Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: Vance Joseph
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense22nd105.5 (19th)206.5 (21st)
Defense1st89.5 (3rd)191.1 (2nd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
22Anderson, C.J. RB5-82242/10/19915California
50Anderson, Zaire ILB5-112208/18/19922Nebraska
73Barbre, Allen T6-43106/22/198410Missouri Southern State
48Barrett, Shaquil OLB6-225011/17/19924Colorado State
72Bolles, Garett T6-52975/27/1992RUtah
23Booker, Devontae RB5-112195/27/19922Utah
80Butt, Jake TE6-62507/11/1995RMichigan
20Carter, Jamal DB6-12154/12/1994RMiami (Fla.)
28Charles, Jamaal RB5-1119912/27/198610Texas
51Davis, Todd ILB6-12305/17/19924Sacramento State
9Dixon, Riley P6-42218/24/19932Syracuse
16Fowler, Bennie WR6-12126/10/19913Michigan State
76Garcia, Max G6-430911/9/19913Florida
41Garcia-Williams, Jerrol LB6-223512/24/1993RHawaii
99Gotsis, Adam DE6-42879/23/19922Georgia Tech
85Green, Virgil TE6-52558/3/19887Nevada
96Harris, Shelby DE6-22908/11/19913Illinois State
25Harris, Chris CB5-101996/18/19896Kansas
33Henderson, De'Angelo RB5-720811/24/1992RCoastal Carolina
82Heuerman, Jeff TE6-525511/24/19923Ohio State
32Janovich, Andy FB6-12385/23/19932Nebraska
43Jones, Joe LB6-02402/21/1994RNorthwestern
 Kelly, Chad QB6-22243/26/1994ROle Miss
92Kerr, Zach NT6-23348/29/19904Delaware
79Kouandjio, Cyrus T6-73227/21/19934Alabama
42Kreiter, Casey LS6-12508/13/19902Iowa
 LaCosse, Matt TE6-62559/21/19922Illinois
27Langley, Brendan CB6-019910/16/1994RLamar
14Latimer, Cody WR6-221510/10/19924Indiana
12Lynch, Paxton QB6-72442/12/19942Memphis
54Marshall, Brandon ILB6-12509/10/19896Nevada
60McGovern, Connor G6-43064/27/19932Missouri
84McKenzie, Isaiah WR5-71734/9/1995RGeorgia
8McManus, Brandon K6-32017/25/19914Temple
58Miller, Von OLB6-32503/26/19897Texas A&M
53Mount, Deiontrez LB6-52532/26/19932Louisville
17Osweiler, Brock QB6-724011/22/19905Arizona State
61Paradis, Matt C6-330010/12/19893Boise State
34Parks, Will DB6-11947/29/19942Arizona
90Peko, Kyle NT6-13057/23/19931Oregon State
94Peko, Domata NT6-332511/27/198412Michigan State
56Ray, Shane OLB6-32455/18/19933Missouri
38Rios, Marcus CB5-1118510/25/1994RUCLA
29Roby, Bradley FS5-111945/1/19924Ohio State
10Sanders, Emmanuel WR5-111803/17/19878Southern Methodist
13Siemian, Trevor QB6-322012/26/19913Northwestern
71Stephenson, Donald T6-63129/30/19886Oklahoma
26Stewart, Darian FS5-112148/4/19888South Carolina
21Talib, Aqib CB6-12052/13/198610Kansas
87Taylor, Jordan WR6-52102/18/19922Rice
88Thomas, Demaryius WR6-322912/25/19878Georgia Tech
86Traylor, Austin TE6-32559/3/19931Wisconsin
57Walker, DeMarcus DE6-42809/30/1994RFlorida State
68Wilkinson, Elijah T6-43292/10/1995RMassachusetts
Injured Players
93Crick, Jared (IR) DE6-42858/21/19896Nebraska
11Henderson, Carlos (IR) WR5-1119812/19/1994RLouisiana Tech
65Leary, Ronald (IR) G6-33204/29/19896Memphis
52Nelson, Corey (IR) ILB6-12264/22/19924Oklahoma
31Simmons, Justin (IR) SS6-220211/19/19932Boston College
77Turner, Billy (IR) G6-531010/17/19914North Dakota State
75Watson, Menelik (IR) T6-531512/22/19885Florida State
97Winn, Billy (IR) DE6-43004/15/19895Boise State
95Wolfe, Derek (IR) DE6-52852/24/19906Cincinnati
Practice Squad
 Day, Dillon C6-429910/17/19911Mississippi State
 Hunter, Michael CB6-01924/19/19931Oklahoma State
 Jarrett, Tyrique DT6-23352/16/1994RPittsburgh
 Maponga, Stansly DE6-22573/5/19914TCU
 Parker, Brian TE6-42655/30/19922Albany
 Patrick, Tim WR6-521011/23/1993RUtah
 Poutasi, Jeremiah G6-53308/7/19943Utah
35Thomas, Dymonte DB6-219911/30/1993RMichigan
 Thomas, Jhaustin DE6-52824/13/1993RIowa State
 
