd round? 3rd round ? hello? FA CB?

    Hell Fing O?

  • Anonymous

    BTW Doom = DE

    Different but the same, right?