Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: Vance Joseph
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense12th123.6 (9th)231.8 (14th)
Defense1st70.2 (2nd)191.6 (6th)
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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
83Derby, A.J. TE6-52559/20/19913Arkansas
9Dixon, Riley P6-42218/24/19932Syracuse
37Doss, Lorenzo CB5-111874/20/19943Tulane
91Edebali, Kasim LB6-22538/17/19894Boston College
16Fowler, Bennie WR6-12126/10/19913Michigan State
76Garcia, Max G6-430911/9/19913Florida
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
6Kelly, Chad QB6-22243/26/1994ROle Miss
92Kerr, Zach NT6-23348/29/19904Delaware
42Kreiter, Casey LS6-12508/13/19902Iowa
27Langley, Brendan CB6-019910/16/1994RLamar
14Latimer, Cody WR6-221510/10/19924Indiana
65Leary, Ronald G6-33204/29/19896Memphis
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
52Nelson, Corey ILB6-12264/22/19924Oklahoma
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
29Roby, Bradley FS5-111945/1/19924Ohio State
10Sanders, Emmanuel WR5-111803/17/19878Southern Methodist
 Sharp, Hunter WR5-111984/25/19941Utah State
13Siemian, Trevor QB6-322012/26/19913Northwestern
31Simmons, Justin SS6-220211/19/19932Boston College
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
57Walker, DeMarcus DE6-42809/30/1994RFlorida State
75Watson, Menelik T6-531512/22/19885Florida State
95Wolfe, Derek DE6-52852/24/19906Cincinnati
Injured Players
93Crick, Jared (IR) DE6-42858/21/19896Nebraska
11Henderson, Carlos (IR) WR5-1119812/19/1994RLouisiana Tech
77Turner, Billy (IR) G6-531010/17/19914North Dakota State
97Winn, Billy (IR) DE6-43004/15/19895Boise State
Practice Squad
 Cracraft, River WR6-0198//RWashington State
55Day, Dillon C6-429910/17/19911Mississippi State
41Garcia-Williams, Jerrol LB6-223512/24/1993RHawaii
 Jarrett, Tyrique DT6-23352/16/1994RPittsburgh
48Mount, Deiontrez LB6-52532/26/19932Louisville
38Rios, Marcus CB5-1118510/25/1994RUCLA
35Thomas, Dymonte DB6-219911/30/1993RMichigan
86Traylor, Austin TE6-32559/3/19931Wisconsin
68Wilkinson, Elijah T6-43292/10/1995RMassachusetts
 Williams, Jonathan RB6-02232/2/19942Arkansas
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Denver6-4309.96-3299.026.12233
 
 
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Position Listing
Aqib Talib
News
Talib (Achilles) was a full participant at Broncos' practice Friday.

Talib sat out of practice Thursday with what was more likely a day off than an Achilles issue. Barring any setbacks, he is on track to start at cornerback Monday night against the Chargers.

Darian Stewart
News
Stewart (groin) will start Sunday against the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Stewart tweaked his groin in the season opener and was limited in practice leading up to this game. He'll have a full workload ahead with a tough Cowboys' offense coming to town, so expect a modest fantasy contribution.

Kyle Peko
News
Peko (foot) was waived by the Broncos on Saturday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Peko was considered questionable for Monday's season opener against the Chargers, so this probably means that he was unlikely to play. The Broncos were already thin along the defensive front with Jared Crick (back) and Zach Kerr (knee) ruled out.

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 (calf) was spotted at practice Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

We'll have to see if the Broncos list Thomas as a limited or full participant, but either way the wideout is expected to play Sunday against the Chargers, after suffering a lower-calf bruise during Week 6's loss to the Giants.

Injury
Lower Leg - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 7 at L.A. Chargers
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.

Domata Peko
News
Peko signed a two-year contract with the Broncos on Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News.com reports.

The defensive tackle heads to Denver after spending the first 10 years of his career with the Bengals. Peko has been an ironman on the field as he has not missed a contest since 2009. He'll join his cousin, Kyle Peko, on the defensive line in Denver and the two will likely compete for reps as the starting nose tackle.

