The Denver Broncos are working through some injuries early this season. While they have designated cornerback Ronald Darby to return from injured reserve, there is not guarantee he plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers. All that did was open a 21-day window where he could be activated.
For today, the Broncos were down quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, wide receiver Diontae Spencer, cornerback Patrick Surtain II, and running back Melvin Gordon. Meanwhile, inside linebacker Baron Browning, outside linebacker Andre Mintze, and both guards Dalton Risner and Graham Glasgow were all limited on Wednesday.
The Steelers sat quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as he nursed both a pectoral and hip issue, but there have been rumors that the team might be looking to bench him anyway. Meanwhile, both wide receivers Chase Claypool and Juju Smith-Schuster returned to practice in a limited capacity, so we should expect them to be ready to go by Sunday barring any kind of setbacks.
Here is your full Wednesday practice participation report for both teams.
Broncos Injury Report
|Melvin Gordon III||RB||Lower Leg||DNP|
|Bobby Massie||T||NIR – Rest||DNP|
|Pat Surtain II||CB||Chest||DNP|
|Von Miller||OLB||NIR – Rest||LIMITED|
Steelers 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