We can rest a little bit easier, tonight. In preparation for the Week 3 game in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans, WR Brandon Lloyd, LB D.J. Williams, RB Knowshon Moreno, and DE Elvis Dumervil participated in Wednesday's practice. This infers that they should be able to compete this Sunday.
Brandon Lloyd is a huge name to return to practice. A week after the Broncos rotated in Tim Tebow as a wide receiver against the Bengals, it became obvious that wide receiver was an area of concern. After Eddie Royal went out with a groin injury, the Broncos were left with only Eric Decker and Matthew Willis. Brandon Lloyd's return from a groin injury, along with the arrival of Quan Cosby, means that the Broncos will be much better off, in terms of receiver depth.
D.J. Williams has returned from an elbow injury that he suffered early in the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Knowshon Moreno and Elvis Dumervil were both injured during the week 1 contest against the Oakland Raiders. Knowshon suffered a hamstring injury while Elvis Dumervil injured his shoulder.
The return of these four starters is welcome news for the Denver Broncos. It would be nice if future Hall of Famer Champ Bailey would return from injury, as well, to match up against one of the most physical receivers in the NFL, Kenny Britt.