Tonight's riveting Denver Broncos-New York Jets matchup is already keeping us on the edge of our seats. Add in some last-minute injury decisions and we are just shaking with anticipation.
Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder is likely to play after missing two games with a hamstring injury. Even while not being at one hundred percent, Sam Darnold is breathing a sigh of relief, even with the remaining dumpster fire of a team.
Additionally, Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay is not expected to play tonight after injuring his foot in Week One.
With an injury to starting quarterback Drew Lock, the Denver Broncos are starting Jeff Driskel for some reason. Denver also signed QB Blake Bortles just yesterday, meaning he won't be ready to back up Jeff..... Driskel..... with just a day's notice, but I'm sure that doesn't matter because it's Jeff..... Driskel.
Meanwhile, in order for Denver to have a backup, because something is sure to happen, they promoted QB Brett Rypien to the active roster. This seems like a mean joke, but it's true.
The Broncos are playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend, and godspeed to them, they will need it.
Running back CJ Anderson, most notably of the Denver Broncos, has decided to retire, ESPN reports.
Anderson is only 29 years old, and his career was one of success. As an undrafted free agent, he went on to win a Super Bowl ring before being released in 2018. After not finding another permanent landing spot, he has decided to move on.
His next plan? Coaching. Not a bad deal.
Denver Broncos cornerback AJ Bouye left Monday night's game after landing on his shoulder, dislocating it. Bouye is now expected to miss some time, although he won't need surgery. The first-year Bronco is likely heading to injured reserve.
The hope is that Bouye can return after just a few weeks and not be out long-term. No surgery is one of the best-case scenarios for a short-term return. Denver has the Pittsburgh Steelers up next.
Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay left Monday night's game against the Tennessee Titans with what the team initially called a foot injury. Head coach Vic Fangio later clarified what sort of foot injury Lindsay sustained, and it's not great.
More testing is expected to take place this week to evaluate the severity of the injury further. Turf toe is one thing that can either be minor or knock you out for the season. The Broncos have the Pittsburgh Steelers up next.
Ever since the Denver Broncos lost star linebacker Von Miller to a leg injury a mere few days ago, they have been looking high and low for a replacement since the season starts...... today. Free agent Clay Matthews is one of the top choices for a last-minute option, but it looks like that won't be happening.
This is probably the reason why Matthews hasn't been picked up yet. He didn't play poorly last season until he landed on injured reserve with a broken jaw.
The Los Angeles Rams released Matthews early this offseason, which followed with him filing a grievance with the team. Hence the reason another team hasn't signed him; if he takes money somewhere else, that means the Rams don't owe him. I hope that makes sense.
updated with response from agent:
While, above, I assume that he doesn't want to play this year because of said grievance, his agent released a statement explaining that Matthews is still open to playing this season, as long as it's for the "right" team. Aka, if the money is good enough to offset the grievance.
If there will be Monday Night Football Week 1, ESPN has their announcers lined up.
The first game will be Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants and will feature Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit, college football announcers. The second game of the double-header, Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos, will feature Steve Levy, Louis Riddick, and Brian Griese. (The tweet is a little unclear, but wanted to give credit to who had it first.)
It's unclear if this is their plan for the entirety of the season or just for now, but I am just happy we don't have to see Booger McFarland.
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