ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- **Every Bronco on the 53-man roster was on the practice field Friday as the Broncos began their final full practice of the week in anticipation of Sunday's game against the Chargers.
It marked the first time since Week 3 that the Broncos had all 53 players on the primary roster practicing. That means for the first time in a few weeks, the Broncos will have some tough decisions among healthy players in deciding who is on the gameday 46-man active roster.
"The problem we have right now is a nice problem. We've got everybody at practice. Lately we've been fighting to have 46 guys up, and right now we're going to have to make some decisions on a couple of guys to go down, because we're pretty healthy here," Head Coach Gary Kubiak said.
That included ILB Brandon Marshall, who missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices with an ankle injury suffered Monday night but was on the field going through drills with his teammates Friday morning. He saw limited work and will be questionable for Sunday.
"I did a couple of periods and I felt pretty decent," Marshall said. "Hopefully I'll be out there on Sunday."
"He looked pretty good, so I think we've got a shot," Kubiak said. "He's come a long way, so we'll see where we're at."
... QB Peyton Manning handled second-team repetitions and "most of the scout-team [work]," Kubiak said. "It was a good week, and we move forward for this week." He is listed as probable after having full practice workloads the last two days and is expected to back up Brock Osweiler on Sunday.
... Safety Omar Bolden is listed as probable after practicing for a third consecutive day -- and his first with a full workload. "He's had a good week and I think he's ready to go," Kubiak said.
... TE Owen Daniels also returned to practice after sitting out Thursday's work. Daniels has a shoulder injury and problems with both knees, but would have practiced Thursday if the team had been outside, as it was Friday morning. He is listed as probable for Sunday.
... In addition to Marshall, safety T.J. Ward was the only other Bronco listed as questionable for the game. The 11 other players on the injury report were listed as probable: Bolden (hamstring), Daniels, Manning (plantar fascia tear), Osweiler (elbow, shoulder and rib cage), ILB Todd Davis (shoulder), RB C.J. Anderson (back), OLB Lerentee McCray (hamstring), WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle), S Darian Stewart (hamstring), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) and DE Vance Walker (shoulder).
The Broncos put on the final touches in preparation for the last regular-season game. (photos by Ben Swanson)
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