The Broncos are in the midst of a six-game losing streak and have been called “soft” by general manager John Elway. It’s no surprise tensions were high Thursday ahead of an AFC West division matchup with the Raiders.
Elway came under fire for the comments he made last week during a ceremony honoring former Broncos coach Red Miller and Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis, and even stirred emotions in the team’s locker room as Brandon Marshall and Harris expressed their frustration with his remarks.
“In his mind, he’s ready to go, if you watch him practice and the conversations with him,” McCarthy told reporters Monday. “But this is a medical decision.
“It is now in the evaluation stage. There’s a number of medical opinions that will be involved in the decision. At this time, I do not have a clean decision for you or an update. That’s where it stands.
“Hey, it’s a process,” McCarthy added. “They’re evaluating and hopefully we will have a decision as soon as we can. At the end of the day, the organization is focused on doing what’s in the best interests of Aaron Rodgers’ health.”
The Giants nearly got a massive break when Samaje Perine appeared to fumble the ball deep in Washington territory, but it was overturned on review. Washington punted again.
Four of the top five vote-getters for the Heisman Trophy made the first team, including the runaway winner Mayfield. Stanford’s Bryce Love, the Heisman runner-up, and San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny, the nation’s leading rusher and fifth-place finisher for the Heisman, were the first-team running backs. Penn State’s Saquon Barkley, who finished fourth in the Heisman voting, made the team as an all-purpose player.