Pre-game notes from Denver: Bailey is back

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Pre-game news and notes from Denver:

Denver star left cornerback Champ Bailey is active and is expected to start against Buffalo. Bailey has missed the past seven games with a torn groin. Bailey said last week that he needed to get on the field at least once if Denver were to make the playoffs so he felt good in January.

Buffalo quarterback J.P. Losman is the Bills' No. 3 quarterback Sunday behind Trent Edwards and No. 2 quarterback Gibran Hamdan. Losman had been starting in recent week with Edwards injured.

Buffalo left tackle Jason Peters is inactive and is replaced by Kirk Chambers.

The game-time temperatures are expected to be in the high teens in Denver. It is very cold but clear.

Denver rookie free safety Josh Barrett will start for the injured Marlon McCree.

Buffalo top pick Leodis McKelvin is starting for the injured Jabari Greer at cornerback.

Denver rookie left tackle Ryan Clady will play despite an ankle injury that kept him out of two days of practice this week.

Denver right guard Chris Kuper will play despite a hand injury that kept him out of two days of practice this week.

Denver No. 3 receiver Brandon Stokley will play despite being hobbled for the past two weeks with a foot injury.

As promised by Denver coach Mike Shanahan, there are no updates from the Chargers game in Tampa Bay on the stadium scoreboards or in the Denver locker room. The televisions in the locker room, which are usually tuned into the early action, are turned off Sunday. Denver will clinch the division in the Buccaneers beat San Diego. The Chargers are leading 27-24 midway in the fourth quarter.