Only two Broncos didn't participate in Thursday's practice, but both of them were expected to be out. Cornerback Tracy Porter continues to deal with the return of symptoms similar to those he suffered when had a seizure in August. Offensive guard Chris Kuper also sat out with a severely sprained ankle and he'll likely be out for this Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Many of Payton Manning's targets at the wide receiver position are dealing with injuries this week, but all are practicing. Both Brandon Stokley and Demaryius Thomas were full participants in practice for the second day in a row. Stokley and Thomas are each dealing with knee injuries. Eric Decker was limited in practice on Wednesday, but his hip injury improved enough to allow him to be a full participant in practice today.
The Broncos currently sit one game up on the San Diego Chargers for first place in the AFC West, while the Carolina Panthers are struggling at 2-6 and sit half a dozen games back of the undefeated Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South.