Because they played two games last week, including Thursday night's 26-6 victory over the Giants, the Broncos were given an extra bye weekend.
Denver players were off all weekend and Monday. They return to the team's Dove Valley headquarters today to start preparing for Sunday's game against the Chiefs at Kansas City.
The extra rest should be especially important considering how many players were injured in Thursday's game, including wide receiver Eddie Royal (thigh), defensive tackle Marcus Thomas (shoulder), cornerback Ty Law (hamstring) and running back Knowshon Moreno (wrist).
In addition to the progress of those four, the Broncos also will be closely watching offensive tackle Ryan Harris, who is expected to return to the practice field in earnest this week for the first time since dislocating a big toe Nov. 1 against Baltimore.