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San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos injury report: Demaryius Thomas limited by hamstring

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Demaryius Thomas and Owen Daniels were both downgraded on Thursday's injury report as Peyton Manning has his first full practice in nearly two months as the Denver Broncos prepare for their Week 17 matchup against the San Diego Chargers.

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Two fairly troubling developments for the Denver Broncos on today's participation report. First was Demaryius Thomas being downgraded from a full participant on Wednesday to limited on  Thursday due to a hamstring issue. The Broncos will definitely need their star wide receiver to help wrap up the AFC West for a fifth consecutive year.

Second, was the downgrading of Owen Daniels from limited to being held out of practice entirely as he deals with issues in both knees and a bum shoulder. He has been Brock Osweiler's most trusted checkdown down the stretch, so he will definitely be needed as well.

The good news for the Broncos is that they get future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning back as a full participant in practice for the first time in almost two months. He'll be the backup, but with Osweiler dealing with a multitude of minor injuries, I feel a lot better knowing they have Manning ready to come in. I have a bit more confidence with that than an unproven Trevor Seimian in the playoffs.

For the San Diego Chargers, they are really banged up with five players not participating for a second straight day, including starters like Orlando Franklin, Manti Te'o and Jason Verrett. They also sent Eric Weddle to injured reserve, despite reports that he isn't really all that hurt. There does appear to be some malcontent in the locker room.

Here is your Week 17 participation report.

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Brandon Marshall ILB Ankle DNP DNP
Omar Bolden S Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED
Owen Daniels TE Knee/Knee/Shoulder LIMITED DNP
Todd Davis ILB Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED
Peyton Manning QB Foot LIMITED FULL
T.J. Ward S Ankle LIMITED LIMITED
C.J. Anderson RB Back FULL FULL
Lerentee McCray OLB Hamstring FULL FULL
Brock Osweiler QB Left Elbow/Left Shoulder/Rig Cage FULL FULL
Emmanuel Sanders WR Ankle FULL FULL
Darian Stewart S Hamstring FULL FULL
Demaryius Thomas WR Hamstring FULL LIMITED
Vance Walker DE Shoulder FULL FULL

San Diego Chargers

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Orlando Franklin G Concussion DNP DNP
Chris Hairston G-T Abdomen DNP DNP
Trevor Robinson C Concussion/Shoulder DNP DNP
Manti Te'o ILB Ankle DNP DNP
Jason Verrett CB Hamstring DNP DNP
Jerry Attaochu OLB Knee LIMITED LIMITED
King Dunlap T Ankle LIMITED LIMITED
Javontee Herndon WR Chest LIMITED LIMITED
Patrick Robinson CB Calf LIMITED LIMITED
Kyle Emanuel OLB Concussion FULL FULL
Stevie Johnson WR Groin FULL LIMITED