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0-1, 4th in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Friday's practice Broncos coach Vic Fangio said cornerback Bryce Callahan (foot) and linebacker Todd Davis (calf) will both be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. Things can always change in the next day or so, but judging by the open period of Friday's practice Davis looks a bit closer to returning to the lineup. On Callahan, Fangio said: "I do see him getting better. We're just going to have to keep seeing some progress (Saturday) and Sunday.'' And on Davis, Fangio said: "Still don't know if we'll play him this week, questionable, but he definitely turned a corner and he's ready to play.''

Cruz: Bears' D will lead them past Broncos (0:44)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Thursday if linebacker Todd Davis, who suffered a calf injury in the first week of training camp, played Sunday against the Bears, Davis wouldn't quite be ready to play his usual allotment of plays. "It would unrealistic for him to go out there and play 50 plays a game,'' Fangio said.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On the injury front for the Broncos, coach Vic Fangio said Thursday linebacker Todd Davis was "much improved'' and that "I was much encouraged by what he was able to do (Wednesday),'' so Davis continues to be on track to play at least some Sunday against the Bears. Fangio also said cornerback Bryce Callahan, who did not play in the preseason because of a foot injury and did not play in the loss to the Raiders Monday night, would take part in Thursday's practice on a limited basis.

Miller or Mack: Who would you start a franchise with? (1:22)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

As soon as the Broncos put a cast on wide receiver Tim Patrick's left hand Monday night before the team had even left Oakland Alameda Coliseum the belief was Patrick would be headed to injured reserve. The Broncos formally made that move Wednesday morning and have re-signed wide receiver River Cracraft to that roster spot. Cracraft was with the team throughout the offseason program and the preseason so already knows the playbook. Cracraft is the team's sixth wide receiver. They kept five wide receivers in uniform for Monday night's loss to the Raiders as rookie Juwann Winfree was a gameday inactive.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Raiders converted 10-of-14 third-down plays Monday night (71 percent success rate). And while that number was far too high for Broncos coach Vic Fangio's liking, he also said it was indicative of some of the defense's issues on first and second down. That's because the Raiders faced 10 third-down plays of third-and-4 or shorter in the game and converted seven of those short third-down plays for first downs, including three third-and-1s on the same drive.“More of a reflection of our first and second down defense rather than our third down defense,'' Fangio said. “ … Just kind of (the Raiders) winning the grudge part of the down.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday he did not have an update on tackle Ja'Wuan James (knee) and wide receiver Tim Patrick (hand). Both players left Monday's loss in Oakland. Patrick had a cast on his hand/wrist when he left the stadium. Fangio also said he did not have a timetable for cornerback Bryce Callahan (foot) to return to the lineup. On Callahan, Fangio said: "There's a chance this week, but there was a chance last week too.'' Callahan didn't play in any of the Broncos' five preseason games after the injury forced him out of a scrimmage at the stadium in July, just after training camp opened.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The split at running back for the Broncos in Monday night's loss in Oakland was 34 snaps, 11 carries, four catches for Phillip Lindsay; 30 snaps, 10 carries, one catch for Royce Freeman; and one snap for Devontae Booker. And at wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton each played 57 snaps with seven and eight targets respectively while Dae'Sean Hamilton played 49 snaps with four targets..

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos offense will take more than its share of the criticism for Monday night's loss in Oakland, but the Raiders did neutralize the Broncos' pass rush. The Broncos did not sack Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr as neither Von Miller nor Bradley Chubb was credited with as much as a quarterback hit in the game.

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Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 in 1st game after Brown's release

Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass on the opening drive of the season, rookie Josh Jacobs ran for two scores and the Oakland Raiders responded to a tumultuous week surrounding former receiver Antonio Brown by beating the Denver Broncos 24-16 on Monday...

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos right tackle Ju'Wuan James injured on the last play. Trainers were looking at his knee. He walked to the bench and he's talking to one of the doctors.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos kicker Brandon McManus is taking some kicks from the dirt infield and made it with plenty to spare from 45, 47 and 56 yards, He also made kicks from each hashmark in the dirt.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives for Monday night's game against the Raiders: CB Bryce Callahan, LB Todd Davis, FB Andy Janovich, DE Dre'Mont Jones, LB Joe Jones, C/G Corey Levin, WR Juwann Winfree.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vic Fangio also said after Saturday's practice Diontae Spencer, who was claimed off waivers last weekend, would return punts for the Broncos Monday night. "I think he looks natural catching the ball, which is always job No. 1, he's quick and fast.'' Spencer returned a double-take worthy 191 punts in four seasons in the Canadian Football League, including 82 last season. By contrast the Broncos had 30 punt returns as a team in 2018 and River Cracraft led the team with 12 punt returns. Broncos special teams coach Tom McMahon said: "He does have speed, he can get away and make his own return. He does have good decision-making, he's been out there -- 191 reps in Canada -- he's walked right into this league and looked very, very comfortable, looked like an NFL return man.'' On those 191 punt returns McMahon said: "It's real, there are great punters in the Canadian Football League, just like the NFL, so he's catching real hang time ... it's a bigger field, he's got to get some balls that are kicked to the edges.''

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Team Stats

Passing Yards249.018th
Rushing Yards95.020th
Points For16.0Tied-25th
Points Against24.0Tied-15th