Wide receiver David Givens, who has appeared in only five games for the Tennessee Titans since signing a lucrative contract as a free agent in 2006, has undergone a third surgery to address a left knee injury suffered 14 months ago.
Tennessee Titans starting free safety Chris Hope, who missed five games in 2007 finished the season on injured reserve, has undergone neck surgery to address the spinal cord injury that knocked him out of action.
Barring an unexpectedly quick recovery by Kellen Clemens from his rib and shoulder injuries, eight-year veteran quarterback Chad Pennington will return for the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Proclaiming himself sufficiently recovered from the knee and ankle injuries that kept him out of practice for much of the week, Broncos tailback Travis Henry said Friday that he intends to play Sunday against San Diego.
Jevon Kearse underwent surgery Thursday that revealed the damage to his knee was not nearly so catastrophic and that the rehabilitation for the eighth-year veteran will not be as daunting as originally anticipated.