ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With linebacker Danny Trevathan on track to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, the Denver Broncos will be at full strength as they play their first game coming off a Week 4 bye.
Trevathan, who suffered a fracture at the top of his tibia in an Aug. 12 training camp practice, practiced fully on Monday and again on Wednesday. He was the team’s leading tackler last season and his return gives the Broncos plenty of options in their personnel groupings on defense, especially since his replacement, Brandon Marshall, has performed well enough to be tied for the team lead in tackles after three games.
“I still think [Marshall] is going to play a lot," cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said “ … But getting Danny back means we have everybody in there and can do whatever we need to do."
Asked about how Trevathan has worked in practice, Broncos head coach John Fox said following Wednesday’s practice: “He looked good Monday as well, it’s good to have him back. … He’s very happy to be back."
Overall, following their earlier bye week since 2006, the Broncos are healthy as safety David Bruton Jr. (ankle) was the only Broncos player held out of Wednesday’s practice. Linebacker Lerentee McCray (knee), who has not played since the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, was limited in practice as was guard Louis Vasquez.
Fox said Vasquez, who has battled some stiffness in his back this season, had a “rib cage’’ injury. Vasquez has not missed a game since he signed with the Broncos before the 2013 season and is expected to be in the lineup on Sunday.