They always say, "Next man up." But what happens when you run out of next men? The Broncos might be at that point if their COVID-19 woes get any worse.
By Tuesday afternoon, George Paton and Vic Fangio must narrow down the Broncos' roster from 80 players to the final 53.
Here's who is projected to make the final roster.
Despite all of the talent across the Broncos' defense, entering the weekend, the starting unit hadn't had a single interception the first three days of camp.
On Saturday, they changed that in a big way.
Thanks to Denver re-signing Shelby Harris, the Broncos won't be forced to reach for a defensive lineman from a very underwhelming group.
The Broncos desperately needed a win and takeaways last week.
Vic Fangio offered his team a "little deal" if they were able to do both. They did.
The head coach handed out the reward this week.
First, expect to see more combinations involving Shelby Harris and Mike Purcell in pass-rush situations. After all, they're the only two players left from the D-line's active complement from the first two games.
With the offseason, training camp and preseason complete, building the roster is the only thing that stands between the Broncos and the regular season.
With cut day less than a week away, John Elway and Co. got a jumpstart on all of the moves they have to make by Saturday at 2:00 PM in the Mile High City.
With roughly 20 percent of the roster up for grabs entering the final stretch, here's how the bubble players stack up at each position.
The Broncos’ offense struggled on Friday, to put it nicely. For the first half of practice, it appeared the defense was following their lead. Justin Simmons put an end to that.
The next time the Broncos step on the field, they’ll be playing meaningful football against the Seattle Seahawks. Thursday night's game went a long way in determining how that team will look.
In their final practice before welcoming the Chicago Bears to town, the defense came out of the gates on fire.
The Broncos’ No. 5 overall pick didn’t just play like a first-round pick on Tuesday. He was even better.