Parks will start at safety for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Parks gets the gig since Darian Stewart (neck) will sit out. The third-year pro worked in a reserve role until Week 7 against the Cardinals, when he logged 60 defensive snaps and made four tackles (three solo). He'll be tasked with slowing down Patrick Mahomes and one of the hottest offenses in the league.
Parks (knee) is not on Tuesday's injury report for the regular-season opener against the Seahawks.
Parks injured his knee in mid-August but avoided structural damage to it. Following some rest, it appears he's ready to contribute for the Broncos out of the gate in 2018. The third-year safety is likely slated for backup duties to Darien Stewart, but he should still see the field defensively this fall.
Parks (neck) is participating in team drills during training camp, Ryan O'Halloran of the Denver Post reports.
Parks injured his neck in the Broncos' 2017 season finale, but his full participation in training camp suggests the safety hasn't been dealing with anything severe. The Arizona product is competing for a depth role in the Broncos secondary.
Parks sustained a neck injury in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs and did not return, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
Parks sustained the injury in the second half of Sunday's game and was subsequently ruled out. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Parks will have plenty of time to get healthy with the Broncos not bound for the playoffs.
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