Broncos activate Lock off IR, don’t name him starter


The Denver Broncos activated rookie quarterback Drew Lock off injured reserve Saturday and waived rookie quarterback Brett Rypien, however the staff nonetheless is not naming Lock the starter in opposition to the Chargers.

Lock spent the primary three months of the season on IR after sustaining a thumb damage in a preseason sport in opposition to San Francisco on Aug. 19.

In three preseason appearances, the second-round decide (42nd) from the University of Missouri accomplished 31 of 51 passes (61 p.c) for 245 yards with one landing and one interception. He additionally ran thrice for 28 yards.

Lock threw for the second-most yards (12,193) and third-most touchdowns (99) in SEC historical past throughout his four-year school profession.

Lock acquired about three-fourths of the snaps at observe this week with Brandon Allen getting the remainder. Allen has began the final three video games, going 1-2, after veteran Joe Flacco (neck) went on IR.

Still, coach Vic Fangio has declined to say whether or not Lock will begin Sunday when the Broncos (3-8) host the Chargers (4-7), a delay that may very well be seen as a motivational ploy for Lock, gamesmanship along with his opponent or perhaps a signal that he’s not offered on a swap to the uncooked rookie.


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