ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Quarterback Russell Wilson remained a limited practice participant on Thursday, and he took part in throwing drills during the media-observation period of practice as Denver approaches a Week 7 meeting with the Jets.
Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett said Wilson looked “very good” throwing the football on Wednesday, but he declined to share the split of practice reps.
“We want to be sure that we’re taking care of Russ, making sure that he’s getting ready for the game,” Hackett said.
While Hackett said Wednesday he would be the one to make the final determination regarding whether Wilson would play against New York, he noted Thursday that there will be a series of conversations ahead of the decision.
“First and foremost, it’s Russell,” said Hackett of whom he will speak to about Wilson’s status. “I want to be sure I’m talking with him, communicating with him, making sure that he’s in a good mindset, that he’s in a good place that he can go play high-caliber football. Obviously the medical team is huge. We want to make sure we do right by the doctors. They’re the ones that understand everything that’s going on. And then [General Manager] George Paton. Those are really the people that we’re talking [to]. We’re [having] a very open dialogue and making sure we can put somebody out there that’s healthy and that can go out there and play at a high level.”
Guard/center Quinn Meinerz (foot), defensive tackle D.J. Jones (ankle) and inside linebacker Josey Jewell (knee) all improved to limited participants. Jewell had not practiced since suffering an injury against the Colts. Cornerback Essang Bassey (hamstring) remained out of practice for the second consecutive day.
Defensive lineman DeShawn Williams (back) was added to the report as a limited participant with a back injury.
Russell Wilson said he’s hoping to play on Sunday against the Jets as he battles a hamstring injury.
Also, HC Nathaniel Hackett announced that OLB Aaron Patrick will miss the remainder of the 2022 season with a torn ACL.
OLB Aaron Patrick and CB Essang Bassey also suffered injuries in the game.
The Broncos listed seven players as questionable.
Quarterback Russell Wilson (right shoulder), running back Mike Boone (foot), cornerback Darius Phillips (hamstring) and defensive lineman Mike Purcell (ankle) improved to full participants on Friday.
Justin Simmons, meanwhile, said he hopes to play on Monday night against the Chargers as he works his way back from injured reserve.
“He wants to be out there competing for this team, so we’ll just make sure that we take care of him and do the right thing to get him to as close to 100 percent as we can,” Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett said.
The team is still working through its options before deciding on who will replace Bolles as the new starter at left tackle, Hackett said.
Tackle Garett Bolles was also carted off the field late in the game.
Quarterback Russell Wilson was not given a game status, which indicates he’ll be available for the Broncos’ “Thursday Night Football” matchup.
“I’m doing good,” Wilson said. “Hanging in there. You play a competitive game, you get banged up a couple times here and there.”
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