It’s not uncommon in the NFL for teams to have players banged up at any given point in the season. The Denver Broncos — unfortunately — are not immune to that. The injury bug bites every team in the league, some harder than others, but this year has been pretty good for the Broncos after a disastrous 2013.
For the first time since October 3rd, the entire Broncos roster participated in practice as the team prepares for the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. That fact in itself makes this already a great start to game week for the Broncos and their fans, especially after last season when guys were being signed off the street late in the season to try to come in and provide a boost on the defensive side of the football.
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Questions still remain as to which players coming off of injury will or will not play, but after some scary injuries suffered by David Bruton Jr., T.J. Ward, and Orlando Franklin, for everyone to be practicing is newsworthy both for the Broncos on the field and also off of it.
This practiced marked the first time since clearing concussion protocol that either Bruton or Franklin had worn helmets in practice.
These are all good signs for these players suiting up on Sunday, and for an entire 53-man roster to be suited up and preparing as though they are going to play, the Broncos will have an unusual depth to the roster that certainly wasn’t there this time last season.
Having all hands on deck will help the Broncos hopefully beat the Colts on Sunday afternoon on their way to a second straight AFC Championship matchup.