The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers square off on Sunday. Here are the inactives for the Broncos heading into the week eleven matchup.
The Denver Broncos announced their list of inactive players for their week eleven matchup.
For the Broncos, they will be without safeties Dymonte Thomas and Shamarko Thomas, linebackers Alexander Johnson and Brandon Marshall, defensive end Demarcus Walker, as well as guards Max Garcia and Nico Falah.
Garcia, Marshall and Dymonte Thomas were previously ruled out.
Garcia suffered a torn ACL a couple of days ago during practice, although he made it through the remainder of the day’s session. It was confirmed the next day.
The injury to Garcia puts another dagger into the heart of the offensive line. Center Matt Paradis broke his leg. It will be interesting to see how all of these injuries impact the offensive line. It is likely that it will be bad news.
Marshall has been dealing with a knee injury that kept him out of week nine’s matchup against the Houston Texans.
Rookie running back Royce Freeman also missed Denver’s matchup with the Texans with an ankle injury but he is good to go. He went through full practices both Thursday an Friday which showed that he was ready for a return to the field.
Walker is inactive but not due to injury. He has been inactive for quite a few games since entering the league. He switched from linebacker to putting his hand in the dirt as a defensive end due to him being a better fit standing up.
Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton has been dealing with a knee injury, but like Freeman, he has practiced Thursday and Friday, deeming him good to go. Hamilton should get a lot more action during the remainder of the season due to the trade that sent Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans.
Cornerback Bradley Roby will play after missing the Texans game with an ankle injury. He and Chris Harris Jr will be tasked with covering Chargers receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.
This is Denver’s first matchup with the Chargers during the 2018 season. The Denver Broncos are in desperate need for a string of victories and it would be huge if they could get the win against their division rival.