Happy Halloween Broncos fans!
#Broncos playing a little #Thriller at practice today.— Raul Martinez (@RaulSports) October 31, 2014
Broncos off the injury report this week
The only Broncos player who made it off the injury report this week is TJ Ward. This is not surprising as his knee injury never even limited him in practice.
Broncos new to the injury report this week
Lamin Barrow who left the Chargers game with a concussion is working his way through the NFL concussion protocol. Louis Vasquez missed practice on Wednesday due to an illness. Orlando Franklin and Derek Wolfe also dealt with an illness earlier in the week. Hopefully everyone remembers to drink a lot of liquids and is back to 100 percent by Sunday.
The Broncos also experienced a few injuries on the practice field this week but none of them appear to be very serious. Ronnie Hillman "landed funny" on his shoulder and was limited in practice this week. Virgil Green made an appearance on the Thursday injury report with an issue with his calf. Both Hillman and Green are expected to play on Sunday.
#Broncos HC John Fox, said RB Ronnie Hillman participated fully in Friday's practice. Means Hillman expected to start and take usual work.— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) October 31, 2014
Repeat Broncos on the injury report
Montee Ball (groin), Omar Bolden (concussion), Steven Johnson (ankle), Chris Harris Jr. (knee), Brandon McManus (groin), and Juwan Thompson (knee) are all repeats on the injury report this week. All of these players appear to be heading in the right direction.
Quinton Carter was on the injury report last time for a knee injury, this week he's dealing with a hamstring injury which appears to be more serious. Ball and Carter were seen working with team trainers this week at practice.
Odds and Ends
Broncos CB Kayvon Webster excused from practice Friday.Family matter. Team travels today to New England area. Webster to meet team there.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 31, 2014
Reports from #Patriots practice today were that DL Alan Branch was back at practice, but DE Chandler Jones was still missing— Glen Farley (@GFarley_ent) October 31, 2014
Friday Injury Report
|Harris Jr., Chris||CB||Knee||FULL||FULL||FULL||Probable|
|McManus, Brandon||K||Right Groin||FULL||FULL||FULL||Probable|
|Green, Virgil||TE||Calf||- - -||LIMITED||LIMITED||Questionable|
|Webster, Kayvon||CB||Non-injury||- - -||- - -||DNP||Probable|
New England Patriots
|Branch, Alan||DT||Non-Injury||- - -||DNP||---||---|
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