ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --The Broncos' tight end depth looked a little better Wednesday morning when Virgil Green returned to practice on a limited basis, but Julius Thomas watched in sweats, three days after he sprained his ankle against the St. Louis Rams.
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and running backs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman joined Thomas in not practicing. Sanders, who suffered a concussion in the third quarter Sunday, joined Thomas in sweats. He has not reached the stage in the post-concussion protocol where he can resume practicing.
The status of all is considered "day-to-day." Hillman missed the game in St. Louis because of a foot sprain, and Ball re-joined him among the walking wounded after an aggravation of the groin strain that he first suffered Oct. 5 against the Arizona Cardinals, although he acknowledged two weeks ago that his groin had been sore since Week 1.
Green's return after not practicing at all last week was a needed boost to a tight end group that was down to one healthy player on the 53-man roster after Thomas' injury Sunday. A calf injury kept Green out of the last three games.
In addition to Green, two other Broncos saw limited work Wednesday: left tackle Ryan Clady (groin) and safety Quinton Carter (knee).
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