SIEMIAN LIM­ITED IN PRAC­TICE

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Bron­cos quar­ter­back Trevor Siemian was lim­ited in prac­tice Thurs­day and split rep­e­ti­tions with rookie Pax­ton Lynch as they pre­pare to play at Ten­nessee on Sun­day.

“It was a pos­i­tive day, so we’ll see where we’re at to­mor­row,” coach Gary Ku­biak said. “What we asked (Siemian) to do to­day he was able to do, so we’ll see how he comes out of the prac­tice.”

Siemian was lim­ited in the team’s walk­through Wed­nes­day but was ex­pected to prac­tice Thurs­day and moved around well while throw­ing dur­ing the me­dia’s early view­ing pe­riod.

“He’s pro­gress­ing the right way,” Ku­biak said. “A big test to­day. He had this or­thotics in, so we’ll see how he comes in here to­mor­row morn­ing. … It’s very en­cour­ag­ing. We’re where we thought we would be to­day. We didn’t do much (Wed­nes­day) and our ex­pec­ta­tion (Thurs­day) was for him to take half of what was go­ing on and we were able to do that.”

In­side line­backer Bran­don Mar­shall (ham­string), did not at­tend Thurs­day’s prac­tice. He was in­jured in the third quar­ter at Jack­sonville last Sun­day. Ku­biak has said that Mar­shall is day to day, but his sec­ond absence this week puts his avail­abil­ity against the Ti­tans in doubt.

Long snap­per Casey Kre­iter, still deal­ing with a calf in­jury, also did not prac­tice Thurs­day. Cen­ter Matt Par­adis (hips) and wide re­ceiver Ben­nie Fowler (knee) were lim­ited for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive day.

Forsett assess­ment.

Wide re­ceiver Em­manuel San­ders said he has gained even more re­spect for Justin Forsett in the short time the vet­eran tail­back has been with the Bron­cos.

“It’s his ninth year in the NFL and he had an op­por­tu­nity to give us wise words to­day and talked in front of the team,” San­ders said. “I’ve gained even more re­spect for the guy. He un­der­stands what it takes to make it in this league and just to have his pres­ence. I re­mem­ber in 2014, we both went to the Pro Bowl to­gether … so ev­ery time I walk past him, I tell him, ‘Hey, let’s get back to that 2014, Justin,’ and he laughs.”

Ku­biak said of Forsett: “He knows ex­actly what’s go­ing on and I think he’ll be able to help us this week­end. My ex­pec­ta­tions are for him to spell (Devon­tae Booker) and play. Just re­ally nice to get some­body that is (up to speed) on what we’re do­ing. It’s a good pres­ence to have on our team.”

Prac­tice squad up­date.

The Bron­cos added de­fen­sive line­man Travis Rac­iti to their prac­tice squad, fill­ing the spot left va­cant when wide re­ceiver Kalif Ray­mond was signed to the 53-man ros­ter last week.

Rac­iti (6-foot-4 and 305 pounds) was signed to the Ea­gles’ prac­tice squad as an un­drafted rookie from San Jose State in 2015. In two pre­sea­sons — with the Ea­gles in 2015 and the Vik­ings in 2016 — he had a to­tal of 17 tack­les and three sacks.

Foot­notes.

Von Miller was a full par­tic­i­pant in prac­tice Thurs­day but was listed as hav­ing an el­bow in­jury. While not con­cerned about it, he said he might wear some type of brace Sun­day. … De­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Wade Phillips said he’d never seen a player get dou­ble-teamed as much as Miller did last Sun­day at Jack­sonville. When asked whether he viewed chip blocks as signs of re­spect from op­po­nents, Miller said: “I’m not look­ing for re­spect. I want to make plays.” … For­mer Bron­cos nose tackle Dar­ius Kilgo was waived by the Pa­tri­ots.

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