Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is expected to return to preseason action Saturday against the Texans, after missing the team's previous game against the 49ers with a quad injury, the Denver Post reports.
Falcons veteran running back Steven Jackson remains out of practice Thursday. He has been nursing a hamstring injury, but is still on target to be ready for the regular season opener against New Orleans.
The Falcons announced Thursday linebacker Marquis Spruill will miss the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn ACL in practice Wednesday. Spruill was drafted in the fifth round (168th overall) out of Syracuse.