ILB Josey Jewell and S Caden Sterns ruled out of Broncos game with Chargers
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado— The Broncos will be without inside linebacker Josey Jewell (knee) and safety Caden Sterns (hip) for Monday’s game against the Chargers, head coach Nathaniel Hackett announced.
Jewell did not practice this week, while Sterns did not practice on Saturday after being restricted Thursday and Friday.
“It’s something that’s ongoing, and it broke for him in his hip,” Hackett said. “We’re going to be smart with that.”
Hackett said the Broncos thought Justin Simmons could play on Monday. Simmons, who is on injured reserve with Dulcich and Ojemudia, is not required to be on the injury report.
Guard Dalton Risner (back), tight end Eric Saubert (thigh), running back Melvin Gordon III (neck/ribs), offensive lineman Billy Turner (knee), cornerback Damarri Mathis (knee), outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper (hamstring) and guard/center Quinn Meinerz (hamstring) were listed as questionable.
Risner trained on a limited basis Saturday after being listed as a non-participant on Thursday and Friday. Meinerz was elevated to a full participant on Saturday.
“It shows he’s such a fast athlete that it happened,” Hackett said of Meinerz’s injury. “We’ll see after today. We’ll talk to him, see how he’s doing and make sure we’re smart with him. I think he’s definitely better than he was before this. We’re looking so looking forward to getting it out, hopefully.”