Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th103.9 (20th)194.7 (28th)
Defense12th111.4 (16th)225.6 (11th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
95Agim, McTelvin DT6-33099/25/1997RArkansas
76Anderson, Calvin T6-53003/25/19962Texas
97Attaochu, Jeremiah OLB6-32521/17/19937Georgia Tech
34Bassey, Essang DB5-101909/12/1998RWake Forest
83Beck, Andrew TE6-32555/15/19962Texas
46Bobenmoyer, Jacob LS6-22355/28/1997RNorthern Colorado
72Bolles, Garett T6-53005/27/19924Utah
21Bouye, A.J. CB6-01918/16/19918UCF
80Butt, Jake TE6-62507/11/19953Michigan
53Calitro, Austin OLB6-02401/10/19943Villanova
29Callahan, Bryce CB5-918810/23/19916Rice
91Chickillo, Anthony LB6-325512/10/19926Miami (FL)
55Chubb, Bradley OLB6-42756/24/19963NC State
16Cleveland, Tyrie WR6-22059/20/1997RFlorida
35Cox, Jeremy RB6-02268/16/19961Old Dominion
79Cushenberry, Lloyd C6-431511/22/1997RLSU
20Dawson, Duke CB5-1019810/13/19953Florida
78Dotson, Demar T6-931510/11/198512Southern Miss
9Driskel, Jeff QB6-42354/23/19935Louisiana Tech
87Fant, Noah TE6-424911/20/19972Iowa
28Freeman, Royce RB6-02382/24/19963Oregon
61Glasgow, Graham G6-63108/19/19925Michigan
25Gordon, Melvin RB6-12154/13/19936Wisconsin
17Hamilton, DaeSean WR6-12063/10/19953Penn State
13Hamler, K.J. WR5-91787/8/1999RPenn State
96Harris, Shelby DE6-22908/11/19916Illinois State
92Harris, Jonathan DT6-52958/4/19962Lindenwood
27Harris, Davontae CB5-112001/21/19953Illinois State
22Jackson, Kareem SS5-101834/10/198811Alabama
10Jeudy, Jerry WR6-11934/24/1999RAlabama
47Jewell, Josey ILB6-223612/25/19943Iowa
45Johnson, A.J. ILB6-225512/24/19913Tennessee
93Jones, Dre'Mont DE6-32811/5/19972Ohio State
43Jones, Joe LB6-02312/21/19944Northwestern
30Lindsay, Phillip RB5-81907/24/19943Colorado
3Lock, Drew QB6-422811/10/19962Missouri
37Locke, P.J. DB5-102022/12/19971Texas
36Marshall, Trey SAF6-02072/13/19962Florida State
6Martin, Sam P6-12112/27/19908Appalachian State
8McManus, Brandon K6-32017/25/19917Temple
52Muti, Netane G6-33153/27/1999RFresno State
23Ojemudia, Michael CB6-12009/12/1997RIowa
85Okwuegbunam, Albert TE6-52584/25/1998RMissouri
81Patrick, Tim WR6-421211/23/19933Utah
59Reed, Malik LB6-22358/5/19962Nevada
66Risner, Dalton G6-53127/13/19952Kansas State
69Rodgers, Jake T6-63209/10/19912Eastern Washington
4Rypien, Brett QB6-22027/9/19961Boise State
71Schlottmann, Austin G6-63009/18/19952TCU
31Simmons, Justin FS6-220211/19/19935Boston College
11Spencer, Diontae WR5-81703/19/19922McNeese State
88Vannett, Nick TE6-62613/6/19935Ohio State
57Walker, DeMarcus DE6-42809/30/19944Florida State
73Williams, Sylvester DT6-232811/21/19888North Carolina
90Williams, DeShawn DE6-129212/29/19922Clemson
Injured Players
42Barron, Mark (IR) ILB6-223010/27/19899Alabama
32Bellamy, LeVante (IR) RB5-1019011/28/1996RWestern Michigan
99Casey, Jurrell (IR) DE6-130512/5/198910USC
89Fort, Austin (IR) TE6-42445/14/19952Wyoming
19Holmes, Andre (IR) WR6-42106/16/19887Hillsdale
58Miller, Von (IR) OLB6-32503/26/198910Texas A&M
98Purcell, Mike (IR) NT6-33284/20/19915Wyoming
40Strnad, Justin (IR) LB6-32388/21/1996RWake Forest
14Sutton, Courtland (IR) WR6-421610/10/19953SMU
35Thomas, Dymonte (IR) DB6-219911/30/19932Michigan
48Tuszka, Derrek (IR) LB6-42518/17/1997RNorth Dakota State
68Wilkinson, Elijah (IR) T6-63292/10/19954Massachusetts
Practice Squad
75Bailey, Quinn T6-632310/18/19951Arizona State
12Benson, Trinity WR6-01801/16/19971East Central (OK)
 Bortles, Blake QB6-52364/28/19927UCF
53Bradham, Nigel OLB6-22419/4/19899Florida State
19Brown, Fred WR6-119512/1/19932Mississippi State
 Cooper, Chris DB5-102023/17/19941Stony Brook
 Crockett, Damarea RB5-1122512/22/19971Missouri
33Holder, Alijah SAF6-21881/26/19961Stanford
 Kilgo, Darius NT6-332012/14/19915Maryland
50Morris, Patrick C6-33002/13/19952TCU
74Paulo, Darrin T6-53153/5/1997RUtah
 Sizer, Deyon DT6-42808/16/19961Colorado State-Pueblo
26Toliver, Kevin DB6-219911/24/19953LSU
54Watson, Josh LB6-22405/20/19962Colorado State
 