 
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Position Listing
Aqib Talib
News
The Broncos reinstated Talib to the 53-man roster Tuesday after he completed his one-game suspension during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

Talib's return likely means that Bradley Roby, who combined to play 120 defensive snaps the last two games, will fade into a more limited role as the Broncos' nickelback. Though the Broncos' defense has taken a step back in 2017, Talib has remained solid in coverage, breaking up six passes and recording one interception through 11 appearances this season.

Darian Stewart
News
Stewart (thigh) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Stewart was limited in practice Wednesday so his full participation Thursday is a reassuring sign for Denver. Barring any major setbacks, the veteran safety should resume his starting role -- as he's been playing upwards of 60 snaps a contest the past couple of weeks.

Kyle Peko
News
Peko was promoted to the Broncos' active roster, Ben Swanson of the team's official site reports.

Peko was waived by the Broncos on Oct. 21 to free up roster space for offensive line depth. With defensive linemen Damata Peko (illness) and Adam Gotsis (ankle) questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, the 24-year-old was called up for added depth. Peko has never played substantial defensive snaps, so even if he's called into the game Sunday, fantasy owners shouldn't consider him until they can see his potential.

Riley Dixon
No Updates
Shelby Harris
News
The Raiders announced they elevated defensive end Shelby Harris from the practice squad and put tight end Brian Leonhardt (concussion) on injured reserve. Oakland signed kicker Michael Palardy to take Harris' spot on the practice squad.
Demaryius Thomas
News
Thomas caught eight of 12 pass attempts for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-0 win over the Jets.

He had more receptions and yards in this one than in his past two games combined. The 29-year-old was again Trevor Siemian's most-targeted receiver, as no other Bronco saw more than four. The eight-year pro will look to take advantage of another plus matchup with the Colts in Week 15.

Corey Nelson
News
Nelson (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt with the Bengals.

Nelson serves as a reserve linebacker behind Brandon Marshall so it isn't likely he sees the field too much on Sunday, but his active status is a reassuring sign for the team.

Injury
Elbow - Injured Reserve
Michael Hunter
News
Hunter, who suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's game against the Broncos, was waived/injured by the Giants on Tuesday.

Hunter was waived in order to create a roster spot for Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie, who is returning from his indefinite suspension this week. The cornerback likely will end up on the Giants' injured reserve as soon as he clears waivers.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 15 at Indianapolis
Domata Peko
News
Peko (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Colts.

Peko has sat out the past two games and was a limited participant in practice this week, but head coach Vance Joseph indicated Tuesday that he is expected to be available. The 33-year-old is likely to be re-evaluated Thursday, which should ultimately determine his Week 15 status.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Questionable for Week 15 at Indianapolis
Matt LaCosse
News
The Broncos signed LaCosse off the Giants' practice squad Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

LaCosse is the fourth tight end on the Broncos' depth chart, so he is expected to mainly provide special teams help for the club. He last appeared in a game for the Giants in Week 9.

De'Angelo Henderson
News
Henderson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Henderson hasn't suited up for the Broncos since Week 3 and will likely continue to remain inactive the rest of the season unless one of the three backs ahead of him on the depth chart succumbs to an injury.

Max Garcia
No Updates
Trevor Siemian
News
Siemian completed 19 of 31 pass attempts for 200 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-0 defeat of the Jets.

It was the third time in the last four games Siemian has completed exactly 19 passes for between 198 and 200 yards. The 25-year-old has been fairly consistent if you ignore the fact that he also threw three interceptions in two of those contests. He is only relevant in deep or two-quarterback leagues despite an excellent matchup with Indianapolis in Week 15.

Billy Turner
News
Turner (hand) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

Turner was used as a reserve lineman, so his absence shouldn't change the Broncos' offensive dynamic much.

