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Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs injury report: Broncos will be down at least four starters

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Here is your Friday injury report for the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The Broncos are playing in another must win game on Christmas night against their division rival Kansas City Chiefs, but they will be without at least four starters.

Starting defensive end Derek Wolfe is also listed as questionable with a neck injury and an illness. He will likely be a game-time decision for the Broncos.

To replace the Green and Derby, the Broncos will likely start tight end Jeff Heuerman and call tight end Henry Kreiger-Coble off the team's 10-man Practice Squad. Look for Todd Davis and Corey Nelson to replace Brandon Marshall in the starting lineup, and rookies Justin Simmons and Will Parks will likely see playing time with T.J. Ward out.

If defensive end Derek Wolfe ends up missing the game, look for rookie Adam Gotsis to get the start at defensive end opposite veteran Jared Crick.

None of this is great news for the Broncos who are likely playing in an elimination type game on Christmas night.

Here is the rest of the injury report for the Broncos and the Chiefs.

Denver Broncos:

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

Kansas City Chiefs:

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

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.