 
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Position Listing
Mike Purcell
News
Purcell (foot) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Coach Vic Fangio said after Sunday's loss to the Chiefs the 29-year-old was out for the season, so it was only a matter of time before he shifted to injured reserve. Purcell was playing the highest snap share of his career and had 15 total tackles and one sack prior to the Lisfranc injury.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Melvin Gordon
News
Gordon registered 68 rushing yards and one touchdown on 17 carries, adding two catches for 12 yards during Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Chiefs.

Gordon was forced to sit out last week's win over New England with a case of strep throat, but he was thrust right back into a No. 1 role as Phillip Lindsay exited partway through Sunday's defeat due to a concussion. Lindsay slashed his way his 8.8 yards per carry on nine attempts prior to his departure, while Gordon rushed to a less efficient 4.0 yards-per-rush average, scoring one of Denver's two TDs on the ground. If Linsday sits out Week 8, Gordon would be in line for a bellcow-like workload against the Chargers. Gordon is, however, still awaiting potential discipline from the league regarding an Oct. 14 DUI citation.

LeVante Bellamy
News
The Broncos placed Bellamy (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Bellamy operated strictly on special teams over the last three games even with Phillip Lindsay out of the lineup with turf toe, so his minimum three-game absence shouldn't affect the Broncos' backfield depth much. He's eligible to return Week 9 against the Falcons.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9
Shelby Harris
News
Harris (wrist) is back on the field for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.

Harris' presence is a much-needed boost for Denver's defensive front, given that Mike Purcell (foot) has already been ruled out. He'll slot back into his usual starting role at defensive end.

Jurrell Casey
News
Casey notched four solo tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble during Saturday's playoff win over the Ravens.

Casey didn't have a single multisack game during the regular performance, but he managed to bring down Lamar Jackson twice during Saturday's upset win. The veteran defensive end will look to keep up his momentum during next Sunday's AFC Championship Game against either the Chiefs or the Texans.

Injury
Biceps - Injured Reserve
Bradley Chubb
News
Chubb had two tackles (one solo) and one sack during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

The 24-year-old went without a sack in the first three games of the season, but he now has a sack in each of the past three contests. Chubb has 17 total tackles, 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble in six games.

Anthony Chickillo
News
Chickillo signed with the Broncos on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Chickillo will add depth to a linebacker group that already has two players -- Justin Strnad (wrist) and Von Miller (ankle) -- on injured reserve. Fellow reserve option Mark Barron is also dealing with a hamstring injury. While Chickillo was unable to make the Saints' final roster, he's a five-year veteran that has appeared in 65 games with the Steelers, accumulating 97 combined tackles and 7.5 sacks over that span.

