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Broncos activate three players off IR; all expected to play Sunday

The Denver Broncos get Jerry Jeudy, Albert Okwuegbunam, and Jonas Griffith off injured reserve and are expected to play against the Washington Football Team.

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The Denver Broncos received a huge boost for their offense with both wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and tight end Albert Okwuegbunam activated off injured reserve on Saturday. Both are expected to play against the Washington Football Team. Also activated off IR was linebacker Jonas Griffith who should contribute on special teams.

Teddy Bridgewater has had a lack of weapons after both Jeudy and Albert O went to IR and KJ Hamler lost for the season. With Pat Shurmur’s offensive scheme demanding wide receivers win their 1v1s to get open, Bridgewater should have more options as he surveys the field on Sunday. The offensive line hasn’t been great in pass protection, so that is going to be huge for Teddy.

We all know how bad the special teams unit has been under Tom McMahon for the last several seasons, so any help on that end is important. Jonas Griffith will be needed there. The team also elevated inside linebacker Barrington Wade to the active roster.