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Ja'Wuan James, Dekoda Watson among Broncos to miss Friday practice


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Tackle Ja'Wuan James and linebacker Dekoda Watson were among the nine Broncos who did not participate in Friday's practice, but Head Coach Vic Fangio said there's no reason to be concerned about either player.

James is dealing with a "lower-leg bruise," Fangio said. Watson also has a lower-leg injury.

"I don't think it's anything to be concerned about," said Fangio of Watson's injury, "but he needed yesterday and today."

Ron Leary was also held out of practice Friday as he recovers from an Achilles injury.

"We made the decision late today that he probably needed today or tomorrow off, so we gave him today off and he'll practice tomorrow," Fangio said.

Tight end Bug Howard, who suffered an ankle injury on Thursday, will be out for "a little while."

"[You] probably don't need to ask me about him for a couple weeks," Fangio said.

Wide receivers River Cracraft (muscle) and DaeSean Hamilton (hamstring), tight end Jake Butt (knee), tackle Jake Rodgers (calf) and linebacker Todd Davis (calf) also missed practice.

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