Jeremy Cox
News
Cox reverted to Denver's practice squad after suiting up during the team's 43-16 loss to the Chiefs, per the NFL's official transaction log.

The Old Dominion standout garnered eight offensive snaps and 17 special-teams snaps during Sunday's drubbing, collecting one tackle on punt coverage. Cox's Week 7 appearance marked his second consecutive appearance on the active roster, so he may very well suit up against another division rival in the Chargers during Week 8.

Deyon Sizer
News
The Broncos promoted Sizer to the 53-man roster Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

The Broncos' depth at defensive end is slim, as Derek Wolfe (elbow) is on IR while DeMarcus Walker (ankle) and Adam Gotsis (elbow) are ruled out and Dre'Mont Jones (elbow) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Sizer, an undrafted rookie out of Colorado State, could have an immediate role on defense if Jones can't go.

Damarea Crockett
News
Crockett signed a contract with the Broncos' practice squad Thursday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Crockett was cut by the Packers before the season began, and this is his first stop outside of Green Bay. The Missouri product will provide organizational depth at running back as he pushes for a 53-man roster spot around the league.

Josey Jewell
News
Jewell picked up 10 tackles, two sacks and a pass defensed during Thursday's 37-28 win over the Jets.

Facing a third-and-six at midfield while down by eight late in the third quarter, Sam Darnold dropped back to try to spark the comeback, but he was swallowed up by Jewell for a nine-yard loss. Jewell's 10 tackles were his most since Week 1 of last season, and his two sacks represented a career high. Perhaps most impressive has been Jewell's play in coverage. Known mostly as an athletically-limited run-stuffer, Jewell had a pass defensed and made some solid plays in coverage. Jewell is playing more than most anticipated he would just a few weeks ago with the loss of coverage backer Mark Barron (hamstring), and he's making the most of his opportunities -- his 30 tackles through four games leads the team.

Jeff Driskel
News
Driskel (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Patriots, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Driskel struggled in his lone start against Tampa Bay this year, completing 17 of 30 passes for 176 yards, a touchdown and an interception, while Brett Rypien showed a bit of promise in his Week 4 win over the Jets. With Drew Lock (shoulder) returning to the lineup, Rypien will serve as the backup while Driskel watches the game in street clothes.

Phillip Lindsay
News
Lindsay (concussion) won't practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

With Lindsay in the NFL's concussion protocol and not able to practice yet, it will eventually be up to an independent neurologist to decide whether or not the running back can play Sunday against the Chargers. In the event that Lindsay doesn't gain clearance for the contest, Royce Freeman would be in line for added Week 8 work behind Melvin Gordon.

Kevin Toliver
News
The Broncos elevated Toliver to the 53-man roster from the practice squad Sunday.

With Davontae Harris ruled out of Sunday's game with a hamstring issue, the team elected to get in-house reinforcements. Toliver saw action in 12 games with the Bears last season, making 13 tackles (12 solo) and two pass breakups over that span.

Sylvester Williams
News
The Broncos signed Williams to the active roster Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Williams was cut last Friday and landed on the Broncos' practice squad, but following news that Purcell (foot) is out for the season, Williams was brought back to the active roster. McTelvin Agim is expected to start at nose tackle moving forward, but Williams should handle a decent workload with Purcell out of the picture.

Malik Reed
News
Reed had five tackles (four solo) and two sacks during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

The 24-year-old has only two career sacks prior to Week 6 against New England, but he now has two sacks in each of the past two contests. Reed has 22 total tackles and four sacks through six games in 2020.

Alijah Holder
News
Holder was signed to the Broncos' active roster Tuesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Holder takes the place of the suspended Kareem Jackson. The Stanford product's next snap will mark his NFL debut.

