Demaryius Thomas says he's 'way better,' ready to play

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said his ankle injury shouldn’t keep him out of the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Thomas, who had his ankle stepped on by a teammate in Wednesday’s practice, did not practice on Thursday. Thomas took part on a limited basis on Friday and was formally listed as probable by the Broncos for Sunday’s game.

“It feels way better, way better,’’ Thomas said following practice.

Asked if he would be ready to go against the Bills, Thomas said; “Let’s go.’’

Thomas was limping slight in the end zone at one point during this past Sunday’s win against the Kansas City Chiefs but said the current injury was in a different spot.

“I tweaked it in the end zone a little bit … but I actually got stepped on this time,’’ Thomas said.

And on how much he did in Friday’s practice, he hadded; “I did enough, I was able to get out and run, felt OK.’’

Julius Thomas, who has missed the last two games since injuring his left ankle against the St. Louis Rams, took part in Friday’s practice on a limited basis and was formally listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Thomas has consistently said this week that he’s “close’’ to a return, but he has also not taken part fully in a practice since his injury.

Cornerback Aqib Talib (left hamstring) practiced fully this week, including Friday, and is expected to start against the Bills.

Tight end Jacob Tamme (ribs), defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (elbow), safety Quinton Carter (knee) all took part in Friday’s practice on a limited basis and were listed as questionable.

Wide receiver Cody Latimer, who was having concussion symptoms in Thursday’s practice, did not practice Friday and is under the league’s concussion protocol. He will miss Sunday’s game.

And cornerback Kayvon Webster (right shoulder), running back Ronnie Hillman (left foot) and Montee Ball (right groin) all worked with one of the team’s strength coaches during practice Friday. All three will miss Sunday’s game.