Injury
Hand - Injured Reserve
Marcus Rios
No Updates
Connor McGovern
No Updates
Jerrol Garcia-Williams
No Updates
Allen Barbre
News
Barbre was traded to the Broncos in exchange for a 2019 conditional draft pick Wednesday, Chris McPherson of the Eagles' official site reports.

The Eagles were planning on releasing Barbre anyway while the Broncos didn't have to risk him getting plucked away by another team in free agency, so this transaction appears to be a win-win for both sides.

Todd Davis
News
Davis (ankle) was listed as a full participant on Monday's injury report.

Davis exited Sunday's victory over the Jets to be evaluated for a concussion, but he seems to be in the clear since the Broncos listed him as a full participant for Monday's walkthrough.

Paxton Lynch
News
Lynch (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Colts.

With Lynch still recovering from a sprained right ankle that he suffered back in Week 12, Trevor Siemian will continue to start at quarterback for the Broncos on Thursday, with Brock Osweiler acting as the backup.

Injury
Ankle - Out for Week 15 at Indianapolis
Tyrique Jarrett
No Updates
Jeremiah Poutasi
News
Poutasi was waived by the Jaguars on Monday, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.

The third-year pro took some reps with the first team throughout the preseason but ultimately failed to make the 53-man roster.

Garett Bolles
News
Bolles (lower leg) is active Sunday for the Broncos' Week 3 game against the Bills, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Bolles was initially expected to miss multiple weeks after he was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and deep bone bruise in his lower leg following the Week 2 win over the Cowboys, but the offensive tackle progressed far quicker than even most optimists could have anticipated. The rookie was able to take the field for limited practices Thursday and Friday, which was enough to convince the Broncos' coaching staff that he would be ready to go for Sunday.

Shane Ray
News
Ray (illness/wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Despite failing to practice in any capacity Thursday or Friday, Ray remains confident that he'll be able to shake off the illness and wrist injury to suit up Sunday, according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post. Working on the opposite site of perennial Pro Bowler Von Miller since returning from injured reserve midseason, Ray hasn't made much of an impact, accruing 12 tackles and a sack in five games.

Jamaal Charles
News
Charles caught all three of his targets for 12 yards and did not record a rush during Denver's 23-0 win over the Jets on Sunday.

The veteran back slid back down to a No. 3 role on Sunday with just five offensive snaps behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker. With Denver out of the playoff race, some have wondered when Charles will give way to rookie De'Angelo Henderson, who has been inactive for much of the season. That doesn't seem likely at the moment. Head coach Vance Joseph has preached about Denver's commitment to try to win out and play veteran players while doing so. Charles might not see the inactive sheet, but he's unlikely to see much more of the field either with Anderson and Booker leading the way.

Zach Kerr
News
Kerr (knee) was free from Wednesday's injury report.

Kerr has been sidelined the first two weeks of the regular season due to a knee injury but appears to have recovered from the issue. Barring a setback, he's on track to take the field and provide depth at defensive end for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Justin Simmons
News
The Broncos placed Simmons (ankle) on injured reserve Wednesday, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports.

Simmons suffered a left high-ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Jets, and although the injury was initially believed to be minor, it will cost him the final three games of the season. The 24-year-old finishes his second NFL campaign with 68 tackles (49 solo), a sack and two interceptions in 13 games. Will Parks will likely serve as Simmons' primary replacement at strong safety the rest of the way.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Brandon Marshall
News
Marshall accrued seven tackles, one sack and one forced fumble Sunday against the Jets.

This was arguably Marshall's best outing of the season, and he's consistent enough to be a fantasy starter. The sixth-year pro played all 50 defensive snaps Sunday, and he has at least six tackles in all but two contests this season.

Brock Osweiler
News
Osweiler will serve as the Broncos' No. 3 quarterback for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

Confirming numerous reports that surfaced a day earlier, the Broncos officially announced Wednesday that Paxton Lynch would take over as the team's starting quarterback this week, an unsurprising development given that Osweiler completed just 53.1 percent of his passes while turning the ball over four times as the Broncos went 0-3 during his run as starter. What was more unexpected was Osweiler's fall from first to third on the depth chart, as Trevor Siemian, who was inactive for the Week 11 loss to the Bengals, will step in as the top understudy to Lynch. Look for the Broncos to make Osweiler one of their seven inactive players Sunday.

Jordan Taylor
News
Taylor (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

After playing a combined six offensive snaps over the last two games, Taylor will be in street clothes Sunday, paving the way for fellow wideout Isaiah McKenzie to reenter the lineup. McKenzie likely will offer most of his impact on special teams, where he'll likely replace Taylor as the club's punt returner.

