In Denver, rookie receiver Demaryius Thomas is expected to make his NFL debut after spending much of the summer dealing with a recurring foot injury.
However, tackle Ryan Harris will miss his second game with an ankle injury he suffered in the final preseason game. Guard Chris Kuper (ankle/knee) is questionable. Like Harris, Kuper didn’t practice all week. Running back Laurence Maroney, acquired this week in a trade with New England, will not play with a thigh injury. He didn’t play in New England’s season opener last week because of the injury.
In Oakland, it appears guard Robert Gallery will not play Sunday against St. Louis with a hamstring injury. He is listed as doubtful and he didn’t practice all week. Oakland defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) and running back Michael Bush (broke thumb) will be a game-time decision. Seymour was hurt last week at Tennessee and Bush was hurt three weeks ago.