Nick Vannett
News
Vannett cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and returned to practice Sunday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Vannett suffered this concussion Wednesday but made a quick recovery. Heading into his fifth NFL season, Vannett is learning a new system but could secure the No. 2 role behind Noah Fant with a strong training camp.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 9 at Atlanta
Diontae Spencer
News
Spencer (shoulder) is day-to-day and will be monitored through the practice week, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Spencer missed this past Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, but coach Vic Fangio appears optimistic about the wide receiver's status moving forward. The 28-year-old didn't practice at all last week and will need to get on the field in some capacity this week to have a chance to suit up Sunday against the Chargers. If he can't shake the injury in time, KJ Hamler likely will handle punt return duties while Tyrie Cleveland brings back kicks.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 9 at Atlanta
Garett Bolles
News
Bolles (elbow) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Bolles was limited throughout practice this week with the elbow issue, but he wasn't in any real danger of missing time. Now healthy, Bolles will assume his usual starting role at left tackle for Week 2.

Darrin Paulo
No Updates
Andrew Beck
News
Beck (hamstring) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

The 24-year-old was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Chiefs but was back on the practice field Wednesday. Beck could avoid an injury designation for Week 8 if he's able to practice with no limitations by the end of the week.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 11
Duke Dawson
News
Dawson (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

After sustaining a concussion during Week 12's loss to the Bills, Dawson made the necessary steps through the league's protocol to suit up for this AFC West clash. The second-year corner has logged at least a 66-percent snap share in four straight games, so he could see similar usage in this contest.

K.J. Hamler
News
Hamler corralled two of three targets for 24 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-16 loss to Kansas City.

Though Denver was unable to generate a single passing touchdown Week 7, it was at least a balanced attack, with eight different Broncos contributing two or more receptions. Hamler made his first contribution on the final play of the second quarter, registering a 21-yard catch-and-run as time expired in the first half. The Penn State product was otherwise held quiet in what was his first appearance since aggravating a hamstring injury Oct. 1. Having made it through the contest with no issue, he's seemingly ready to go for a Week 8 matchup against the Chargers' No. 23 pass defense.

Kareem Jackson
News
Jackson (back) was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice, putting him on track to suit up Thursday against the Jets, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

It looks like Jackson's absence from Monday's practice was just precautionary with the team looking to keep him fresh on a short week. The safety has played every defensive snap through Denver's first three games, so he certainly earned the day off Monday.

Justin Simmons
News
Simmons recorded eight solo tackles and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 18-12 win over the Patriots.

Simmons hasn't left the field on defense this season, and the fifth-year safety is averaging seven tackles per game while adding two pass breakups, an interception and a fumble recovery. His work in pass coverage is less appealing, as he's allowed a 121.5 passer rating and three touchdowns when targeted this season. That's irrelevant for fantasy purposes, however, and Simmons continues to be a consistent contributor in that realm.

Justin Strnad
News
The Broncos placed Strnad (wrist) on injured reserve Monday, per the NFL's transaction list.

Strnad is expected to undergo wrist surgery that will force him to miss the entire 2020 season, so this news isn't quite surprising. Strnad will likely spend the season on the team's IR barring an injury settlement.

Injury
Wrist - Injured Reserve
Trinity Benson
News
The Broncos waived Benson on Saturday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Benson initially inked with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent back in 2019, but the team's crowded wideout room now leaves him without a spot. He could be a candidate to once again latch on to Denver's practice squad.

Fred Brown
No Updates
Dre'Mont Jones
News
The Broncos activated Jones (knee) from injured reserve Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Jones was handed a 4-to-6 week timeline after suffering a PCL strain in the Week 2 loss to Pittsburgh, and he'll make his return to the lineup Sunday against the Chiefs. During his stint on IR, Jurrell Casey (biceps) was ruled out for the season, so Jones could return to an expanded role at defensive end. The 2019 third-rounder posted four tackles and played 58 defensive snaps through the first two games of the year.

DaeSean Hamilton
News
Hamilton snared two of his three targets for 26 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Chiefs.

Hamilton's reception and yardage totals from Week 7 are his greatest outputs of the season, in what has been an inefficient year for the Penn State product. He's hauled in just five of the 14 total passes thrown his way in 2020, while a 4.1 yards-per-target average severely caps his fantasy upside heading into a Week 8 matchup against the Chargers.

McTelvin Agim
News
The Broncos selected Agim in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 95th overall.

