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
Kansas City Chiefs injury report
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.