Denver Broncos solid LB Wesley Woodyard was unable to play in last week’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he stated yesterday that he will play in this week’s matchup against a much tougher AFC South opponent in the Indianapolis Colts. The highly anticipated homecoming game for Peyton Manning should end up in another easy victory for the Broncos, but the Colts have shown multiple times this season that they can upset top teams.
The USA Today’s Linsday Jones reports that Denver Broncos head coach John Fox has stated that Wesley Woodyard will be a game-time decision for this week’s game. Woodyard has 35 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two passes defended, and he’s enjoyed a solid season thus far. His best game came in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens, and he was very good through the first four weeks of the regular season. The intangibles-filled LB can play anywhere at linebacker, and he had his breakout season last year with over 110 tackles and three picks.
Woodyard has been struggling with shoulder and neck injuries this season, and he missed last week’s game against the Jaguars with the neck injury after being listed doubtful. The neck ailment could still hold him out this week, so he is a key game-time decision for the Broncos. Woodyard was only able to record two tackles in Week 5 due to missing the entire second half with that neck injury.