Denver’s one-week shiftless experiment appears to be almost over.
Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles all had negative earnings Monday PCR tests, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported, according to a source familiar with the situation. Unless they test positive in the future, the three will be allowed to train when the team reunites at its facilities on Wednesday, per Pelissero.
Replacement quarterback Jeff Driskel was placed on the team’s reserve / COVID-19 roster last Thursday.
Due to close contact, Denver was forced to elevate wide receiver Kendall Hinton from the practice squad to play in a game he had less than 72 hours to prepare for. As you might expect, things haven’t gone well with Hinton making 1 of 9 passes for 13 yards, but the Broncos should be closer to par this week if they can put their three-quarters back on the roster. active.
More than 20 players who have been isolated as high-risk close contacts – although they initially tested negative with no symptoms – this season then tested positive for the virus, according to Pelissero, which required this part of the protocol. League COVID-19. .
Denver (4-7) faces division rival Kansas City (10-1) on Sunday night.