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Broncos vs. Steelers practice participation report: Wednesday

Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater remains in the concussion protocol and was not practicing on Wednesday as the team prepares for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Denver Broncos are working through some injuries early this season. While they have designated cornerback Ronald Darby to return from injured reserve, there is not guarantee he plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers. All that did was open a 21-day window where he could be activated.

For today, the Broncos were down quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, wide receiver Diontae Spencer, cornerback Patrick Surtain II, and running back Melvin Gordon. Meanwhile, inside linebacker Baron Browning, outside linebacker Andre Mintze, and both guards Dalton Risner and Graham Glasgow were all limited on Wednesday.

The Steelers sat quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as he nursed both a pectoral and hip issue, but there have been rumors that the team might be looking to bench him anyway. Meanwhile, both wide receivers Chase Claypool and Juju Smith-Schuster returned to practice in a limited capacity, so we should expect them to be ready to go by Sunday barring any kind of setbacks.

Here is your full Wednesday practice participation report for both teams.

Broncos Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Teddy Bridgewater QB Concussion DNP
Melvin Gordon III RB Lower Leg DNP
Bobby Massie T NIR – Rest DNP
Diontae Spencer WR Chest DNP
Pat Surtain II CB Chest DNP
Baron Browning ILB Back LIMITED
Graham Glasgow G Knee LIMITED
Von Miller OLB NIR – Rest LIMITED
Andre Mintze OLB Hamstring LIMITED
Albert Okwuegbunam TE Hamstring LIMITED
Dalton Risner G Ankle LIMITED
Shelby Harris DE Wrist FULL
Justin Simmons S Hand FULL

Steelers Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Carlos Davis DT Knee DNP
Kevin Dotson OL Hip DNP
Ben Roethlisberger QB Pectoral/Hip DNP
Cam Sutton CB Groin DNP
Chase Claypool WR Hamstring LIMITED
Rashaad Coward OL Ankle LIMITED
Cameron Heyward DT Neck LIMITED
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR Ribs LIMITED
Trai Turner OL Illness LIMITED
Chukwuma Okorafor OL Concussion 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