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Gazette Premium Content Broncos' McDaniels doesn't rule Orton out for Chargers

FRANK SCHWAB Updated: November 16, 2009 at 12:00 am

ENGLEWOOD – Josh McDaniels wouldn’t commit to Kyle Orton starting at quarterback this week against San Diego, but the Denver Broncos coach isn’t ruling him out either.

Orton, who missed the second half of Sunday’s game against Washington with a left ankle injury, is “questionable,” this week, according to McDaniels. McDaniels didn’t know when or if Orton would be able to practice this week.

“Not sure exactly how it’s going to go,” McDaniels said. “We’re going to see how he progresses over the course of the next few days.”

Orton went through tests, McDaniels said. McDaniels said it “looked a little gruesome” on the film, but it is a good sign Orton hasn’t been ruled out. Whether backup quarterback Chris Simms gets more repetitions in practice will be based on when Orton is ready to practice.

“We’ll have to see if and when Kyle is ready to go – whether it’s Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or not at all – we’re going to have to see how it goes,” McDaniels said. “He’s definitely not out for the game. We’re hopeful he can be ready to go.”

McDaniels did say offensive tackle Ryan Harris, who has missed two games with a toe injury, will not return this week.

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