Bronco hopes to play Teddy Bridgewater in Pittsburgh
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) – Teddy Bridgewater is headed to start on Sunday against the Steelers a week after suffering a concussion…
INglewood, Colorado (AP) – Teddy Bridgewater is headed toward starting Sunday against the Steelers, one week after suffering a concussion in the Denver Broncos’ loss to Baltimore.
However, it could be without its higher purpose. Cortland Sutton, wide receiver, turned his ankle in training on Friday and was added to the injury report as questionable.
The Broncos started the season with enviable depth at a wide receiver, which even allowed them to trade-in Trinity Benson for the Lions. But they have lost Jerry Jeudy (an ankle sprain) to November and KJ Hamler (ACL) for the season.
Sutton was linked to lead the team with 18 receptions for 257 yards in his return from a torn ACL in the second week of last season.
Bridgewater cleared for full practice on Friday and met with medical staff afterwards. He hopes to get the green light on Saturday morning before the Broncos (3-1) fly to Pittsburgh (1-3).
“Right now it’s progressing well, it’s been clarified up to this point,” coach Vic Fangio said after Bridgewater took most of the shots in training on Friday. “Tomorrow they will decide the final verdict.”
Backup Drew Lock took all the shots in training Wednesday before Bridgewater returned and took the bulk of first-team reps on Thursday and Friday as he progressed through the league’s concussion protocol.
Bridgewater left just before the break last week after taking a helmet to his chin from a pass by Ravens junior Odafe Oweh. The hit was not reported, but Fangio hinted this week that the NFL agreed with him that she should have been punished.
Fangio said keepers Dalton Reisner (ankle) and Graham Glasgow (knee) are fit to return after missing last week’s game.
Locke, who lost his first job to Bridgewater in training camp, was ineffective in his first appearance as backup, completing 12 of 21 throws for 113 yards in the second half of Denver’s 23-7 loss last week. He was sacked three times and threw an end zone interception 3 seconds ago.
Fangio said he loved the way his team handled the fallout from the first loss since last season (they went 3-0 in pre-season).
“I think it was good. The loss should frustrate some, but you have to quickly get it out of the system and prepare for the next match.” “There’s only one team left unharmed (the Cardinals) and that’s part of the NFL, we move on to the next game.”
The Broncos tours Denver on Saturday before traveling because all meeting rooms in Pittsburgh are reserved for weddings.
“Due to the pandemic, a lot of weddings last year were canceled and rescheduled for this year, and by the time the NFL schedule came out in early May, a lot of hotels in Pittsburgh were booked out with weddings,” Fangio explained. .
“So, we have a hotel. We don’t have a meeting place on Saturday night,” Fangio said.
Notes: Oftentimes injured Albert Okwijpunam, who picked up a hamstring injury on Wednesday, may go on Saturday, Fangio said.
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