ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Cornerback Adam Jones and safety Dymonte Thomas returned to practice Wednesday, but a slew of other Broncos did not participate in the team's first practice for its game Sunday in Kansas City.
Tackle Jared Veldheer (knee), safety Darian Stewart (neck), outside linebacker Shane Ray (ankle/wrist), running back Royce Freeman (ankle), wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (knee) and guard/center Nico Falah (concussion) were all held out of Wednesday's session.
"With Royce, he's getting better day by day," Joseph said. "DaeSean's a little more sore than Royce is, so we'll see how it ends up on Friday."
Joseph said Falah, who signed with the team after Thursday's game vs. the Cardinals, suffered a concussion while in New York and re-entered the protocol upon arriving in Denver.
"Yes, it happened about 10 days ago, and obviously, [with] moving teams, it was kind of caught in between the protocol," Joseph said. "We put him back into the protocol to finish it up. He'll be fine by probably Thursday … or Friday."
Linebacker Brandon Marshall was limited with a knee injury.