Agim (6-foot-3, 309) was a four-year standout for Arkansas, though the team's defenses were often quite poor despite his presence. Perhaps he bears some responsibility for that, but it might have been beyond his control. He offers clear above-average athleticism on a stocky frame, with his 4.98-second 40-yard dash especially standing out. He's no Akiem Hicks, but Vic Fangio can still probably make a disruptive presence out of Agim.

A.J. Johnson
News
Johnson made nine tackles -- one for a loss -- in Sunday's 18-12 win over the Patriots.

Johnson leads the Broncos with 38 total tackles through five games, and he's added a sack as well. The 28-year-old linebacker posted 93 tackles last season, and now he's taken another step, leaving him on pace for 121 stops this year. Johnson plays nearly every snap since Todd Davis is no longer in Denver, and the production has followed, so fantasy managers in IDP formats should have their eyes on him.

Dymonte Thomas
News
Thomas has a knee injury and was using crutches Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Thomas was absent from Monday's practice but the nature of the injury was previously unknown. The 25-year-old played only 42 defensive snaps in 12 games last season, primarily serving as a special-teams contributor.

Injury
Demar Dotson
News
Dotson signed a one-year contract with the Broncos on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Broncos needed to add depth at tackle after Ja'Wuan James opted out due to COVID-19 concerns, and Dotson fits the bill. The 34-year-old is a seasoned veteran that started 100 games for the Buccaneers over 11 seasons. He'll have to beat out Elijah Wilkinson for a starting role in Denver, though.

Graham Glasgow
News
Glasgow is expected to miss the next few days due to a sprained ankle, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

Glasgow suffered the injury during Saturday's practice, and the issue forced him to miss Monday's practice as well. The 2016 third-round pick signed a lucrative four-year, $44 million contract with the Broncos this offseason to handle a starting role across the interior of the offensive line once healthy.

Injury
Illness - Reserve - COVID-19
DeMarcus Walker
News
The Broncos activated Walker (calf) from injured reserve Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Both Walker and Dre'Mont Jones (knee) were activated from IR on Saturday, and one of the two defensive ends could start Sunday's game versus the Chiefs because Jurrell Casey (biceps) is done for the year. Walker played just 21 defensive snaps through the first two games of the season and didn't record a tackle, so Jones may be favored in the competition.

Lloyd Cushenberry
No Updates
Brandon McManus
News
McManus made his only field-goal attempt but missed one of his two extra-point tries in Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Chiefs.

McManus was faced with snowy conditions, somewhat excusing his missed PAT, which was also his first this season. Through six games, McManus now sports 48 points.

Albert Okwuegbunam
News
Okwuegbunam corralled all seven of his targets for 60 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-16 loss to Kansas City.

The fourth-round rookie didn't make his first contribution on the stat sheet until the 6:43 mark of the second quarter, but he concluded the afternoon with more than double the receptions of Denver's No. 2 option. Starting tight end Noah Fant was unable to play last week against New England because of an ankle injury, paving the way for Okwuegbunam to attract six targets in that game. Fant was active against the Chiefs on Sunday, but Okwuegbunam equaled his seven targets. Both young tight ends shift focus to a Week 8 matchup against the Chargers and a defense that has surrendered four TE touchdowns on the season.

Chris Cooper
News
The Falcons activated Cooper from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Atlanta cut Hunter Atkinson to make room for Cooper on the roster. The 26-year-old cornerback spent most of last season on the team's practice squad, but he's still looking for a chance to make his NFL debut.

Derrek Tuszka
News
Tuszka (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

The 23-year-old suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. The injury isn't overly seriously, and Tuszka could rejoin the active roster in late November after spending the three-game minimum on injured reserve.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 11
A.J. Bouye
News
The Broncos activated Bouye (shoulder) from injured reserve Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

The Broncos' pass defense has been strong this season, allowing 204.2 yards per game (sixth in the league), but it'll face its toughest test of the season Sunday with the Chiefs coming to town. Bouye getting healthy will be a major boost for the secondary. The 29-year-old corner hasn't played since the season opener, but he's expected to immediately slot into a starting role for Denver.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 9 at Atlanta
Jake Rodgers
News
Rodgers is back on the Falcons' practice squad, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Rodgers was elevated to the Broncos' active roster prior to Thursday's 37-28 victory over the Jets. While he did not see any offensive snaps, he did get some action on special teams.