De'Angelo Henderson
News
Henderson did not record a touch during Monday's win over the Chargers.

The Broncos were run-heavy on Monday and were successful in ways seldom seen in 2016. The fact that Henderson, who impressed through the preseason until some fumbling issues late, didn't get in on the fun is discouraging as touches will only get harder to come by once Devontae Booker (wrist) returns to the fold, possibly over the next few weeks.

Max Garcia
No Updates
Trevor Siemian
News
Siemian (left shoulder) practice without any restrictions Wednesday, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

While his non-throwing shoulder is still a bit sore, Siemian doesn't seem to be in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Chargers. The real concern is his supporting cast, as the Broncos likely will be missing Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and starting right tackle Menelik Watson (calf). With depth receivers Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) and Cody Latimer (knee) also missing Wednesday's practice due to injury, the Broncos likely will try to lean on their rushing attack Sunday in Los Angeles.

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 logged nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday night's loss to the Giants.

Davis was active Sunday, recording his second highest tackle total of the season. He did his damage in 45 defensive snaps (83.0 percent), which has been his usual workload in recent weeks.

Paxton Lynch
News
Lynch (shoulder) will begin throwing at a distance of 10 yards next week, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Lynch initially was expected to miss five weeks, but that timeline has already passed and he hasn't even started a throwing program. Brock Osweiler could end up serving as Trevor Siemian's backup for the entire season.

Injury
Shoulder - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Out for Week 7 at L.A. Chargers
Tyrique Jarrett
No Updates
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 (wrist) practiced for the first time of the season Wednesday, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

"He's not in football shape, but he worked hard today," head coach Vance Joseph said. Ray won't be able to suit up in a game until Week 8 in Kansas City; however, getting back onto the field in any capacity shows his recovery went well. Ray racked up 48 tackles (33 solo) through 16 games last season, but he still won't be the top outside linebacker in Denver since Von Miller and Shaquil Barrett in the lineup.

Injury
Wrist - Injured Reserve
A.J. Derby
News
Derby was targeted four times but managed just a 10-yard catch in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants.

After a big 75-yard outing in Week 4, Derby fell back to earth Sunday, falling below 11 yards receiving for the third time in five games. He figures to get more opportunities this week against the Chargers. Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) will be out, and Derby can serve as an oversized slot receiver. The duo's injuries held Derby secure a season-high 52 snaps on Sunday.

Jamaal Charles
News
Charles is expected to see his workload gradually increase as the season unfolds, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports. "That's always the plan with Jamaal as we go forward in the season," Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said, in reference to the likelihood of staggering Charles' workload. "He'll get more and more touches."

Though Charles has been supremely productive throughout his career with a lifetime 5.4 yards per carry average in addition to consistently making an impact as a receiver out of the backfield, health has been a stumbling block for the 30-year-old, particularly in the last two seasons. After playing a combined eight games with the Chiefs in 2015 and 2016, Charles was forced to settle for a one-year deal with Denver in May, a transaction that's proven shrewd for the Broncos so far. Charles is averaging 5.1 yards on his 38 totes and has also hauled in four receptions, but since he's seeing just 8.2 touches per game through the Broncos' first five contests, it's been difficult for his fantasy owners in most formats to justify starting him. With lead back C.J. Anderson thriving early on in the season, there may not be much further room for Charles to gain involvement in the run game, but the opportunity is there for him to contribute more as a receiver, and Joseph seems willing to utilize the veteran in that capacity. With receivers Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers and Demaryius Thomas (lower leg) and Cody Latimer (knee) seemingly iffy, quarterback Trevor Siemian could look Charles' way more frequently as a short-yardage target if for no other reason than the lack of available bodies in the wideout corps.

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
Simmons recorded 11 solo tackles to lead the way for the Broncos in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

It was easily Simmons most productive day of the season, as his previous high was just six tackles in two separate contests. He was on the field for all 54 defensive snaps, and figures to continue being heavily involved going forward.

