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Buccaneers at Broncos Thursday injury updates: Week 3

The Denver Broncos are the walking wounded in Week 3, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming to town relatively healthy.

The Denver Broncos are going to be without a lot of their best players in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The injury train started with Von Miller, who will be out a minimum of three months, then Phillip Lindsay and A.J. Bouye went down. The bad news kept coming with Drew Lock out 2-6 weeks after being injured on Sunday and Courtland Sutton is done for the year.

Whew, that’s a lot.

They did sign Blake Bortles to the active roster on Thursday and also safety P.J. Locke. They also added defensive lineman Deyon Sizer to the practice squad. All of those moves were necessary, because Mark Barron, Dre’Mont Jones, and DeMarcus Walker were moved to injured reserve.

Denver does have some wiggle room on the roster, but Head Coach Vic Fangio plans to wait until later this week to fill those spots.

“Not yet—we still have to see how these next couple of days go before we make the moves. We don’t have to make them until the end of the week, so we’ll just hold off until then if that’s OK.”

On the Bucs side of things, it looks like wide receiver Scotty Miller will be good to go on Sunday and Chris Godwin looks like he is fully back from his concussion. In short, all systems go for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.

Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Davontae Harris CB Hamstring DNP DNP
Phillip Lindsay RB Foot DNP DNP
Drew Lock QB Shoulder (R) DNP DNP
Jurrell Casey DE Elbow LIMITED FULL
Trey Marshall S Hip / Wrist LIMITED LIMITED
Garett Bolles T Elbow FULL FULL
Jake Butt TE Hand FULL FULL
Tyrie Cleveland WR Hip FULL FULL
Albert Okwuegbunam TE Hip FULL FULL

Buccaneers injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Justin Watson WR Shoulder DNP DNP
Scotty Miler WR Hip / Groin LIMITED LIMITED
Jason Pierre-Paul OLB Knee LIMITED DNP
Donovan Smith T Knee LIMITED LIMITED
Chris Godwin WR Concussion FULL FULL

BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR­- Indicates not injury related; *- Team conducted a walk through / 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.