ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --After spending the last week in the league-mandated post-concussion protocol, left tackle Russell Okung practiced with his helmet on and took "a majority" of the repetitions at Friday's practice, Head Coach Gary Kubiak said.
Okung had worked without a helmet during two practices earlier this week. He is expected to receive more repetitions on Friday.
"We've got a lot of time, obviously, until Monday night, but yeah, he's on track," Kubiak said.
Wide receiver Cody Latimer, who is also in the post-concussion protocol, and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware were the only Broncos who did not practice Friday. Latimer caught some passes in the warm-up and individual instruction portions of the session, but was not wearing a helmet, and officially was listed as not practicing. He is behind Okung in his recovery from a concussion.
Ware remained out as he continues recovering from a fractured forearm. When asked whether Ware might be on the practice field Saturday, Kubiak replied, "We'll see," adding that he hoped to get Ware on the field this weekend.
"I know he's doing really [well] working with Luke [Richesson] and those guys today," Kubiak said. "Our plan was to have him see some field action before the week ends; that could be Sunday, because we've got a lot of time before the Monday night game."
Photos from Friday practice before the Broncos take on the Texans on Monday Night Football. (photos by Gabriel Christus unless noted)