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Broncos-Browns final injury report: Denver sends Joe Flacco and Corey Nelson to IR

The Denver Broncos have lost their starting quarterback and have made several roster moves to compensate for their Week 9 matchup versus the Cleveland Browns.

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The Denver Broncos have sent both quarterback Joe Flacco and inside linebacker Corey Nelson to injured reserve, which means they had to make some corresponding roster moves to compensate.

The first of which came in finding a backup quarterback to come in behind Brandon Allen, who is making his first NFL start on Sunday versus the Cleveland Browns. That player will be undrafted rookie Brett Rypien. In three preseason games, Rypien completed 61.4% of his passes for 207 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

On the defensive side of the ball, Nelson will be replaced by another undrafted rookie in Josh Watson. The former Colorado State player has spent the entire regular season on the Broncos practice squad.

The bad news for Denver didn’t stop there as Will Parks, Ja’Wuan James, and Jeff Heuerman were all ruled out for Week 9 as well. The Browns are not all that healthy either, with several players ruled out and one sent to IR as well.

Here is a full injury participation report for both teams.

Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Bryce Callahan CB Foot DNP DNP DNP OUT
Todd Davis ILB Knee / Hip DNP LIMITED FULL
Joe Flacco QB Neck DNP DNP INJURED RESERVE INJURED RESERVE
Jeff Heuerman TE Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Ja’Wuan James T Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Von Miller OLB Knee DNP LIMITED FULL
Corey Nelson ILB Biceps DNP DNP INJURED RESERVE INJURED RESERVE
Will Parks S Hand DNP DNP DNP OUT
Joseph Jones ILB Ribs LIMITED LIMITED FULL
Ron Leary G NIR LIMITED FULL FULL
Phillip Lindsay RB Wrist LIMITED FULL FULL
Dalton Risner G Ankle LIMITED LIMITED FULL
DeMarcus Walker DE Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Justin Hollins LB Knee FULL FULL FULL

Browns injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Pharaoh Brown TE Concussion DNP DNP DNP OUT
Damarious Randall S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
Odell Beckham Jr. WR Groin LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED
Daniel Ekuale DT Calf LIMITED DNP INJURED RESERVE INJURED RESERVE
Jarvis Landry WR Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED
Sheldrick Redwine S Hamstring LIMITED FULL FULL
Kendall Lamm T Knee FULL FULL FULL QUESTIONABLE
Jermaine Whitehead S Hand FULL FULL FULL
Eric Murray S Knee NOT LISTED DNP DNP OUT