Unfortunately for the Broncos, that one player was LB Wesley Woodyard, who plays a keystone role in the Broncos defense and leads the team in tackles this year. If Woodyard is unable to go this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Broncos will likely need to reassess their defensive scheme:
Should Woodyard not be able to play Sunday, the Broncos will have some major shuffling to do with its nickel (five defensive backs) defense. Woodyard played in that package as the linebacker often assigned to cover the opposing tight end or extra wide receiver.
Woodyard injured his knee in last Sunday's win against the Oakland Raiders. Today constitutes the second straight practice he has missed.