Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (plantar fascia tear) will miss at least the next two weeks, the team announced Tuesday.
He had a consultation Monday with foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, and his foot will be in a walking cast for at least a week. According to this latest news, the soonest Manning could be back under center would be Dec. 13 at home against the Raiders, although coach Gary Kubiak was non-committal about whether Manning would be the team's starting quarterback when he is medically cleared to play. Brock Osweiler will start again Sunday against the Patriots, and the team is expected to work out former Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder on Wednesday to add depth.
Sanders (ankle/finger) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Though officially listed as limited, per the Denver Post, Sanders -- who has been dealing with a left high ankle sprain -- "was pretty much a full participant" at practice Wednesday, with the wideout indicating that he is hopeful with regard to his chances of playing Sunday night against the Patriots.
Brown (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's injury report, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
After he was contained to one limited practice last week, Brown received an inactive designation Sunday against Washington, and Cam Newton proceeded to have a career performance, tossing touchdown passes to five different receivers. Among those was rookie Devin Funchess, who turned eight targets into four receptions for 64 yards on a career-high snap count. If Brown returns to action Thursday in Dallas, he may have to operate under a reduction in his own snaps.
Ginn (knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's game at Dallas, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Ginn emerged from Week 11 with a knee injury, which was revealed to be slight due to his ability to practice in full both Tuesday and Wednesday. He currently ranks second among Panthers receivers with 66 targets, which could translate to success against a Dallas secondary that has 15.5 YPC and two touchdowns to wideouts over the last three contests.
Tillman (knee) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Redskins.
With Tillman on the shelf after missing two days of practice this week, look for Bene Benwikere to draw the start at cornerback opposite Josh Norman. This may leave the door open for Kirk Cousins and the Washington offense to target the second-year player in the passing attack.