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The Denver Broncos welcomed back cornerback A.J. Bouye to the fold who is out of the concussion protocol and back at practice on Thursday.
Some good news on the injury front for the Denver Broncos this week. Both cornerback A.J. Bouye and tight end Noah Fant returned to practice as full participants after being limited on Wednesday. They should both be on track to play on Sunday. Another notable improvement is in Bryce Callahan who seems close to coming back to full participation by the end of this week.
“I thought they came out of it pretty good, all three of them to different degrees,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said on Thursday. We’ve just got to get A.J. back in the swing. His play has obviously been interrupted here. He had the shoulder that kept him out for a good bit of time then he came back and had the concussion. So, I think he’s got to do a good job of really focusing on getting back into it because of all the practice and playing time that he’s missed. I think Bryce did fine yesterday.”
The big question marks come from the offensive line. Right tackle Demar Dotson remains a non-participant this week and his game status is in serious doubt, while his back up Jake Rodgers was downgraded from limited to non-participant on Thursday. The special teams unit also took a hit as Joe Jones was also downgraded.
On the Las Vegas Raiders side of the ball, they could be without offensive tackle Kolton Miller and defensive lineman Maurice Hurst. However, most of the players on their injury report look like they could be ready to go by Sunday.
Here is your full Thursday injury update for both teams.
BOLD – Indicates change in status; NIR- Indicates not injury related; *– Team did not practice / report is an estimation.
STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full—100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play.