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Broncos injury report: Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas both limited in practice

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

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There was good news out of Dove Valley, as two impact players made their return to practice.

Talib even practiced fully, a definite good sign as the Denver Broncos began preparations for the Buffalo Bills Wednesday.

But karma's a five-letter word, and where there were improvements in the Broncos' injury report, there were demotions as well.

Crap.

No, really. Crap. Having both of your touchdown leaders hampered by respective ankle injuries does not bode well. There isn't a trickier, more annoying, more nagging injury for a receiver on the human body than the ankle.

How serious is DT's injury?

We don't know. Maybe it's nothing (it was just "stepped on", after all). It just happened today (a Broncos source confirmed this injury happened in practice), and no one in the media saw it. Update: Thomas was seen limping after practice, according to both CBS and ESPN.

We don't even know if DT stayed in practice - "limited" tells us next to nothing. As long as Demaryius participated in practice at all today, he would be listed as limited, even if he left practice for the locker room and did not return. It could be an injury similar to Julius', where he'll miss at least a few weeks.

Like I said - crap.

We'll be watching his participation status closely over the next few days.

Other statuses of note: cornerback Kayvon Webster and safety Quinton Carter did not participate with shoulder and knee injuries respectively, while tight end Jacob Tamme missed practice with a rib injury. Center Will Montgomery (knee) was limited. Welker was excused from practice for veteran rest, according to ESPN.

Injury Report

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Ball, Montee RB Groin DNP
Hillman, Ronnie RB Foot DNP
McCray, Lerentee LB Illness DNP
Tamme, Jacob TE Ribs DNP
Webster, Kayvon CB Shoulder DNP
Welker, Wes WR Non-Injury DNP
Carter, Quinton S Knee DNP
Montgomery, Will C Knee LIMITED
Thomas, Demaryius WR Ankle LIMITED
Thomas, Julius TE Ankle LIMITED
Anderson, C.J. RB Ankle FULL
Cornick, Paul T Shoulder FULL
Talib, Aqib CB Hamstring FULL
Thompson, Juwan RB Knee FULL

Buffalo Bills

Player Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thur. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Glenn, Cordy T Illness DNP
Gragg, Chris TE Knee DNP
Williams, Kyle DT Illness DNP
Wynn, Jarius DE Knee DNP
Carpenter, Dan K Right Groin LIMITED
Dareus, Marcell DT Hip LIMITED
Hogan, Chris WR Hamstring LIMITED
Rambo, Bacarri S Hamstring LIMITED
Watkins, Sammy WR Hip LIMITED
Woods, Robert WR Ankle 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