On Monday, Head Coach John Fox said the team would take a “look-see” at guard Chris Kuper this week in practice.
It appears the look-see got started on Wednesday, as the team captain was on the field in full pads with the rest of the club for the start of practice.
Kuper hasn’t participated in practice since fracturing his forearm in training camp on Aug. 14.
On this week’s Elway Access, Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway hinted that Wednesday’s revelation could be coming.
“He’ll be practicing and get back into the swing of things this week, so we’ll see how the week goes,” Elway said of the seventh-year veteran, who has 73 career starts. “Any time you have a guy that’s a team leader like ‘Kup’ is, it’ll be nice to have him back out there in pads and back involved.”
Kuper led the breakdown of the team’s huddle to start Wednesday’s practice, drawing cheers from his teammates.
In addition, three players listed by Head Coach John Fox on the postgame Week 3 injury report were back on the practice field — running back Willis McGahee, cornerback Tracy Porter and tight end Jacob Tamme.
The two other players on the injury report after the Houston game — wide receiver Matthew Willis and linebacker Nate Irving — were on the field for stretch period, but were not wearing pads.