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.

C.J. Anderson will suit up for his first NFL game on Sunday against Washington, while Ronnie Hillman - who has two fumbles this season - is expected to be a healthy scratch.

For Washington, DE Stephen Bowen and WR Leonard Hankerson were full participants Friday and are questionable. S Reed Doughty (concussion) did not practice Friday, while NT Chris Neild was limited; they're also questionable.

It's being reported that Doughty did not suffer a setback in his recovery, and will play Sunday if he's able to pass his concussion tests tomorrow. If Doughty is unable to go, that could mean increased action for corner E.J. Biggers.

Three others for Washington are probable after practicing in full all week.


Videos: BTV on practice; John Fox and Champ Bailey speak afterward.

Kevin Vickerson was fined $10K for his dirty play against Indy, when he appeared to intentionally injure Samson Satele.

While Julius Thomas is quite aware that he needs to improve his pass blocking, is it reasonable to expect him to be able to do so midseason?

In one of the best articles ever posted on the official site, Champ Bailey and Clinton Portis recall the blockbuster deal that saw them swapped for each other.

Mike Shanahan

Wesley Woodyard is excited to return to the field this week, and he recalls his entry to the league as an undrafted rookie on Shanny's last Broncos team.

Time has apparently not bestowed upon Mike Shanahan the clarity to realize he trotted out some atrocious defensive lineups at the end of his Denver tenure.

Frank Schwab thinks Shanny's return to Denver is being underplayed.


LB Brian Orakpo was fined $15,750 over a roughing the passer call he received last week against Chicago.

Rookie TE Jordan Reed, who had a breakout game last week, says he was close to giving up football 18 months ago while with the Gators.

Some suspect that Dan Snyder is enlisting his neighbor to help him change the blatantly racist name of his franchise to the Bravehearts; representatives of Oneida Indian Nation will meet with the NFL next week to discuss the name, and they're running some radio ads in support of their cause this week in the Denver area.

Andrew Mason breaks down the Washington offense.


Andy Benoit thinks Denver should use Von Miller to spy RG3 on Sunday; PFF's Trey Cunningham focuses on the difficult pass-blocking assignments facing Chris Clark and Louis Vasquez this week.

Patrick Saunders can see beyond his own up-and-down relationship with Mike Shanahan to declare that Shanny deserves a hearty welcome at SAF@MH on Sunday.

Jeff Legwold and John Keim discuss Sunday's game and predict a Denver win in a shootout.

Greg Bedard and Robert Mays preview Sunday's matchups.

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