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Broncos close to full strength; give Louis Vasquez a 'rest day'

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With their only Thursday night appearance of the season now in their rearview mirror, the Denver Broncos were largely a healthy team as they took to the practice field Monday.

The team, having given the players the weekend off, had every player on the 53-man roster on the field for the practice. Safety Omar Bolden (foot) and Kayvon Webster (ankle) still are recovering and likely will appear on the team’s injury report this week as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.

Bolden was a game-day inactive for last Thursday’s win in Kansas City while Webster was injured in the game. The Broncos did hold right guard Louis Vasquez out of the practice -- the Broncos wore no pads or helmets in the workout.

“Really just kind of a rest day for him,’’ Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said following practice. “With what we’re doing (Monday), we gave him a break.’’

It was the first day defensive end Kenny Anunike practiced with the team since he had arthroscopic knee surgery in training camp. With defensive end Derek Wolfe suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs, the Broncos have been thin in the defensive front in their rotations.

When defensive end Malik Jackson left the season opener after taking a blow to the helmet, the Broncos finished the game with just four defensive linemen able to play. So Anunike is expected to be worked into the mix as quickly as he shows he’s ready for it.

“I felt no pain (Monday), zero pain,’’ Anunike said. “That’s a huge indicator. … I was going out there and felt fast, felt strong and felt powerful, I’ll be back out there as soon as I possibly can.’’