Packers-Broncos: Player notes

Injury updates, news on individuals from each team

-- DT Justin Harrell will be sidelined for two weeks, if not more, after suffering a sprained ankle in practice Tuesday. With the team off Wednesday ahead of the Monday night game at Denver, Harrell's injury wasn't disclosed until Thursday. Harrell, this year's first-round draft pick, had the ankle rolled up on by an offensive lineman.

-- WR Ruvell Martin didn't practice Thursday because of a sore lower back, which flared up on him in practice Monday and Tuesday. Martin is to be further examined by Dr. Pat McKenzie on Friday to gauge his status for the game.

-- DL Cullen Jenkins was limited Thursday as he deals with lingering soreness in a sprained left ankle. The starter suffered the injury before the bye in the Oct. 14 win over Washington. A determination on his availability for Monday's game will be made this weekend.

-- WR Koren Robinson has three practices under his belt in his first week since being reinstated after serving a one-year suspension for a repeat violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. Head coach Mike McCarthy hinted Thursday that Robinson would be activated Monday. Robinson, who is feeling his way with the offense, would probably just return kickoffs in the game, although he was shaky handling those duties Thursday.

-- TE Bubba Franks was declared out for Monday. Franks is recovering from a sprained knee suffered in the last game. Ryan Krause, promoted from the practice squad earlier this week, will be the No. 2 tight end behind Donald Lee.

-- OL Junius Coston was limited in practice Thursday, as he deals with a sprained ankle sustained before the bye. Jason Spitz has taken the bulk of the first-team reps at right guard and likely will make the start there Monday.

-- C Scott Wells practiced Monday and Tuesday -- the team was off on Wednesday -- and expects to rejoin the starting lineup after missing the last game because of a fractured eye socket. Wells is wearing a protective shield on his helmet.

-- OL Jason Spitz, who started the last game at center with Scott Wells out, could be resuming his starting duties at right guard Monday. Spitz moved back to his natural spot with Junius Coston still out with a sprained ankle. Spitz hasn't started at right guard since aggravating a calf injury in the season opener.

-- CB Domonique Foxworth will go back to the nickel cornerback position if Champ Bailey returns. But he has a lot of value in that spot, especially this week against a Green Bay team that likes to spread the field.

-- TE Chad Mustard is behind Tony Scheffler on the depth chart. But Mustard isn't the same type of player as Scheffler, who has a lower leg injury. Scheffler can stretch the field with his speed, and Mustard is more of a blocker, so if Scheffler can't play, it would affect Denver's game plan.

-- RB Selvin Young could get an extra workload, whether Travis Henry (ribs) plays or not. Even if Henry plays, he is still in pain and unlikely to be ready for a full workload. The Broncos have confidence in Young, who would add a big-play element at halfback.

-- CB Dre Bly used to play Green Bay twice a year as a member of the Lions, and he has five interceptions off Brett Favre, his most against any quarterback.

-- WR Brian Clark saw some action on offense with Javon Walker out last week. Clark showed some big-play ability in the preseason, and the Broncos are hoping he develops into a consistent playmaker.

-- RB Andre Hall would likely see a lot of action on offense if Travis Henry is limited or doesn't play because of bruised ribs. Hall might get his chance later in the season, too, if Henry's appeal of a one-year suspension by the NFL is unsuccessful.

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