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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Bailey practices, listed as questionable

By Jeff Legwold

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey maintained his progress through the week and has been formally listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Raiders.

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Bailey was limited in Saturday’s practice, but showed enough for the Broncos to not rule him out as they had in the first two weeks of the season.

Bailey, who returned to practice this week and has not played since suffering a left foot injury in the Aug. 17 preseason loss in Seattle, said through the week he was “very close’’ to being ready to play. Even if the Broncos weren’t inclined to start him, they do play various six- and seven-defensive back packages Bailey could appear in if he continues to make progress Sunday and Monday.

On Saturday, the Broncos did add defensive end Shaun Phillips to the injury report with back spasms. He did not take part in practice and has been listed as questionable. Tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) also was listed as questionable.

Safety Duke Ihenacho (right 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), and guard Chris Kuper (ankle) all practiced fully and were listed as probable.