Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders missed the team's last drive at Cincinnati due to back spasms, but he should be fine for Week 17 against Oakland, reports the Denver Post. Sanders caught six of seven targets for 70 yards, including 4- and 5-yard touchdowns in the third quarter, in the 37-28 loss.
Broncos coach John Fox told reporters Tuesday that strong safety T.J. Ward is day to day with a neck strain, per the Denver Post. Ward was knocked out of Monday's game against Cincinnati in the fourth quarter with the injury. MRI and X-rays came back negative, revealing no significant, season-ending damage.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers told reporters he "definitely" feels "a lot better" this week than last week from physical standpoint, per U-T San Diego. Rivers is nursing a bulging disk in his lower back after completing 33 of his 54 pass attempts for 356 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions in his team's 38-35 overtime win over the 49ers in Week 16.
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) was unable to practice again Wednesday as the team prepared for Sunday's game at Kansas City. Mathews has missed two straight games and nine overall this year.
Chargers cornerback Shareece Wright suffered a concussion in Saturday's game against the 49ers and will not return, the team announced. Wright suffered the injury late in the first half and was ruled out early in the fourth quarter.