There’s good and bad news with the Broncos’ roster today.
The good news is that Shelby Harris has returned to practice from the reserve/COVID-19 list and could be ready to go against the Chiefs. Yay!
“He’s going to practice on a limited basis today, and we’ll see how he does,” head coach Vic Fangio said, noting that the defensive end has been out four week and needs to get back into football shape.
Fangio: Shelby Harris will practice on a limited basis today. Hoping he’ll be back for Sunday. Have to determine his condition level. Ed Donatell is back on a “part-time” basis.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) December 2, 2020
Harris, who was having a great season before going on the reserve/COVID list, is to thank for a big part of the early dominance by this Denver defense. He registered 23 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble so far this season.
Some bonus good news came when the Broncos claimed former Denver safety Will Parks off waivers after the Philadelphia Eagles placed him there on Tuesday.
Parks, a fifth-year player selected by the Broncos in the sixth round of the 2016 draft, spent the first four seasons of his career with Denver before signing with Philadelphia this offseason. He was injured for the beginning of 2020 and saw action in only six games. But any Broncos’ fan prior to this year will remember Parks for his jack-of-all-trades role he played in Vic Fangio’s defense last year.
The bad news is that Bryce Callahan, who has been playing lights out at cornerback this season, suffered another injury to his foot during Sunday’s high school football game against the Saints and has been placed on injured reserve.
Callahan, who started every game this season after missing all of the 2019 season with a foot injury, recorded 45 tackles (36 solo), two interceptions, five passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
Lowest yards per coverage snap:— PFF (@PFF) December 2, 2020
1. Jimmy Smith - 0.37
2. Jalen Ramsey - 0.50
3. Bryce Callahan - 0.54
4. Bashaud Breeland - 0.57 pic.twitter.com/eb1B9ZBpAd