As expected, Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas skipped QB Peyton Manning's offseason passing workout at Duke University last week. Thomas was tagged by the team, keeping him off the free agent market, and he's in the process of negotiating a long-term contract with the Broncos. He intends to work out on his own until the deal is done. Manning spent the week throwing to Broncos pass catchers Owen Daniels, Andre Caldwell, Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer and Virgil Green. Manning poked fun at Thomas by photoshopping him into a group picture, taken at Duke after a workout.
In an uncharacteristically meager offensive performance by the Broncos in St. Louis on Sunday, several skill position players provided small contributions. Included were wide receiver Andre Caldwell and tight end Jacob Tamme, who managed 31 yards receiving apiece while Wes Welker added just 28 on four receptions. Running back Juwan Thompson chipped in with one catch for five yards.
The Broncos have listed seven players as probable Week 6 against the Jets. David Bruton, Andre Caldwell, Chris Harris, Lerentee McCray, Brandon McManus, Michael Schofield and Juwan Thompson should all be able to play Sunday. All seven were able to take part in full practice Friday.
Broncos head coach John Fox told reporters that the team will know more about the extent of wide receiver Andre Caldwell's injury on Wednesday when the official practice report is released for Week 6, per ESPN. Caldwell left Week 5 against Arizona with a knee injury. Cody Latimer would be next up if Caldwell is unable to play against the Jets on Sunday.
Broncos receiver Andre Caldwell is questionable to return Week 5. Caldwell is dealing with a knee injury. He does not have a catch yet, and has only been targeted once during the contest.
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