Denver’s heartbreaking loss to Seattle on Monday night cost them, as Justin Simmons is going on injured reserve. The significance of it has yet to be determined. According to NFL Network, Justin Simmons will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a thigh injury in the second half of the Broncos’ 17-16 defeat to the Seahawks.
Simmons was later placed on injured reserve by the team. In Week 6’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, he can make a comeback. In 2021, Simmons agreed to a four-year, $61 million agreement with the Broncos. He participated in all 17 games of his first year and was named to the second team of All-Pros. He hasn’t missed a regular-season game since 2017, but that run is expected to come to an end with the matchup with Houston in Week 2.
On Denver’s depth chart, P.J. Locke, a three-year veteran, is named as Simmons’ replacement. Additionally, the group added safety Anthony Harris to its practice squad on Wednesday. Harris participated in 14 games for the Philadelphia Eagles last year.