ENGLEWOOD, Colo. –The Broncos didn’t have all their players back Wednesday, but at least they had fewer injury absences than spots on the gameday inactive list.
Defensive end Elvis Dumervil, linebacker D.J. Williams and running back Knowshon Moreno all returned to practice Wednesday after missing time with various injuries. Moreno and Dumervil sat out all last week with hamstring and shoulder injuries, respectively, while Williams had been sidelined since early in the Aug. 27 preseason win over Seattle because of an elbow injury.
Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd also practiced; although he did not play against Cincinnati on Sunday, he practiced on a limited basis last Friday.
All were listed as limited in practice.
“I’m moving along,” Lloyd said at his locker-room stall after the two hours of on-field work.
“Especially in practice, I think I’m going to err on the side of being cautious, so that in the game I can play like I play and be as dynamic as I need to be to make the kind of plays that I make.”
Whether he plays in Tennessee or not is a matter still to be determined.
“I don’t know,” Lloyd said. “I’m just doing my best.”
The Broncos still practiced without five players: cornerback Champ Bailey, defensive tackle Marcus Thomas, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, tight end Julius Thomas and wide receiver Eddie Royal. Thomas and Royal were lost to a high ankle sprain and a groin injury against the Bengals, whilst Bailey, Marcus Thomas and Demaryius Thomas continue to nurse hamstring, groin and finger injuries, respectively.
NUMBERS GAME: Newly signed wide receiver Quan Cosby wore jersey No. 17 during practice Wednesday … Tight end John Nalbone, who was brought back to the practice squad Tuesday, donned jersey No. 82.
COMINGS AND GOINGS: Running back Jeremiah Johnson, who was waived Tuesday to make room for Cosby, passed through waivers and was re-signed to the practice squad. Wide receiver D’Andre Goodwin was released to make room for Johnson.