Denver Broncos promote Derrek Tuszka, LeVante Bellamy
The Denver Broncos shuffled their roster a day before their matchup against the Jets.
When it comes to injuries, roster shuffling is a guarantee. That’s what the Denver Broncos did once again this week.
The team has placed defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, inside linebacker Austin Calitro, and tackle Elijah Wilkinson on injured reserve.
To fill those spots on the 53-man roster, the team promoted running back LeVante Bellamy and outside linebacker Derrek Tuszka from the practice squad. Along with those moves, the team signed defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to replace Casey for the season.
This is the third time Bellamy and Tuszka have each been brought up. It will now be interesting to see whether or not the Broncos keep both players on the active roster. If they do not, they will have to be exposed to waivers, which means a team can steal them.
Bellamy will fill the running back position with Phillip Lindsay possibly missing another game with turf toe. Tuszka’s promotion comes after it was announced they will be without Jeremiah Attaochu this week.
Jernigan is a former second-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens. He spent three years there before moving on to the Eagles and then the Jaguars. Jernigan has 130 tackles and 17.5 sacks in his career, which began in 2014.
Hopefully, Jernigan will be able to help in run support as well as getting to the quarterback. The Broncos face Sam Darnold and the Jets this week.
The Broncos acquired Calitro from the Bengals while sending defensive lineman Christian Covington to Cincinnati.
It’s been one crazy season so far and it’s only week 4. At this rate, this whole team could look completely different by the end of the year. They are already missing so many starts including Drew Lock, Lindsay, Courtland Sutton, Wilkinson, A.J. Bouye, and others that were mentioned.