Published: August 3rd, 2009 | Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Brandon Marshall, Carolina Panthers, Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Jarvis Moss, Jon Beason, Josh McDaniels, Maake Kemoeatu, Reggie Kelly, Terrell Suggs
The Denver Broncos were missing a number of key veterans during their morning practice session on Monday, a list that included star WR Brandon Marshall.
Marshall injured his left leg with an hour left in practice Sunday. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels declined to comment specifically on Marshall.
The Broncos were also missing DE Jarvis Moss, who is contemplating retirement, as well as S Brian Dawkins, RB Correll Buckhalter, WR Brandon Stokley and LB Wesley Woodyard.
McDaniels said the situation involving Moss was a personal one, and that he had been granted permission from the team.
“I’m not going to talk about Jarvis Moss,” McDaniels told reporters. “And everyone who was held out of practice today was basically a coaching decision. Some of those guys will be out here this afternoon. That’s kind of how it will be going forward.”
A few other injury notes:
- QB Carson Palmer was back to work with the Bengals Monday after missing two practices over the weekend with bronchitis. The news wasn’t all good for the Bengals, though, as TE Reggie Kelly‘s season appears to be in jeopardy after he ruptured his Achilles’ tendon.
- Our own Jason La Canfora noted Monday that Ravens LB Terrell Suggs sat out Monday’s morning practice with an ankle issue. Suggs is sporting a walking cast, but the injury isn’t considered serious and he’s expected back soon. Suggs described the injury as a heel strain to reporters, saying he’d missing only a “couple of days.”
- The Panthers held their first traing camp practice Monday, but lost two starters to injuries — DT Maake Kemoeatu (ankle) and LB Jon Beason (hamstring). It appears Kemoeatu could miss the 2009 season with a torn Achilles’ tendon. Beason told Panthers.com he first injured the hamstring during a workout prior to camp.
- Amid reports Eagles middle linebacker Stewart Bradley may miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, coach Andy Reid declined to talk about the situation, instead he criticized the media for how the story has been covered.