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.

Manning was held out due to a sore ankle but says he'll practice on Thursday.

Robert Ayers, who played just 21 snaps at Indy, practiced in full, while Wesley Woodyard, who hasn't played since leaving the Dallas game early, was a limited participant. Mitch Unrein was also limited.

For Washington, safety Brandon Meriweather won a reduction of his suspension from two games to one, which means he will still miss Sunday's game in Denver but be available against San Diego the following week.

WR Leonard Hankerson did not practice due to a foot injury he suffered playing with his children, while DE Stephen Bowen, S Reed Doughty, and NT Chris Neild were limited.

Bowen suffered a torn PCL in his right knee but plans to play through the injury, as he did two years ago after suffering the same malady with his left knee.

Doughty, a Greeley native and Northern Colorado alum, is recovering from a concussion and is unsure if he'll be able to play Sunday.

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