Broncos' Welker, Wolfe, Webster return to practice on Christmas

USA TODAY Sports

The Broncos were gifted health on Christmas Day.

Three key Denver Broncos players—wide receiver Wes Welker, defensive end Derek Wolfe, and cornerback Kayvon Webster were back at practice on Wednesday. The three injured players were among five Broncos that were limited on Christmas Day (quarterback Peyton Manning and receiver Eric Decker were also limited).

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Welker has been recovering from a concussion he suffered on December 8th, Webster is recovering from a thumb injury and Wolfe has been battling a mysterious illness. Meanwhile, tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) and offensive lineman Steve Vallos (concussion) were held out of practice.

All other players on Wednesday's injury report fully participated.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Denver Broncos

Player

Pos.

Injury

Wed. Participation

Thur. Participation

Fri. Participation

Game Status

Dreessen, Joel

TE

Knee

DNP

Vallos, Steve

C

Concussion

DNP

Decker, Eric

WR

Thigh

LIMITED

Manning, Peyton

QB

Ankle

LIMITED

Webster, Kayvon

CB

Thumb

LIMITED

Welker, Wes

WR

Concussion

LIMITED

Wolfe, Derek

DE

Illness

LIMITED

Green, Virgil

TE

Knee

FULL

Holliday, Trindon

WR

Shoulder

FULL

Justice, Winston

T

Finger

FULL

Kuper, Chris

G

Ankle

FULL

Tamme, Jacob

TE

Knee

FULL

Thomas, Demaryius

WR

Neck

FULL

Oakland Raiders   **did not practice Wednesday below is an estimation**

Player

Pos.

Injury

Wed. Participation

Thur. Participation

Fri. Participation

Game Status

Brisiel, Mike

G

Knee

LIMITED

Jenkins, Mike

CB

Hamstring

LIMITED

Moore, Denarius

WR

Shoulder

FULL

Stewart, Jeremy

RB

Ankle/Knee

LIMITED

STATUS DEFINITIONS:                  BOLD-Indicates change in status

Out - player definitely will not play

Doubtful - at least 75% chance player will not play

Questionable - 50-50 chance player will not play

Probable - virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty

Denver is preparing for a Week 17 contest against the 4-11 Oakland Raiders. A win would move Denver to 13-3 on the year and clinch them the No. 1 seed in the AFC Playoff race.

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