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Injury update: Demaryius Thomas, Jacob Tamme return to practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --After missing Thursday's practice, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas returned Friday, opening the session by running routes and catching passes.

"I think I did enough," Thomas said. "I was able to get out and run. I felt okay."

Thomas is probable for Sunday's clash with the Buffalo Bills after sitting out Thursday's practice because of an ankle bruise caused when a teammate stepped on his ankle in practice. He said that he first "tweaked" the ankle last Sunday against Kansas City.

"It's all right," Thomas said Friday. "It feels way better."

Tight end Jacob Tamme joined Thomas in returning to practice on a limited basis. Tamme sat out the previous two days with a rib injury. He is questionable for Sunday.

Fellow tight end Julius Thomas was also limited in Friday's work and is questionable for Sunday. That is the same status that he had going into last week, when he also practiced on a limited basis after injuring his ankle in the first quarter of the Nov. 16 loss at St. Louis.

Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton "tweaked his elbow a little bit" while he was hitting some tackling dummies during practice, Fox said. He was limited the last two days and is questionable for Sunday.

"We've got a long list," Fox said as he began a 50-second recitation of the injury report.

"I think everybody is beat up at this time of year," he added. "It comes with the territory. But you have to report all injuries, and the list gets long."

OUT:Running backs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman, wide receiver Cody Latimer and cornerback Kayvon Webster.

Ball and Hillman spent the week working between fields with the strength and conditioning coaches as they recover from groin and foot injuries, respectively. Webster joined the two backs in the Friday workout session; he has not practiced since injuring his shoulder in the second half against Miami on Nov. 23.

Latimer left Thursday's practice with concussion symptoms. Fox said Thursday that the rookie wide receiver would go through the league-mandated post-concussion protocol.


QUESTIONABLE: **Safety Quinton Carter, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, defensive end Quanterus Smith and and tight ends Tamme and Julius Thomas.

Carter made a progressive return to practice. He sat out Wednesday's work and watched from the sideline in sweats because of a knee injury, but was on the field in a jersey and a helmet Thursday, and then was back to limited work Friday.

PROBABLE: Tackle Paul Cornick, center Will Montgomery, linebacker Lerentee McCray, cornerback Aqib Talib and wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker.

Welker was held out of Wednesday's practice per a "team decision" but had full work Thursday and Friday. Talib was a full participant in practice all week after missing Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. McCray was limited Thursday as he had a relapse of the illness that kept him out Wednesday; he was limited Friday but is expected to play.

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