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Broncos Chiefs injury update: Slew of veterans get the day off

However, the Denver Broncos do have three players in the concussion protocol.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t be alarmed too much from the rather long participation report today from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday. Seven veterans on the list were all given the day off and did not participate.

Three players, however, have moved into the concussion protocol; A.J. Derby, Virgil Green and T.J. Ward. That will seriously put their game day statuses in doubt.

Brandon Marshall is still battling a hamstring injury, but he appears to be getting closer to coming back.

“He’s still a day-to-day process,” Gary Kubiak said of Marshall’s injury. “He actually came out and ran a little bit yesterday, so we’ve made some strides. It’ll probably be an end of the week decision with him again.”

Meanwhile Derek Wolfe had his oft-injured neck crop back up again last week. It’s looking a little less than optimistic on that front.

“Derek is doing well,” Kubiak said of Wolfe. “I don’t know if he’ll be out here tomorrow or not. We’ll see. I think he has a good chance to get there. We’ll just stay positive and hopefully he can get there.”

For the Kansas City Chiefs, both Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were held out of practice with knee injuries. That will be something to watch closely as the week progresses. These days off are likely just to get their ailing stars some rest between games.

Broncos vs Chiefs Injury Report

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
A.J. Derby TE Concussion DNP
Virgil Green TE Concussion DNP
Chris Harris Jr. CB NIR DNP
Brandon Marshall ILB Hamstring DNP
Von Miller OLB NIR DNP
Russell Okung T NIR DNP
Matt Paradis C Hips DNP
Emmanuel Sanders WR NIR DNP
Darian Stewart S NIR DNP
Aqib Talib CB NIR DNP
Demaryius Thomas WR NIR DNP
T.J. Ward S Concussion DNP
Derek Wolfe DE Neck DNP
Jared Crick DE Rib Cage LIMITED
DeMarcus Ware OLB Neck LIMITED
Todd Davis ILB Rib Cage FULL
Bennie Fowler WR Knee FULL
Trevor Siemian QB Foot/Hip FULL

Kansas City Chiefs

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Tamba Hali LB Knee DNP
Phillip Gaines CB Knee DNP
Justin Houston LB Knee DNP
Demetrius Harris TE Foot LIMITED
Kendall Reyes DE Wrist LIMITED

BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR - Indicates not injury related.

STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full: 100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play.