ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Inside linebacker Kenny Young (concussion) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Raiders, and seven Broncos will be questionable for the contest.
Defensive linemen Dre'Mont Jones (foot), Shamar Stephen (knee), Mike Purcell (thumb/neck) and Shelby Harris (ankle) and safeties Kareem Jackson (back) and Caden Sterns (shoulder/neck) were listed as questionable. Jones, Stephen, Purcell, Harris and Jackson were all limited participants on Friday, while Sterns was a full participant for the second consecutive day.
Inside linebacker Baron Browning was added to the injury report with an illness, and he was a limited participant on Friday. He is also listed as questionable.
Fangio previously ruled out quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) for Sunday's game, but he said Friday that Bridgewater has felt better every day since suffering the injury against the Bengals.
Young is slated to miss his second consecutive game after suffering his injury against the Lions.
Fangio said Jones "did fine" in practice this week after suffering a foot injury that kept him out of Denver's Week 15 loss, but the team will evaluate him again on Saturday.
"It'll be interesting to see how he looks tomorrow," Fangio said. "He pushed it a little bit more today, so we'll see. Tomorrow should be a good indicator."
Running backs Javonte Williams (knee) and Melvin Gordon III (thumb/hip) and tight end Albert Okwuegbunam (knee) all improved to full participants on Friday, and they were not given game statuses. The lack of a status indicates they will be available to play against the Raiders.
Fangio also noted that Austin Schlottmann will start at center in place of Lloyd Cushenberry III, who was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week.