If Quinton Carter is the type of player who's looking for signs, the ear-shattering thunderclap that sounded as John Fox was about to read his name in the injury report could be a bit disturbing -- or, perhaps, empowering.
Fox had only uttered, "Did not participate today" when thunder, apparently from a lightning strike within a mile of the Broncos' headquarters, interrupted him and startled the two dozen reporters crowded around him.
The news wasn't good regarding Carter after Fox resumed his report; the second-year safety now has a knee problem to go along with the hamstring injury he suffered during practice July 27.
Denver practiced nearly four hours earlier than expected because of a stormy forecast for the afternoon. As a result, the rescheduled practice was closed to the public, disappointing the 4,000 fans who had been expected at Broncos headquarters for the session.