ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Denver Broncos were back to full strength for Thursday's practice.
Quarterback Peyton Manning (right ankle), linebacker Nate Irving (right shoulder) and tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) all returned to the field after being held out of Wednesday’s workout. All three were formally listed as limited.
Manning and Dreessen are expected to play in Sunday’s game against Kansas City, while Irving is still a question mark. For his part Manning did plenty of work with the starters and showed no signs of mobility issues as he moved through drills.
“He looked pretty good,’’ Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio said with a laugh. “He’s doing the things he needs to do.’’
Cornerback Champ Bailey (left foot) and safety Duke Ihenacho (ankle) also were listed as limited during the workout. Wide receiver Wes Welker, who had been limited in Wednesday’s practice because of an ankle injury, was a full participant Thursday and is expected to take his full allotment of work Sunday night.
Linebacker Danny Trevathan was excused from practice. He is expected back for Friday's practice and will play Sunday.