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Broncos | Nalen's future still uncertain

Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:08:35 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) has not said if he will retire after getting placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Sept. 23. Nalen is 38 years old and his contract is up after the 2008 season. There's no guarantee he'll play again, even if his knee heals.

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Broncos | Nalen placed on IR

Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:38:51 -0700

The Denver Broncos have announced they have placed C Tom Nalen (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season.

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Broncos | Nalen misses Week 3

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:19:17 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) did not play in the team's Week 3 game because of a knee injury. There is no timetable for his return, but the team will see how he feels this week.

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Broncos | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 21 Sep 2008 12:29:21 -0700

The Denver Broncos have declared WR Darrell Jackson, OG Erik Pears, SS Hamza Abdullah, LB Louis Green, DL Nic Clemons, RB Ryan Torain, DL Tim Crowder, C Tom Nalen inactive for Week 3.

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Broncos | Nalen out for Week 3

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 15:00:57 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19. He has been ruled out for Week 3.

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Broncos | Nalen misses practice Thursday

Thu, 18 Sep 2008 17:08:53 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 18. Head coach Mike Shanahan refused to term it a setback, and he said Nalen had been experiencing some soreness.

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Broncos | Nalen limited during practice Wednesday

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:26:48 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. It appears Nalen is still some time away from returning to game action.

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Broncos | Nalen misses Week 2 game

Mon, 15 Sep 2008 19:16:07 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) missed the team's Week 2 game. He still needs to get into football shape before they consider using him in a game.

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Broncos | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 14 Sep 2008 12:54:01 -0700

The Denver Broncos have declared WR Darrell Jackson, OG Erik Pears, SS Hamza Abdullah, DL Jarvis Moss, LB Louis Green, DL Nic Clemons, RB Ryan Torain, C Tom Nalen inactive for Week 2.

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Broncos | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 14 Sep 2008 12:23:14 -0700

The Denver Broncos have declared WR Darrell Jackson, OG Erik Pears, SS Hamza Abdullah, DL Jarvis Moss, LB Louis Green, DL Nic Clemons, RB Ryan Torain, C Tom Nalen inactive for Week 2.

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Broncos | Nalen limited in practice Friday

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:37:42 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is out Week 2.

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Broncos | Nalen practices Wednesday

Wed, 10 Sep 2008 17:30:54 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 10. The team hasn't put a timetable on his return.

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Broncos | Nalen misses Week 1

Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:59:27 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) did not play in the team's Week 1 game because of a knee injury. He could return to practice this week, but there is no timetable for his return.

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Broncos | Week 1 Inactives

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 18:18:21 -0700

The Denver Broncos have declared FS Calvin Lowry, OG Dylan Gandy, OG Erik Pears, DL Jarvis Moss, DL Josh Shaw, LB Louis Green, RB Ryan Torain, C Tom Nalen inactive for Week 1.

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Broncos | Week 1 Inactives

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 18:17:51 -0700

The Denver Broncos have declared FS Calvin Lowry, OG Dylan Gandy, OG Erik Pears, DL Jarvis Moss, DL Josh Shaw, LB Louis Green, RB Ryan Torain, C Tom Nalen inactive for Week 1.

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Broncos | Nalen misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 03 Sep 2008 17:17:03 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, and he has not practiced in weeks. The team hasn't set a timetable for his return and he could be out for a while.

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Broncos | Nalen not playing Friday

Fri, 29 Aug 2008 18:30:37 -0700

Adam Zinser, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) is not playing in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 29.

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Broncos | Nalen not expected to play Friday

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 17:19:27 -0700

Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

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Broncos | Nalen could play Week 1

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 08:32:09 -0700

Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) has a chance to return for the team's season opener, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Nalen is set for surgery Friday, Aug. 22. C Casey Wiegmann would start in Nalen's place if he is unable to start the season.

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Broncos | Nalen's surgery scheduled for Friday

Thu, 21 Aug 2008 10:37:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Friday, Aug. 22. The team will have to decide whether to give Nalen a spot on the 53-man roster, though he might not be ready for the season opener, or to place him on the Injured Reserve. He is not eligible for the Physically Unable to Perform list because he passed his preseason physical.

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Broncos | Nalen to undergo surgery

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:10:37 -0700

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday, Aug. 21. The Broncos hope Nalen will be ready for the start of the season.

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Broncos | Nalen practices Monday

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:03:32 -0700

Adam Zinser, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 18. He hopes to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

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Broncos | Nalen undergoes MRI

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 22:53:14 -0700

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) had a precautionary MRI on his ailing knee but it was negative. He did not take part in practice Friday, Aug. 1. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Nalen would return when he is ready but offered no timetable on the potential return.

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Broncos | Nalen given day off

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:59:55 -0700

Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said C Tom Nalen (knee) was given Wednesday, July 30, off to rest. His knee was a little sore and the team hopes he will be able to resume practice Thursday, July 31.

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Broncos | Nalen getting some time to rest

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:37:13 -0700

Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said C Tom Nalen (knee) is in good healthy. He said the team wants to go a few days of practice and then give Nalen a day off to rest. He said that will continue every few days so Nalen is not overworked.

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Broncos | Nalen receives day off

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 14:26:33 -0700

Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) received the day off Tuesday, July 29, because he is recovering from minor knee surgery he underwent in June.

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Broncos | Nalen under the knife

Sun, 08 Jun 2008 01:53:01 -0700

Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) was scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee Friday, June 6. He was going to have torn cartilage in his knee repaired. Nalen is not expected to miss any training camp time but will miss the team's final minicamp in early July.

