ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As the Broncos approach a Week 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, they could regain a number of playmakers.
Tight end Noah Fant (ankle), wide receiver KJ Hamler (hamstring) and cornerback A.J. Bouye (shoulder) all have "a chance" to return this week, Head Coach Vic Fangio said Monday.
Fant and Bouye both practiced ahead of Week 6. Fant was limited in all three practices before being ruled out on Saturday. Fangio said Fant didn't suffer a setback but he "wasn't ready" to play against New England.
Bouye remains on injured reserve and did not receive practice designations. During media-viewing sessions, Bouye participated in individual drills with the defensive backs.
Hamler has not practiced since suffering his injury on Oct. 1, but he worked on a side field with trainers last week.
Fangio also expects running back Melvin Gordon III to return to practice after Gordon was ruled out late in the week with an illness.
Defensive linemen Dre'Mont Jones and DeMarcus Walker, who have both been on IR since suffering injuries against Pittsburgh, are also expected to return to practice and begin their 21-day windows to be elevated to the active roster.
Fangio said both players have a chance to play Sunday, albeit "to different degrees."
The Broncos have not yet received an indication on the extent of shoulder injuries to Dalton Risner and Diontae Spencer. Both players left the Broncos' Week 6 game in the second half and did not return.
"We hope to have more of a confirmation later today on both of them," Fangio said. "Both of them may miss or may not miss right now. We really have inconclusive information at this point."
Outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, meanwhile, remains doubtful to play this week with a quadricep injury. He has not played since Week 3.