Broncos Guard Chris Kuper out 2-4 weeks

Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Broncos Country can breathe a sigh of relief.

Though Chris Kuper will be gone the next 2-4 weeks due to a "severely sprained" left ankle, he will not have to face yet another lengthy rehab with broken bones or torn ligaments. I think many of us figured he would be done for the year when we saw him helped off the field and then carted into the locker room.

Just my personal opinion, but I would expect Kuper to be out the longer part of that prognosis (3-4 weeks) as this is the same ankle that was brutally dislocated last year against Kansas City.

Manny Ramirez will take his place. FYI, Ramirez has been the lowest graded Broncos offensive lineman this year allowing many more sacks and hurries than his peers.

Offensive line depth is razor thin at the moment with Dan Koppen replacing J.D. Walton. Reserves left include T Chris Clark (active roster), and T Darrion Weems, C Quentin Saulsberry (practice squad).

With the absence of 2-back sets in the regular formation rotation and the emergence of Virgil Green as a blocking TE in those situations (even from the backfield), I'm wondering if the Broncos don't open up a roster spot by letting go of Chris Gronkowski in order to sign someone else. Regardless of how they do it, they need to sign another backup in case someone else goes down.

Your thoughts?

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