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Jerry Jeudy to test out injured ankle/Achilles as Broncos return to practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos will have wide receiver Jerry Jeudy test out his injured foot during Saturday's practice, Head Coach Vic Fangio said Saturday.

Jeudy was listed as questionable on the team's final injury report with an ankle/Achilles injury.

"[We] just [need] to see how he's running around and just [evaluate] his confidence level of running normally and competing at a high level," Fangio said Saturday. "Today's practice will be a little bit lower tempo, so it'll be a little bit harder to see that, but we'll ask him to test it a little bit more."

The Broncos' other questionable players seem more likely to play against the Saints. Fangio said tackle Demar Dotson (calf/hand) is "fine" and "ready to go," and that cornerback Bryce Callahan (foot) will also be ready. Fangio said he believes guard Graham Glasgow (calf) will also be able to play.

Linebacker Joe Jones (calf) and nose tackle Sylvester Williams (elbow) are also listed as questionable.

Fangio said he didn't believe safety Trey Marshall's shin injury was a long-term ailment, but he added that he wasn't positive how long Marshall would be out. Marshall will not play Sunday against the Saints.

With wide receiver/return specialist Diontae Spencer also set to miss Sunday's game after being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday, Fangio said the Broncos would handle their return duties by committee.

"Could be Tyrie [Cleveland], could be Callahan in the punt game, could be KJ [Hamler], could even be Phillip [Lindsay] on the kickoff return," Fangio said. "It will be by committee when you consider both punt and kickoff return."

The Broncos did not practice Friday after announcing that one player and two staff members had tested positive for COVID-19. Denver did practice on Thursday after announcing quarterback Jeff Driskel would be placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The list is intended for players who have tested positive or have come in close contact with an infected individual.

"The league on Thursday said it was fine to practice — even recommended it," Fangio said. "At that time we just had the one, I believe. And then when we had back-to-back [days placing a player on the Reserve/COVID-19 list] — again the league [said] we could've practiced yesterday. It was our choice, my choice not to practice yesterday. I just thought two consecutive days with a positive test each day, I just felt like we needed to not practice yesterday even though the league said we could."

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