Ronald Leary
News
Leary will not need surgery on his ailing back, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

Leary landed on the IR this week due to a back injury. However, he will just need rest and rehab to get himself ready for the 2018 season.

Injury
Back - Injured Reserve
Jamal Carter
News
Carter will not carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Colts despite his shoulder injury.

Carter was a full participant at Wednesday's practice to avoid the questionable tag after starting the week not participating due to a shoulder sprain. The 23-year-old should serve as the primary reserve safety for the Broncos with Justin Simmons (ankle) placed on injured reserve.

Billy Winn
News
Winn (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN reports.

Winn went down with a torn ACL in Thursday's preseason matchup against the Bears. The Broncos picked up undrafted rookie defensive tackle Nelson Adams in a corresponding move.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Matt Paradis
News
Paradis (hip) will see limited reps during the early stages of training camp, Troy Renck of ABC's Denver7 reports.

Paradis will be eased back into action at the start of training camp, while the Broncos proceed cautiously with their center. Paradis was already medically cleared earlier this month, having recovered from multiple hip surgeries this offseason.

C.J. Anderson
News
Anderson carried the ball 22 times for 48 yards and caught both passes directed his way for 25 more yards in Sunday's 23-0 win over the Jets.

That many carries in a blowout victory might have deked Anderson's fantasy owners into thinking he'd had a big day, but he was only able to manage 2.2 YPC. On the plus side, Devontae Booker had a similarly poor day with just 22 yards on nine carries. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old touched the ball more than he had since Week 4 and probably will retain the feature-back role heading into a favorable Week 15 matchup with Indianapolis.

Stansly Maponga
News
The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr.

Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.

Chris Harris
News
Harris had two tackles, one pass breakup and one interception in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

Harris played 66 of 67 defensive snaps Sunday, and with just 2.9 tackles per game this season, his fantasy contributions rely on his play in coverage, which is sporadic at best.

Jeff Heuerman
News
Heuerman (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

With Heuerman showing enough improvement in his recovery from the knee issue to return from a two-game absence, he'll be included in a three-way timeshare at tight end with Austin Traylor and Virgil Green. That arrangement seemingly cannibalizes the minimal fantasy value of all three involved.

Brian Parker
News
Parker (undisclosed) was placed on IR on Sunday.

Given the IR designation, it seems as if Parker's season could be in danger of landing before takeoff. Parker appeared in nine games with the Chiefs in 2015.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 15 at Indianapolis
Dymonte Thomas
No Updates
DeMarcus Walker
News
Walker (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

A late addition to the Broncos' injury report this week due to the flu-like bug that has hit the Denver locker room, Walker was able to demonstrate enough progress over the weekend for the team to clear him to play. He'll presumably serve in a reserve role at linebacker, with the bulk of his snaps likely to come on special teams.

Brandon McManus
News
McManus made field goals from 31, 53 and 40 yards but missed a 29-yard attempt in Sunday's 23-0 win over the Jets, when he also converted his two extra-point tries.

McManus' 11 points tied his season-high mark, pushing him up to 85 points on the season.

Casey Kreiter
News
Kreiter (calf) has been a full participant throughout training camp, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official website reports.

Kreiter landed on the team's injured reserve in the latter portion of last season due to a calf injury. He appears to have undergone a full recovery, as he has been participating in training camp activities. He projects to be the team's long snapper heading toward the regular season.

Donald Stephenson
News
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.

Cyrus Kouandjio
News
The Broncos signed Kouandjio to a contract Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

A second-round pick of the Bills in 2014, Kouandjio failed to meet expectations during his first three seasons in the league, starting just seven of 27 career games before Buffalo cut him in May. The Alabama product was unable to parlay a training-camp stint with the Lions into a roster spot, but he'll get a look from a Broncos squad starved for depth at right tackle with Menelik Watson (foot) moving to season-ending injured reserve and Donald Stephenson (calf) uncertain to play Sunday against the Patriots.

Shaquil Barrett
News
Barrett tallied his second sack of the season in Sunday night's defeat at the hands of the Giants.

The sack was Barrett's first since Week 1. The 24-year-old, who was on the field for 52 defensive snaps (96.0 percent), also had four tackles (three solo).

Jared Crick
News
The Broncos officially placed Crick (back) on injured reserve Friday, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official website reports.

