Royal likely out; Willis promoted

Updated: January 3, 2010, 11:37 AM ET
Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos' thin group of wide receivers took another hit Saturday when the team promoted Matt Willis from its practice squad, a sign that Eddie Royal is unlikely to play Sunday.

Coach Josh McDaniels already is benching Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall and tight end Tony Scheffler for disciplinary reasons for the game against Kansas City with a playoff berth at stake.

If, as expected, a neck injury keeps Royal out for the second straight game, the ...

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