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Broncos vs. Raiders Thursday injury report: Shake up along the offensive line?

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The Broncos have struggled with some injuries and struggles along the offensive line this year

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos starting right tackle Paul Cornick who was limited in yesterday's practice sat out Thursday's practice with a back injury. Cornick replaced tackle Chris Clark in the lineup a few weeks back and has struggled in limited action.

So if Cornick were to miss Sunday's game one would assume that Chris Clark would regain his starting job at right tackle, but Brandon Krisztal thinks the Broncos could get creative on the offensive line.

This is pretty interesting theory. Vasquez does have some experience at right tackle. He played there last year against Indianapolis, and did a great job against Robert Mathis and the Colts pass rushers. Ramirez would move back to guard, and Will Montgomery who was signed during the offseason would start at center for the Broncos.

My big concern here would be Montgomery at center. The quarterback and center need to have that exchange down, and they would only have under a weeks time to get that exchange. Both are veterans so i'm confident that they would get it down pretty good, but one botched snap can change the game quickly.

Broncos running back Montee Ball is listed as limited for the second straight day. If he doesn't have a set back during tomorrows practice Ball could be active for Sunday's game.

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Irving, Nate LB Knee DNP DNP
Ball, Montee RB Groin LIMITED LIMITED
Carter, Quinton S Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED
Cornick, Paul T Shoulder LIMITED OUT
Green, Virgil TE Calf LIMITED LIMITED
Johnson, Steven LB Ankle FULL FULL
McManus, Brandon K Right Groin FULL FULL
Thompson, Juwan RB Knee FULL FULL
Welker, Wes WR Back FULL FULL

Oakland Raiders

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Ausberry, David TE Foot DNP DNP
Brown, Vincent WR Hamstring FULL FULL
Carrie, TJ CB Ankle DNP LIMITED
Chekwa, Chimdi CB Hamstring DNP DNP
Jackson, Gabe G Knee DNP DNP
McGill, Keith CB Groin LIMITED LIMITED
Olawale, Jamize FB/RB Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED
Rogers, Carlos CB Knee DNP DNP
Tuck, Justin DE Knee LIMITED LIMITED
Thompkins, Kenbrell WR Non-injury - - - LIMITED

BOLD-Indicates change in status

STATUS DEFINITIONS:                   
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