Wes Welker ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders - Broncos injury report

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The slot receiver will miss his second consecutive game after sustaining his 2nd concussion of the season against the Tennessee Titans.

To most people, this seemed like the correct course of action all along.  Especially with both concussions occurring within three weeks of each other.  There might be some question as to whether or not Wes will play at all the rest of the season, but as Rapoport noted he finally returned to practice this week.

The Broncos have already locked up a first round bye meaning the next game Wes could play would be January 11th or 12th.  That gives Wes a couple of more weeks to recuperate.

Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, and Bubba Caldwell have all stepped up in his absence.  Expect the Broncos to use a combination of Decker and Tamme in the slot against the Raiders.  Last week Decker was targeted 10 times in the slot and caught 6 passes.

PRACTICE REPORT/GAME STATUS

Week 17-Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders

Friday, December 27, 2013       

Denver Broncos

Player

Pos.

Injury

Wed. Participation

Thur. Participation

Fri. Participation

Game Status

Dreessen, Joel

TE

Knee

DNP

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Vallos, Steve

C

Concussion

DNP

DNP

DNP

OUT

Decker, Eric

WR

Thigh

LIMITED

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Manning, Peyton

QB

Ankle

LIMITED

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Webster, Kayvon

CB

Thumb

LIMITED

LIMITED

LIMITED

QUESTIONABLE

Welker, Wes

WR

Concussion

LIMITED

LIMITED

LIMITED

OUT

Wolfe, Derek

DE

Illness/Flu

LIMITED

DNP

LIMITED

OUT

Green, Virgil

TE

Knee

FULL

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Holliday, Trindon

WR

Shoulder

FULL

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Justice, Winston

T

Finger

FULL

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Kuper, Chris

G

Ankle

FULL

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Tamme, Jacob

TE

Knee

FULL

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Thomas, Demaryius

WR

Neck

FULL

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Oakland Raiders

Player

Pos.

Injury

Wed. Participation

Thur. Participation

Fri. Participation

Game Status

Watson, Menelik

T

Calf

---

DNP

FULL

PROBABLE

Brisiel, Mike

G

Knee

LIMITED

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Jenkins, Mike

CB

Hamstring

LIMITED

LIMITED

LIMITED

QUESTIONABLE

Moore, Denarius

WR

Shoulder

FULL

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Stewart, Jeremy

RB

Ankle/Knee

LIMITED

FULL

FULL

PROBABLE

Porter, Tracy

CB

Hip

---

---

LIMITED

QUESTIONABLE

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

GO BRONCOS!!!

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