Officials think Denver wideout killed himself

Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his Englewood, Colo., apartment Monday in an apparent suicide.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said authorities were called to McKinley’s apartment in Centennial at 3:35 p.m. local time and found his body in the second-floor master bedroom. Robinson said detectives think McKinley, 23, was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The sheriff declined to say if they found a suicide note.

“Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley,” team owner Pat Bowlen said in a statement.

McKinley was a second-year pro who was on the injured reserve list with a knee injury. McKinley was a fifth-round draft choice out of South Carolina in 2009.


Eagles coach Andy Reid said Kevin Kolb will be the starting quarterback at Jacksonville, despite a pair of impressive performances by backup Michael Vick.

Kolb has been cleared after missing the second half of a season-opening loss to Green Bay and Sunday’s win over Detroit because of a concussion.


Ravens assistant offensive line coach Andy Moeller, son of former Michigan coach Gary Moeller, is facing drunken driving charges after getting pulled over early Saturday. … The Steelers aren’t saying yet how long quarterback Dennis Dixon will be out with a left knee injury. … Rookie Jimmy Clausen will start at quarterback for Carolina, replacing slumping Matt Moore. … Ryan Fitzpatrick took the starting quarterback job for Buffalo from Trent Edwards. … Raiders coach Tom Cable declined to say who will start at quarterback, Jason Campbell or Bruce Gradkowski. … Jaguars quarterback Luke McCown will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee late in the game. … A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test revealed Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis has a strained left hamstring, but he would not rule himself out of New York’s game at Miami on Sunday night.