Stephenson was brought on board in case 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas (triceps) retires. However, Stephenson was only healthy for seven games in 2017, and the 29-year-old only started in four of those outings, so he'll likely have to compete for starting job if Thomas does call it quits.
Stephenson was limited in practice all week by the hand injury, so the Broncos won't take any chances with him while he's still hurting heading into a mostly meaningless season finale. His absence will open up a start at right tackle for either Cyrus Kouandjio or Allen Barbre.
Stephenson (calf) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Stephenson was listed as questionable but was a full participant at practice Friday so this isn't surprising. Stephenson has been dealing with the calf issue for much of the season but appears ready to go for Sunday's game.
Stephenson (calf) practiced at full capacity Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
This is Stephenson's first time practicing since injuring his calf in Week 7. He's a backup tackle anyway, so even if he returns he won't get on the game field unless there's an injury ahead of him on the depth chart.
Stephenson (calf) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Stephenson is yet to return to practice since injuring his calf prior to Week 7.
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||7|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||7|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||7|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|