ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Defensive end Derek Wolfe practiced Monday as the Broncos returned to on-field work after their Week 11 bye.
Wolfe missed the Week 10 win at New Orleans with an elbow injury suffered on Nov. 6 at Oakland.
Cornerback Aqib Talib also practiced Monday; he saw on-field work last week as he continues to recover from a lower-back issue. Talib hasn't played since Oct. 24 against Houston, but is expected to play next Sunday against the Chiefs.
Both took full repetitions Monday, Head Coach Gary Kubiak said.
"They both looked good, moving around pretty [well]," Kubiak said. "They both had a good week while the other guys were getting a break, too, so they made up some ground."
No surgery was required for Wolfe, who said he was instructed to rest the elbow to help it recover. He wore a brace for practice Monday, and said two weeks ago that he expected to continue wearing the brace for the rest of the season.
Quarterback Trevor Siemian "threw the ball really [good]" during Monday's practice, Kubiak said. Siemian rested last Tuesday, leaving the repetitions to Paxton Lynch.
"The break did him some good," Kubiak said.
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was the only Bronco on the 53-man roster or practice squad who was not on the field when the late-morning session began; the team excused him from practice for the pending birth of his child.
Fullback Andy Janovich was at practice and "back to normal," Kubiak said, shedding the cast he has worn in recent weeks.
Center Matt Paradis was on the field, but received a rest day, as has been the case in recent weeks.
The Broncos returned to the practice field Monday after a five-day break for their bye week. (Photos by Eric Bakke)