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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Broncos as close to healthy as they can be

By Jeff Legwold

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos made it a clean sweep for Thursday’s practice as they prepare for Sunday’s AFC Championship.

With safety Mike Adams (thigh bruise) having practiced fully in Thursday’s workout, the Broncos had all 53 players on their roster as full participants and listed no players as having been limited.

Adams had been limited in Wednesday’s practice.

“Everybody practiced full, we had nobody limited or did not participate," said Broncos head coach John Fox.

It means the Broncos will make all of the decisions for their gameday roster -- seven players will be declared as inactives 90 minutes before kickoff -- based on their game plan and special teams duties rather than health. The Broncos did put cornerback Chris Harris Jr. on injured reserve Tuesday with a season-ending knee injury, and signed cornerback Marquice Cole. Cole, who has always been a quality special teams player in his career, has practiced the past two days as the Broncos try to get him up to speed.

"A good athlete, a good guy, works hard at his craft -- both on and off the field," Fox said.