Lynch (shoulder) has no timetable to begin throwing, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
It's interesting that Denver decided not to place Lynch on injured reserve as opposed to carrying him on the 53-man roster given that, like Shane Ray, he would have been eligible to play if needed after just six games because of the way Denver's schedule lines up. That path might let the second-year quarterback contribute somewhat earlier if his shoulder heals up and something happens to starter Trevor Siemian. Don't count on such a scenario, however, as the team is unlikely to risk further damage to their investment's throwing arm by rushing him back and Brock Osweiler provides a steadying presence behind Siemian.
Lynch (shoulder) is expected to miss approximately five weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Lynch's need for an extended absence explains why the Broncos were so quick to sign Brock Osweiler after he was released by the Browns on Friday. The team now has an inexperienced backup, one who potentially could retain the No. 2 role even after Lynch gets healthy. The 2016 first-round pick is recovering from a sprained throwing shoulder he suffered during the preseason.
Lynch will carry a sprained shoulder into the regular season, which spurred the Broncos to bring back a familiar face in Osweiler to back up Trevor Siemian. A recovery timetable hasn't been attached to Lynch, so a multi-game absence is a fair assessment with a bit more than one week remaining before the team's Week 1 matchup with the Chargers. Expect the signal-caller to focus on rehabilitation for the foreseeable future.
Lynch sustained a shoulder sprain that will sideline him for a few weeks, but he will not require surgery, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Lynch's setback is expected to result in the Broncos adding another quarterback behind starter Trevor Siemian. After losing out to Siemian for the second straight year, Lynch's injury adds to a disappointing past week or so, but he'll at least be relieved by avoiding surgery.
Lynch (shoulder) will have an MRI on Sunday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Lynch was removed from Saturday's preseason game against the Packers, and while his injury isn't believed to be serious, the Broncos still want to see MRI results. Trevor Siemian has already been named the Week 1 starter, but Lynch could get another shot at some point this season. Kyle Sloter is the No. 3 quarterback.
|3||9/24/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/30/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/17||@ IND||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
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