In practice on Friday, the Denver Broncos lost right tackle Donald Stephenson to a torn calf, linebacker Corey Nelson with an elbow injury, and wide receiver River Cracraft to a torn hamstring.
Broncos suffer 3 injuries in THU practice: RT Donald Stephenson torn calf; LB Corey Nelson elbow, IR; WR River Cracraft torn hammy. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 20, 2017
All three could end up on injured reserve with those injuries. With Menelik Watson and Billy Turner likely out with injury this week, the Broncos are hurting at tackle. They will be calling up Elijah Wilkinson from the practice squad to fill this need.
For now, they will be sliding Allen Barbre outside to fill in at right tackle. He did well in substitution for Garett Bolles at times, so maybe they’ll see a slight improvement at the position against the Los Angeles Chargers.
In an unconfirmed rumor, Benjamin Allbright has a source saying Denver is trying to work out a potential trade for an offensive tackle with the Buffalo Bills.
Strong rumor circulating that the Broncos are sniffing the Bills out for an offensive tackle...— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) October 20, 2017
Whatever is happening, the Broncos are hurting at the position and it was a position that is widely considered the weakest talent on the team. It could go from worse to disaster real quick.