Denver Broncos Could Be Without Starting Center For Entire Season

September 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos center J.D. Walton (50) prepares to snap the football during second quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos starting center JD Walton could be out for the whole season. He has to have another surgery on his busted ankle. Walton was the starting center for the Broncos for the last 3 seasons. He suffered an ankle injury last season that kept him out for the year and the Donkeys Broncos signed former Patriots C Dan Koppen to fill his spot.

Per Pro Football Talk:

According to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post, center J.D. Walton had to have an additional surgery on his ankle this week which could mean he’ll miss the entire season. Broncos officials were holding out hope that if his recovery went smoothly, Walton might return for the second half of the year.

That target on Peyton Manning is getting a little more clear. The depth at their center position is thin. They have Quentin Saulsberry as the next man up on the roster. He is an undrafted guy that they picked up from the Minnesota Vikings. They probably should be looking to add another veteran center somewhere, but I don’t want to give them any ideas.

I will take a few blown protection calls and a couple of bad snaps against the Chargers. Thank you.

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    They better hope Koppen can hold it down at Center for them….Peyton Sandwiches for the SD front 7…

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      this is all cam. he better be licking his chops getting ready to bust up peyton

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        I feel like one of the DL will be able to wreak havok most games…so can’t wait….

  • Cgoodness13

    Think this just makes it easier stopping the run, hopefully Cox and wright can step up and help weddle and Taylor (think he’s starting at SS right now) out against the pass so they don’t have to try to cover everything like weddle had to last year.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Holy division rival news today!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i know right. i dont even know how it came to be

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Uh-Oh… I’m sure the “Peyton Manning Alarm” is going off in Denver right now. Stop what you are doing, everybody!!!! PAyton might actually take a sack! I can hear Elway’s thoughts right now.. “What loyal & hard-working player can I cut, so I can get a center in here to protect Honey-Boo-Boo-Peyton-Child”?

  • Alter Ego

    Maybe they sign Jared Gaither – he’s available.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahaha. he would be an awesome center. how tall would he be in front of Peyton?!? hahaha

  • ninebarrows

    Manning is GOING DOWN, bye, bye Super bowl

  • tubbs45

    Well now isnt that interesting… maybe that will keep them from going after Abraham…

    • Alter Ego

      Damn good comment – the big picture gets bigger.

  • I’ts Electric

    Bowlen “Good night, John Boy.”
    Elway “Good night, Pat. Good night Peyton.”
    Manning “Good night John Boy. Good night Wesley.”
    Welker “Good night Tom, I mean Peyton. Good night Foxy.”
    Fox “Good night Wes. Good night J.D.”
    Walton “Good night Coach. Actually, it’s good bye as I am heading to the PUP List. Good bye front line. Good bye protecting Peyton. Good bye playoffs chances. Good bye everybody.”

  • Donkey D!ck & Eggs

    Maybe SD will win the AFC West now!

  • arnie

    Oh i’m sorry to hear that. Cam meet Peyton. Peyton, meet Cam.

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