Although Crick has dealt with a back injury since mid-August, the team remained optimistic he would be ready for the start of the season. He was unable to go Week 1, and it now appears the injury was more serious than originally thought. The 28-year-old is expected to undergo surgery to repair the issue. Adam Gotsis will now step up at defensive end with Crick out, while the team picked up Ahtyba Rubin to help provide depth.

Injury
Back - Injured Reserve
Tim Patrick
News
Patrick was waived by the 49ers on Friday.

Patrick signed with the Niners in the opening days of training camp but evidently didn't prove useful enough for the final roster.

Joe Jones
No Updates
Austin Traylor
News
Traylor caught both of his targets for 16 total yards during Sunday's 35-9 loss in Miami.

Traylor joined his first professional active roster three weeks ago and took the starting job. Traylor has led Denver tight ends in offensive snaps in each of the past three weeks and logged 53 on Sunday as compared to former starter Virgil Green's 21 and former third-round pick Jeff Heuerman's 14. It's hard to judge Traylor's abilities too much with the Broncos' never-ending disaster at quarterback, but the second-year player has showed promise late in the season.

Von Miller
News
Miller added four solo tackles and one sack Sunday against the Jets.

Miller played 48 of 50 defensive snaps, and he's gotten to the quarterback in some fashion in each of the last three contests. Expect him to have a superb Week 15 fantasy performance against the Colts, since QB Jacoby Brissett ranks last in the league in sack percentage (11.2 percent).

Dillon Day
News
Day was waived by the Colts on Monday.

Day's stay in Indianapolis didn't last long. After less than two weeks with the team, he'll be subject to waivers. Should he pass through unclaimed, Day would then be eligible to sign elsewhere.

Emmanuel Sanders
News
Sanders converted his five targets during Sunday's 23-0 win over the Jets into a single 15-yard catch.

Sanders hasn't been quite right since Week 5 when he sprained his ankle against the Giants. He's topped 30 yards receiving just once in his five games since that injury. Though the Broncos finally snapped an eight-game losing streak, nothing about this passing attack and his relative health makes him a dependable target for down the stretch.

Menelik Watson
News
Watson will be placed on injured reserve Wednesday due to a foot injury, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

Watson had been slowed by a calf issue in recent weeks, but was able to suit up for Sunday's loss to the Eagles, only to sustain a foot injury during the contest. After signing Watson to a three-year deal in March, the Broncos had hoped that he would provide an upgrade at right tackle over Donald Stephenson (calf), but Watson's poor health seemed to affect his play, as the veteran had surrendered 7.5 sacks. The Broncos will sign offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio to bolster their depth at the position.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Zaire Anderson
News
Anderson injured his neck during the Broncos' season finale against the Raiders, ESPN reports.

Anderson went down on punt coverage and was taken off the field strapped down on a backboard. It isn't clear if he sustained a serious injury.

Deiontrez Mount
News
The Broncos signed Mount to a contract Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Mount is a third-year player who previously resided on Denver's practice squad. He'll likely play exclusively in a special teams role given the Broncos' depth at outside linebacker.

Elijah Wilkinson
No Updates
Andy Janovich
News
Janovich (ankle) told the Broncos' official site that he's healthy and ready for the 2017 season.

An injured left ankle cost Janovich the final five games of the 2016 season. The Broncos didn't bring in any fullback competition during the offseason, so look for the Nebraska product to open training camp atop the depth chart.

Bennie Fowler
News
Fowler caught one of four targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 35-9 loss in Miami.

Fowler snapped his nine-game scoreless streak last week in what was his best statistical performance since the end of October. He fell back down to earth on Sunday with just one catch, the fifth time in his last six games in which he was held to two or fewer catches. Fowler is still paying for his bout with midseason drops as the young slot man remains Denver's No. 4 option. He was on the field for 50 percent of Denver's special-teams plays on Sunday, but just 26 percent of its offensive snaps.

Adam Gotsis
News
Gotsis (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Gotsis still doesn't play high snap counts, with his season high of 46 coming in Week 13 against the Dolphins. With just 30 tackles (20 solo) and one sack this season, he shouldn't be on many fantasy radars.

Jhaustin Thomas
No Updates
Virgil Green
News
Green hauled in a 36-yard pass on his lone target during Sunday's 36-9 loss in Miami.

Green's catch and run was Denver's longest offensive play of the game and represented more yardage than the veteran tight end has accumulated in any whole game since Week 1. The good news pretty much ends there for Green, who was bested by former practice-squad member Austin Traylor in offensive snaps for the third straight week. With Denver out of contention and Green unlikely to return next season, look for Denver to see what it might have it Traylor and former third-round pick Jeff Heuerman down the stretch.

