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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Six stops in win

    Simmons finished Sunday's 16-9 win over the Chargers with six solo tackles. Simmons managed to suit up for Week 17 after battling through an illness and played 62 defensive snaps. He's up to 67 total tackles over 14 games this season and is two shy of matching his total from 2022.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Gets first sack of the year in win

    Simmons had six tackles (three solo), including one sack, and a forced fumble in Sunday's 24-7 win over the Chargers. Simmons strip-sacked backup quarterback Easton Stick late in the fourth quarter for a 10-yard loss, causing a fumble which was recovered by Austin Ekeler. Simmons played every single defensive snap for the third straight game, and although his tackle numbers aren't as high as previous seasons, he's still provided a steady, veteran presence in the Denver secondary.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Practices Thursday

    Simmons (hip) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Parker Gabriel of The Denver Post reports. The safety participated on a limited basis during Wednesday's session. Simmons' full practice Thursday would seem to indicate that he's on track to play Sunday against the Chiefs. The three-time All-Pro has 28 tackles and an interception in five starts this season.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Tending to hip injury

    Simmons (hip) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. It's not obvious at this point when Simmons picked up the injury or how severe it is. Either way, he'll probably need to return to practice in some capacity Thursday or Friday to have a chance to play Sunday versus Kansas City.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: To suit up at Chiefs

    Simmons (hip) does not carry an injury designation into Thursday's game at Kansas City. As suspected after playing 62 snaps Sunday versus the Jets, Simmons will suit up in Week 6 at the Chiefs. He'll resume a nearly every-down role at safety Thursday.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Limited at practice Tuesday

    Simmons (hip) was a limited participant at practice Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Simmons led Denver's safeties in defensive snaps Sunday versus the Jets, so it's likely that his limitations at practice are purely maintenance-related. He'll have one more chance to manage a full practice Wednesday before Thursday's game at Kansas City.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Good to go for Week 5

    Simmons (hip) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's Week 5 game against the Jets, Parker Gabriel of The Denver Post reports. Simmons hasn't played since Week 2, so his return will be a big boost to a struggling defense. He played 100 percent of the defensive snaps in each of the first two games, recording 14 tackles.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Returns to practice

    Simmons (hip) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. Simmons has missed the team's last two games due to a hip injury and has yet to be a full participant in practice since suffering it. While the 29-year-old will look to be ready for Sunday's game versus the Jets, Delarrin Turner-Yell will start in his place if Simmons is ruled out again.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Won't play at Miami

    Simmons (hip) is listed as out for Sunday's game at the Dolphins, Armando Salguero of Fox News reports. Simmons missed practice all week, and now he'll have to sit out at least one game as he recovers from a hip injury. 2022 fifth-rounder Delarrin Turner-Yell should see an expanded role in his absence.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Records 10 tackles in loss

    Simmons recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 35-33 loss to the Commanders. Simmons' 10 tackles led all Broncos defenders Sunday. Through two games, the 29-year-old safety has recorded the second-most tackles on Denver's defense, trailing only Josey Jewell. Simmons will look to continue his solid start to the 2023 campaign when the Broncos visit the Dolphins in Week 3.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Notches four tackles in Week 1

    Simmons recorded four tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Raiders. Simmons was hindered by a groin injury in mid-August, but he appears to have left that behind him as he played all 55 of Denver's defensive snaps in Week 1. The safety is coming off of a 2022 campaign where he compiled 69 tackles, his lowest since 2017, so he'll look to return to form this season.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Limited participant Wednesday

    Simmons (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Ellie Kinney of the Broncos' official site reports. Simmons popped up with a knee sprain following Denver's Week 9 bye, leaving him sidelined for Sunday's loss to the Titans. He was then tabbed as day-to-day by Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett following this defeat, and the safety followed this up Wednesday by saying that he expects to play Sunday versus Las Vegas, according to Kinney. Simmons has recorded 23 tackles, two passes defended and one interception while being limited to just four games due to injury this season, though he's played every defensive snap in each of these four contests.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Returns to practice

    Simmons (quadriceps) was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Simmons was able to practice with the team Tuesday as a result, and he could return to play as soon as Monday against the Chargers. However, he will need to be activated to the 53-man roster before then, which the team now has three weeks to do. The Pro Bowler's return to the Broncos secondary will certainly be a boost to the team's defense when it does happen.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: May miss minimal time

    Simmons (quadriceps) will likely miss just the minimum of four weeks while on IR, according to the head coach Nathanial Hackett, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Simmons' four-week absence from the Broncos secondary is certainly a negative for the defense, however a minimal stay on IR should at least lessen the blow of the veteran's absence. Until Simmons can return, Caden Sterns will fill in at free safety, beginning in Week 2 when the Broncos host the Texans.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Lands on IR

    Denver placed Simmons (quadriceps) on injured reserve Wednesday, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports. Simmons notched nine tackles and recovered a fumble in Monday's 17-16 loss in Seattle, but he injured his quad late in the contest and will now be forced to miss at least four games as a result of landing on IR. Until Simmons is ready to return, Caden Sterns is expected to step in as a new starter in the secondary for Denver alongside Kareem Jackson.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Set to miss some time

    Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett said Wednesday that Simmons (quadriceps) is going to miss some time, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Simmons finished the season opener with nine tackles across 49 defensive snaps. The veteran defensive back has been a full-time starter since 2017, so his absence will be a huge blow to Denver's secondary. In his absence, P.J. Locke, Caden Sterns and Delarrin Turner-Yell are all candidates for increased roles.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Impressive in 2021

    Simmons finished the 2021 season with 80 tackles (60 solo), five interceptions, 12 passes defended and 1.5 sacks. Simmons' five interceptions led all Denver defenders in 2021, and his 80 total tackles were good for second on the team behind fellow safety Kareem Jackson. The veteran safety played in all 17 games and proved to be worth the four-year, $61 million deal he inked in March of 2021. Simmons is under contract through the 2024 season, so the 28-year-old should continue to be a key player in Denver's defense for the next few seasons.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Racks up eight tackles

    Simmons made eight tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Steelers. Both Simmons and linebacker Alexander Johnson paced the team in tackles Sunday. The veteran safety's eight tackles tied the season high set in Week 4 and brings his total to 25 tackles on the season thus far. If Simmons can continue to accumulate stops, fantasy managers should consider him a solid fantasy option going forward. In Week 6, the Broncos will play host to the Raiders.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Notches eight stops

    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.
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  • Broncos' Justin Simmons: Makes huge tackle in win

    Simmons recorded eight tackles and two tackles for loss during Sunday' 24-19 win over Cleveland. The Broncos have lost three games after relinquishing the lead in the final moments of the game this season, so fans were sweating Sunday as the Browns were marching down the field for what could have been a game-winning touchdown. Instead, Simmons cut into the backfield on 3rd-and-short, taking Nick Chubb down for a three-yard loss and forcing Cleveland into an unsuccessful fourth-down conversion. Despite a mediocre record, the Broncos head into the bye as the league's fourth-ranked defense. Simmons has arguably been the Broncos' best player, tied for the team lead with 53 tackles and pacing Denver with two interceptions and nine passes defensed.
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