Broncos Built To Weather Absence Like Welker’s

September 5, 2014 5:21 AM

Broncos Built To Weather Absence Like Welker’s
" ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Wes Welker’s suspension didn’t exactly send the Denver Broncos into a scramble. Their adaptable offense is built to weather such setbacks.

Sure, they were miffed at the timing of the NFL’s punishment, five days before their opener against Indianapolis. And Peyton Manning acknowledged it won’t be easy to replace the game’s pre-eminent slot receiver over a brutal first month, especially on third downs.

They’ve been preparing for this eventuality, however.

With Welker’s history of head injuries — he had two last season — they’d have been remiss not to have other solutions available in the slot.

Welker sustained his third concussion in 10 months on Aug. 23. He returned to practice this week. But 24 hours later, the league banned him from the Broncos’ facilities for a month for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy.

Receivers are interchangeable in offensive coordinator Adam Gase’s scheme.

“The thing is, even when Wes was here, we were all playing everywhere,” Emmanuel Sanders said. “The outside guys were playing the inside. The inside guys were playing the outside. This isn’t one of those systems where you have an outside receiver and you have an inside receiver "

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