Broncos Injury Report: Team Looks Mostly Healthy After Bye Week


Nov 24, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) returns a recovered fumble during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos Injury Report — Week Five, Monday

Coming off the bye week, the Broncos are looking quite healthy. They’ve played only three games and didn’t have anything major go down in training camp other than an injury to linebacker Danny Trevathan, but it seems things are progressing well enough to the point that everyone is back and practicing, hopefully to be available for Sunday’s matchup against Arizona.

One key player who is practicing today based off of that report is the aforementioned Trevathan, who was inarguably the Broncos’ best linebacker all of last season. He does everything well, but perhaps where he matches up best with opposing offenses is as a pass defender. Trevathan racks up tackles like they’re going out of style, but he also provided the Broncos with a variety of game-changing plays in coverage. While Brandon Marshall has played well in Trevathan’s absence and deserves a role in the Broncos’ defense moving forward, Trevathan’s ability to cover backs and tight ends and keep third down passing plays in front of him will be a very welcome addition to Denver’s defense.

Also of note — no additional rest was needed for guys like Demaryius Thomas, who were reportedly playing through injuries. Thomas vowed prior to the bye week that he would do better, that he knew he could do better than he has since the start of the season, where he has just one touchdown catch.

The timetable for a return for both Bruton and McCray, who were injured in games prior to the Seattle game, is unknown at this point. It was reported that McCray’s injury would initially be a rough two week recovery period. Bruton’s apparently was more serious than originally thought as well. The Broncos will likely monitor their situations very closely over the coming days, but it would be great if they were available to play this weekend and the Broncos had some really tough decisions to make about who to make a gameday inactive.