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Chiefs at Broncos injury update: Denver focused more on rest over padded practices

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The Denver Broncos have yet to have a real practice this week ahead of their critical Week 7 Thursday Night matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The Denver Broncos held a walk-through on Tuesday, which means no helmets and pads - just mental reps in their preparation for the Kansas City Chiefs. That should give players more time to rest and recuperate from the game on Sunday.

“I was here right after the game on Sunday as were some of the other guys,” Fangio said of the short week. “We’ve come in early yesterday and today. We’ve given the players more time to rest which also gives us more time to prepare. Starting the day later for the players was a two-fold benefit.”

Meanwhile, the Chiefs have already held a full padded practice on Tuesday and will again on Wednesday. So the gamble there is the extra rest will give the Broncos players a little extra energy for the short turnaround on games.

Reports have come out that both Ja’Wuan James and Duke Dawson won’t likely be ready to play again this week, but may be ready to go for the Broncos next game.

Here is the full injury participation report for Tuesday.

Broncos injury report - Week 7

Player Pos. Injury Monday# Tuesday# Wednesday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Monday# Tuesday# Wednesday Game Status
Bryce Callahan CB Foot DNP# DNP#
Shelby Harris DE Ribs LIMITED# FULL#
Ja’Wuan James T Knee LIMITED# LIMITED#
Ron Leary G Shoulder LIMITED# FULL#
Mike Purcell NT Knee LIMITED# FULL#
Emmanuel Sanders WR Knee LIMITED# FULL#
Will Parks S Wrist FULL# FULL#

Chiefs injury report - Week 7

Player Pos. Injury Monday# Tuesday Wednesday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Monday# Tuesday Wednesday Game Status
Eric Fisher T Groin DNP# DNP
Kendall Fuller CB Thumb DNP# DNP
Chris Jones DT Groin DNP# DNP
Andrew Wylie G Ankle DNP# DNP
Cameron Erving T Groin LIMITED# FULL
Anthony Hitchens LB Groin LIMITED# FULL
Derrick Nnadi DT Elbow LIMITED# FULL
Dorian O’Daniel LB Hamstring LIMITED# FULL
Sammy Watkins WR Hamstring LIMITED# LIMITED
L. Duvernay-Tardif G Ankle FULL# FULL
Tyreek Hill WR Shoulder FULL# FULL
Patrick Mahomes QB Ankle FULL# FULL
Anthony Sherman FB Shoulder FULL# FULL

BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR­- Indicates not injury related; # - Team did not practice / report is an estimation.

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.