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Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of the Afternoon Drive dig into all the injury news that dropped yesterday, as well as the battle at RT. Also, your daily Horse Tracks.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

Check out the discussion below as Eric and Les from the Afternoon Drive walk through all the injury news that dropped yesterday and its implications. Plus the two weigh in on the "battle" at RT and debate who should be the starter there on Sunday.

One of the guys is not buying the "day-to-day" injury designation for Trevor Siemian and thinks he could be out for a few weeks.

Horse Tracks

Trevor Siemian, Broncos QB, held out of practice due to foot injury
Three days after passing for a career-high 368 yards in an overtime loss to the Chiefs, Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was held out of practice Wednesday because of a foot injury.

Five Broncos things you should know: As Trevor Siemian heals, Paxton Lynch prepares, and more
Practice-squad repetitions over the course of the season have helped Lynch build off his up-and-down start and be ready to return to the lineup if needed this week.

Trevor Siemian said he woke up Monday and his foot "was a little sore." | ESPN
But that may keep him on the sidelines a week after his best game to date.

Kiszla: Is Paxton Lynch good enough now to help Denver Broncos win?
As Trevor Siemian limped through the Denver locker room wearing a boot on his aching left foot, putting his availability to play against Jacksonville in doubt, rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch was engulfed by television cameras seeking an answer: You ready for this, kid?

Donald Stephenson, Ty Sambrailo continue battle for Broncos’ right tackle spot – The Denver Post
Despite Ty Sambrailo's very rough play on Sunday (to put it mildly), Kubiak says he and Donald Stephenson will continue to share time on the field.

Jaguars Malik Jackson on facing Broncos: "Now you have to deal with me"
Jaguars defensive lineman Malik Jackson wants to prove to his former team that it shouldn't have let him go. He also says playing in Jacksonville is "sobering because you realize every team isn’t winning 12 games a year. It brought me back down the Earth."

FB Andy Janovich headed to injured reserve
In the worst news since the loss to the Chiefs, Janovich is done for the season.

Andy Janovich's season-ending injury will force adjustment in offense
The Broncos will have to adjust their offense after losing rookie Andy Janovich for the rest of the season because of an ankle injury.

Broncos’ odds grow longer after loss to Chiefs – The Denver Post
The Broncos' playoff odds grew longer after their overtime loss to the Chiefs last Sunday. A look at their standings, per Bovada.

Music was different last time Raiders made playoffs - NFL.com
The Raiders haven't been to the playoffs in a very long time. You have to go all the way back to the 2002 season, when Rich Gannon was in the Super Bowl and Nickelback was atop the charts.

Odell Beckham eager to try his hand on punt returns - NFL.com
As the Giants prepare for a rare interconference showdown, inquiring minds want to know: Will the G-Men unleash Odell Beckham on punt returns as the Steelers do with Antonio Brown?

Sherman on Cam: Karma explains Panthers' lost year - NFL.com
Remember when Cam Newton ripped a "12th Man" flag out of the Charlotte crowd after last season's playoff win over Seattle? Richard Sherman does.

Injuries: Andrew Luck on track to play Monday - NFL.com
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck remains in the concussion protocol, but he told reporters after practice that he participated with no restrictions. Here are other injuries we're tracking Wednesday.