BOISE, Idaho--While we expect that many Broncos are not satisfied until every former Bronco player has been named Most Valuable Player in the Super Bowl, former players continue to play vital roles for their National Football League team.
Jay Ajayi, Running Back, Miami Dolphins
Jay suffered a rib injury in the final preseason game, but is now in the Injured Reserve-designated to return list. Ajayi is eligible to return after Week 6.
Richie Brockel, Fullback, Carolina Panthers
Richie returned from a shoulder injury and played in his first game this season, helping Carolina defeat New Orleans 27-22
Ryan Clady, Tackle, Denver Broncos
Ryan suffered an ACL injury prior to the beginning of the NFL season that will keep him out of action this year.
Tyrone Crawford, Defensive Tackle, Dallas Cowboys
Crawford started this past weekend as Dallas lost their first game of the season, 39-28 to Atlanta.
George Iloka, Safety, Cincinnati Bengals
Iloka started Sunday and had two tackles (one solo) in helping the Bengals defeat Baltimore on the road, 28-24.
Jeron Johnson, Safety, Washington Redskins
Johnson was credited with a solo tackle in Washington's 32-21 loss to the New York Giants.
DeMarcus Lawrence, Defensive End, Dallas Cowboys
Lawrence started for Dallas and had two tackles, one of them solo, in the loss to the Falcons.
Charles Leno, Offensive Tackle, Chicago Bears
Leno played in Chicago's 26-0 loss to Seattle.
Doug Martin, Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Martin started for Tampa Bay, but poor offensive line play limited Martin to 46 yards on 14 carries in a Tampa Bay loss.
Shea McClellin, Linebacker, Chicago Bears
McClellin started for Chicago, recording six tackles, three of them solo, the the Bears' loss to Seattle.
Kellen Moore, Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys
Moore was activated prior to Sunday's game, but did not play in Dallas's 39-28 loss to Atlanta.
Matt Paradis, Center, Denver Broncos
Paradis once again started at center as Denver defeated Detroit 24-12.
Blake Renaud, Fullback, Minnesota Vikings
Renaud was on the practice squad for Minnesota, but was released yesterday by the Vikings.
Orlando Scandrick, Cornerback, Dallas Cowboys
Scandrick will miss the season with a torn ACL suffered in the preseason.
Jamar Taylor, Safety, Miami Dolphins
Taylor had a solo tackle in Miami loss to Buffalo.
Kyle Wilson, Cornerback, New Orleans Saints
Wilson played in the Saints' loss to Carolina.
Billy Winn, Defensive Tackle, Indianapolis Colts
Winn made a tackle-for-loss in the Colt win over Tennessee.