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Broncos Injury Report: Anderson, Bruton, Williams on the field


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- **Just three days after being injured against the Chargers, RB C.J. Anderson and safeties David Bruton Jr. and Omar Bolden were all on the field for a walk-through session in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse.

They were all at practice, but none of the three took part and were among the eight players on the Broncos' did-not-practice list.

Joining them in sitting out were TE Vernon Davis, RB Ronnie Hillman, QB Peyton Manning, ILB Danny Trevathan and S T.J. Ward.

Eight other players were limited for Wednesday's walk-through session: WR Andre Caldwell, TE Owen Daniels, WR Bennie Fowler, LG Evan Mathis, RT Michael Schofield, S Darian Stewart, DL Vance Walker, OLB DeMarcus Ware and NT Sylvester Williams.

"A few guys on the list today," Head Coach Gary Kubiak deadpanned after reading the practice participation report at the start of his midday press conference.


"It's a pretty clear picture of where we're at right now, and we'll be day-to-day this week trying to get some guys to game day," Kubiak added.

For Williams, it was his first practice work since he suffered an ankle injury against the Patriots on Nov. 29.'"We did a lot of reps and teaching today. We were going to work through that, and try to get some guys involved that maybe couldn't have been involved [in a normal practice]," Kubiak said.

... Anderson stretched with his teammates, but when the Broncos broke off into team work, he went off with a strength-and-conditioning coach for additional rehab work. Bruton wore a sleeve on the left knee that he injured last Sunday.

... Hillman was held out with a sore foot, but Kubiak expects him to practice Thursday.

"I'll be ready to go by Sunday and just taking it a day at a time," Hillman said.

... Ware practiced, three days after going through a game-simulation workout prior to the Chargers win. If practices go well this week, he could play against the Raiders this Sunday, which would mark his first game action since he re-aggravated a back injury against the Colts on Nov. 8.

"He worked harder than anybody today, I can tell you that," Kubiak said. ""Some of the players worked harder than others depending on who they were, but DeMarcus worked early and he stayed out and worked late.

"We'll continue that process with him. We think we have a chance this week, but we're going to listen to him as he goes through the week. He's pushing hard. He's had a good two weeks, really good."

If Ware does play against the Raiders, his workload will be limited.

"There's a plan in place. He's not going back to playing 60 plays when he comes back. We have to work him through that. What is that? Is that playing third-downs? Is that 20 plays the first time he goes out? There will definitely be a process in place as we get him toward the end of the season and back to himself."

... RG Louis Vasquez was also at the walk-through practice. He was active, but did not play against the Chargers because of a groin injury.

... Davis and Trevathan are both in the post-concussion protocol. Kubiak said both were "doing fine" Wednesday.

... Newly signed safety Shiloh Keo also took part in his first practice as a Bronco and wore jersey No. 33.

"If need be, he can help us quickly from the standpoint of knowing what we're doing and helping [Special Teams Coordinator] Joe [DeCamillis] on special teams, so we'll get him involved today," Kubiak said.

The Broncos prepare for Wednesday's practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Raiders. (Photos by Ben Swanson)

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