Brandon Marshall
News
Marshall missed Wednesday's practice due to a sore shoulder, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports. "It was sore Sunday, and it bothered his tackling," head coach Vance Joseph said. "So we'll have to see how he progresses this week, to see if he's going to play for us or not, but if he's sore and can't tackle, he cannot play."

Joseph said Marshall originally hurt his shoulder "about two weeks ago" and has played through the pain since. If he isn't given the green light to suit up Sunday against the Chargers, either Corey Nelson or Zaire Anderson will be tasked with filling it at middle linebacker.

Injury
Shoulder - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 7 at L.A. Chargers
Brock Osweiler
News
Osweiler will serve as Trevor Siemian's backup quarterback Monday against the Chargers due to the absence of Paxton Lynch (shoulder), Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Lynch was among Denver's first batch of inactives due to a sprained throwing shoulder, leaving Osweiler saddled with backup duties in the regular-season opener. He's poised to hold down the spot during Lynch's recovery, but If Siemian ever hits the sideline for some reason, Osweiler would earn his first snaps as a Bronco since Week 17 of the 2015 season.

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

Taylor made the Broncos' 53-man roster out of training camp as a sixth receiver, but with the team enduring few personnel losses at the position due to injury, his services haven't been needed yet. Even if he is made active for future gamedays, Taylor likely wouldn't be in store for an abundance of offensive snaps.

Ronald Leary
News
Leary cleared concussion protocol Saturday and is active for Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Leary is expected to slot back in as the starting right guard.

Jamal Carter
No Updates
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 rushed for 17 yards on nine carries in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants.

It was an ugly outing overall for Denver as a few nice runs by the Giants and some early turnovers took the team out of its rhythm and forced the team to the pass. With the season hanging in the balance after a third consecutive poor offensive performance, expect Denver to lean heavily on Anderson against the Chargers. In two losses this season, Anderson has averaged 9.5 touches per game and 30 total yards. In three wins, he's averaged 24.3 touches per game and 118 total yards. Those figures include 88 total yards in Week 1's win over the Chargers.

Chris Harris
News
Harris intercepted Bears quarterback Mike Glennon and returned it for a 50-yard score for Denver's first points of the game in Thursday's preseason tilt against the Bears.

As it has over the past two seasons, Denver's defense will be relied on to generate some points as a result of the team's shaky quarterback situation. Often overshadowed by Aqib Talib -- an all-time great at returning interceptions for touchdowns -- Harris is finally garnering national attention and demonstrated Thursday that he can also be dynamic with the ball in his hands.

Jeff Heuerman
News
Heuerman nabbed both of his targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants.

Heuerman, the Broncos' third-round pick from 2015, finally scored his first career touchdown late in Sunday's blowout, stealing the ball from a crowd of defenders. That kind of red-zone presence has been missing in Denver as the offense's struggles inside the red zone continue. Look for Denver to maybe look Heuerman's way more, especially this week with Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) out of the lineup.

Dymonte Thomas
No Updates
Jonathan Williams
News
Williams received a $510,000 salary to join the Broncos' practice squad, more than quadrupling the $7,200 per week minimum, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

The salary suggests Williams won't be kept on the practice squad for long, likely either joining the active roster or getting cut free entirely within the next few weeks. The 2016 fifth-round pick was one of the most surprising cuts of the past weekend, as it had been expected that he'd serve as the top backup to LeSean McCoy in Buffalo. The Broncos seemingly have a deep backfield with C.J. Anderson, Jamaal Charles, De'Angelo Henderson and eventually Devontae Booker (wrist) in the mix, but nobody in the bunch is a safe bet to remain effective all season.

DeMarcus Walker
News
Walker (hip) was not present on the Broncos injury report Thursday.

Walker had been dealing with a hip strain since mid-August, but seems to be fully healthy with Week 1 right around the corner. The 22-year-old could be in for an increased role in the early part of the season with Shane Ray (wrist) out at least eight weeks on injured reserve.

