Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio watch intently late in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 5, 2013. (Photo by Steve Nehf/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
KUSA - With a steady rain Thursday during the Denver Broncos' practice, Champ Bailey was off to the side of the field slogging through puddles doing cardio work.
The Broncos have a nearby indoor training facility they can use for bad weather, but they practiced outside on the turf as they prepare to play the Giants in New York on Sunday.
"It's always important to practice in the elements. You don't know when you're going to run into them," Broncos coach John Fox said after practice. "It was really good for our guys to get a feel for it. ... I thought it was a good opportunity for our guys who handle the ball to be in those elements."
Bailey (left foot) and tight end Joel Dreessen (knee) worked out on an adjacent field as Peyton Manning and the Broncos went through drills. Manning donned a glove on his throwing hand.
Receiver Eric Decker (shoulder) was able to practice in full after being limited in Wednesday's practice. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard returned to practice Thursday after hurting his right ankle in the opener against Baltimore.
"I feel good today. I'll be back tomorrow full swing," Woodyard said.
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