The Denver Broncos could be without a key player on defense Thursday against the Oakland Raiders, as linebacker Wesley Woodyard is listed as doubftul with an ankle injury. The veteran player suffered a sprained ankle in the second quarter of the Broncos' 31-23 win over Tampa Bay and did not return.
Woodyard has 100 tackles in 12 games this season to go along with three interceptions, a forced fumble and five passes defensed. If the linebacker cannot play, the Broncos are expected to play D.J. Williams in his place.
Veteran wide receiver Brandon Stokely was listed as having limited participation in practice on Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game. Stokely has 449 yards receiving and five touchdowns on 36 catches this season, by far his best year since 2007.
Defensive end Robert Ayers (personal), tight end Virgil Green (hamstring), guard Chris Kuper (ankle), guard Manny Ramirez (back) and receiver Matthew Willis (knee) all had full participation in practice and are probable for Thursday's game.