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Emmanuel Sanders practices despite hip injury

Denver Broncos v San Diego Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 13: Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 13, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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As the Broncos prepare to welcome quarterback Brock Osweiler back to Denver on Monday night, one of Osweiler’s favorite targets likely will be ready to catch passes from the Houston quarterback’s successor.

Mike Klis of reports that receiver Emmanuel Sanders is practicing on Tuesday, despite a hip injury suffered five days ago against the Chargers.

With six days until the next game, Sanders has even more time to heal. No official practice report is due from the team until Thursday, so it won’t be known whether he’s limited in practice until then.

The Broncos and Texans have eye-dentical records of 4-2. The Broncos need to beat Osweiler for a variety of reasons, not the least of which comes from a desire to validate the decision to let him leave.