Denver Broncos: A.J. Bouye ruled out with shoulder injury
Denver Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye suffered a shoulder injury vs the Titans.
The Denver Broncos cornerback group just got thinner.
A.J. Bouye, who the Broncos acquired in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason, suffered a shoulder injury late in the first half of Monday Night Football against the Titans.
He has been ruled out.
Bouye is the team’s top cornerback with not a lot behind him aside from Bryce Callahan, who is making his first start with the team despite spending all of 2019 with the team (he missed the year with a foot injury).
With Bouye suffering the injury, Callahan is joined by rookies Michael Ojemudia and Essang Bassey. Davontae Harris and Duke Dawson are also listed as cornerbacks with Dawson able to fill in at safety if needed.
The Broncos other cornerbacks will definitely have to step up to the plate. After the departure of Chris Harris Jr., there were many that wondered what the team would do without him.
The Broncos are counting on Bouye to be on the field as much as possible.
The Broncos can’t afford to lose these key players. They are already without Von Miller, Courtland Sutton and K.J. Hamler.
New offense is rolling
Despite the injuries to Sutton and Hamler, the Broncos are really doing well on the offensive side of the ball.
In this offense, the ball is being spread around to a total of seven pass catchers. Noah Fant is leading the way with five receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown.
In the run game, the Broncos have gained 59 yards on 16 carries.
The Broncos have shown some growth already so far. If they can avoid turning the football over again (Melvin Gordon coughed it up), they should be able to come out with a victory.