by Scott Benson

Rookie Chad Jackson, who had an impressive debut just one week ago, is back on the shelf tonight with his persistent hamstring problem.

He may be idle in part due to the wet, slippery field at Gillette tonight. According to Mike Reiss, rain fell awhile ago, and footing may be a concern. Combined with the expected wind, this force an emphasis on the ground game, which may be the best thing for both sides anyway.

Rod Smith, who suffered his third concussion in a year last week, is apparently in the Broncos lineup.