ENGLEWOOD – Linebacker Wesley Woodyard, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and guard Chris Kuper were all on hand as the Broncos returned to practice Monday following a weekend off after Thursday night’s 26-13 win over Oakland.
Woodyard worked out away from his teammates as he took to the practice field for the first time since spraining his right ankle eight days earlier against the Buccaneers. Kuper, who practiced both days last week, was held out of Thursday’s game because of a scar-tissue issue, but coach John Fox said he could have possibly played if the Broncos had played in their usual Sunday slot.
Thomas suffered an AC joint injury in the first half Thursday, but returned after halftime.
RAVENS FIRE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Jettisoning an offensive coordinator of a likely playoff-bound team after 13 games — especially when that offense just scored 28 points — seems to be a counter-intuitive move, but the Ravens’ sacking of Cam Cameron on Monday makes some sense in the longer term.
Since Week 5, only five teams have averaged fewer yards per game than Baltimore’s 309.0 — Kansas City (298.8), Jacksonville (295.7), Miami (272.2) and Arizona (268.8). Worse, only two teams (Miami and Kansas City) have had more games with less than 300 yards of total offense than the Ravens since Week 5; the Ravens nevertheless managed to win three of those five sub-300 games.
Cameron will be replaced by Jim Caldwell, who was Colts head coach from 2009-11 and Manning’s position coach from 2002-08 before being promoted.