Carlos Henderson
News
The Broncos are placing Henderson (thumb) on injured reserve, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

A 2017 third-round pick, Henderson missed the final two preseason games and likely would've been buried on the depth chart to start the year. Rather than using a roster spot on a developmental player, Denver will take advantage of the thumb issue to stash Henderson on injured reserve. Henderson may need surgery, in which case he'd miss extended time even if he hadn't been placed on IR.

Injury
Thumb - Injured Reserve
Chad Kelly
News
Kelly (wrist) will be placed on injured reserve Monday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Despite the troubles under center in Denver, the Broncos don't feel that Kelly is ready from a health standpoint at the moment. With his placement on IR, Kelly will have to wait until next season to showcase his talent.

Injury
Wrist - Injured Reserve
Devontae Booker
News
Booker rushed for 22 yards on nine carries and added 12 yards on two catches during Denver' 23-0 beating of the Jets.

The 11 touches were just the second time this season that Booker broke double digits on the season. The second-year back is in a place of uncertainty as new offensive coordinator looks to see what works in Denver's backfield. While Booker is likely the future at the position for Denver, the Broncos seem content with leaning heavily on C.J. Anderson who averaged 1.71 offensive snaps per touch on 41 offensive snaps during Sunday's game as compared to Booker's more limited usage rate of 2.45 offensive snaps per touch with 27 total offensive snaps.

Derek Wolfe
News
Wolfe (neck), who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, won't require surgery but will require a couple months to recover from the injury, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

The Broncos opted to shut down Wolfe for the season when the defensive end experienced numbness on the right side of his body after suffering the neck injury in the team's Week 12 loss to the Raiders. Though Wolfe was officially diagnosed with spinal stenosis, the injury doesn't look to be career-threatening, so the expectation remains that the 27-year-old will be back to full strength by the time training camp arrives next summer.

Injury
Neck - Injured Reserve
Will Parks
News
Parks is expected to occupy a starting role at safety for the Broncos' final three games of the season after Justin Simmons (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports.

Parks has already been seeing extended snaps in five- and six-defensive back packages throughout the season, but he should see an even larger role with Simmons out of the mix. With the increased playing time should could heightened outputs in the tackles category, with more opportunities to create turnovers as well. Through the Broncos' first 13 games, Parks has registered 40 stops (30 solo) and three pass breakups.

Bradley Roby
News
Roby had four tackles and he recovered a fumble that he forced Sunday against the Dolphins.

Roby was set for a heightened role with Aqib Talib (suspension) sitting out, and he showed it by adding three pass breakups. With Talib returning in Week 14, though, Roby will likely be relegated to his previous depth role.

Cody Latimer
News
Latimer hauled in two of three targets for 37 yards during Sunday's 23-0 win over the Jets.

Latimer has been consistently seeing 70 percent of Denver's offensive snaps or more in recent weeks, but he reached the field for just 31 of 70 offensive plays on Sunday. The Broncos leaned more on two-tight-end looks on Sunday as they played keep away with a multi-score lead for much of the game. Latimer offers little value as the No. 3 target on a weak passing team and might see that value diminish further if Denver is able to have similar success against struggling upcoming opponents such as Indianapolis and Washington.

Jake Butt
News
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Monday that Butt (knee) would be placed on season-ending injured reserve, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Butt opened the season on the Broncos' Non-Football Injury list while still recovering from an ACL tear he suffered in January during Michigan's bowl game. The tight end was recently cleared to practice with the Broncos, but after experiencing recurring soreness in the knee, the organization decided it was best to hold him out for the entire 2017 campaign. Given the severity of Butt's injury, the Broncos were never expecting him to contribute much as a rookie, but with another offseason to heal up, he could be ready to challenge for a meaningful role in the pass game in 2018.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Brendan Langley
News
Langley (knee) was a full practice participant Thursday, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

Langley is still looking to make his NFL debut after being picked in the third round of this year's draft. Pending any setbacks, it looks like he'll get his first chance Sunday against the Raiders, but expect him to primarily be deployed on special teams.

Isaiah McKenzie
News
The Broncos plan to make McKenzie inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

The Broncos' decision not to dress McKenzie likely stems from the lack of ball security he's shown of late, with the rookie losing two fumbles in the last three games. With McKenzie out of the mix, Jordan Taylor will return punts for the Broncos in Week 11.