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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Carter, Ihenacho held out of practice

By Jeff Legwold

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With the Philadelphia Eagles' fast-break attack on the docket for Sunday, the Denver Broncos found themselves a little short-handed in the secondary in Wednesday’s practice.

Cornerback Tony Carter (right ankle) and safety Duke Ihenacho (right ankle) were both held out of the workout. Carter left Monday night’s win over the Raiders in the first half and did not return. His was the most serious injury the Broncos had in the game and he remains a question mark for Sunday’s affair. Ihenacho was originally injured in the Broncos’ win over the Giants and then tweaked the injury against the Raiders. Linebacker Paris Lenon (thigh) was also held out of Wednesday's practice.

Broncos coach John Fox had classified the injuries Tuesday as "nothing serious.''

Cornerback Champ Bailey (left foot), who has missed the Broncos’ first three games, was limited Wednesday. Bailey looked fluid in his movements in the open period of practice.

“He practiced all last week … and felt good, no setbacks,’’ Fox said. “And now we’re in the first day of a fresh week … when you don’t play football for a minute, it takes a little bit to get back in football shape and that’s kind of where we are now.’’

Tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) was also limited. Safety David Bruton (neck), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (left ankle), long snapper Aaron Brewer (rib), running back C.J. Anderson (knee), cornerback Omar Bolden (left shoulder), wide receiver Wes Welker (left ankle), wide receiver Eric Decker (right shoulder), guard Chris Kuper (ankle) all practiced fully.