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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Broncos got wide receiver Brandon Lloyd back at practice Friday morning on a limited basis, but he and the other three starters injured during Monday night’s 23-20 loss to Oakland are questionable.
Cornerback Champ Bailey, defensive end Elvis Dumervil and running back Knowshon Moreno did not practice all week with hamstring, shoulder and hamstring injuries, respectively, but Broncos coach John Fox didn’t rule them out. But if Moreno can’t play, the Broncos would likely need to make a roster move, since they would have only two healthy running backs.
That would likely involve promoting running back Jeremiah Johnson from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, but would also necessitate releasing someone else to make room. Fox wasn’t prepared to commit to any options after practice on Friday.
“We’ve still got the rest of the day and all day tomorrow before we make any decisions,” Fox said.
Lloyd, who led all Broncos receivers with 89 yards in the 23-20 loss to Oakland last Monday night, was forced from that game with a groin problem during the fourth quarter. He insisted that he was fine and uninjured during post-game interviews, but sat out Wednesday and Thursday’s practices.
Fox ruled out Warren, Williams, Marcus Thomas and Demaryius Thomas out for Sunday’s game.
Denver also took the practice field Friday without defensive tackle Ryan McBean, but his absence was excused. He is uninjured and will play Sunday.