4 injured Denver Broncos poised to make an impact in 2022

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DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 17: Offensive tackle Bobby Massie #70, guard Graham Glasgow #61 and center Lloyd Cushenberry #79 of the Denver Broncos line up during the first half against the Las Vegas Raiders at Empower Field at Mile High on October 17, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Injured Denver Broncos player no. 1: Graham Glasgow, OL

Now here is the real wild card of the group. Glasgow could be a starter or he could be off the roster completely before the Monday Night opener. When healthy last year Glasgow did start all seven games he played in.

That on top of the flexibility to play multiple positions should allow for an interesting training camp for the veteran.

The tough position the Broncos face with Glasgow is the $9.1 million dead cap hit if they were to let him go.

Therefore, It is likely Glasgow will be on the roster come September, the question is will he be a depth piece or in the starting lineup?

When starting last year Glasgow was very solid but when Quinn Meinerz stepped in there seemed to be an added juice to the line. Glasgow will be in two positional battles because of it, one with Meinerz and the other with Cushenberry at center.

Both the young guys seem to have the upper hand but the coaching staff could like the veteran presence on the starting unit. Either way, Glasgow will need to be ready to go whenever called upon.

None of the players mentioned are primed to be stars or become All-Pro but the Broncos will need them for a hopeful playoff run.

Whether that be Glasgow’s depth, Ojemudia on special teams, or Hamler’s homerun ability all will be counted upon at some point. Will they make the most of their moments on the field? Guess we’ll find out.