Simmons recorded four tackles (three solo), a pass defensed and an interception across 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks. Simmons showed his athleticism as he jumped high in the air to secure an interception late in the third quarter. The safety only recorded two interceptions all of last season, a threshold he'll look to pass this season.
The Broncos placed Simmons (ankle) on injured reserve Wednesday, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports. Simmons suffered a left high-ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Jets, and although the injury was initially believed to be minor, it will cost him the final three games of the season. The 24-year-old finishes his second NFL campaign with 68 tackles (49 solo), a sack and two interceptions in 13 games. Will Parks will likely serve as Simmons' primary replacement at strong safety the rest of the way.
Simmons is considered day-to-day with a "mild" high-ankle sprain, Nick Kosmider of The Denver Post reports. Simmons, who went down during Sunday's victory over the Jets, was listed as a non-participant on Monday's injury report, per Zac Stevens of BSN Denver. He seems unlikely to be ready in time for Thursday's game against the Colts, but he still has Tuesday and Wednesday to return to the fold.
Simmons (hand) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals. Simmons was limited in practice all week, and although initial reports were encouraging, the reserve defensive back will not be able to go Sunday, leaving Darian Stewart as the only true free safety on the roster.
Simmons was spotted with a soft cast on his left hand but is expected to play in Sunday's matchup with the Bengals, Troy Renck of Denver 7 reports. Simmons had four tackles in Sunday's win over the Colts but evidently injured his hand in the process. The specifics of the injury are still unknown, but look to this week's practice reports to determine Simmons status. If he does miss time, Darian Stewart will be the only free safety on the active roster.
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