ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Quarterback Drew Lock did not practice Wednesday as the Broncos began their preparation for the Dolphins.
Lock suffered an injury to his ribs against the Raiders, but Head Coach Vic Fangio said nothing was broken.
Fangio said he anticipated Lock participating in the team's walkthrough portion of practice.
"He's going to go out [for] walkthrough. We'll see how he feels and determine it from there," Fangio said before practice. "He definitely, at the best, would be limited or possibly no practice. ... He's made good progress since Monday morning until Wednesday morning. We'll see how much he continues to make the progress throughout the week and see where he goes."
Fangio said Lock's ability to play on Sunday will depend on several factors that will be evaluated later in the week.
"I think it all depends on how he feels, how he's showing that he can play and operate, how much is he favoring it, and is it affecting him," Fangio said. "But we do want him to get a significant amount of reps during the week. I think it's a little bit early for that question — probably a better question on Friday — but we do want him to practice. We don't want him going into the game with very limited snaps or none."
Fangio said he expected Brett Rypien would get a "good bit" of the reps on Wednesday. Fangio said he would be comfortable if Rypien has to start against the Dolphins and that he saw encouraging signs during his start against the Jets.
"I thought he handled the situation well," Fangio said. "I didn't think he felt any pressure or that the moment was too big for him. I thought he went out there and executed the offense. I would expect that he would benefit from that if he is to play this week."
Tight end Noah Fant (ribs), linebacker Joe Jones (calf) and tackle Jake Rodgers (shoulder) also did not practice.
Tackle Calvin Anderson (ankle), cornerback A.J. Bouye (hip), wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle), linebacker Josey Jewell (quadricep) and safety Trey Marshall (elbow) were limited participants, while tackle Demar Dotson (groin/hand) was a full participant.
The Broncos may also regain tackle Elijah Wilkinson this week from injured reserve.
"He's a possibility," Fangio said. "We'll see how he does with more of a workload in practice this week."
Fangio said the team would also evaluate fullback/tight end Andrew Beck, who will practice this week and is also eligible to return from IR.