Champ Bailey, Duke Ihenacho only Broncos not practicing Thursday


Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey works on injury rehabilitation during practice Wednesday at Dove Valley. (John Leyba, The Denver Post)

Only two Broncos missed Thursday's practice: cornerback Champ Bailey and safety Duke Ihenacho.

Both worked off to the side during the practice, putting their status for Sunday's game in doubt.

Other than that, the team looked relatively healthy with just one more practice remaining before facing the Chargers at San Diego on Sunday. As the week has progressed, it's appeared that linebackers coach Richard Smith has been working more and more with the defensive in general, helping ease the duties on Jack Del Rio as he functions as both interim coach and defensive coordinator.

A full injury report will be available later Thursday.

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