ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As the Broncos prepare for a Week 8 matchup with the 6-1 Kansas City Chiefs, several injured players will be day to day.
The Broncos will monitor the progress of safety Darian Stewart (neck), wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (knee) and running back Royce Freeman (ankle) as the week progresses, Head Coach Vance Joseph said Monday.
Joseph said Stewart is progressing after suffering another stinger, while Hamilton is recovering from an MCL sprain.
Freeman has a high-ankle sprain.
“He’s been here all weekend getting treatment,” Joseph said of Freeman, “so we’ll see how he feels as the week moves along.”
All three players suffered their injuries during the Broncos’ game against the Cardinals.
Joseph also said he’s hopeful tackle Jared Veldheer (knee), cornerback Adam Jones (thigh) and Shane Ray (wrist/ankle) will practice Wednesday and return in time for Sunday’s game.
Veldheer has dealt with a bone bruise since the Broncos’ Week 4 game against the Chiefs, while Jones exited during Denver’s game against the New York Jets.
Ray missed “Thursday Night Football” after suffering an injury during a Week 6 game against the Rams.
Joseph did not confirm whether Ray or Veldheer would participate in Wednesday’s practice, but said Jones “for sure will practice on Wednesday.”