|Offense||19th||113.0 (14th)||215.6 (19th)|
|Defense||4th||89.6 (6th)||204.0 (8th)|
|73||Barbre, Allen||T||6-4||310||6/22/1984||10||Missouri Southern State|
|48||Barrett, Shaquil||OLB||6-2||250||11/17/1992||4||Colorado State|
|20||Carter, Jamal||DB||6-1||215||4/12/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|51||Davis, Todd||ILB||6-1||230||5/17/1992||4||Sacramento State|
|16||Fowler, Bennie||WR||6-1||212||6/10/1991||3||Michigan State|
|99||Gotsis, Adam||DE||6-4||287||9/23/1992||2||Georgia Tech|
|96||Harris, Shelby||DE||6-2||290||8/11/1991||3||Illinois State|
|33||Henderson, De'Angelo||RB||5-7||208||11/24/1992||R||Coastal Carolina|
|82||Heuerman, Jeff||TE||6-5||255||11/24/1992||3||Ohio State|
|Kelly, Chad||QB||6-2||224||3/26/1994||R||Ole Miss|
|58||Miller, Von||OLB||6-3||250||3/26/1989||7||Texas A&M|
|17||Osweiler, Brock||QB||6-7||240||11/22/1990||5||Arizona State|
|61||Paradis, Matt||C||6-3||300||10/12/1989||3||Boise State|
|94||Peko, Domata||NT||6-3||325||11/27/1984||12||Michigan State|
|29||Roby, Bradley||FS||5-11||194||5/1/1992||4||Ohio State|
|10||Sanders, Emmanuel||WR||5-11||180||3/17/1987||8||Southern Methodist|
|31||Simmons, Justin||SS||6-2||202||11/19/1993||2||Boston College|
|26||Stewart, Darian||FS||5-11||214||8/4/1988||8||South Carolina|
|88||Thomas, Demaryius||WR||6-3||229||12/25/1987||8||Georgia Tech|
|57||Walker, DeMarcus||DE||6-4||280||9/30/1994||R||Florida State|
|93||Crick, Jared (IR)||DE||6-4||285||8/21/1989||6||Nebraska|
|11||Henderson, Carlos (IR)||WR||5-11||198||12/19/1994||R||Louisiana Tech|
|52||Nelson, Corey (IR)||ILB||6-1||226||4/22/1992||4||Oklahoma|
|77||Turner, Billy (IR)||G||6-5||310||10/17/1991||4||North Dakota State|
|75||Watson, Menelik (IR)||T||6-5||315||12/22/1988||5||Florida State|
|97||Winn, Billy (IR)||DE||6-4||300||4/15/1989||5||Boise State|
|Day, Dillon||C||6-4||299||10/17/1991||1||Mississippi State|
|Peko, Kyle||NT||6-1||305||7/23/1993||1||Oregon State|
|Sharp, Hunter||WR||5-11||198||4/25/1994||1||Utah State|
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.
Peko is slated to undergo surgery to repair the broken bone on Wednesday before facing a recovery of six to eight weeks. The injury is potentially devastating for the young lineman, who played in just one game as a rookie in 2016. He'll need to do all he can to make the Week 1 roster when he returns now that he's going to miss several weeks.
Thomas was limited Wednesday, but his full participation Thursday ensures that the wideout will be available for Sunday's contest against the Bengals. With tight ends A.J. Derby (shoulder) and Jeff Heuerman (knee) both banged up, look for Thomas and fellow wideout Emmanuel Sanders to remain key cogs in the Broncos' Week 11 passing attack. The duo combined for 11 catches on 19 targets in this past Sunday's 41-16 loss to the Patriots.
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.
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.
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.
