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Broncos vs. Lions practice participation report: Wednesday

The Denver Broncos have a couple of injuries on defense to watch for as they prepare to take on the Detroit Lions in Week 14. Here is the full Wednesday participation report.

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The Denver Broncos begin the week with a pair of key injuries on defense that will need monitoring. Defensive end Shelby Harris was held out with his ongoing ankle issue, while edge rusher Bradley Chubb is still listed with an ankle issue and added a shoulder injury to the list of things he is dealing with. Head coach Vic Fangio didn’t seem too concerned about Chubb not being able to go this week.

“He’s feeling alright,” Fangio said of Chubb. “He got dinged in the shoulder the other night which hurt his play a little bit. He’s fighting through it, and I see improvements being made.”

It’s also looking like running back Melvin Gordon will return to action this week after missing last weeks’ game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a hip injury.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions have a lot of sick players to report. Six players were out of practice on Wednesday with an illness. It isn’t COVID-related or there would be a different designation. I would have to imagine all of those players will recover before Sunday’s game.

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
Bradley Chubb OLB Shoulder/Ankle DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Shelby Harris DE Ankle DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Melvin Gordon III RB Hip LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Bobby Massie T Ankle LIMITED FULL FULL -
Mike Purcell DL Thumb FULL FULL FULL -
Mike Ford CB Knee FULL FULL FULL -
Malik Reed OLB Wrist FULL FULL FULL -
Caden Sterns S Shoulder FULL FULL FULL -
Teddy Bridgewater QB Tibia FULL FULL FULL -
Andrew Beck FB/TE Elbow FULL FULL FULL -
PJ Locke S Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 List - - DNP OUT
Mike Boone RB Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 List - - DNP OUT

Lions Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Julian Okwara OLB Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Jalen Reeves-Maybin LB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP OUT
D’Andre Swift RB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP OUT
T.J. Hockenson TE Hand LIMITED DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
Michael Brockers DE Knee/Illness DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Austin Bryant OLB Shoulder LIMITED DNP DNP QUESTIONABLE
Charles Harris OLB Illness - DNP DNP QUESTIONABLE
Jonah Jackson G Illness DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Alim McNeill NT Illness - DNP DNP QUESTIONABLE
Matt Nelson T Ankle LIMITED DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Levi Onwuzurike DE Illness - DNP DNP QUESTIONABLE
Riley Patterson K Illness - - LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
John Penisini NT Illness/NIR DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Penei Sewell T Shoulder/Illness LIMITED DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Halapoulivaati Vaitai G Illness DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Nick Williams DE Illness DNP DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Rashod Berry OLB NIR - DNP FULL -
Taylor Decker T NIR - DNP FULL -
Jared Goff QB Illness DNP FULL FULL -
Will Holden T NIR - DNP FULL -
Jermar Jefferson RB Illness - DNP FULL -
Tommy Kraemer G NIR - DNP FULL -
Jessie Lemonier OLB NIR - DNP 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