||Foot||Did Not Participate|
||Ankle||Did Not Participate|
||Ankle||Did Not Participate|
|SAN DIEGO CHARGERS|
|T Mike Remmers||Ankle||Did Not Participate|
|WR Eddie Royal||Toe||Did Not Participate|
|LB Donald Butler||Groin||Limited|
|DE Lawrence Guy||Toe||Limited|
|G Chad Rinehart||Toe||Limited|
|LB Tourek Williams||Thumb||Full|
RT @MaseDenver: Moreno, Kuper, Franklin, Ihenacho, Manning and Julius Thomas are all practicing.— Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) November 6, 2013
Andrew Mason Clarified that Ihenacho was on the field during the media portion and that he must not have participated in the actual practice. Nonetheless, lots of Broncos are back on the field. Good to see that Champ and Duke were the only ones on the sideline from the defensive side of the ball. Hopefully that unit has weathered the storm and are ready to finish the season strong and healthy.
As far as Wes Welker is concerned? Just a day off for the vet in all likelihood:
Just being cautious. Expect him to be fine Sunday, as usual. RT @sKROMie59: Welker just getting veteran treatment or is something up w/ him?— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) November 6, 2013
I was unaware of Eddie Royal's toe injury. He has been a boon to the Charger offense proving his worth as a versatile threat in the redzone. Regardless, Royal has always had trouble with getting separation from faster and more physical corners so I wouldn't expect his presence to lack thereof to be much of a story. Remember last year when he quit on a couple of different routes which helped create some interceptions for our Broncos secondary?
After being activated to the roster from the PUP list yesterday, JD Walton was a full participant in practice. For those expecting a surge back into the starting lineup, Manny Ramirez is currently the 2nd rated Center according to Pro Football Focus and is firmly entrenched as the Broncos starter.
Only if injuries strike. Manny's the guy. RT @Milehighfever18: You think Walton finds his way into the starting lineup before season's end?— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) November 6, 2013
As far as Jack Del Rio?
Del Rio says he's having "very little" input into the offensive game plan.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) November 6, 2013
Del Rio will "do the head coach duties" on offense, like deciding whether to go for it on fourth down, but will leave the rest to staff.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) November 6, 2013
Manning: "I think Jack's been excellent these past 2 days ... it's very easy to see why he's been a head coach."— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) November 6, 2013
Manning: "Jack's a good leader ... he added a couple of situations to practice that he thinks we need to focus on & emphasize."— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) November 6, 2013
It is good to hear that JDR has added some situational wrinkles to practice. What those are specifically is unknown at the moment. All in all, it seems like the Broncos have used their bye week to heal and get ready for this final run towards the playoffs.
The first leg begins Sunday afternoon in San Diego.