Reporting from Denver on Tuesday, NFL Network’s Michelle Beisner noted that Broncos WR Brandon Marshall, who was reinstated to the team over the weekend, took part in a full portion of practice in preparation for Sunday’s season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Marshall didn’t speak to the media.
“He’s a good football player,” Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said of Marshall. “If he’s ready to go, and we go through this week of practice and we feel like that’s the direction that we should play on Sunday, then certainly we all know what he can do as a football player.”
The news also initially appears favorable for starting QB Kyle Orton, who returned to practice for the first time since dislocating his knuckle during the team’s third preseason game. Beisner noted that Orton wore a glove on his throwing hand during Tuesday’s practice, something he normally doesn’t do.
The Broncos haven’t announced a starter, but backup QB Chris Simms believes Orton will play against the Bengals: “I know he’s feeling pretty good. He should be ready to go.”