Austin Calitro
News
Calitro (hamstring) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The 26-year-old landed on injured reserve in late September with the hamstring injury, but he's eligible to return after missing the three-game minimum. Calitro exclusively played special teams prior to the injury and figures to fill a similar role once activated.

Mark Barron
News
Barron (hamstring) suffered a recent pectoral injury that will delay his return from IR, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Barron was placed on IR in late September to rehab a lingering hamstring issue, but while attempting to work back he's now sustained a completely separate pectoral injury. Though he'll technically be eligible to return as early as Week 6 versus Miami, it looks like Barron could be in line for an extended stint on IR.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9
Brett Rypien
News
Rypien will serve as Drew Lock's backup Sunday against the Patriots, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Rypien proved enough in his Week 4 start against the Jets, when he completed 19 of 31 passes (61 percent) for 242 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions, to earn the No. 2 quarterback job upon Lock's return to the lineup. Jeff Driskel is inactive as a result. Rypien won't play much this year as long as Lock stays healthy, but his short tryout could keep him in the Broncos' plans moving forward.

Essang Bassey
News
Bassey's recent rise made established veterans Isaac Yiadom and De'Vante Bausby expendable, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

A few weeks ago, Bassey looked like a potential developmental project after going undrafted out of Wake Forest. Now, with Yiadom traded and the presumed CB3 Bausby cut, Bassey could slot as high as CB3 or CB4 depending on the matchup and development of fellow youngsters Davontae Harris and Michael Ojemudia. Reports out of camp have been that Bassey performed well at nickelback in practice this week.

Patrick Morris
News
The Broncos claimed Morris off waivers Tuesday.

Morris spent the past two weeks in Pittsburgh filling in for Maurkice Pouncey, who was serving a two-game suspension. The offensive line in Denver is pretty solidified this late in the season, so he'll look to occupy a depth role should he remain on the roster for the rest of the season.

Injury
Arm - Questionable for Week 9 at Atlanta
Tim Patrick
News
Patrick (hamstring) wasn't present during the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

The Broncos have labeled Patrick day-to-day, and he currently looks to be trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's game against the Chargers. The 26-year-old will look to upgrade his level of practice participation Thursday and Friday.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 9 at Atlanta
Drew Lock
News
Lock went 24-for-40 passing with 254 yards and two interceptions during Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Chiefs. He also registered eight yards on three carries with a rushing score.

The second-year signal-caller has struggled in his return from an early-season shoulder injury, throwing to a 53.1 percent completion rate with no passing TDs and four INTs over the past two weeks. Denver's defense did enough last week to cover up the sophomore's errors, forcing three turnovers and allowing just 12 points to New England. Against the defending champions on Sunday, however, the Broncos could not withstand another sloppy effort from the offense. Including Week 1, Lock has one total TD pass in the three games he has been able to complete, while the offense is averaging 16 points per game in those contests.

Trey Marshall
News
Marshall will remain with the Broncos after the team placed a contract tender on the exclusive rights free agent Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Marshall helped provide depth in the secondary for the Broncos in 2019. The 25-year-old recorded 25 tackles (19 solo) and forced one fumble across 16 games. He will now look to earn a bigger role in 2020.

Joe Jones
News
Jones (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Jones was considered questionable for the Week 5 matchup against the Patriots before the game was postponed due to COVID-19, and the surprise bye week was enough to get Jones back to full health. The 26-year-old linebacker will suit up against the Patriots this Sunday and work mainly on special teams.

Von Miller
News
Miller (ankle) was spotted coaching his fellow outside linebackers while wearing a walking boot in practice Wednesday, Troy Renck of ABC Denver7 reports.

It's nice to see Miller taking on a leadership role and contributing however he can while recovering from his ankle injury, but his walking boot suggests he's still nowhere near returning to game action. Miller has been targeting a mid-December return, so it will likely take him a few more weeks to shed the boot.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 15
Sam Martin
News
Martin signed a three-year, $7.05 million contract with the Broncos on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The 30-year-old had spent his entire seven-year career with the Lions to this point, averaging 46.0 yards per punt with a long of 72 yards. Martin also handled kickoff duties, and he could compete with Brandon McManus for that job. Martin will at the least take over at punter through 2020.

