ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Six Broncos did not practice Wednesday as the team began its preparation for a Sunday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Running back Melvin Gordon III (shoulder/hip), tackle Calvin Anderson (ankle/knee), tight end Eric Saubert (ankle), guard Dalton Risner (back), cornerback Ronald Darby (illness) and defensive end Shelby Harris (ankle) did not practice as the team returned to the field.
Head Coach Vic Fangio said before practice that he expected several of those players to return to practice on Thursday.
Fangio said he expects Anderson to miss two to four weeks and that General Manager George Paton will decide whether to place Anderson on short-term IR, which requires a player to miss three games.
Safety Kareem Jackson, who missed Sunday's win over the Chargers, was a limited participant.
Tackle Bobby Massie, who has not played since suffering an injury in Week 9, also practiced on a limited basis. Guard Quinn Meinerz (knee), linebacker Baron Browning (back), wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland (hamstring) and outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (ankle) were also limited.
Denver could also soon regain tackle Garett Bolles, who is on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Fangio said Bolles would return to UCHealth Training Center on Thursday, and he was optimistic about the status of Bolles' ankle that he injured against Washington in Week 8.
"We think good," Fangio said of Bolles' status. "We haven't seen him since he tested positive [for COVID-19], but we were planning on him playing last week before he did. … We'll see when he gets here tomorrow."
Safety Caden Sterns (shoulder), nose tackle Mike Purcell (thumb) and Teddy Bridgewater (tibia) were listed as full participants on the injury report.