C.J. Anderson's knee surgery 'a super success' but return unclear

His sprints on draw plays against the Chargers in Week 6 helped get the Broncos snap out of a series of punts, starting a comeback that ultimately fell short.

Bringing in Thompson was the most sensible move for this weekend's game, as no one off the street is going to be able to come in and provide you with adequate knowledge of the offense, special teams, game plan, etc.

"I think [Booker].is becoming more comfortable with what we're doing", head coach Gary Kubiak said, per Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. "I think there are a lot of calls going on". "I would have liked for him to have gotten some work today, but after further consideration this morning, we decided not to". Defensively, they're very active. "Just know I will grind and push to be the best always and be stronger than I was before". The Broncos shook off a losing streak, as they won last week as well, in a game against the Houston Texans.

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - San Diego RB Melvin Gordon leads league with 10 TDs. Good for them. Now they take on Denver for the second time in three weeks.

"I know I can handle it", Booker said. "Nobody really ever got down even after those few losses in a row". What will the Broncos do moving forward? "Hopefully [Thursday night] we have some idea of what's happening and see where we're at when we wake up [Friday]".

"We just have to remember our rules and techniques and really trust those and just prepare for as much as we can", Slauson said. "You can't worry about that one and the last couple of weeks".

"I just go out there and continue to play ball", Booker said.

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The Chargers (3-4) face a swing game against the Broncos.

"It feels better, definitely", Marshall said. We're looking forward to it. "We're ready for them". Washington cornerback Josh Norman and tight end Jordan Reed have been cleared to fly with the team to London for its game against Cincinnati after dealing with concussions.

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson will miss "significant time" after undergoing surgery to fix meniscus damage in his knee Thursday evening, head coach Gary Kubiak said Friday. If Anderson has a full meniscus tear, he's likely out for the year; if it's a partial tear, he could be out four to five weeks, ESPN reported.

Meantime, rookie Devontae Booker is expected to start in Anderson's place Sunday against the Chargers with Kapri Bibbs, who has four career carries in three seasons, as his backup.

For the first time in over a month, linebacker DeMarcus Ware was practicing with his teammates. "He played in the game".

Anderson will miss the Broncos' game against the Chargers in Denver on Sunday, but a timetable for his return won't be known until after it's determined whether he suffered a partial or complete tear of the meniscus.

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