ENGLEWOOD – Neither Tracy Porter nor Trindon Holliday were at practice Wednesday morning as the Broncos began preparations for the regular-season finale, while Chris Kuper worked off to the side with a team trainer during the opening periods of practice.
Porter suffered a concussion on the first defensive series Sunday, his only action after being inactive the previous nine games. Holliday sprained his ankle, but the sprain is considered mild; nevertheless, the Broncos may opt to be cautious and hold him back for the playoffs, especially since he needs some practice time to try to correct the fumbling issues that have dogged him since he arrived in October, with five fumbles or muffs in 10 games on the team.
Kuper hasn’t played since Dec. 2 because of scar tissue in his ankle, a lingering effect from the multiple ankle injuries he suffered this year — on Jan. 1 and again on Nov. 4. He played two games (Nov. 25 at Kansas City, Dec. 2 against Tampa Bay) after spraining the ankle Nov. 4, but has been held out since the 26-13 win over Oakland on Dec. 6.