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Broncos Injury Report: Demaryius Thomas gets a rest


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas did not practice Monday morning, but is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Head Coach Gary Kubiak said at his press conference as the Broncos returned from an off weekend following the Thursday night win over Carolina.

"We rested him today," Kubiak said. "My expectations are for him to be ready to go Wednesday. He was feeling pretty good today."

Thomas suffered a hip injury early in the game, but played through it.

"He came out early, went back in and played well. I think he was sore," Kubiak said. "But he had a couple of days, he's had some good treatment and could have practiced today if we wanted him to, but we'll hold off until Wednesday."

While Thomas sat out Monday's work, wide receiver Bennie Fowler returned to practice on "pretty much a full" basis, Kubiak said. The practice was Fowler's first since he suffered an elbow fracture against the Bears on Aug. 11. Fowler will be "day-to-day," Kubiak added.

Joining Thomas in seeing full work at Monday's practice was tight end Jeff Heuerman, who was inactive last week because of the hamstring injury he suffered Aug. 17.

"He's doing good," Kubiak said. "Our expectations are for him to be available next week [against the Colts], but I think it will be a day-to-day process. We'll see how it goes."

WR Jordan Norwood and ILB Brandon Marshall also both practiced. Each left Thursday's game to be evaluated for a possible concussion, but returned after being cleared.

Offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo also continued to make progress as he works his way back to full health following his July 31 elbow injury.

"I would say today is probably the first day that we've sent him on the field with no limitations," Kubiak said. "So this week will be important."

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