Newly re-signed quarterback Jarious Jackson took all the snaps
during the Friday workout -- and he said he was coming down with a
cold. Kanell, who was vomiting and experiencing other symptoms of
the flu, was given intravenous fluids.
Kanell was listed as probable on the injury report, though coach
Mike Shanahan said it was uncertain if he would be available
"We'll wait and see," Shanahan said. "I really don't know.
We'll see how he is in a couple of days. He's a little bit
dehydrated. We gave him some IVs, and hopefully he'll be all right
by game time."
The Broncos are extremely short-handed at quarterback: Starter
Jake Plummer is out with a broken left foot and backup Steve Beuerlein was placed on injured reserve this week after breaking
the pinkie finger on his throwing hand in Sunday's loss at
Kanell, the third-string quarterback, replaced the injured
Beuerlein against the Vikings and was expected to start the next
two games until Plummer returned. The Broncos signed Jackson on
Wednesday as Kanell's backup.
Wide receiver Rod Smith is Denver's emergency quarterback.
Jackson was cut by the team two months ago. In his previous
three seasons in Denver, he played in four games, completing 7 of
Jackson said he is taking medicine to try to reduce the
discomfort of an oncoming cold.
Jackson said offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak jokingly told the
players "to go lock ourselves up tonight. I think that's the plan
for the majority of players, at least the quarterbacks. Hopefully
we can give Danny something to get him healthy."
Although Kanell and Jackson both have had limited work with the
offense, Jackson said, "I think both of us are ready. I think we
have a good game plan going into this game, and it's going to be a