The Denver Broncos released their first full injury report prior to Monday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Most of the news was expected. However, there were two status updates on each end of the injury line that provide some surprise. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had full participation in Thursday's practice, which shows how much he has improved in his recovery from a torn Achilles. Still, he might not be active for the game.
Defensive tackle Marcus Thomas didn't practice, casting doubt that he will play in Monday's game. He's not fully recovered from a strained pectoral muscle, which has allowed Kevin Vickerson to move back into the starting lineup. Vickerson will play with Brodrick Bunkley, who looks ready to go after a knee injury in the preseason.
Ty Warren and D.J. Williams both have injuries that will keep them out, though Williams' dislocated elbow will only prevent him from playing for a couple of weeks. Warren's triceps injury will keep him out for several months.
Here is a complete Broncos injury report:
|David Bruton||S||Shoulder||Full practice|
|Brodrick Bunkley||DT||Knee||Full practice|
|Quinton Carter||S||Hamstring||Full practice|
|Chris Kuper||G||Toe||Full practice|
|Demaryius Thomas||WR||Achilles||Full practice|
|Matthew Willis||WR||Toe||Full practice|