Doesn't look good for Ball and Newton, but JJo has a good chance to go.
Head Coach Gary Kubiak
(on injury updates) “As far as the guys that did not practice, (CB) Alan Ball did not practice. (T Derek) Newton did not practice and (OLB) Brooks (Reed) did not practice. Of those three guys, Alan Ball worked with the trainers. The other two were inside. Other than that, everybody was back at practice.”
(on if CB Johnathan Joseph could start on Monday) “I think we’ve got to keep going. It’s a long week. What’s today? Friday? So we’ve still got three days before we play and all the steps have been positive. Yesterday, he did more today. Same thing with (ILB) Bradie (James). They’re all heading toward playing, but I think until we get there, we have to be smart and see what’s going on.”
(on if they’re still game-time decisions) “Well, I think if they all come out of practice, these guys we’re talking about, come out of practice fine tomorrow, they should be ready to go, should be no setbacks. You’re talking about some players that have been out for a while and we’re bringing them along with a process here. It’s not like he went out there and took 100 percent of the snaps today, but it’s been good.”
(on RT Derek Newton’s status) “You know what, he got sore. That was his first workout back yesterday, got sore on us so we shut him down today. He will, hopefully, go back tomorrow and if the steps he takes are good over the course of the next couple of days, he could still be there. In response to his first time back on the field, we shut him down today.”