ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Kick returner Trindon Holliday is doubtful for the Denver Broncos' season finale against Kansas City because of a sprained ankle.
The injury has sidelined him all week and prevented him from working on ways to cut down on fumbling. He has five fumbles on returns to go with touchdowns on a punt return and a kickoff return.
Coach John Fox said the cure for that is "you just practice. You work on it. No different than a running back or quarterback as far as in the pocket, receivers after they catch the ball. Anytime you have that ball, you have the other 10 guys' best interest in hand. It'll be something that we'll continue to work on."
Jimmy Leonhard is expected to handle punt returns and Omar Bolden the kickoff returns if Holliday doesn't play Sunday against the Chiefs.
Cornerback Tracy Porter (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday. He was injured last week just three snaps into his first game since Oct. 7. He had been sidelined after experiencing symptoms similar to those he had before a seizure during training camp.
"That's so unfortunate because he's been waiting for this opportunity to get back in there. And I just hope he's OK. I think he will be but only time will tell," cornerback Champ Bailey said.
Right guard Chris Kuper is 50-50 for Sunday after participating on a limited basis for the second straight day. He's been sidelined with a sprained left ankle and migraines.
Fox said he wasn't worried about Kuper's availability heading into the playoffs.
"He practiced for the first time yesterday and then today. I think he's making good progress," Fox said. "He's been out for a little bit. We're just going to make sure he's ready to play football and we'll make that decision day to day."
Kuper has played in just six games this season. He missed the first month with a broken forearm and five of the last seven games after spraining his left ankle, the same one in which he tore ligaments in a gruesome injury on New Year's Day.