Thursday, September 8, 2011

Broncos name Team Captains; Preparing for Oakland

Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox announced four team captains on Thursday, as voted by their teammates.

On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Kyle Orton and guard Chris Kuper will be the captains with cornerback Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins the defensive leaders.

The special team's captain will be linebacker Wesley Woodyard, who held such honors the previous two seasons. Fox will also name another captain week-to-week. On Monday, defensive end Elvis Dumervil will be that captain.

Denver has been preparing all week for their Week One rivalry against the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football, and are eager to kick off the 2011 season. There are tickets still available to the game, which will sell out.

How do you pronounce...

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  • Knowshon MORENO (mo‐RAY‐no)
  • LONIE Paxton (LAH‐nee)
  • Elvis DUMERVIL (DOOmurvill)
  • Matt Prater (PRAY‐ter)
  • DEMARYIUS Thomas (duh‐MARE‐ee‐us)
  • Russ HOCHSTEIN (HOKE‐stine)
  • Mitch UNREIN (UN‐rhine)
On the injury front, there is good news out of Dove Valley. According to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley was back at practice Thursday, and will hopefully be ready to go in the team's season opener.

Meanwhile, defensive tackles Ty Warren and Marcus Thomas sat out practice and will miss the season opener, along with linebacker D.J. Williams who will miss a few months with an elbow injury.

Monday's game will be nationally televised on ESPN and broadcast locally on the Broncos Radio Network, KOA Radio (850 AM). Kickoff is scheduled for 10:15 pm (ET).

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