ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- For a guy who didnt get away during the bye week, Aqib Talib was sure in a good mood Monday.He sang. He danced. He crowed.Following his first practice since Oct. 28, Talib said his balky back was feeling great, the cortisone shot and all that rest and rehab doing wonders for his mobility and his mood.Hey, yall better come get this, Talib hollered at a group of reporters gathered around running back Kapri Bibbs on the other side of the locker room.Hey Kapri! Kill your (stuff). Im talking, Talib said. Ive got announcements to make. Lets talk.And that big proclamation was ...Im back, baby!So, clearly Talib is feeling better as the Denver Broncos (7-3) prepare for a Sunday night showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs (7-3).Talib, who missed two games, said hes confident he can finish out the season without any more back problems.I feel great, like Im going to finish great, even better, Talib said. I got a three-week break so my legs feel extra fresh and I just feel like super fresh right now.Talib stuck around Denver during the break to get treatment and work on his conditioning alongside defensive end Derek Wolfe , who missed the last game with a hairline fracture in his right elbow.Both were full participants in practice Monday along with rookie fullback Andy Janovich, who ditched his cast for the first time since breaking his right hand in a game against Houston on Oct. 24.Itll give us (more options) because obviously the last few weeks Ive been pretty limited in what I can do so weve been using a lot more tight ends, Janovich said. So, itll get me back in the game. Its just one more personnel (grouping) for them to think about.The Super Bowl champs are remarkably healthy heading into a daunting homestretch that includes four AFC West games and a visit from the rival New England Patriots.Its always good when we get in that huddle, man, and you see everybody, all the guys, Talib said. So, itll be good. Were well-rested, we should come out and play real good.The only players who missed Mondays practice were wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, whose wife was preparing to give birth, and center Matt Paradis, who is dealing with a sore hip and has been held out of practice for much of this month.Inside linebacker Brandon Marshall said his sore hamstring was feeling a lot better after the bye.I think were poised for a nice run, Marshall said. Were all well-rested and ready to go, man.Indeed, the locker room had a post-victory vibe.Its always a good vibe. Were not 3-7. Were 7-3, Talib said. So, why wouldnt the vibe be good in here? You hear me? No. 1 pass D. Theres no reason for it not to be a good vibe.Although less animated, fellow cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was just as excited about Talibs return.Oh man, it just makes my job a lot easier, said Harris, who can go back to playing the slot now. Just being able to have a guy out there that knows whats going on and has that communication thats always on point. It just makes it to where I dont really have to talk to everybody all game.And I think everybody feels fresh, ready to roll, Harris said. We just know this is our time when weve got to turn it up another notch. This is a time where a lot of teams fall off.Game notes The Broncos re-signed former Ravens WR/returner Marlon Brown, whom coach Gary Kubiak had pledged to bring back when he waived the fourth-year pro on Aug. 4 because of a bad back. To make room, they waived corner back Taurean Nixon. ... With a dozen missed extra points in Week 11, Marshall said he likes the rule that moved the PATs back to 33 yards. 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Socceroos midfielder Bradden Inman has suffered a broken leg in pre-season training in a disastrous start to life with his new club Peterborough United.Inman, 24, only signed with the English League One outfit last month after three seasons with Crewe Alexandria and is now set for an extended spell on the sidelines.The Adelaide product, who previously represented Scotland at under-19 and under-21 levels, tweeted a picture from his hospital bed and said he was devastated to have suffered the injury.Inman is yet to represent Australia but was an unused substitute for the 2-1 friendly defeat against England at Sunderlands Stadium of Light two months ago.This setback will likely deny Inman - at least in the short tterm - the slow, steady integration into the Socceroos set-up that coach Ange Postecoglou had planned for him.ddddddddddddPostecoglou said in May he wanted Inman to follow the same trail blazed by Massimo Luongo, who kick-started his career from Englands third tier by becoming a key figure of the Australian side.Thats the opportunity that obviously exists for (Inman) but obviously this is just the first stage, Postecoglou said.It took a long time for Mass (Luongo) or even Bailey Wright and guys like that to actually become regular members of our team. 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