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Broncos Injury Report: Bennie Fowler ruled out; Demaryius Thomas, Derek Wolfe questionable


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas practiced for a third consecutive day and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Thomas has been dealing with a hip injury that flared up last week, but he played through it. He saw limited work Wednesday and Thursday, working about one-third of the snaps each day.

The Broncos finished their week of on-field practice in preparation for the Colts. (photos by Ben Swanson)

"He took the reps we wanted him to take," Head Coach Gary Kubiak said. "I think his steps continue to be good toward game day. Hopefully he'll continue to get better [Saturday] and into Sunday."

Joining Thomas as questionable are defensive end Derek Wolfe and offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo. Wolfe practiced Friday after being limited Thursday because of a neck issue.

Wolfe did not have his helmet on during the start of Thursday's practice as his teammates went through individual work, but he did Friday. He described playing theough the injury as "more of a pain tolerance thing."

"I'm pretty healthy. I'm feeling good," Wolfe said. "Sometimes you just need a day off."

Wide receiver Bennie Fowler was the only player ruled out as he continues his recovery from an elbow injury. Fowler caught passes during the individual period during each day of practice this week, but his elbow fracture has not healed to the point where he can be cleared to play.

"The bottom line: The doctors have decided that he's not ready to get hit on and those type of things," Kubiak said. "Watching him, y'all know he's working with his brace. It looks like he's ready to play, but it's more about the healing process and when we think it's totally ready to go."

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