Trevor Siemian doesn’t practice on Wednesday

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Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said earlier this week that the team’s plan is for Trevor Siemian to be on the field against the Falcons this weekend despite a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder, an approach that Siemian said he’s on board with on Tuesday.

Siemian also noted the importance of mental reps when discussing the possibility of being held out of practice during the week and he got a chance to test out that theory on Wednesday. Siemian did not practice with his teammates, leaving rookie Paxton Lynch to run the offense as they kicked off their practice week.

Kubiak reiterated that Siemian doesn’t have to practice in order to play this weekend, but Siemian will have to show the Broncos that he’s well enough to handle the job one way or another for his name to appear in the lineup.

“We don’t ever want to put anyone out there who can’t do their job,” Kubiak said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post.

Thursday will bring another opportunity for Siemian to get on the field, although it won’t be his last as Kubiak said he’s willing to take the quarterback decision all the way to Sunday before making a call.