Woodyard's expanding presence

Wesley Woodyard has a chance to make a lot of noise this season. The linebacker is slated to start in the middle for the Denver Broncos, a move that coach John Fox said was in the plans even before Stewart Bradley underwent wrist surgery last week, a procedure that will sideline him for the foreseeable future. ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold said in a chat Wednesday that he thinks Woodyard will stay there for the long term, so long as he performs well.