The Denver Broncos received some good news on Wednesday as quarterback Drew Lock was a full participant in practice for the first time since being injured against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. That puts him on track to potentially play on Sunday against the New England Patriots, however, Head Coach Vic Fangio was noncommittal on naming a starter just yet.
“He (Lock) got a bunch of reps today,” Fangio said. “We’ll take a look at it—obviously we watched it live—we’ll take a look at the video and it will be a decision that we’ll keep evaluating throughout the week. In light of these weird circumstances—Brett got the full week last week for the most part, so if we did decide to go with Brett later in the week we wouldn’t feel quite as unprepared as we normally would because he did get most of the reps last week.”
That will be a situation to monitor over the next couple of days. The Broncos are a better football team with their starting quarterback than without. More good news includes seeing Phillip Lindsay coming back to full strength as well.
Meanwhile, the Patriots figure to be healthy come Sunday provided they continue to have negative COVID-19 test results. Cam Newton could be available to play in this game too as he is set to return to the team on Thursday.
Broncos injury report
|Drew Lock||QB||Shoulder (R)||FULL|
Patriots injury report
BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR- Indicates not injury related; *- Team did not practice / report is an estimation.
STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full—100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play.