ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Paxton Lynch split the workload with Brock Osweiler as the Broncos returned to the practice field for the first time since their win at Indianapolis last Thursday.
The two quarterbacks divided repetitions on a "half-and-half" basis, Head Coach Vance Joseph said.
"It was different to be out there for the first time in three weeks, but it felt good today," Lynch said.
It was Lynch's first practice since he suffered a high-ankle injury Nov. 26 against the Raiders. He threw the football and continued his rehabilitation work at UCHealth Training Center last weekend.
"He looked OK," said Joseph of Lynch's practice. "The ankle looked OK -- not perfect, but he started and finished practice."
Joseph said he wants to "take our time" with the decision whether to start Lynch or Osweiler against Washington this Sunday.
"It's a number of things," Joseph said when asked would go into the choice. "It's complicated. I won't share most of those. But both guys are repping. We have two healthy guys. So we'll see as the week progresses."
The Broncos have begun their week of practice preparation for their Week 16 game against the Redskins on Sunday. (Photos by Gabriel Christus, unless noted)
The Broncos and Lynch want to make sure he is ready to physically handle the rigors of the job before putting him back on the field.
"If I get the opportunity to play, I'm going to go out there and play, but I think that it's just really up to the guys in the training rooms and 'Greek' [Director of Sports Medicine Steve Antonopulos] and the coaches to make sure that they want me out there playing," Lynch said.
"So I'm just going out there and moving around as best as I can, and they're going to evaluate me, and if they feel like I'm good enough to play, then they'll make that decision, but then if not, I've just got to live with that. So I'm just trying to control what I can control."
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was the only Bronco who did not practice Wednesday; he sat out the day's work because of an ankle injury. Wide receiver Cody Latimer was limited because of a thigh injury.