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Broncos could be without both Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer against Chiefs

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The Denver Broncos could be without their number two and three wide receivers against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Unlike the Kansas City Chiefs, the Denver Broncos will not be resting any starters in this game. Unless, that is, they are hurting as is the case with two of their top three wide receivers in Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer. Both did not participate in practice on Wednesday and are not yet on track to play on Sunday.

“He’s still sore,” head coach Vance Joseph said of Sanders. “He’s really sore. If he is able to play, he will play. Obviously, he’s sore. He can’t work yet. That’s really simple for us. If he’s not healthy enough to practice, he can’t play.”

Paxton Lynch will need every possible weapon on the field, but with the Chiefs resting starters and the Broncos season essentially over, it would be wise to hold any guy back that isn’t fully ready to compete on the field.

Denver Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Zach Kerr DE Ankle DNP
Cyrus Kouandjio T NIR DNP
Cody Latimer WR Thigh DNP
Emmanuel Sanders WR Ankle DNP
Joseph Jones LB Achilles LIMITED
Donald Stephenson T Hand LIMITED
Paxton Lynch QB Ankle FULL

Kansas City Chiefs injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Tamba Hali LB Knee DNP
Bennie Logan DT Knee DNP
Kevin Pierre-Louis LB Shoulder LIMITED
Orson Charles TE Knee FULL
Akeem Hunt RB Shoulder 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.