Phillip Lindsay

#30 RB / Denver Broncos / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 190 lb Age: 26 College: Colorado Bye 5

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    Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Tops century mark as lead back

    Phillip Lindsay rushed 23 times for 101 yards but wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 18-12 win over New England.Lindsay worked as the lead back in his return from a toe injury with Melvin Gordon sidelined by strep throat, and he responded with the sixth 100-yard rushing performance of his three-year NFL career. Royce Freeman mixed in with 30 scrimmage yards on eight carries and one reception, and Lindsay's lack of involvement in the passing game was disappointing. Still, Lindsay's rushing prowess should earn him a sizable share of Denver's backfield snaps moving forward, even if Gordon's able to return in Week 7 against the Chiefs.

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    Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Starting on Sunday

    Phillip Lindsay will act as the primary back with Melvin Gordon (illness) ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.Lindsay will slide into the starting role after the Denver Broncos chose not to have Gordon fly with the team to New England. The fact Gordon was cited for a DUI and speeding charges earlier in the week also complicates matters, though the NFL has yet to issue any sort of punishment regarding the alleged incident. Lindsay has not played since Week 1 due to a toe injury, but he's been a capable starter each of the past two years, accumulating back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

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    Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: May lead backfield Sunday

    Phillip Lindsay may be the Denver Broncos' primary running back Sunday in New England due to uncertainty surrounding Melvin Gordon's (illness) health, Zac Stevens of reports.Gordon's illness isn't related to COVID-19, but coach Vic Fangio said, "They've totally diagnosed what it is, how to treat it and there is a possibility the treatment will be quick & effective. If it's not, then he won't play." The running back also has a recent citation for driving under the influence hanging over his head. If Gordon ends up being inactive, Lindsay's sole competition for RB reps will be Royce Freeman, unless the Broncos make a short-term addition to the active roster. On the season, Lindsay has seven carries for 24 yards and one catch for 11 yards, all of them from Week 1, when he sustained a turf toe injury.

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    Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Could start Week 6

    Phillip Lindsay could lead Denver's backfield Sunday against the Patriots if Melvin Gordon (personal) receives a suspension, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.Lindsay hasn't taken the field since Week 1 due to a toe injury, but he's on track to make a return from a three-game absence this weekend. While the Denver Broncos would ideally ease Lindsay back into action as part of a timeshare with Gordon, the latter's arrest late Tuesday on DUI and speeding charges complicates his Week 6 status. Regarding Gordon, who didn't practice Wednesday, the Broncos remain in discussion with the NFL about possible disciplinary responses, which could include a suspension. In the event that Gordon is sidelined Sunday, Lindsay would stand to inherit the bulk of Denver's backfield work, while Royce Freeman would serve as his primary backup.

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    Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Denver-New England postponed again

    Phillip Lindsay and the Denver Broncos won't play the Patriots on Monday after the game was postponed until Week 6 due to a third positive COVID-19 test in the New England organization within the past eight days, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.The Broncos and Patriots are now tentatively scheduled to play Sunday, Oct. 18 in Week 6, which was originally a scheduled bye week for New England. Denver, meanwhile, had been in line to host the Dolphins, but Miami now looks poised to take its bye Week 6. Had Monday's game been played as scheduled, Lindsay was in line to suit up after missing Denver's previous three games with a case of turf toe, but he'll now have to wait another week to return to action.

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    Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Will return to action Sunday

    Phillip Lindsay (toe) practiced fully Wednesday and is slated to play Sunday versus the Patriots, Aric DiLalla of the Denver Broncos' official site reports.While Lindsay was sidelined for the past three games, Melvin Gordon played well, recording 240 yards from scrimmage and three total touchdowns. According to Zac Stevens of, the Broncos plan to use both backs Sunday, including plays in which both Gordon and Lindsay are on the field at the same time. That may mean Lindsay will line up in the slot or out wide, as the Broncos are lacking receiver depth with both Courtland Sutton (torn ACL) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) sidelined. Regardless of how it plays out, it's encouraging that coach Vic Fangio has a game plan to utilize both weapons Sunday.

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    Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Should be back Week 5

    Coach Vic Fangio said Friday that he expects Phillip Lindsay (toe) to play in the Denver Broncos' Week 5 game against the Patriots, Jon Heath of USA Today reports. "Phillip could've played [in Thursday's 37-28 win over the Jets]," Fangio said. "He was ready to play mentally and physically but I didn't feel comfortable playing him without any practice. He essentially hasn't practiced since sustaining the injury, and last week's practices were all walk-through type practices."With the Broncos returning to action with a Sunday game during the upcoming week rather than having to play Thursday night, Lindsay should be able to go through a proper practice regimen. Assuming he experiences no setbacks with his sprained toe in those sessions, Lindsay will likely be cleared to make his first appearance since the Broncos' season opener. Expect him to immediately unseat Royce Freeman for top backup duties behind Melvin Gordon, with the Broncos perhaps even using the two backs in a timeshare arrangement.

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    Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Not suiting up Thursday

    Phillip Lindsay (toe) is listed as inactive Thursday against the Jets, Aric DiLalla of the Denver Broncos' official site reports.Currently dealing with a case of turf toe, Lindsay will miss his third consecutive contest as a result. In his absence, Melvin Gordon will lead the way out of Denver's backfield while Royce Freeman handles any RB reps that remain.

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    Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Looking unlikely for Thursday

    Phillip Lindsay (toe) appears unlikely to suit up Thursday against Denver, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.While the tide could always turn prior to the 8:20 p.m. EST kickoff, it's looking once again like Melvin Gordon will have the backfield largely to himself against a Jets team giving up the eighth-most points to opposing running backs in standard formats. Lindsay has definitely made progress this week and is even traveling with the team, but with upcoming games 10 days apart, it would likely make more sense to take a conservative approach that allows him additional time to recover.

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    Broncos' Phillip Lindsay: Game-day call Thursday

    Phillip Lindsay (toe) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Jets and is viewed as a game-day decision, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.Lindsay has logged limited practices since this last Friday, but his lack of a full workout is apparently enough to keep his status muddled heading into Thursday. In the event that Denver Broncos elect to hold Lindsay out for another game with an eye toward having him at or near 100 percent for the team's Oct. 11 game against the Patriots, Melvin Gordon would continue to log the bulk of the team's snaps and touches out of the backfield. Meanwhile, Royce Freeman would handle change-of-pace duties behind Gordon.