Broncos send Aqib Talib for second opinion on back

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos sent star cornerback Aqib Talib to California on Thursday to seek a second opinion about his ailing lower back. Coach Gary Kubiak said he ''got good vibes ... from the visit.''

Talib missed the Broncos' 27-19 win over San Diego on Sunday after his back stiffened up during the team's Saturday walkthrough.

Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he feels good about the Broncos' depth should Talib miss Denver's game at Oakland this weekend because Bradley Roby earned the AFC's defensive player of the week honor after starting in Talib's place last weekend.

With Kayvon Webster (hamstring) also hurt, cornerback Lorenzo Doss would play in the slot when the Broncos (6-2) play the Raiders (6-2). Doss had a fourth-and-goal deflection with 2:40 remaining against San Diego.

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