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Pregame notes from Denver

Posted by ESPN .com's Bill Williamson

DENVER -- Random pregame thoughts before to the Dolphins-Broncos game:

  • It is 74 degrees and windy in Denver.

  • Denver tight end Tony Scheffler is inactive for the third straight game with a groin injury. Nate Jackson will continue to play in his place.

  • Broncos No. 3 receiver Brandon Stokley will play after missing one game with a concussion.

  • Denver rookie running back Ryan Torain is active for the first time this season and the fifth-round pick from Arizona State is expecting to get some carries.

  • Cornerback Karl Paymah starts in place of injured left cornerback Champ Bailey who will be out for a month with a groin injury.

  • Rookie fullback Peyton Hillis will start in place of fellow rookie Spencer Larsen.