The Denver Broncos on Wednesday placed linebacker Boss Bailey (left knee) and quarterback Patrick Ramsey (right elbow) on their reserve/injured list, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced. Both injuries occurred during the Broncos' game at New England on Monday night.
The club also on Wednesday placed tackle Erik Pears (appendectomy) on its reserve/non-football illness list and announced that defensive tackle Steven Harris has been released from its practice squad.
Bailey, a sixth-year linebacker in his first season with the Broncos, started all seven games for Denver this year and ranks fourth on the team with 43 tackles (32 solo) while adding one fumble recovery. He joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 6 after spending his first five professional seasons with Detroit.
Ramsey, a seventh-year quarterback in his second season with the Broncos, saw his only action of the year in Denver's game at New England on Monday, completing 2-of-3 passes for 19 yards. He joined the Broncos as a free agent on March 19, 2007, after seeing time with the Jets (2006) and Redskins (2002-05).
Pears, a third-year tackle in his third season with the Broncos, has been inactive for all seven games this season. A 16-game starter for Denver at right tackle in 2007, Pears entered the NFL with the Broncos as a college free agent from Colorado State University on May 12, 2005.