Leary (knee) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Leary's knee issue was previously reported as unlikely to impact his Week 1 availability and it seems like this notion has been confirmed following his return to practice without limitations. The 29-year-old started 11 games for Denver last season.
Leary (knee) is considered to be a game-time decision for Friday's preseason game against Washington, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Leary wasn't ruled out during Wednesday's injury report, suggesting he'll be re-evaluated prior to Friday's kickoff. Although Leary did not practice Wednesday, there seems to be growing optimism surrounding his chances of playing.
Leary did not participate in Sunday's practice due to a sore knee, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Leary could have played Sunday if necessary, but the team is being smart with their starting guard. Expect Leary to return to practice later this week as he's simply dealing with minor knee soreness.
After sitting out for OTAs and minicamp with a foot injury, Leary is ready to participate in training camp, Jon Heath of 9 News Denver reports.
Having Leary ready to go is a big development for the Broncos' offensive line, as Leary was far and away the team's highest-graded blocker per Pro Football Focus, which ranked him as a top-10 guard. As Leary missed the end of last season with a back injury and has long battled knee soreness, rest will likely continue to be a big part of his summer as the Broncos look toward Week 1 against Seattle. An underrated storyline to follow during camp will be Leary's return to the left side after playing out of position at right guard last season. His renewed place on the line should help Leary build on his first season in Denver and help out second-year left tackle Garett Bolles, who played inconsistently with a revolving door of Max Garcia and Allen Barbre next to him last season.
|3||9/23/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|7||10/18/18||@ ARI||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/18||@ OAK||8:15 pm|
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