Big news from Broncos country: Rod Smith is back at practice. For a look at just how important he is to this team, read Jim Saccomano’s article. Just a reminder – Smith was an undrafted wide receiver.
Some injury notes from Mason’s Morsels as of Wednesday:
Running back Travis Henry did not take part in Wednesday’s session because of bruised ribs. “Travis is a little sore right now,” Head Coach Mike Shanahan said.
Cornerback Champ Bailey was in uniform Wednesday, but his participation was limited. Bailey sat out last Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh and missed all of the practices on the Wednesday and Thursday leading up to the game and was limited on Friday.
Fellow cornerback Dre’ Bly, however, took part in the full day’s work.
“For the most part, I’m fine. I’m rehabbing it, and I’ll be fine for Monday night,” he said.
Tight end Tony Scheffler, who hobbled off the field with a lower leg injury Sunday night, also fully participated in the practice Wednesday. The same was true for safety Hamza Abdullah, who has been sidelined for over a month with a hip injury.
Defensive tackle Sam Adams, as is custom, did not take part in the Wednesday session.
For a detailed look into the previous five meetings between the Broncos and the Packers, check out the Mile High Report. Denver may have only won twice, but one of those wins was in the 1998 SuperBowl.