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QB Peyton Manning did not practice Wednesday, as has become his custom since he injured his ankle in October. He is expected to practice Thursday and play against the Titans.

TE Julius Thomas practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. He has missed the last two games with a knee injury.

TE Joel Dreessen did not practice Wednesday, but like Peyton Manning, he has been held out of Wednesday practices frequently this season. Dreessen had two knee surgeries this summer, leading to the Broncos' mid-week caution.

RB Knowshon Moreno saw limited work in Wednesday's practice. Moreno bruised his ankle against New England, but played a week later at Kansas City. Moreno is 158 yards away from the first 1,000-yard season of his career. Moreno has 1,256 yards from scrimmage this year and is on pace for 1,675 yards from scrimmage, which would be the best for a Broncos player since Clinton Portis racked up 1,905 in 2003.

WR Demaryius Thomas practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, but is expected to play against Tennessee. Thomas injured his shoulder in the first quarter at Kansas City, but returned and caught a 77-yard pass, his longest since Week 1.

KR/PR Trindon Holliday was at practice Wednesday, but did not take part after injuring his shoulder against Kansas City on Sunday. He is considered "day-to-day."

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. He injured his shoulder on the final play before halftime against New England and was inactive at Kansas City. He is considered "day-to-day."

WR Eric Decker was named the AFC's offensive player of the week after catching a Broncos-record four touchdown passes against the Chiefs last Sunday. Decker is just 29 yards away from his second consecutive 1,000-yard season.

DT Mitch Unrein played a season-high 50 percent of the snaps Sunday, replacing injured starter Kevin Vickerson. Unrein finished with a season-high three tackles in his third career start.

CB Champ Bailey practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, three days after playing for the first time since Week 7. Bailey's repetitions were limited against the Chiefs, and he missed part of another series because he had the wind knocked out of him.

DL Malik Jackson was limited in practice Wednesday with a knee problem. Jackson is being counted upon to fill the void created by the injury to Derek Wolfe.

LB Danny Trevathan is one of just two Broncos defenders to have started every game this season, along with Terrance Knighton. Trevathan leads the Broncos with 95 tackles.

DL Derek Wolfe is out of a hospital but is still being evaluated to determine the cause of seizure-like symptoms that kept him from traveling to Kansas City last weekend. Wolfe did not practice Wednesday, and no timetable for his return has been set.

QB Brock Osweiler received another day of practice with the first team when Peyton Manning sat out Wednesday. Manning has not practiced on a Wednesday since prior to the Week 7 loss at Indianapolis.

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