Denver Broncos defensive lineman Billy Winn’s season is over before the regular season started. The team placed him on IR Saturday.
The Denver Broncos won their first preseason game of 2019 on Thursday, but lost a member of their defensive front.
Defensive lineman Billy Winn went down with what looked like a serious injury to his arm. It turns out that the injury is significant. The Broncos have placed Winn on injured reserve, effectively ending his season.
Winn missed all of the 2017 season after tearing his ACL. He spent 2018 out of the league.
It is a tough blow for Winn. He just cannot catch a break.
Winn has appeared in 68 career games and has recorded 111 total tackles with three sacks, seventeen tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles.
The move to place Winn on injured reserve was the corresponding move for when the team signed running back Theo Riddick to a one-year deal.
It will be interesting to see what the Denver Broncos do with Winn. They have a couple of options. They could keep him on the roster while he stays on injured reserve, or they can waive him with an injury settlement.
At this point, you’ve got to wonder what happens next for Winn. He’s still only 30, but hasn’t played meaningful football since the 2016 season.
Winn was behind Derek Wolfe and DeMarcus Walker on the team’s first depth chart of the 2019 preseason. He was a depth player.
We are still waiting on an update on linebacker Joe Jones, who also went down with was feared to be a severe arm injury on Thursday night when the Broncos faced the Atlanta Falcons in the Hall of Fame Game.
Here’s hoping that Winn can come back from this roadblock, and also that Jones’ season does not meet the same fate.