ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As the Broncos returned to practice Wednesday following a day off, outside linebacker Bradley Chubb was listed as the team's only player who did not participate in practice as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.
"Bradley's ankle's still troubling him some," Fangio said before practice. "He'll get some work on the side and then we'll see where he's at tomorrow."
Chubb, who suffered the injury during the week before the team's final preseason game, was able to play during that finale against the Rams. Fangio said Monday that he expects Chubb to be available to play in the season opener, but he added Wednesday that the ankle had bothered Chubb more than they thought a week ago.
"It's just been slow to come around," Fangio said on Wednesday.
Tight end Noah Fant (knee) was listed as limited on the Wednesday practice report, and OLB Von Miller (ankle), TE Albert Okwuegbunam (knee) and WR Courtland Sutton (knee) were all listed as full participants.
For players like Chubb and Miller, who are working to return from lingering injuries, Fangio said Wednesday that he will have to manage their playing time over the course of a game.
"A lot of that is determined by how long the drives are that you're out there for," Fangio said. "So if they have some long drives on us, it'll be managed throughout that. And then Von will still have to be managed too."