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Inactives announced for Broncos at Bills

Photos of the Broncos' pregame preparations, from setup of equipment inside the locker room to warmups on the field.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — After a week in which 10 players either missed practice or were limited in at least one practice, just two of those players will miss the Broncos' Week 12 matchup with the Bills because of injury.

The Broncos had listed seven players — ILB Joe Jones (foot), G Ron Leary (shoulder/neck), C Connor McGovern (back), WR Tim Patrick (shoulder), G Dalton Risner (ankle), TE Jeff Heuerman (knee) and T Ja'Wuan James (knee) — as questionable for the game on Friday's injury report. All but James will be available for the team at New Era Field.

Justin Hollins, who did not practice this week as he recovers from a hamstring injury, was ruled out for the game on Friday. Undrafted rookie OLB Ahmad Gooden, who was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster on Friday, will be active.

"Hollins can't play, so we wanted four outside 'backers up," Fangio said Friday. "And he'll be on a bunch of the special teams too. [I'm] anxious to see him play."

Cornerback Cyrus Jones was ruled out for the game on Saturday because of an illness.

The Broncos' healthy scratches are WR Juwann Winfree, DE DeMarcus Walker, T Calvin Anderson and DE Jonathan Harris.

Walker has been inactive since suffering a shoulder injury before the Broncos' Week 9 game against Cleveland. In his stead, Denver made Adam Gotsis active after he was listed as inactive in Weeks 5 through 8. Walker has since healed, but Fangio has been pleased with how Gotsis has responded on the field.

“[Walker is] fine," Fangio said Friday. "His shoulder is healthy. We’ll probably still go with Adam because Adam has taken advantage of these last couple of weeks. It’s been close and we’ll probably go with Adam.”

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The Bills' inactives are below:

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