ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - With home field advantage on the line this Sunday, several key Denver Broncos returned back to the practice field.
Receiver Wes Welker, defensive end Derek Wolfe and cornerback Kayvon Webster were all back on the gridiron on Wednesday. All three players had limited participation in the practice.
Welker suffered his second concussion in a four-game span against the Tennessee Titans on December 8. He was allowed to participate on a limited basis according to the NFL's concussion protocol.
''It was good to see him out there,'' Broncos head coach John Fox said.
Wolfe hadn't practiced since having a seizure-like episode on the team bus trip to the airport on Nov. 29 before the Broncos flew to Kansas City. He had been working out with the team's training staff for a couple of weeks.
''Football is a unique game in that you can try to simulate different things in the weight room and different areas, but until you get out there and start running around playing, it's not quite the same,'' Fox said. ''So, he's back out there. We've got everything under control. Now it's just a matter of him getting back into football shape.''
Wolfe has had a difficult year, beginning with a neck injury in the preseason and continuing with a food poisoning episode early in the season that caused him to lose a lot of weight.
Webster practiced for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right thumb on Dec. 13 after breaking it in two places the first half against San Diego the night before.
If Webster can handle the pain of playing with a cast, chances are he'll be active against the Raiders (4-11) when the Broncos (12-3) try to secure the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC playoffs.