Broncos, Knowshon Moreno return to practice

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The Broncos released a practice report on Wednesday, but it was just an estimation of what players would have done because they didn’t actually start their practice week until Thursday.

According to that estimation, running back Knowshon Moreno would have been a limited participant. According to Lindsay Jones of USA Today, Moreno was on the field taking part in practice on Thursday.

It’s a very good sign that Moreno is going to be ready to go come February 2 at the Meadowlands. Jones also reports that cornerback Tony Carter was on the field after suffering a shoulder injury in the AFC Championship Game, which fits with the team’s estimation that the would have been a full participant in Wednesday’s practice if there was a Wednesday practice.

Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein, who is nursing a knee injury, wasn’t seen at practice, which took place in frigid conditions as Denver joined much of the rest of the country in the clutches of the polar vortex. That may be colder than Super Bowl Sunday turns out to be, but it won’t hurt to get used to it just in case the mercury dips in East Rutherford.