Injuries

Julius Thomas not expected to miss any time; MRI results negative

Per Adam Schefter:

Broncos HC John Fox said X-rays on TE Julius Thomas' ankle were negative. Broncos' bye week next.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2013

It didn't look like Thomas was seriously injuried when he walked off the field on Sunday, but this is still good news for the Broncos going into their bye week.

Injury Report: Franklin, Kuper questionable; Anderson in, Hillman out

Eight Broncos are listed as probable after practicing in full on Friday, including Peyton Manning, Wesley Woodyard, Wes Welker, Eric Decker, Shaun Phillips, and Robert Ayers.

Joel Dreessen and Mitch Unrein are also probable, Orlando Franklin and Chris Kuper are questionable after being limited participants, and Champ Bailey is out.

John Fox says Franklin will be a game-time decision, while Champ says his foot injury isn't as bad this time around.

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Injury Report: Woody expected back

Of the eight Broncos who were held out of practice on Wednesday, six of them returned to action on Thursday. Peyton Manning and Eric Decker were full participants, while Orlando Franklin, Wes Welker, Shaun Phillips, and Joel Dreessen were limited.

Wesley Woodyard and Mitch Unrein were full participants after having been limited on Wednesday, while Chris Kuper and Champ Bailey again missed practice.

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Injury Report: Manning, seven others sit; Meriweather’s ban cut to one game

Sunday's loss at Indy exacted not only an emotional toll on Peyton Manning and the Broncos, but a physical one as well.

As a result, Manning, Champ Bailey, Wes Welker, Eric Decker, Shaun Phillips, Joel Dreessen, and Chris Kuper did not practice. Orlando Franklin, whose absence against the Colts contributed in large part to Manning's rough night, did not practice either.

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Injury Report: Bailey, Franklin unlikely to play

According to Mike Klis, cornerback Champ Bailey is expected to miss Denver's upcoming game against Washington due to the foot injury he aggravated at Indy.

Meanwhile, Klis suggests that right tackle Orlando Franklin figures to be listed as questionable at best for the Return of Shanny.

Denver's bye is the following week, which has to figure into the decision on whether to play Franklin this Sunday.

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Injury Report: Woodyard questionable, Franklin doubtful

Orlando Franklin is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Indy, but Louis Vasquez will indeed start in his place; Chris Kuper will assume his familiar spot at right guard.

Robert Ayers was a full participant for the first time all week, while Wesley Woodyard remained limited and is listed as questionable. John Fox says Woodyard's status will be a game-time decision, but both Ayers and Woodyard are expected to play.

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Injury Report: Bailey to play; Woodyard, Ayers doubtful

Denver's secondary will finally be intact Sunday, as Champ Bailey (foot) is set to make his season debut and will start against Jacksonville. Chris Harris (concussion) will also play, after having been cleared from his concussion and practiced in full on Friday. Both are listed as probable, along with seven others.

Wesley Woodyard (neck) and Robert Ayers (shoulder) are doubtful; Paris Lenon is slated to start in Woodyard's place, while Malik Jackson and Sly Williams figure to play more in Ayers's absence.

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