The Broncos, if they aren't already out of the playoff picture already, are another loss away from being at the point in the season where it'll be time to look at next season. At that point, the team will need to look at what it has in Lynch, a 2016 first-round pick with just 10 quarters of regular season action, before looking at the 2018 free agent and draft classes. Siemian, to his credit, beat out Lynch and others for the starting job in back-to-back offseasons, but has been solid at best in his time as a starter and crumbled to a 67.1 quarterback rating from Week 3 on this year. Denver knows what it has in Siemian and it is unlikely to take another look this season.
Turner was used as a reserve lineman, so his absence shouldn't change the Broncos' offensive dynamic much.
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.
Davis left Sunday's game with an ankle injury and didn't return, but it seems that was just a precautionary measure. Although Davis hasn't been playing full snap counts this season, he still has showed some impressive performances, with 38 tackles (24 solo) in his last five contests.
Lynch has been inactive the entire season while recovering from an injury to his right shoulder that he originally suffered in training camp. That has allowed either current starter Brock Osweiler or Trevor Siemian to act as the top backup through the team's nine contests, but with Lynch having worked with the second unit in practice this week, it appears he could displace Siemian for those duties in Week 11. Osweiler hasn't been overly impressive in his two starts since displacing Siemian, so it's conceivable that Lynch could soon ascend to the top spot on the depth chart, particularly if the Broncos fade further from the playoff picture.
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.
After missing the first seven weeks of the season while recovering from left wrist surgery, Ray will make his 2017 debut Monday against the Chiefs, reclaiming his starting role at the outside linebacker spot opposite Von Miller. During his second NFL campaign, Ray proved to be an effective complement to Miller as a pass rusher, logging eight sacks to go with 48 total tackles across 16 games in 2016.
The move is somewhat surprising, as Derby led all Broncos tight ends with 19 catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns. The team acquired the tight end from the Patriots last season for a 2017 fifth-round pick, but the move never panned out. He will revert to the Broncos' injured reserve if he clears waivers.
Charles has had a consistent role in Denver, totaling between eight and 10 touches in seven of nine games. The consistent production has been lacking, however, as he has not topped 50 total yards or scored since Week 3. He's flashed some of the wiggle that made him a star in Kansas City, but with a floundering offense and three-man rotation at running back, Charles isn't in position to turn that talent into much production.
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.
Simmons was limited in practice all week, and although initial reports were encouraging, the reserve defensive back will not be able to go Sunday, leaving Darian Stewart as the only true free safety on the roster.
Marshall is on pace for 114 tackles this season, which would break his career high of 112 tackles from back in 2014. He'll have his hands full in Week 10 against a high-powered Patriots' offense, so he'll have an opportunity to continue to prove his worth.
Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com relays that after being limited to underhand throwing Wednesday, Osweiler was back to throwing overhand at Thursday's practice and is in line to start Sunday's game against the Bengals. While the Broncos' top signal caller for Week 11 is already known, head coach Vance Joseph has yet to decide whether Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian will be Osweiler's backup Sunday.
Taylor's size (6-foot-5) and vertical speed made him a solid find for the Broncos last season, but he's appeared in just half of the team's first eight contests of 2017. The problem has less to do with Taylor than it does the Broncos' roster construction, as Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and Bennie Fowler are the clear top three wideouts. Of the three leftover wideouts, Cody Latimer and Isaiah McKenzie are among the team's top special-teams contributors, which will make it tough for head coach Vance Joseph to keep Taylor active when everyone is healthy.
Leary suffered this injury against the Chiefs in Week 8, but he was able to practice in a limited capacity this week, enough that he can play Sunday. He'll slot back into the starting right guard position.
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.
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.
It was Anderson's fourth game in five outings with fewer than 12 touches after starting the season with at least 20 touches in three of four games. The Broncos were at there best this season when Anderson served as the team's bellcow. Looking for a spark, the coaching staff has split touches between Anderson, Jamaal Charles, and Devontae Booker. Head coach Vance Joseph said that it will be hard to ride any one back until Denver's offense gains some consistency. It looks like we're pretty far off from there at this point.
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.
