Broncos get safeties Ward, Stewart back in lineup

DENVER (AP) Safeties T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart will return to the Denver Broncos' lineup Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Ward has missed a month with a sprained ankle and Stewart sat out last week at Pittsburgh with a pulled hamstring.

The game features backup quarterbacks Brock Osweiler and AJ McCarron in place of the injured Peyton Manning (foot) and Andy Dalton (hand).

Also out for the Broncos (10-4) are: receiver Cody Latimer, safeties Shaun Prater and Omar Bolden, cornerback Lorenzo Doss, center Sam Brenner and nose tackle Darius Kilgo.

Sitting this one out for Cincinnati (11-3) are: tight end Tyler Eifert (concussion), strong safety George Iloka (groin), receiver Mario Alford, defensive tackle Marcus Hardison, defensive end Will Clarke and offensive lineman Eric Winston.


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