Denver Broncos: Potential Jurrell Casey replacements for 2020 season

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Denver Broncos, Jurrell Casey
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The Denver Broncos may need to look to free agency for Jurrell Casey replacements.

The Denver Broncos cannot get away from the injury plague in 2020.

According to multiple reports (first by Brandon Krisztal) the Broncos will be without starting defensive lineman Jurrell Casey for the remainder of the 2020 season with a torn biceps injury.

It’s astounding that Casey was able to play a full game with that kind of injury, and speaks to his toughness for sure, but the Denver Broncos are now left in a brutal position with three defensive linemen who were playing crucial roles now out with injuries.

If Casey was injured against Pittsburgh, that would mean the game against the Steelers cost the Denver Broncos all of Dre’Mont Jones, DeMarcus Walker, and their highest-priced acquisition on the defensive front for the 2020 season.

Not to mention Drew Lock, Courtland Sutton, and others.

What are the Broncos supposed to do now, especially on a short week traveling to play the New York Jets?

It’s not going to be easy.

Rookie McTelvin Agim — who was a healthy scratch to open the season with the Broncos’ depth on the defensive line — will now be thrust into a starting role. DeShawn Williams, who played his first NFL game in four years on Sunday, will now be the DL4 heading into the Broncos’ matchup against the Jets.

Shelby Harris and Mike Purcell remain, but beyond those four guys, the Broncos have nobody healthy except practice squad player Deyon Sizer.

What options are out there on the free agent market (or practice squad poaching options) who could legitimately step in and help the Broncos right now?

As it turns out, there are quite a few.