Josh Watson
News
Watson (hamstring) was absent from the team's injury report Wednesday.

Watson was forced out of last week's game against the Patriots due to the hamstring injury, however, he's on track to suit up in Week 7. Now that the Colorado State product is back healthy, he'll likely assume his usual rotational role at inside linebacker for Sunday's game against Kansas City.

Noah Fant
News
Fant (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Fant started last week limited as well before upgrading to full participation Thursday and handling his typical workload in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. He should follow a similar path this week ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Chargers, who have allowed 53 yards per game and four total touchdowns to opposing tight ends over six contests this year.

Jacob Bobenmoyer
No Updates
Netane Muti
News
The Broncos activated Muti from the active/non-football injury list Monday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

Muti, a sixth-rounder in the 2020 draft, dealt with injuries during his last two years at Fresno State, limiting him to five appearances. As a result, the Broncos may have been giving him some leeway as the team prepared to begin the strength and conditioning portion of training camp.

Jonathan Harris
News
The Broncos waived Harris on Wednesday with a non-football illness, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

It's unclear what sort of ailment Harris is dealing with, but he'll be able to sign with another team once he clears waivers. The 23-year-old spent last season with the Bears and Broncos, suiting up in five games while accumulating eight tackles (four solo) across 78 defensive snaps.

Injury
Illness - NFI-R for Week 9 at Atlanta
Darius Kilgo
News
Kilgo signed with the Patriots on Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Kilgo was medically cleared after recovering from a torn quadriceps early in August. The 28-year-old nose tackle will seek to play his first NFL game since notching five tackles over 11 contests with the Titans in 2018.

Andre Holmes
News
Holmes (ankle) was released by the Broncos on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The Broncos acquired Holmes via waivers after he was cut by the Bills in early December. The veteran wideout went on to appear in three games with Denver, hauling in his lone target during that span for a five-yard reception before moving to injured reserve after suffering a high-ankle sprain. Holmes should be back to full strength by the time teams reconvene for OTAs, but it's unlikely he'll have a robust market as he heads into free agency. As a 30-year-old wideout who has topped out at 47 receptions, 693 yards and four touchdowns during any of his seven seasons, Holmes may have to wait until some bigger names at the position come off the board before landing a depth role with a team.

Injury
Michael Ojemudia
News
Ojemudia (quadriceps) is not listed on Thursday's injury report, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Ojemudia dealt with a moderate quadriceps issue during training camp, but he's managed to get fully healthy to begin the regular season. The rookie third-round pick doesn't have a clear path to a starting job with A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan in town, but he could handle a depth role during Monday's game against the Titans.

Dalton Risner
News
Risner (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

The 25-year-old underwent an MRI on his shoulder at the start of the week, but the injury won't impact his availability for Sunday's contest. Risner will slot into his usual spot at left guard for Denver.

Bryce Callahan
News
Callahan (wrist) was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice, putting him on track to suit up Thursday against the Jets, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Callahan's absence Monday looks to have just been a rest day after a busy Week 3 in which he played all but two of Denver's defensive snaps. He should be good to go at the Meadowlands on a short week.

Elijah Wilkinson
News
Wilkinson has a fractured shin bone and will be placed on injured reserve, Mike Klis of 9News reports.

Wilkinson had been starting at right tackle in place of Ja'Wuan James, who opted out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns. With Wilkinson sidelined, the Broncos will turn to third-stringer Demar Dotson at right tackle.

Injury
Shin - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9
Nigel Bradham
News
The Eagles released Bradham on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Bradham just finished the second season of his five-year, $40 million contract, and he recorded his lowest tackle total (61) since the 2015 season. According to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, this move will save the Eagles $4.5 million against the salary cap, and there's a slight chance he returns to the team on a low-cost contract. Otherwise, expect the 30-year-old to find a new franchise this offseason.

Quinn Bailey
No Updates
Jeremiah Attaochu
News
Attaochu (quadriceps) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

After missing yet another week of practice, Attaochu will miss a third straight game. Malik Reed started in Attaochu's place Week 6 against the Patriots and is expected to remain in that role after posting two sacks.

