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Injury Report: Emmanuel Sanders listed as a full participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was listed as a full participant on the Broncos’ estimated injury report that was released Tuesday.

The Broncos held just a walkthrough, but Sanders’ status was upgraded after he was listed as limited on Monday’s estimated practice report.

Sanders exited Sunday’s game against the Titans with a knee injury.

“We expect him to practice today and we’ll go from there — albeit not a real practice,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said before Tuesday’s walkthrough.

Phillip Lindsay, who rehabbed with Sanders this offseason as they recovered from injuries, said Sanders is a “tough dude.”

“Emmanuel has done a lot,” Lindsay said Tuesday. “He’s been to Pro Bowls. He’s been to [a] Super Bowl. He’s done it all. For this man to be able to be in this league for 10 years [is impressive]. Sometimes you have injuries happen, but he keeps fighting through it and he’s going to continue to. We need him. He brings another dimension to the game. But we also need him to be healthy and he knows that.”

The Broncos will release their game statuses on Wednesday for Thursday night’s contest against the Chiefs.

Fangio said he thinks cornerback Duke Dawson Jr. (foot) will play Thursday after missing Sunday’s game. Dawson was listed as limited Tuesday.

The Broncos will make a determination later in the week on tackle Ja’Wuan James (knee), who hasn’t played since Week 1. He was listed as limited on both Monday and Tuesday.

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