ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy did not practice on Friday, but the Broncos remain hopeful he will return on Sunday against Washington.
"He experienced some soreness after working the last few days," Head Coach Vic Fangio said. "So we took the conservative route and gave him a rest day and a full rehab day rather than be out here. We're still optimistic."
Jeudy practiced Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as he aims to return to game action for the first time since Week 1. The 2020 first-round pick remains on injured reserve, so he was not assigned an official game status.
Denver must activate Jeudy to the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's game for him to play this weekend.
Fangio said "we'll see" when asked whether Denver would add Jeudy to the active roster. Denver has until Nov. 6 to activate Jeudy, or else he will revert to IR for the remainder of the season.
The Broncos could also regain tight end Albert Okwuegbunam, who is also on IR but could be activated.
"I think the best thing we saw is he's had no aftereffects from it," Fangio said. "Never felt anything, feels good. He's had a good week of practice."
Denver, though, could be without a pair of defensive starters.
Nose tackle Mike Purcell was ruled out with a thumb injury after not practicing all week, while outside linebacker Von Miller (ankle) was listed as questionable. Miller also did not practice this week.
Rookie safety Jamar Johnson (quad) is also listed as questionable.
Outside linebacker Malik Reed, who was limited earlier in the week, was not assigned a game status, which indicates he will be ready to play.