The Denver Broncos practiced Wednesday with two key members.
Broncos safeties T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart were each limited in practice. In addition, guard Louis Vasquez (knee) was limited for the Broncos. Panthers defensive end Jared Allen (foot) was limited for the Panthers while linebacker Thomas Davis (arm) and running back Mike Tolbert (knee) fully participated.
Getting both Ward (ankle) and Stewart (knee) back at practice is key for the Broncos' secondary, which was decimated late in the AFC Championship game. Kubiak has insisted he expects both to play versus the Panthers, barring a setback.
Facing a dual threat quarterback like Cam Newton and the NFL's No. 2 rushing offense Sunday, the Broncos will need both safeties on the field for most of the Super Bowl. Both Ward and Stewart ranked in the top 25 at their position in run defense, per Pro Football Focus.