zSep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) carries the ball as Baltimore Ravens defensive end Lawrence Guy (93) defends in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Ravens 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The Denver Broncos began practice for the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. A rarity to see the Broncos practicing during the evening rather than the afternoon, but with a short week, Gary Kubiak decided to let the players rest up before hitting the practice field.
The first injury report was announced after practice. Running back C.J. Anderson (Ankle/toe), safety Omar Bolden, (foot) and safety Darian Stewart (groin) were held out of practice this evening.
In other injury news, the following players were listed on the injury report, but participated fully.
QB Peyton Manning (back)
WR Demaryius Thomas (hand)
ILB Brandon Marshall (foot)
S David Bruton Jr. (hip)
OLB Lerentee McCray (groin)
Gary Kubiak did note that C.J. Anderson did have his ankle and foot rolled up on and that he was going to be okay. The absence from practice could be a precautionary reason.
A new name that has surfaced on the injury report was Darian Stewart. The safety who made the game-clinching interception, appeared to be okay throughout the game. Another big name is that Malik Jackson did not suffer a concussion, which is good news for the Broncos.
The game against the Baltimore Ravens appeared to bang up quite a few players, which comes as no surprise to how physical the game was. The fact that the Broncos only have a couple weeks to prepare for the game means Kubiak is taking no chances with the injured players.
The goal for the Broncos is to get them mentally prepared for a Thursday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. It will be a difficult turnaround going into Arrowhead Stadium, which has historically been a hostile environment.
The Chiefs open up as a three point favorite against the Denver Broncos. This will be the first time this season the Broncos open as the underdog.
Stay tuned to Predominantly Orange for more injury updates and news leading up to the Denver Broncos matchup against their bitter AFC West rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs.