Peyton Manning was a full participant, while Wes Welker, Julius Thomas, and Joel Dreessen made limited returns; Champ Bailey was again limited.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Bill Belichick and Co. will surely continue to list corner Alfonzo Dennard as a limited practice participant over the next couple of days.
The status of safety Steve Gregory remains unclear, but it appears that if he does play, it will be with a cast on his right arm and broken thumb.
For Denver, it sounds like Wes Welker is progressing toward being cleared, but we won't know for sure until Friday afternoon's final injury report of the week.
None of the four moved on to the final round last year.
In all, 19 players and six coaches/execs made the initial cutdown, and 15 of those 25 will join senior nominees Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey as finalists on January 8.
Peyton Manning (ankle), Wes Welker (concussion), Julius Thomas, (knee), and Joel Dreessen (knee) were held out of practice on Wednesday.
Champ Bailey (foot) was limited, while six others were listed on the injury report as full participants.
Manning is expected to practice on Thursday and Friday in preparation for his 14th showdown with Tom Brady.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Turns out our earlier injury notes on the Patriots secondary may already be outdated.
Safety Steve Gregory (broken thumb), who had been described as unlikely to play this week, reportedly returned to practice today after missing Monday night's game.
Additionally, it's said that Alfonzo Dennard (hip), Aqib Talib (knee), and Kyle Arrington (groin) are practicing; it had also been reported that Dennard would not play.
And yet, the Boston Globe is reporting anew that Dennard will miss Sunday night's game, and may be joined on the sideline by Gregory.
Peyton Manning and the Broncos may face a decimated Patriots secondary on Sunday night in Foxboro. New England is expected to be without CB Alfonzo Dennard, who missed Monday's loss to Carolina due to an injury that reportedly required his knee to be scoped.
Corner Aqib Talib, who allowed Steve Smith to occupy his dome for much of Monday night, was sidelined late in the game after aggravating a hip injury that had caused him to miss the Pats' three prior games.
There's apparently much more to the Rahim Moore story that we haven't heard. Here's what Vic Lombardi had to say earlier today (11/19 hour 2) on 104.3:
Listen to what I'm saying here. Listen to these words--there is more to this story. There is more to this story, and depending on how quickly it gets out there, it could get ugly, cause Rahim Moore was feeling pressure and pain in that lower leg area all week. It didn't happen in game time. It didn't just occur. He didn't show up Sunday night, dancing around, feeling healthy, and suddenly the leg gets banged. He was feeling that all week. Some people knew about it...
Moore played 30 snaps during Denver's 27-17 win over Kansas City on Sunday night before leaving with what was characterized on NBC as a mysterious leg injury.
He was replaced by Mike Adams, never to return, and underwent surgery Monday morning.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The usual talk about the team's health involves far more serious issues than just muscle and tendon strains.
Most importantly, John Fox is apparently doing well enough to have walked two miles on Monday, and he spoke with the team via Skype on Tuesday.
Next up is Wes Welker's concussion, and his re-entry to the game after having suffered it.
Denver/KC was billed as the game of the year, or even among the best of all-time, based solely upon the teams' W/L records.
But in reality, these were the squads ranked 3rd and 16th in overall efficiency according to Brian Burke's rankings.
In other words, it was something of a mismatch, and it played out precisely that way (not that these things always do).
Monday night's showdown between the rising Panthers and always contending Patriots turned out the better matchup, and may have been the season's best game to date.