SIEMIAN LIMITED IN PRACTICE
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.
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.
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.