Brandon McManus
News
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said he still has faith in McManus, who has already missed five field goals through five games this season, SiriusXM NFL Radio

McManus has made just eight of his 13 field-goal attempts, with three of the misses coming from inside of 50 yards. He's at least made all 12 of his extra-point attempts, but the Broncos nonetheless will have to consider a change if McManus doesn't sort things out soon. He was one of the league's better kickers the past two seasons, converting 85.7 percent of his attempts in 2015 and 85.3 percent in 2016. Prior to this season, he hadn't missed from inside of 40 yards since 2014.

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
No Updates
Shaquil Barrett
News
Barrett tallied his second sack of the seasons 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
River Cracraft
No Updates
Austin Traylor
No Updates
Von Miller
News
Miller recorded one sack in an otherwise quite outing in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Miller's lone tackle in the game brought his season sack total up to five. He has now taken the quarterback down for a loss in four consecutive contests. Expect him to be more active overall going forward, as well as continuing to pressure opposing quarterbacks.

Dillon Day
No Updates
Emmanuel Sanders
News
Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Monday that Sanders (ankle) will miss Sunday's game against the Chargers, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

It isn't a good sign when a player is ruled out for the next week less than 24 hours after suffering an injury. Joseph deemed Sanders "week to week" rather than "day to day," hinting that the veteran is in serious danger of missing multiple games. The Broncos are hurting badly at wide receiver, as Cody Latimer (knee) missed Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants, while Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) was injured just minutes after Sanders went down. Even Demaryius Thomas, who caught 10 passes for 133 yards, was visibly limping throughout much of the second half. Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor were the only healthy wide receivers on the roster by the end of Sunday's defeat. Sanders at least seems to have avoided any broken bones or major ligament damage, with the Broncos referring to his injury as an ankle sprain, per Mike Klis of 9News Denver. Joseph did say that Sanders' ailment appears to be a bit more serious than McKenzie's, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports.

Injury
Ankle - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Out for Week 7 at L.A. Chargers
Menelik Watson
News
Watson sustained a calf injury in Sunday's loss to the Giants and is considered day-to-day, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

Watson played only 35 of 81 snaps in Sunday night's game after suffering the injury late in the first half. The injury doesn't appear to be overly serious, but Donald Stephenson or Billy Turner are likely to fill in if the 2013 second-round pick is forced to miss any time.

Injury
Calf - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 7 at L.A. Chargers
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
Mount was not listed on Thursday's injury report.

Mount was placed on injured reserve by the Colts during the preseason before eventually being released. However, his absence from Thursday's injury report indicates the linebacker has fully recovered from his undisclosed injury and will be active for Monday's tilt with the Chargers.

Elijah Wilkinson
No Updates
Lorenzo Doss
News
The Broncos have signed rookie cornerback and fifth-round selection Lorenzo Doss .

The Tulane product was quite the ball-hawk in college. He intercepted 15 passes over the past three seasons.

Bennie Fowler
News
Fowler is expected to join the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official website reports.

Denver's No. 3 receiver for the first five weeks of the season, Fowler hasn't exactly been efficient with his limited opportunities, catching 13 of 24 passes for 140 yards (5.8 per target) and a pair of scores. Both touchdowns came in Week 1 against the Chargers, though he did draw a season-high eight targets in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants. With Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie both sidelined by ankle injuries, Fowler likely will step in as the No. 2 receiver Sunday in Los Angeles. However, Demaryius Thomas (leg) will likely gobble up the bulk of the targets, assuming his own injury is confirmed to be minor.

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.

Hunter Sharp
News
Sharp was signed to the active roster Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Sharp was presumably promoted from the Broncos' practice squad to provide depth at receiver and punt returner with both Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) out for at least one game.

Adam Gotsis
News
Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Gotsis sprained his shoulder during Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

The Broncos are hoping Gotsis' sprain isn't serious, as starting defensive ends Jared Crick (back) and Derek Wolfe (ankle) are both on the shelf with injuries of their own. Gotsis will presumably undergo further testing and more information on his condition should be available in the coming days.

Virgil Green
News
Green nabbed all three of his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 26-16 loss in Buffalo.

