Broncos promote CB Taurean Nixon from practice squad

With Aqib Talib out and Kayvon Webster questionable for Denver’s Sunday night showdown at Oakland, the Broncos promoted cornerback Taurean Nixon from their practice squad Saturday.

By Arnie Stapleton, AP Pro Football Writer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — With Aqib Talib out and Kayvon Webster questionable for Denver’s Sunday night showdown at Oakland, the Broncos promoted cornerback Taurean Nixon from their practice squad Saturday.

To make room, they released veteran tight end John Phillips.

Talib had a cortisone injection in his lower back this week and will miss his second straight game when the Broncos (6-2) visit the Raiders (6-2) .

Webster was injured last week against San Diego. Without Nixon, a second-year pro out of Tulane, the Broncos would have been down to three healthy cornerbacks — Chris Harris Jr., Bradley Roby and Lorenzo Doss — if Webster’s pulled hamstring kept him out, too.