Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph gave a quick update on wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, offensive tackle Menelik Watson and some of the other injured members of the roster.
“Watson is day-to-day,” Joseph said, per Orange and Blue 760. “[Wide receiver Isaiah] McKenzie is day-to-day, Sanders is a little more sore, and [offensive lineman Donald] Stephenson won’t play this week.”
It may seem like minor progress, but the Broncos are getting healthier. That loss to the New York Giants really took a toll, and the impact was seen in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Broncos were shut out for the first time since 1992.
McKenize and Sanders both had sprained ankles and missed the Chargers game entirely. Considering the fact that the offense couldn’t find the end zone, their explosiveness may have helped.
“I think Isaiah has a little bit lesser of a sprain than Emmanuel,” Joseph said after the Giants game, per Andrew Mason of the team’s official website.
“[It’s] Better than what I thought,” McKenzie said.
Getting the wideouts back is only half the battle, though. Quarterback Trevor Siemian struggled mightily on Sunday, in part because he was facing a lot of pressure up front. The Kansas City Chiefs will no doubt try to replicate that in the next game, and the Broncos need their offensive line healthy and ready to protect him in Arrowhead. It is a Monday Night Football game, so they have one extra day to get healthy.
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