DeShawn Williams
News
Williams was elevated to the Broncos' 53-man roster Thursday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Williams hasn't played an NFL game since 2016 with the Bengals, but he spent training camp in 2019 with Denver. With Dre'Mont Jones (knee) sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks, Williams could see a depth role on defense as early as Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Austin Fort
News
The Broncos will place Fort (knee) on injured reserve, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Fort is still working his way back from the torn ACL that caused him to miss the entire 2019 campaign. Klis seems to imply that the Broncos will wait until after Saturday's cut deadline to place Fort on injured reserve, in which case he won't be subjected to waivers, which would leave the door open for a potential 2020 return.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9
Courtland Sutton
News
The Broncos placed Sutton (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Such a move was expected after Sutton sustained ACL and MCL tears in his left knee during Sunday's loss to the Steelers. The loss was a double whammy to the Broncos offense after Drew Lock picked up a rotator/labral issue in his right shoulder in the same game. With the QB out for at least the next two games, Denver will turn to Jeff Driskel under center, and all of Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, KJ Hamler, DaeSean Hamilton, Diontae Spencer and Tyrie Cleveland (hip) to cover for Sutton. After entering the campaign with so much promise, Sutton concludes his third year as a pro with just one appearance, three catches and 66 yards on his ledger.

Injury
Knee - ACL + MCL - Injured Reserve
P.J. Locke
News
Locke was promoted to the active roster Thursday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

An undrafted rookie out of Texas, Locke was part of the active roster already in Week 1 but didn't see the field. He'll again provide depth in the secondary for the Week 3 matchup against Tampa Bay.

Calvin Anderson
No Updates
Blake Bortles
News
The Broncos signed Bortles to the practice squad Monday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Bortles was released by the Broncos on Saturday, but he'll stick around as a scout team quarterback. The Broncos will push forward with Drew Lock as their starting quarterback, Brett Rypien as the backup and Jeff Driskel as the No. 3 option. If any of the three get hurt, Bortles likely will get called up again.

Austin Schlottmann
No Updates
Jerry Jeudy
News
Jeudy caught two of four targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Chiefs.

Jeudy enjoyed an impressive start to his rookie season, posting at least 55 yards in each of the first four games. However, the first-round pick has just two receptions in each of the last two games, totaling 52 yards between the two contests against New England and Kansas City. Those defenses aren't easy for any pass-catcher, but the Broncos' offense needs Jeudy to start making plays if it wants to turn this season around.

Royce Freeman
News
Freeman registered 12 rushing yards on three carries, adding a five-yard reception during Sunday's 43-16 loss to Kansas City.

Freeman fielded 18 offensive snaps in Week 7, as Phillip Lindsay was forced to exit late in the second quarter because of a concussion. If Lindsay were forced to sit out Sunday's upcoming matchup against the Chargers' 14th-ranked rush defense, Freeman would once again be inserted into the No. 2 RB role as a complement to Melvin Gordon. Freeman garnered nine offensive touches Week 6 against the Patriots as Gordon sat out with a case of strep throat, meaning he could be in line for a similar workload against Los Angeles if Lindsay is unable to clear concussion protocol.

Davontae Harris
News
Harris (hamstring) was a full practice participant Thursday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

The Illinois State product was able to get on the field for a third of Denver's special-teams snaps Weeks 1 and 2, but he's been deemed inactive for each of the Broncos' past two contests while working his way back from injury. Now able to partake in practice without restrictions, Harris is trending towards playing Sunday afternoon in a road trip to Foxborough.

Tyrie Cleveland
News
Cleveland (hip) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Cleveland wasn't able to suit up against the Steelers in Week 2 due to a hip injury, but he now appears back to full health. The rookie seventh-round pick looks like he'll be available against the Buccaneers on Sunday, but he's not likely to materialize as a productive fantasy option.

Jake Butt
News
Butt (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

The 25-year-old sat out Sunday's loss to the Chiefs after being considered questionable, but he's back at practice Wednesday. Butt could received the questionable tag again if he's unable to progress to full practice participation by Friday.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 12