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6-7, 3rd in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For Broncos Wednesday linebacker Shaquil Barrett (hip) did some work off to the side with the Broncos' strength and conditioning staff, cornerback Isaac Yiadom (shoulder) was watching practice and defensive end Derek Wolfe (concussion) worked some with the strength and conditioning staff as well.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Tuesday's practice Broncos coach Vance Joseph said defensive end Derek Wolfe is the concussion protocol and did not practice. Wolfe was on the practice field during the workout, but did not participate. Also, wide receiver Courtland Sutton did not practice because of a thigh injury he suffered in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the 49ers. Because the Broncos play Saturday night they had a walk-through practice Tuesday -- Joseph said the team will use an on-field schedule early in the week it would use for a Thursday night game.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vance Joseph also said Monday cornerback Chris Harris Jr. "went for a scan'' on his injured leg Monday morning and was making progress -- Harris suffered a fractured fibula against the Bengals. "It's a broken leg, it's a healing process, it's more about that than his rehab, it just takes time. He a scan (Monday) morning and it's healing, but there is still a small break in his leg, the soreness is going away, but it just takes time.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Another day, another injury at cornerback for the Broncos. Vance Joseph said Monday rookie cornerback Isaac Yiadom suffered a right shoulder separation in the loss to the 49ers. Yiadom played 57 of the defense's 72 snaps in the game and did return to the game briefly after he suffered the injury as he tried to play with a harness on the injured shoulder. Joseph said Yiadom is day-to-day, but conceded it would "be tough'' for Yiadom to be ready to play by Saturday night against the Browns. Joseph said he believed Tramaine Brock, who has missed the last two games with a rib injury, would be able to play Saturday against Cleveland.

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George Kittle's 85-yard touchdown reception helps lift 49ers

George Kittle caught an 85-yard touchdown pass on the way to 210 yards receiving and became the 49ers' first tight end to reach the 1,000-yard milestone, leading San Francisco past the sluggish, injury-plagued Denver Broncos 20-14 on Sunday.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Certainly the Broncos have to win today against the 49ers for any of it to matter, but Denver didn't get much help in a playoff chase as the Dolphins moved to 7-6 with a win over the Patriots and the Colts moved to 7-6 with a win over the Texans. And the Ravens, who have the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Broncos are in overtime against the Chiefs

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: LB Shaquil Barrett, CB Tremaine Brock, G Nico Faleh, CB Chris Harris Jr., LB Jeff Holland, LB Brandon Marshall, DE DeMarcus Walker.

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Bradley Chubb, Broncos DE

Broncos rookie Bradley Chubb speaks with John Brickley about chasing down Jevon Kearse's rookie sack record.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Friday's practice Broncos coach Vance Joseph said linebacker Shaquil Barrett (hip), cornerback Tramaine Brock (ribs) and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (lower leg) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee), who has missed the last four games, is listed as questionable. "He's getting better, but we'll see how it works on Sunday,'' Joseph said.

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Von Miller on being the team's Walter Payton Man of the Year for his charitable endeavors, including Von's Vision: "I remember in 2011 with just the idea of starting something ... you fast forward to 2018 and see all the great stuff my team has been able to do with Von's Vision, it's really a true blessing. Never in a million years did I think it would be this big. I always dreamed of helping one or two kids, but to raise all the money we have and help over 6,300 kids has been a true blessing. I couldn't even imagine it being so dope, it's been an incredible journey to this point and still have a long way to go.'' Von also consistently mentions Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, Wesley Woodyard and Champ Bailey as some of those who helped him learn what he wanted to do in the community.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Thursday's practice Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team's newest arrivals -- cornerback Jamar Taylor and wide receiver Andre Holmes -- will be in uniform Sunday and play against the San Francisco 49ers."Absolutely,'' Joseph said. " ... You're going to see Andre out there playing on (special) teams and on offense and so is Jamar. Jamar is going to be our fourth (cornerback) this week.'' Holmes spent two seasons with the Raiders when current Broncos offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave was calling plays for Oakland. "He knows all four (receiver) spots,'' Musgrave said.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Wednesday's practice, Broncos offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave was asked about rookie wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton's day against the Bengals -- 47 snaps with no targets and no catches: "That was a tough game for a flanker, he had to go in there and block their safety, Shawn Williams, time after time and he came over to the sideline a couple times and asked 'Do we have any other plays? Any that I might get the ball in the air instead of being our sixth O-lineman? Which is what he was in the game, time after time blocking that strong safety ... We need to pay his fee and throw him some balls some time.''

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Team Stats

Passing Yards228.4
Rushing Yards130.2
Points For22.33rd
Points Against21.7