ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — When the Broncos take on the Cardinals on "Thursday Night Football," they'll be without cornerback Adam Jones (thigh), outside linebacker Shane Ray (ankle/wrist), safety Dymonte Thomas (chest) and tackle Jared Veldheer (knee).
All four players were ruled out after missing Wednesday's practice.
Guard Ron Leary (Achilles) was also ruled out. Head Coach Vance Joseph said Monday that Leary would be placed on injured reserve.
Cornerback Tramaine Brock will likely fill in for Jones in the secondary, while rookie DaeSean Hamilton handles punt return duties. Billy Turner will continue to hold down Veldheer's spot at right tackle, while Max Garcia is expected to take Leary's place.
The Broncos face the Cardinals on Thursday night at 6:20 p.m. MDT on FOX.