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QB Peyton Manning practiced in full again Friday, is listed as probable and will play against San Diego. He continues recovering from an ankle injury that has not cost him any playing time but did keep him from practicing on Oct. 23, four days before Denver's win over Washington, and for the two practices leading into the Broncos' bye week.

TE Julius Thomas was a full participant Friday and listed as probable. Thomas dealt with complications from a slow-to-heal high ankle sprain for nearly two full seasons before finally getting healthy late last year, but this injury is not similar.

WR Wes Welker (ankle) participated in all of Friday's practice and was listed as probable.

G Chris Kuper practiced Friday and was listed as probable. Kuper has been dealing with ankle problems since fracturing his leg and tearing ankle ligaments on Jan. 1, 2012.

C J.D. Walton was placed on the 53-man roster after practicing the last three weeks following a stint on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Walton has not played since Sept. 30, 2002, when he fractured his ankle against the Raiders. He underwent a second surgery on the ankle in June, which forced him to the sideline until the last three weeks. He practiced Friday and was listed as probable.

S Duke Ihenacho was listed as questionable Friday after taking part in limited practice. Ihenacho has sat out four consecutive practices because of an ankle injury suffered in the first half on Oct. 27.

OT Orlando Franklin was listed as probable after taking part in full practice Friday. He played Oct. 27 against Washington after missing the Indianapolis game with sprains in his left knee and ankle.

CB Champ Bailey was ruled out of Sunday's game after not practicing for a third straight day Friday. He has not played or practiced since suffering a re-aggravation of his foot sprain on Oct. 20 at Indianapolis.

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