June 11, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey (24) during mini camp drills at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Champ Bailey was a full participant at practice Wednesday for the first time since he injured his left foot in a preseason game at Seattle on Aug. 17.
Bailey hopes to make his 2013 debut Sunday when the Broncos (5-0) host the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5), something team owner Pat Bowlen implored of him after Denver's 51-48 escape at Dallas.
Three defensive starters who got hurt in that game - middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard (neck) pass rusher Robert Ayers (left shoulder) and cornerback Chris Harris (concussion) - didn't participate in practice Wednesday.
Woodyard is tied for the team lead with 35 tackles. Ayers is second on the team with a career-best 4½ sacks, and Harris is tied for the team lead with two interceptions.
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