Those following Johnson's hamstring injury are unsurprised by this news. He missed last week's game, hasn't practiced at all this week, and could still be on the shelf for next week's matchup. Though head coach Gary Kubiak said he was "encouraged" by Johnson's progress, he doesn't seem any closer to returning.
Jacoby Jones will receive the start in AJ's absence, though he had just one reception for 9 yards last week despite being targeted 11 times. Kevin Walter caught a touchdown and a 41-yard bomb last week, so both seem adequate replacement options.