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Broncos lose three players to injury in practice on Friday

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Donald Stephenson, Corey Nelson, and freshly signed River Cracraft all went down with injuries on Friday.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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.

Broncos-Chargers injury report