Broncos kicker Matt Prater, the league's second-leading scorer last year, has been notified he'll be suspended for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Prater has been in the league's alcohol program since he was charged with DUI in 2011. His attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told the Denver Post that Prater got suspended for drinking a few beers at home. "[Matt] feels terribly for his teammates," Steinberg said. "It's cost him personally, both professionally and financially."
Prater nailed 25 of 26 field-goal attempts last year, including a record-breaking 64-yarder against Tennessee. Rookie Mitch Ewald is his backup.
Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan broke the bone below his kneecap in Tuesday's practice and will be out 6-8 weeks, reports the Denver Post. The left medial tibial fracture affects alignment, stability and motion in the knee, the report said.
Broncos receiver Wes Welker, who suffered a concussion in the third preseason game, returned to practice Monday, reports NFL Network. He was wearing his helmet and doing individual drills. However, Welker has yet to be cleared for contact.
Raiders linebacker Nick Roach and cornerback Tarell Brown both left Friday's preseason game against the Packers with head injuries, the team announced. Both players were ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Raiders players have been told the team will start rookie Derek Carr over veteran Matt Schaub at quarterback, reports Fox Sports. Carr threw three touchdown passes in last Thursday's preseason finale while Schaub has battled elbow problems.