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Broncos vs. Bengals Injury Report: Virgil Green is a game-time decision

Here is your Thursday Injury Report for the Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals.

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The big news from today's Thursday practice session was Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak saying that tight end Virgil Green would likely be a game-time decision for them this Sunday.

Green is dealing with a calf injury and hasn't participated in the past two days of practice. If he isn't out there for Friday's practice, he likely won't be playing come Sunday.

Look for veteran Jon Phillips and second-year tight end Jeff Heuerman to step up in Green's place if he can't go or is limited due to the calf injury. Either way, it's a big opportunity for the Broncos 2015 third-round pick to step up. He attended school at Ohio State, so he will have plenty of friends and family present to cheer him on. Hopefully, he has a breakout performance for the Broncos.

Outside of that, everything remained the same for the Broncos on the injury front. Wide receiver Bennie Fowler put in another limited session as he works his way back from an elbow injury. Rookie safety Justin Simmons who plans to play with a club also put in a limited practice session. I think we will see both players go this Sunday.

It was also positive to see tackle/guard Ty Sambrailo put in a full practice. With starting right tackle Donald Stephenson down for a few weeks, we figure to see Sambrailo start at right tackle. Kubiak hinted that he'll be on a snap count so Michael Schofield will likely see some playing time at right tackle as well.

As for the Bengals, wide receiver A.J. Green returned to practice after becoming a father earlier in the week. Tight end C.J. Uzomah, cornerbacks Darqueze Dennard, and Dre Kirkpatrick also put in full practices after being limited on Wednesday.

Denver Broncos:

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Virgil Green TE Calf DNP DNP
Corey Nelson ILB Ankle DNP LIMITED
Donald Stephenson T Calf DNP DNP
DeMarcus Ware OLB Forearm DNP DNP
Bennie Fowler WR Elbow LIMITED LIMITED
Justin Simmons S Hand LIMITED LIMITED
C.J. Anderson RB Ribs FULL FULL
James Ferentz C Knee FULL FULL
Jeff Heuerman TE Ankle FULL FULL
Ty Sambrailo OL Elbow/Ankle FULL FULL
Demaryius Thomas WR Hip FULL FULL
Billy Winn DE Back FULL FULL

Cincinnati Bengals:

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
A.J. Green WR NIR (birth of child) DNP NOT LISTED
C.J. Uzomah TE Ribs DNP FULL
Andrew Whitworth T NIR (rest) DNP NOT LISTED
Eric Winston G Back DNP DNP
Darqueze Dennard CB Hamstring LIMITED FULL
Dre Kirkpatrick CB Hamstring LIMITED FULL
James Wright WR Knee LIMITED DNP
Andy Dalton QB Hip FULL FULL