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Broncos | Nalen held out Thursday

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 07:17:38 -0700

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (knee) was held out of practice Thursday, June 5. He was wearing a wrap on his left knee.

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Broncos | Nalen in final year of contract

Thu, 29 May 2008 10:03:38 -0700

Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen is in the final year of his contract with the team. The Broncos are going to be patient rather than looking to sign him to an extension right away.

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Broncos | Myers to start at center

Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:44:11 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos OG Chris Myers is now the team's starting center in place of injured C Tom Nalen (biceps).

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Broncos | Nalen should be able to return in 2008

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 14:22:22 -0700

Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said C Tom Nalen (biceps) should be able to return in 2008 after suffering a season-ending biceps injury.

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Broncos | Nalen out for season

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 13:31:44 -0700

Updating a previous report, ESPNews reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (biceps) will miss the rest of the season because of a biceps injury he suffered in the team's Week 5 game.

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Broncos | Nalen may miss significant time

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 12:15:02 -0700

Mike Klis, Bill Williamson and Irv Moss, of the Denver Post, report the Denver Broncos are concerned C Tom Nalen (biceps) could miss a significant amount of time after he suffered a biceps injury during the team's Week 5 game. He will undergo an MRI Monday, Oct. 8, to find out the severity of the injury. Nalen said he does not want to comment about the injury until he has a definite answer on its severity.

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Broncos | Nalen injured Week 5

Sun, 07 Oct 2007 21:20:19 -0700

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (elbow) injured his right elbow during the team's Week 5 game. He will know the severity of the injury Monday, Oct. 8.

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Broncos | Nalen expected to play this week

Fri, 29 Dec 2006 15:57:32 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 29, and is expected to play in Week 17. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

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Broncos | Nalen and Cutler struggle with exchanges during practice

Sun, 03 Dec 2006 10:24:58 -0800

Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen and rookie QB Jay Cutler have struggled with the quarterback-center exchange during practice this week. Nalen snaps the ball and is extremely fast out of his blocks to stay with the team's attack. With a rookie quarterback, the exchange can cause problems for a quarterback who is not used to it.

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Chargers | Olshansky fined $10,000

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 11:51:44 -0800

ESPNews reports San Diego Chargers DT Igor Olshansky has been fined $10,000 by the National Football League for a Week 11 altercation with Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen.

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Broncos | Nalen fined $25,000

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 11:48:52 -0800

ESPNews reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen has been fined $25,000 by the National Football League for delivering a chop block to San Diego Chargers DT Igor Olshansky in Week 11.

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Chargers | Olshansky expected to be fined by NFL

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 07:29:46 -0800

Jay Paris, of the North County Times, reports San Diego Chargers DT Igor Olshansky is expected to be fined by the National Football League for a Week 11 altercation with Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen.

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Chargers | Olshansky ejected from Week 11 game

Sun, 19 Nov 2006 20:23:30 -0800

San Diego Chargers DL Igor Olshansky was ejected from the Week 11 game after punching Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen in the back of the head.

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Steelers | Farrior upgraded to probable

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 14:57:53 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Farrior (groin) practiced Friday, Nov. 10, and he has been upgraded to probable on the team's injury report. Farrior was also fined $5,000 for kicking Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen in Week 9.

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Broncos | Nalen not in uniform Thursday

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 20:28:42 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos C Tom Nalen was not in uniform for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 31.

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Broncos | Shanahan says Nalen will practice once a day

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 19:44:48 -0700

Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said OL Tom Nalen will only practice once a day during the early part of training camp.

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Broncos | I. Gold dinged at practice

Fri, 07 Jul 2006 23:15:08 -0700

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos LB Ian Gold (chin) suffered a small cut on his chin after having his helmet knocked off by OC Tom Nalen during an interception return by CB Darrent Williams in team drills at practice Friday, July 7.

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Broncos | More about Nalen contract

Tue, 21 Feb 2006 07:23:19 -0800

Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports the contract extension signed by OC Tom Nalen earlier this month with the Denver Broncos will save the team nearly $3.5 million in salary cap room. Nalen will earn a $3 million signing bonus and an opportunity to earn roster bonuses of $550,000 each year until the deal expires in 2008.

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Broncos | Contract update: T. Nalen

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 19:52:43 -0800

The three-year contract signed with the Denver Broncos by OL Tom Nalen included base salaries of $1 million (2006), $1.45 million (2007) and $1.9 million (2008).

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Broncos | Nalen re-signed

Thu, 02 Feb 2006 04:42:31 -0800

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos OC Tom Nalen has signed a three-year contract extension with the team. "I'm very happy," Nalen said. "I had a lot of fun last year and I'm glad to be back. This contract will put me at 37, 38 at the end, and I'd like to play three more years." Broncos' general manager Ted Sundquist said retaining Nalen was important because of his on-field ability and his place in the team's history.

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Broncos | Nalen will be back

Wed, 01 Feb 2006 06:21:02 -0800

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos OC Tom Nalen has agreed to an undisclosed deal to remain with the team. The complicated deal essentially will keep Nalen with the Broncos for the rest of his career. There are loopholes in the contract that can keep him with Denver longer.

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Broncos | Talks open with Nalen

Sun, 29 Jan 2006 07:20:45 -0800

Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos and the agent for OC Tom Nalen had preliminary talks Friday, Jan. 27, and the sides will continue conversations in the coming weeks. Nalen is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in March, if the two sides don't reach a new deal.

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Broncos | Shanahan would like Nalen to return for 2006 season

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:05:54 -0800

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed he would like to keep C Tom Nalen on the team for the 2006 season. Nalen will be a free agent after the 2005 season.

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