Broncos QBs Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Blake Bortles ruled that Sunday’s game became unsuitable due to contact tracking

Broncos defenders Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were not eligible for Sunday’s match against New Orleans after the NFL found they were closely linked to Jeff Driskel, who was on the COVID-19 / reserve list on Thursday. ESPN was the first to report the league’s decision.

The Saints-Broncos match was held on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday. The charter flight to New Orleans was on its way when the league’s decision was announced.

There are two options for the “quarterback” to play: rematch Royce Freeman, who was the emergency quarterback in Week 2 in Pittsburgh when Lock was injured in the first quarter, and Driskel was the only healthy healthy quarterback, and Kendall Hinton, the practice team’s buyer .

Hinton, an unwritten free agent from Wake Forest, played a three-year quarterback on campus, scoring 133 of 253 passes on 1,504 yards and eight touchdowns.

Lock, Rypien, and the practice team’s quarterback, Bortles, were sent home from the Broncos facility just as the practice began.

Commission recurring game. The Broncos will have no returning Diontae Spencer (COVID-19 / reserve list) and special teams time manager Trey Marshall (tibia) against New Orleans on Sunday.

Tom McMahon, the teams ’special coordinator, said the candidates filled Spencer before Saturday’s training session will be Bryce Callahan (probably penalties), Phillip Lindsay (kicks) and bettors Tyrie Cleveland (kicks) and KJ Hamler (both).

When Spencer missed three games earlier in the year with a shoulder injury, Hamler / Callahan returned the penalty and Hamler / Cleveland took kicks.

Coach Vic Fangio said Marshall’s injury against Miami is not long-term. He leads the Broncos with 228 special team clicks.

“This is the next man upstairs,” McMahon said when asked who would trigger Marshall’s clicks. – Josey (Jewell) did a nice job (point defense) and (De’Vante) stepped into the kick coverage and return of the point. They may not be the same players, but the guys need to act and play. “

Back to work. After canceling Friday’s training session, the Broncos returned to the practice field on Saturday afternoon.

The Broncos placed a reserve list on the COVID-19 / reserve list on Thursday and Friday with Jeff Driskel and Spencer, Fangio said the Broncos ’decision was not to practice on Friday.