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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Broncos G Chris Kuper practices fully

By Bill Williamson

Chris Kuper stepped closer to making his 2012 debut Sunday at New England when the Denver Broncos guard practiced fully Thursday. He had been practicing on a limited basis since the beginning of last week.

Kuper broke his forearm in August. Denver coach John Fox maintains that Kuper will be a game-time decision. At this point, I’d be surprised if he doesn’t play against the Patriots.

Broncos linebacker Nate Irving was also a full participant; he missed Sunday's game because of a concussion he suffered last week.

In other AFC West news:

Kansas City cornerback Brandon Flowers ended up practicing fully despite a heel problem; he was expected to be limited. Receiver Jon Baldwin (hamstring) and Ryan Lilja (back) also practiced at full speed.

The wife of Denver quarterback Peyton Manning will reportedly become a minority owner of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.