Booker (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Booker was a limited participant in practices this week and appears to be recovered from the fractured wrist he suffered in OTAs, but after missing all of training camp, he may need to log more practice time before coach Vance Joseph is comfortable deploying him in games. With both C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles performing well in the Broncos' 2-0 start to the season, there's no need for the team to rush Booker back into game action.
Week 3 has been the target date for quite some time, but strong starts by C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles could inspire a more cautious approach. Given how well Anderson is playing, Booker doesn't figure to get many snaps whenever he returns. De'Angelo Henderson has been serving as the No. 3 running back and hasn't received a single carry or target.
Booker (wrist) is expected to return to action in Week 3 against the Bills, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Booker has been able to practice on a limited basis this week, but he is not ready for game action just yet. However, it seems he will only need an additional week to rest and recover in order to be ready to play. Booker figures to slot in behind C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles as the Broncos' third-string running back, but he was expected to see a share of the first-team snaps during training camp prior to his injury, so he will not necessarily be stuck in that role.
Though Booker (wrist) has returned to the practice field, he is not expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Jhabvala suggests that Booker could be ready for action in Week 3, however. As a result, look for him to be officially ruled out for Sunday's game come Friday, which sets the stage for another week in which C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles head the Denver backfield.
Booker (wrist) was spotted at practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
It remains to be seen how Booker's participation Wednesday is listed, but his presence on the field suggests that the running back is moving toward a return to game action, after suffering ahairline fracture in his wrist back in July. With C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles on hand and healthy for now, there's no compelling reason to rush Booker back though. Down the road, however, he could factor in, particular if injuries hit his backfield counterparts.
|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|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|