A.J. Derby (shoulder) is also slated to miss the game, which sets the stage for Virgil Green to serve as Denver's top tight end Sunday. The Broncos could promote Austin Traylor from the practice squad to offer additional depth at tight end behind Green, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
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.
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.
McManus has now reached double figures in back-to-back games heading into Sunday's matchup with the Bengals.
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.
Stephenson looks like he could be ready to play after he kicked off the week with limited practices Wednesday and Thursday before going full Friday. He's a backup tackle anyway, so he'll play behind Allen Barbre if available Sunday.
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.
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).
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.
Patrick signed with the Niners in the opening days of training camp but evidently didn't prove useful enough for the final roster.
Miller now has eight sacks for as many games, and he backed that up with a season high in tackles. He'll be tasked in Week 10 with pressuring Patriots' QB Tom Brady, who has been sacked 21 times through the first eight games.
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.
Sanders was clearly Brock Osweiler's go-to target Sunday. Showing no signs of the ankle injury that's hindered him in recent weeks, the receiver had 114 yards on five receptions before halftime while commanding exactly half of Osweiler's 14 targets. Although Sanders wasn't nearly as effective in the second half, he still put together arguably his finest performance of the season by game's end despite not finding the end zone. Week 11 should bring tougher sledding, though, when Sanders will square off against a stingy Bengals secondary allowing just 6.3 yards per pass attempt this season, the third-lowest mark in the league through Sunday.
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.
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.
Whether it's been a sore ankle or a recent case of the drops, Fowler has been phased out of Denver's offense lately, with three targets and no catches over the past two weeks. For perspective, Fowler had three or more targets in six of Denver's first seven games of the season. In seems as though Cody Latimer has pushed past the Michigan State product, with 47 offensive snaps on Sunday as compared to Fowler's 18.
Sharp provided depth as a receiver and returner for the Broncos, but with Cody Latimer (knee) and Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) now healthy, he became expendable. The 23-year-old was replaced on the 53-man roster by linebacker Kevin Snyder, and is a practice squad candidate if he clears waivers.
Gotsis appears fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in his final season at Georgia Tech. He seems to be in line for a role as rotational defensive lineman with Denver in his rookie season. He did miss an opportunity to deflect a pass against the Rams, but he made up for it by consistently badgering the quarterback, setting up a sack by forcing quarterback Sean Mannion into the path of linebacker Sadat Sulleyman.
Green has been atop the Broncos' depth chart at tight end all season, but head coach Vance Joseph has frequently made liberal use of both Derby and Heuerman, with the duo combining to play 46 offensive snaps in the Week 10 loss to the Patriots. Their absences leave Green as the only healthy tight end on the roster heading into Sunday's matchup, and while it's possible Austin Traylor will be promoted from the practice squad to provide additional depth at the position, Green should nonetheless be in store for a heftier-than-normal workload. That probably won't result in a dramatic spike in Green's targets, however, as the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder is mostly valued for his blocking prowess.
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.
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.
The Broncos keep teasing Booker's emergence in the offense, lauding his versatility and big-play ability. In practice, the second-year back has topped 40 total yards just twice in six games and has scored once. The Broncos are a meandering offense with three backs splitting carries -- not an ideal situation to hang one's hat on counting for week-to-week production.
Wolfe sat out Thursday's practice, but it now appears like the team was just giving its starting defensive end time to rest, as he returned in full form Friday. He is seemingly on track to suit up in the Broncos' Week 10 contest.
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.
The two injuries rendered Latimer a limited participant in the Broncos' practices throughout the week. If Latimer gains clearance to play in advance of the 4:25 p.m. EDT kickoff for Week 11, he would likely serve as the Broncos' No. 3 wideout. He's effectively usurped Bennie Fowler of that role over the past three weeks, collecting seven receptions for 94 yards on 11 targets during that span.
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.
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.
The offensive lineman has been sidelined for most of training camp with the concussion, which undermined his chances of winning a roster spot. Once his concussion symptoms subside, Ikard could look to sign with the Browns or another organization.