As the Broncos hoped, the status on Travis Henry and Selvin Young remained quo as they went through Friday’s practice. They both fully participated in the session, and are each listed as probable for the game.
Henry’s off-the-field status also remains unchanged, Head Coach Mike Shanahan said after the 90-minute practice, which took place in sub-freezing temperatures.
“I haven’t heard a thing,” Shanahan. “There’s been rumors. I haven’t heard anything. It’s just speculation. I think it started with the NFL Network; they came out with something, but we haven’t heard a thing.”
The wait for a ruling on Henry’s appeal — which he made a fortnight earlier in Phoenix — isn’t a distraction, Shanahan said.
“When it happens, it happens,” Shanahan said.
While Henry and Young are expected to play, running back Andre Hall was ruled out with a high ankle sprain — the injury through which he played last Sunday. He was the only Bronco not to practice on Thursday or Friday.
Two Broncos are listed as questionable — wide receivers Glenn Martinez and Javon Walker. Martinez did not miss any practice time this week, while Walker saw full work Thursday and Friday after being limited on Wednesday.
Fellow wide receiver Brandon Stokley is listed as probable after suffering a knee bruise Sunday; he did not practice Wednesday but had full work on Thursday and Friday.
Meanwhile, in Oakland, quarterback Daunte Culpepper did not practice Friday; he is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Josh McCown, who started for the Raiders at Denver in September, is listed as probable with a left finger injury and made it through the full practice Friday.