No Word Yet On Travis Henry's Status

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The Denver Broncos are still awaiting the N-F-L's decision on whether Travis Henry will beat the rap or spend a year out of football over a failed drug test in September.

Coach Mike Shanahan says he hasn't heard anything today and doesn't want to speculate about whether he would receive a ruling by day's end.

The Broncos were hoping that any ruling that came down today would be good news because the league likes to mete out punishment before the work week begins in earnest on Wednesday.

That avoids putting a team at a competitive disadvantage by removing a player who has been a part of pregame preparations.

Henry missed three games with a torn ligament in his left knee that he suffered November fourth at Detroit. He practiced all this week and expects to return to the lineup at Oakland on Sunday.