The offensive line was the primary talk of Friday’s practice at Broncos Headquarters.

Max Garcia (credit: CBS)

Max Garcia (credit: CBS)

Starting Left Guard Evan Mathis was held out of practice today with a bother-some hamstring. Mathis has been dealing with this issue for a while. He should be ready to go on Sunday in Oakland. His understudy, Max Garcia, should see some action this weekend.

Evan Mathis (credit: CBS)

Evan Mathis (credit: CBS)

Ty Sambrailo, the starting Left Tackle, was declared out for Sunday by Head Coach Gary Kubiak. This will be the second week in a row for moving parts along the offensive line.

Kubiak is optimistic, “I think we’re going to play a lot of people. I think you’re going to see Max [Garcia] play some. You’re going to see [Tyler] Polumbus play some. I think you’re going to see us play deep up front with some of things we’ve got going on. Ty [Sambrailo] has made a lot of progress. We felt really good about today, his work today and we’re hoping that we’re back to full-go on Wednesday.”

Reserve Wide Receiver Cod Latimer was ruled out for Sunday as well. The Denver Broncos play the Oakland Raiders Sunday on CBS4. Kickoff is at 2:25 p.m.

Update from CBS4 Sports Photojournalist Brian Madden