Bron­cos to place Anderson on IR

Baltimore Sun - - RAVENS & NFL -

Bron­cos run­ning back C.J. Anderson is point­ing to a pos­si­ble re­turn dur­ing the AFC playoffs after having the menis­cus in his right knee re­paired Thurs­day.

The Bron­cos re­port­edly are ex­pected to place their top run­ning back on in­jured re­serve, which would put him out of ac­tion a min­i­mum of eight weeks.

Al­though the Bron­cos hadn’t made the trans­ac­tion by Fri­day af­ter­noon, Anderson tweeted it was “an amaz­ing fun year” and that he plans to “get back for the playoffs.”

“He’s go­ing to miss some sig­nif­i­cant time,” coach Gary Ku­biak said.

Rookie Devon­tae Booker will make his first start Sun­day. Schot­ten­heimer has Alzheimer’s: For­mer coach Marty Schot­ten­heimer has had Alzheimer’s dis­ease for the last five years, ESPN re­ported.

“He’s in the best of health, [but] some­times he just doesn’t re­mem­ber ev­ery­thing,” wife Pat Schot­ten­heimer told ESPN Cleveland. “He func­tions ex­tremely well, plays golf sev­eral times a week. He’s got that mem­ory lag where he’ll ask you the same ques­tion three or four times.

“He re­mem­bers peo­ple and faces, and he pulls out strange things that I’ve never heard, but he’s do­ing well. It’s go­ing be a long road. We both know that.”

Schot­ten­heimer, 73, ranks sev­enth in all-time vic­to­ries with 200. He coached three fran­chises to the playoffs dur­ing 21 NFL sea­sons but never made it past the con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship game, com­ing up one game short of the Su­per Bowl in 1986 and ’87 with the Browns and again in 1993 with the Chiefs. Ben­nett may need surgery: The Sea­hawks will be without de­fen­sive end Michael Ben­nett for Sun­day’s game against the Saints and pos­si­bly longer.

Coach Pete Car­roll said Ben­nett has a car­ti­lage prob­lem in his right knee and might need surgery. Car­roll said a de­ci­sion on Ben­nett’s treat­ment likely will come early next week.

Safety Kam Chan­cel­lor (groin) also has been ruled out for Sun­day. Ex­tra points: Pack­ers CB Quin­ten Rollins (groin) was ruled out for Sun­day’s game against the Fal­cons. ... Cow­boys WR Dez Bryant (knee) is listed as ques­tion­able against the Ea­gles. ... Chiefs RB Ja­maal Charles ( knee) was ruled out against the Colts.

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