Starting cornerback Xavier Rhodes has been cleared to practice and was a full participant in this afternoon’s session at Winter Park.
Rhodes suffered a concussion during a scary collision with safety Andrew Sendejo late in the second quarter of Sunday’s 31-14 win over the Chargers. His head snapped back and he lay face down on the turf for a couple of minutes before being helped to the locker room. He did not return.
On Monday, coach Mike Zimmer said Rhodes was “feeling great” and he was optimistic about his chances of playing against the Broncos on Sunday.
“I’m always concerned about my players any time they get hurt,” he said. “But Xavier’s pretty tough. He’s pretty tough. So I knew he’d be alright.”
Two days later, Rhodes had cleared all the hurdles in the NFL’s concussion protocol. He is expected to play this weekend against the Broncos.
Wide receivers Charles Johnson (ribs) and Jarius Wright (hand) did not practice today, nor did Sendejo (knee) and defensive end Justin Trattou (foot).
Linebacker Audie Cole (ankle) was listed as a limited participant.