HARROW, England (AP)Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson will start Denver’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium after practicing Friday with ”no limitations,” coach Nathaniel Hackett said.
Wilson was held out of last Sunday’s 16-9 loss to the New York Jets because of a strained hamstring.
”Barring any setbacks, we’re hoping to see Russell out there,” Hackett said. ”We want to see him get out there and be successful.”
Wilson was listed as a full participant in practice at the Harrow School outside London after being limited the prior two days.
Brett Rypien filled in for Wilson last week and threw for 225 yards and one interception as the Broncos lost their fourth straight game.
Wilson said this week that he could have played against the Jets.
”Russell is always going to think he can go, that’s what you love about the guy,” Hackett said. ”For us we wanted to be sure we gave him time – time to be able to get his mind right, his body right, everything. Being out here watching him throw, watching him move in the pocket, you felt a lot more comfortable than last week.”
Wilson is off to the worst start of his 11-year career, completing 58.6% of his passes with five touchdowns and three interceptions. He has missed just four games as a pro. On Wednesday, he said he was ”ready to roll” on Sunday.
NOTES: Friday is the 15th anniversary of the first London game in 2007, when the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins 13-10 at a muddy Wembley Stadium. Eli Manning completed just 8 of 22 passes for a mere 59 yards but Brandon Jacobs rushed for 131 yards in the victory.
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