Green, an athletic target for Colin Kaepernick during his college days, has mainly been utilized as a blocker in the pro ranks, failing to establish himself as a receiver even in former head coach Gary Kubiak's tight-end-friendly attack. Now that Mike McCoy, who was Green's first coordinator coming into the league, is back in the fold for the Broncos, the 29-year-old is benefiting from a slight uptick in usage. It likely isn't enough given that the Broncos have taken a committee approach at tight end, but Green looks like the best bet of Denver's options at the position to produce fantasy value, however minimal.

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) can return to practice this week, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

The Broncos have three weeks to decide whether to activate Kelly or have him revert to injured reserve for the remainder of the season. The rookie seventh-round pick has started throwing, but there remains no clear place on the Broncos roster with backup Brock Osweiler healthy and Paxton Lynch (shoulder) also nearing a return.

Injury
Wrist - Out for Week 7 at L.A. Chargers
Devontae Booker
News
Booker caught four of six passes for 78 yards and added a two-yard run in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants.

Half of Booker's yards came in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach and Trevor Siemian just trying to dump the ball off and pick up yardage quickly. As mentioned during Sunday's telecast, Denver's coaching staff initially thought that Booker had a shot at winning the starting job before his preseason was derailed by a fractured wrist. His uptick in touches from three in Week 4 to five in Week 6 might not seem like much, but the offensive staff is certainly looking for ways to get Booker involved, at one point splitting him out wide and trying to throw him a fade into the end zone. Expect him to continue to eat into C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles' opportunities, more so Charles'.

Derek Wolfe
News
Wolfe posted three tackles and a sack in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Raiders.

Wolfe made his presence felt early in the third quarter, foiling an attempted conversion on 3rd-and-10 by causing an eight-yard loss on a sack, his first of the season. Wolfe has been labeled the heart and soul of a Denver defensive front that has suffocated opposing offensive rushing attacks, but that kind of utility seldom shows up in stat sheets.

Will Parks
No Updates
Bradley Roby
News
Roby (foot) was a full participant at Friday's practice.

Roby's status was looking questionable earlier in the week, but he appears ready to go for Sunday's game against the Raiders, barring any setbacks. He played 30 of 65 defensive snaps in Week 3 and figures to see a similar workload again.

Cody Latimer
News
Latimer (knee) isn't practicing Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

While Latimer's absence for the past two games wasn't a major issue, the Broncos would love to have him back for Week 7 against the Chargers now that Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie are both sidelined by ankle injuries. Latimer should have a role in the offense if he's able to play for the first time since Week 3. Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Monday that he was hopeful Latimer would return to practice this week, so the wideout will have two more days to try and make good on Joseph's wish.

Injury
Knee - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 7 at L.A. Chargers
Jake Butt
News
Head coach Vance Joseph said Butt (knee) will return to practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

Butt, who remains on the reserve/non-football injury list, became eligible to return to practice Monday. The Broncos now have three weeks to add him to the active roster or else the rookie tight end will move to injured reserve.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Out for Week 7 at L.A. Chargers
Kasim Edebali
News
Edebali is the next man up for a Broncos front that will miss Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett through training camp, Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com reports.

Edebali was initially signed to help out on special teams and provide depth behind Ray and Von Miller on the edge. Now, with Ray and Barrett both on timetables that might lead to a missed game or two, Edebali is thrust into a starting role. Don't be surprised if he produces -- the Boston College product is just a season removed from a five-sack campaign playing in a reserve role for the Saints.

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
McKenzie was diagnosed with an ankle sprain and will miss at least one game, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

McKenzie went down in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants with an injury that looked like it might be a broken bone or ligament damage. He seems to have escaped with an ankle sprain, though it's presumably a pretty bad one. The Broncos also expect Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) to miss at least one game, while Demaryius Thomas (leg) and Cody Latimer (knee) are nursing injuries of their own. The Denver receiving corps will need to be monitored carefully leading up to Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Injury
Ankle - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Out for Week 7 at L.A. Chargers
 

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