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2-1, 2nd in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Monday cornerback Tramaine Brock, who left Sunday's loss in Baltimore with a left groin injury, underwent an MRI on Monday and said "it looks to be OK.'' Joseph said Brock should be able to practice by Wednesday or Thursday. Joseph said Adam Jones, who was a gameday inactive in Baltimore due to a thigh injury, should practice this week as well. The Broncos face the Chiefs next Monday night and Kansas City leads the league in scoring (39.3 points per game).

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

With Adam Jones a gameday inactive with a thigh injury, the Broncos have rookie wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton and rookie running back Phillip Lindsay fielding punts in pre-game. Both have had a few minor bobbles in the rain, but have been the only two players to field punts in the pre-game.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Of the four Broncos who missed practice time this past week right tackle Jared Veldheer and linebacker Brandon Marshall will play today against the Ravens while safety Adam Jones and safety Dymonte Thomas will not. Rookie cornerback Isaac Yiadom, who was getting some 1-on-1 coaching on Friday from Vance Joseph (a former defensive backs coach earlier in his career), is expected to get some situational work on defense against the Ravens.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: QB Kevin Hogan, LB Alexander Johnson, S Adam Jones, C/G Sam Jones, S Dymonte Thomas, DE DeMarcus Walker, T Elijah Wilkinson.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee) and cornerback Adam Jones (thigh) have been on the field, in a steady rain, going through some early drills to check their status for today's game. Both were formally listed as questionable. Marshall looked to be moving slightly better and said earlier this week he expected to play against the Ravens. Neither player practiced Friday.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee), cornerback Adam Jones (thigh) and safety Dymonte Thomas (abdomen) did not practice Friday. The Broncos formally listed all three players as "questionable'' for Sunday's game. Marshall said he still expects to be play. "We've got two more days, so we'll see,'' Broncos coach Vance Joseph said.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Friday's practice Broncos coach Vance Joseph said right tackle Jared Veldheer had been cleared from the concussion protocol. Veldheer practiced Friday and should play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens unless he has any symptoms over the next two days.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Peyton Manning once told me the best way to earn your team's confidence is to put in the work every day, without exception, and help the offense produce when the game is on the line. It's only two weeks into the season, but Case Keenum's teammates say the Broncos quarterback has consistently put in the work. And in the team's two game-winning drives Keenum is a combined 9-of-13 passing for 126 yards. The Broncos have a touchdown and a field goal on those two drives.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Thursday Broncos coach Vance Joseph was asked if rookie running back Phillip Lindsay continues to have a central role in the offense, would Joseph consider taking Lindsay off special teams -- Lindsay played 12 special teams snaps in the season opener and 10 special teams snaps against the Raiders this past Sunday. Joseph said: "We'll see, we'll see how much his workload increases ... Right now three backs are really working for us, who's hot that day gets reps, the gameplan determines who gets more turns, but right nowI think we're comfortable with him being a gunner and being an L-5 on kickoff and being a runner for us. We'll as the season goes how much his workload increases.'' At the moment Lindsay is third in the league in rushing (178 yards) and leads the Broncos in carries (29) and yards per carry (6.1).

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Thursday's practice Broncos coach Vance Joseph said right tackle Jared Veldheer (concussion), who was in some light individual drills with a helmet on at the start of practice, did not participate in the padded practice, but Joseph added he's "hopeful there'' about Veldheer's chances to play Sunday in Baltimore. Cornerback Adam Jones (thigh) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee) also did not participate. Joseph was asked about who would return punts against the Ravens if Jones was not able to play and Joseph said: "I feel hopeful Adam will work (Friday) and play on Sunday.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Certainly it's still early in the Broncos season, and his four interceptions still represent a bit of a red flag in the early going, but quarterback Case Keenum's accuracy and the Broncos' improved athleticism for more catch-and-run plays in Bill Musgrave's offense can be seen a bit in the early passing numbers, especially in pass plays of 21 yards or more. In last season's 2-0 start, the Broncos had 15 pass plays of 11 yards or more, but just four pass plays of 21 yards or more. In this year's 2-0 start the Broncos have 17 pass plays of 11 yards or more, but 11 pass plays of 21 yards or more.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Wednesday, cornerback Adam Jones (thigh), linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee) and tackle Jared Veldheer (concussion) did not practice for the Broncos. Coach Vance Joseph said he was "hopeful'' Jones and Marshall would be ready to play Sunday in Baltimore. Veldheer is in the concussion protocol and Joseph said Veldheer has not yet been cleared for additional activity. It was the first practice of the season the Broncos have had any players held out due to injuries.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos quarterback Case Keenum on knee soreness that kept him out of Wednesday's practice: "I woke up Monday a little sore, so I could have practiced today, I wanted to practice, but they wouldn't let me ... Come back and be ready to go (Thursday).'' When asked if he injured it on one of his three running plays in Sunday's win over over the Raiders, including a 7-yard scramble in the game-winning drive, Keenum said: "Guess I need to slide a few more times rather than running, bouncing off defenders ... but I wanted to get a first down.'' Chad Kelly worked with the starting offense Wednesday, including the team's walk-through. Keenum reiterated, however, he expects to practice the remainder of the week and play Sunday in Baltimore.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos quarterback Case Keenum will not practice Wednesday because of a sore knee. Keenum did receive treatment after Sunday's win over the Raiders as well as this week. He is expected to practice at least some Thursday and play Sunday in Baltimore. Chad Kelly will work with the starting offense on Wednesday with Kevin Hogan getting the scout team work.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards238.016th
Rushing Yards144.73rd
Points For20.319th
Points Against23.316th

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