ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Three Broncos players injured in Sunday’s game against the 49ers missed Denver’s Tuesday practice.
Wide receiver Courtland Sutton (quad), defensive end Derek Wolfe (concussion) and cornerback Isaac Yiadom (shoulder) did not participate in the session, Head Coach Vance said Tuesday.
Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (lower leg) and Shaquil Barrett (hip) also missed practice.
Linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee), cornerback Tramaine Brock (ribs) and tight end Matt LaCosse (shoulder) were limited.
Joseph said the Broncos’ concern over Sutton’s injury relates purely to his soreness.
“Obviously with a quad [injury and] him being a receiver, he has to run,” Joseph said. “That’s the only concern level. But he’s young, he heals fast and his mind’s right. He wants to play. That’s half the battle with healing. You have to want to be out there. And he wants to be out there.”
Joseph said the injury affected Sutton “from the third quarter on” during Sunday’s loss.
He also said he expects Sutton to practice as the week progresses.
“That’s the plan: to get him out tomorrow a little bit,” Joseph said. “We’ll see how much he can do tomorrow, but the goal is to get him ready for Saturday. That’s the ultimate goal.”
The entire team will ramp back up to full-speed practices later in the week. Joseph said Tuesday the team’s preparation will be similar to how the team prepared for a Thursday night game in Arizona.
“Obviously we played Sunday, so they’ve had one day off,” Joseph said. “Some guys are still sore, so we just went through a normal Wednesday kind of prep as far as reps at a [jogging] pace. Hopefully we can get more into running full speed tomorrow, maybe half and half. Half jog, half full-speed tomorrow.”