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Injury Report: Melvin Gordon III, Kareem Jackson among Broncos to return to practice


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Running back Melvin Gordon III (hip) and safety Kareem Jackson (back) returned to practice Thursday in a limited capacity.

Fangio said he does not think Gordon's injury will linger throughout the remainder of the season.

"It's more of a bruise-type thing, I believe," Fangio said. "Just pretty sore for him."

Cornerback Mike Ford (knee) did not practice for the second consecutive day, while outside linebacker Aaron Patrick (ankle) was added to the report as a limited participant.

Outside linebacker Von Miller, inside linebacker Alexander Johnson and tackle Bobby Massie returned to practice after receiving rest days on Wednesday, while defensive lineman Mike Purcell (back) improved to a full participant.

Fangio also noted before practice that cornerback Ronald Darby, who is returning from a hamstring injury, "had a good day [on Wednesday]." Fangio reiterated that Denver will determine Darby's role for Week 6 as they get closer to game time.

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