Thursday practice report: Welker returns for Broncos

FOXBOROUGH — Wes Welker returned to practice for the Broncos Thursday, just a few days after suffering a concussion and neck injury against the Chiefs.

Welker sat out practice Wednesday, as did Denver quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) and tight ends Julius Thomas (knee) and Joel Dreessen (knee), but all practiced Thursday. Welker, Thomas, and Dreessen were listed as limited by the Broncos, while Manning was reported as a full participant.

There were no changes to the Patriots’ practice report.

NEW ENGLAND

Did not participate:
TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee)

Limited participation:
WR Danny Amendola (groin)
CB Kyle Arrington (groin)
CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee)
S Steve Gregory (finger)
TE Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm/hamstring)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
CB Aqib Talib (hip)
RB Leon Washington (ankle)

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Full participation:
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
WR Matthew Slater (wrist)
RB Shane Vereen (wrist)

DENVER

Limited participation:
CB Champ Bailey (foot)
TE Joel Dreesen (knee)
TE Julius Thomas (knee)
WR Wes Welker (concussion)

Full participation:
T Orlando Franklin (ankle)
S Duke Ihenacho (ankle)
LB Nate Irving (shoulder)
T Winston Justice (finger)
G Chris Kuper (ankle)
QB Peyton Manning (ankle)
C J.D. Walton (ankle)