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.
Woodyard is expected to make a much-needed return to the lineup, but Kuper is likely out, raising the possibility that Winston Justice starts at right tackle if Franklin is unable to go.
For Washington, WR Leonard Hankerson (foot) was a limited participant after having missed Wednesday's practice; he says he expects to play Sunday.
S Reed Doughty (concussion) was again limited, but is less certain about his availability for Sunday's game, potentially leaving the team scrambling at safety, with Brandon Meriweather serving a one-game suspension.
Benjamin Hochman tackles a difficult question regarding Champ Bailey's near-term future.