ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Quarterback Brock Osweiler saw a full practice workload Thursday as the Broncos continued preparing for their Week 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Osweiler was limited Wednesday because of a sore right shoulder. He handled running plays during that day's practice, leaving the first-team passing-play work to Paxton Lynch.
"Brock looked fine," Head Coach Vance Joseph said. "He went full today. He had zip on the football, so no issues there."
The Broncos' preparation for the Bengals is underway. (Photos by Gabriel Christus unless noted)
Lynch saw second-team work Thursday, Joseph said. Wednesday, Lynch threw deep for the first time since he sprained his right shoulder on Aug. 26.
"He's done a nice job the last couple of days," Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy said.
Tight ends A.J. Derby (shoulder) and Jeff Heuerman (knee) were sidelined for a second consecutive day. Their injuries are not serious enough to warrant moving either of them to injured reserve at the present time, Joseph said.
If they cannot play Sunday, Austin Traylor could be promoted from the practice squad.
"Very possible," Joseph said. "Obviously, we've got some roster moves that we could make with those two guys being down."
Right tackle Donald Stephenson, who has missed the last four games because of a calf injury, "is getting better" after practicing on a limited basis the last two days, Joseph said. Joseph added that the six-year veteran is "always in the mix" to start at right tackle. Allen Barbre started there last Sunday.
Wide receiver Cody Latimer was also limited Thursday because of knee and Achilles tendon issues.