The Denver Broncos received encouraging news on Wednesday with the return of four starters to practice. Elvis Dumervil, Brandon Lloyd, Knowshon Moreno and D.J. Williams are back on the practice field. However, Champ Bailey is not practicing, along with Marcus Thomas, Julius Thomas, Demaryius Thomas and Eddie Royal.
Dumervil, Lloyd and Moreno all missed last week's game due to injuries incurred during Week 1's loss to the Oakland Raiders. Williams had a dislocated elbow during the preseason that has healed to the point that he can practice.
Bailey injured his hamstring during Game 1 and he looks day-to-day right now. His absence was surely felt late in the Bengals game when Jerome Simpson had an 80-plus yard catch that eventually led to a touchdown.
Among the other injured, Marcus Thomas is still recovering from a strained pectoral muscle. Julius Thomas will be out for a couple of weeks with an ankle injury, while Eddie Royal is also out for a couple of weeks following his groin injury. Demaryius Thomas is making his way back from a torn Achilles and a broken finger.
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