Injury Report: Knowshon to start; Houston out for Chiefs

Knowshon Moreno, Champ Bailey, and Omar Bolden were upgraded to full practice participants Friday, and are listed as probable for Sunday's game at Arrowhead.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Julius Thomas were again limited, and are questionable, as is Derek Wolfe, who fell ill on Friday and did not travel with the team to Kansas City.

According to the DP, Wolfe will be ruled out if he's unable to travel by sometime on Saturday afternoon.

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Fox returning to Broncos for Week 14

John Fox made a surprise visit to practice at Dove Valley on Thursday, and while there, shared some unexpected and wonderful news.

Next Monday - and four weeks after having undergone surgery to replace a defective aortic valve - Fox will reassume his position as head coach.

The Broncos host the Titans in Week 14; it has not yet been determined whether Fox will coach from the sideline or up in the booth.

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Broncos place Vickerson on IR, add Fua

As expected, the Broncos have placed Kevin Vickerson on IR and replaced him with a veteran free agent.

Denver has signed DT Sione Fua (6-1, 310), a third-year player drafted by Carolina in the third round (97th overall) of the 2011 Draft.

The Stanford alum has 22 total tackles and one forced fumble in 27 career games (12 starts).

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Injury Report: Big Vick out with hip dislocation

According to Adam Schefter, Broncos DT Kevin Vickerson suffered a dislocated hip on Sunday night. While the injury will not require surgery, it will keep Big Vick out for at least six weeks, and may end his season.

Vickerson has played 403 snaps in 11 games (consistently 35-40 per game), grading out at minus-6.4 overall. PFF credits him with one sack, one QB hit, 14 hurries, two batted passes, 20 total tackles, and 17 stops.

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Injury Report: Broncos in better shape than feared

According to Jack Del Rio, the Broncos expect to have both Julius Thomas and Champ Bailey back on the field for the rematch with the Chiefs at Arrowhead.

He says the team is still awaiting the MRI results on the injured hip of Kevin Vickerson, while Knowshon Moreno's ankle is merely bruised, making him day-to-day, along with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Combined with the injury to Chiefs LB Justin Houston, these are extremely positive developments for a team with a chance at a sweep of Kansas City on Sunday.

Injury Report: MRIs take center stage, but Broncos still have big AFCW edge

Especially for Kansas City, a bunch of Monday MRIs could go a long way toward determining the upcoming Broncos/Chiefs rematch at Arrowhead, and thus, the AFCW.

After the Chiefs fell at home to the Chargers, LB Tamba Hali was carted off the field with a knee injury and left the stadium on crutches, while LB Justin Houston departed with his right arm in a sling.

The two players, who have combined for 20 of the team's 37 sacks, will each undergo an MRI on Monday.

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Report: Fox coming back to Denver this week

According to Mike Klis, John Fox's recovery from open heart surgery is going well enough that the Broncos head coach will return to Denver on Wednesday.

It's unclear when Fox will return to coaching the team, or where he is relative to expectations, but it's great to hear he's progressing.

Injury Report: Welker will play; Bailey unlikely

All signs this week had pointed to Wes Welker making the trip to New England to face his former team.

Indeed, he's listed as probable after participating in full during Friday's practice, but Jack Del Rio says there's no question whether Welker will play.

Welker, Peyton Manning, and seven other Broncos are probable; Julius Thomas and Champ Bailey were again limited and are questionable for Sunday night's game.

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Injury Report: Welker likely to play

The Broncos practiced Thursday in cold and snowy conditions, which they may face on Sunday night in Foxboro.

Peyton Manning was a full participant, while Wes Welker, Julius Thomas, and Joel Dreessen made limited returns; Champ Bailey was again limited.

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Davis, Mecklenburg, Atwater, Lynch again HOF semifinalists

For the second consecutive year, former Broncos stars Terrell Davis, Steve Atwater, Karl Mecklenburg, and John Lynch were named as HOF semifinalists.

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.

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