ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Tight end Julius Thomas had his first full practice since suffering an ankle injury at St. Louis Nov. 16, and is probable to play this Sunday at San Diego.
Thomas has been at practice the last two weeks, but his workload was limited until Friday's session, which lasted just over an hour.
"I saw great progress last week and then even better progress this week," Head Coach John Fox said.
The Broncos were all smiles in their final practice before traveling to San Diego. Take a glance here.
Also upgraded from limited work Thursday to full work Friday were running back C.J. Anderson (ankle), wide receivers Demaryius Thomas (ankle) and Wes Welker (ankle), defensive end Malik Jackson (knee) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee). All of them are probable for Sunday.
Safety David Bruton (groin) had full practices the last two days and is probable for Sunday. Center Will Montgomery (knee) and defensive end Quanterus Smith (ribs) were listed on the injury report all week, but had a full practice load all three days; both are probable.
Three Broncos are questionable for Sunday: tight end Jacob Tamme (ribs), running back Ronnie Hillman (foot sprain) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (shoulder). Tamme practiced on a limited basis after sitting out practice Wednesday and Thursday; Hillman and Webster were limited all week.
Wide receiver Cody Latimer and running back Montee Ball worked together between fields with a strength-and-conditioning coach while their teammates practiced. Both were ruled out Friday because of a concussion and a groin strain, respectively.
Offensive tackle Paul Cornick was also ruled out with a sprained toe suffered last week. His absence could push Chris Clark back onto the active game-day roster and into the role as sixth offensive lineman that Cornick handled the last few weeks. Clark worked as an extra offensive lineman who lined up as an eligible receiver for stretches of the 2011 season.
Safety Quinton Carter also did not practice all week, but is listed as doubtful.
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