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Inactives announced for Broncos at Vikings

Photos of the Broncos' pregame preparations, from setup of equipment inside the locker room to warmups on the field.

MINNEAPOLIS — As expected, wide receiver Tim Patrick will make his return to the field for the Broncos during the Denver's Week 11 game against the Vikings.

Patrick was activated from injured reserve on Saturday after he spent the previous 10 weeks recovering from a hand injury he suffered in the season opener against Oakland. The Broncos placed cornerback Bryce Callahan on IR in a corresponding move.

Safety Will Parks, who has been out with a broken hand since suffering the injury in the Broncos' Week 7 game against Kansas City, should also make his return, as he is not on the list of inactives. Parks was a full participant at practice throughout the week as he practiced with a cast on his hand.

"[W]e're hopeful that it won't affect him too much," Fangio said of the possible impact of Parks playing with a cast, "but to say it won't affect him at all would be a false statement."

The two Broncos listed as doubtful for the game on Friday's injury report, Ja'Wuan James and Jeff Heuerman, are listed as inactive, but wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton, who was listed as questionable, will be available.

The Broncos' full list of inactive players is below.


Meanwhile, the Vikings will be without four starters. Nose tackle Linval Joseph, safety Anthony Harris, guard Josh Kline and wide receiver Adam Thielen are listed on Minnesota's inactives report, along with reserves defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa, guard, Dru Samia and tackle Olisaemeka Udoh.

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