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Injury Report: Leary, James, Wilkinson ruled out for #OAKvsDEN

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Guard Ron Leary (concussion) and tackles Ja'Wuan James (knee) and Elijah Wilkinson (ankle) will not play in the Broncos' season finale, Head Coach Vic Fangio announced Friday.

Wilkinson suffered his injury against the Lions and will miss his first game of the season. Leary, meanwhile, suffered a concussion against the Chargers and has not returned.

James' injury-plagued season will also come to an end. The 2019 free-agent acquisition played in three games this year for the Broncos as he battled knee injuries.

Fangio said the Broncos would likely not sign new players to the roster ahead of Sunday's game to replace Leary, James and Wilkinson.

"John [Elway]'s been looking into that, but I don't believe so," Fangio said.

Jake Rodgers will make his first career start at right tackle in place of James and Wilkinson. Austin Schlottmann will continue to fill in for Leary at right guard.

"He played good," Fangio said of Rodgers. "He went in there, did his job, knew what to do, did it the way he was coached to do it, did it to the best of his ability and played good."

Defensive end Dre'Mont Jones, who earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after his Week 16 performance, was not listed as questionable for Sunday's game after being limited on Thursday.

He and the rest of his teammates — with the exception of Leary, James and Wilkinson — will be available for Sunday.

UPDATE (12:11 p.m. MT, Dec. 28): Defensive end DeMarcus Walker, who was a full participant in practice this week as he battles an ankle injury, was downgraded to questionable on Saturday.

UPDATE (9:17 p.m. MT, Dec. 28): Inside linebacker Josey Jewell (not injury-related) was added to the injury report on Saturday.

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