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Broncos' secondary expected to be thin for preseason contest vs. Chicago

DENVER — The Broncos' secondary is not expected to have much help Saturday when they take on the Chicago Bears.

Chris Harris Jr., Dymonte Thomas, Su'a Cravens and Michael Hunter were all on the Broncos' list of players unlikely to participate in Saturday's game.

Guard Menelik Watson, guard J.J. Dielman, guard Sam Jones, outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett and tight end Troy Fumagalli are also not expected to participate.

Head Coach Vance Joseph has not yet announced whether Von Miller will play Saturday night.

Behind Darian Stewart, Justin Simmons, Will Parks, Bradley Roby and Tramaine Brock, the Broncos won't have much experience on the back end.

Cornerback Isaac Yiadom, who has taken plenty of first-team reps in training camp, should be challenged again.

And Brendan Langley should receive lots of playing time and will look to rebound after the second-team defense had an up-and-down week of practice.

"Our two defense was terrible — too many mistakes, too many busted coverages," Joseph said Wednesday after the team's first joint practice with the Bears. "We're down to six corners. We've got guys that we signed yesterday getting reps — so I get it, but it wasn't very good with our two defense."

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