Broncos’ Moreno on track to play vs. Chiefs

Updated: November 29, 2013, 3:04 PM ET

Jeff Legwold |

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was a full participant in Friday’s practice and looks on track to go from using crutches to leave Gillette Stadium earlier this week to being in the lineup Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Moreno left Sunday night’s loss in overtime with a bone bruise to his right ankle, but did return a few plays later to finish out a 37-carry, 224-yard night. Following the game, Moreno was using crutches to get to and from the trainer’s room. He was held out of practice Wednesday, but practiced both Thursday and Friday.

“He was able to work, took all of his normal reps (Friday),” said Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio.

The Broncos formally listed Moreno as probable for Sunday’s game. And other than losing defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (right hip) to injured reserve this week, the Broncos made it to a key AFC West showdown relatively healthy for the Week 13 game.

Tight end Julius Thomas (right knee), who was held out of the Patriots’ game, practiced throughout the week, including Friday, and is also on track to play against the Chiefs as well if he continues to improve. Thomas was limited in Friday’s workout and formally listed as questionable.

Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (shoulder) was also limited in Friday’s practice and remains a question mark. Cornerback Champ Bailey (left foot) practiced fully Friday and looks set to return to the lineup. Bailey has said he expects to play for the first time since re-aggravating his injury Oct. 20 against the Colts.

Cornerback Omar Bolden (concussion) practiced fully Friday and is expected to be available against the Chiefs and was listed as probable.

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