Denver Broncos: Jurrell Casey tears biceps, out for year

Jurrell Casey, Denver Broncos (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Jurrell Casey, Denver Broncos (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Add Jurrell Casey to the list of injuries the Denver Broncos have suffered.

When it rains, it pours. That remains the case for the Denver Broncos during the 2020 season. Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey tore his biceps in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will be out for the rest of the 2020 season.

Casey was a tremendous pickup by the Broncos via trade with the Tennessee Titans this offseason. They acquired him for a seventh-round pick.

In three games this year, Casey recorded 14 tackles, including one tackle for loss. He had two quarterback hits and three pass deflections. He is known to be a guy who not only can stop the run but also can get to the quarterback. That is clear based on his 51 career sacks.

Now, the Broncos will have to rely on guys such as DeShawn Williams. Williams has been on and off the team’s practice squad.

With what is going on with COVID, teams have had to adjust the way they do things. There was no preseason to get these players prepared for the regular season. That feels like the big reason why there are so many injuries all across the league.

It feels as if the Broncos have suffered the most injuries of any team. That may not be exactly true, but they certainly have suffered some brutal ones. Along with Casey, the team has lost outside linebacker Von Miller for what could be the entire year, wide receiver Courtland Sutton with a torn ACL and MCL, number one cornerback A.J. Bouye with a shoulder injury (short-term IR), rookie linebacker Justin Strnad (wrist), and is without quarterback Drew Lock for a number of weeks with a shoulder injury.

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The Broncos have fallen to 0-3 on the season after their loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. With Casey out, things just aren’t going their way. It’s just something that they will have to try and overcome on a weekly basis. Hopefully, there are no more injuries like this.