Chris Kuper And Tracy Porter Sit Out Broncos Practice As Denver Gears Up For Carolina

November 8, 2012 9:00 AM

Chris Kuper And Tracy Porter Sit Out Broncos Practice As Denver Gears Up For Carolina
By Rich Kurtzman

" Some guys just can’t buy a break––or avoid them, it seems.

Broncos’ guard and captain Chris Kuper fought valiently for six weeks to recover from a fractured forearm, finally making his 2012 debut Week Five in New England. Kuper has played well since being back, helping open holes for running back Willis McGahee, and Denver gained a season-high 225 yards rushing two weeks ago against New Orleans. But Kuper didn’t escape last week’s win in Cincinnati unscathed; he suffered an ankle sprain in the fourth quarter and couldn’t return. It was revealed the injury was not a break, but it’s severe enough to put the seven-year veteran on the bench for 2-4 more weeks. It means an increased work load for backup guard Manny Ramirez, starting in practice this week. Ramirez was called on to play for Kuper earlier in the year, meaning he now has game experience, but he also was beaten many times in run and pass-blocking.

(Credit, Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sitting out with Kuper was cornerback Tracy Porter. Porter again missed practice, and has been held out of four straight games for Denver "

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