Broncos’ Callahan to miss game against Chiefs on Sunday

The Broncos won’t have their best cornerback when they face Kansas City’s best passing game and third scoring foul on Sunday night.

Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Bryce Callahan will miss “some time” after sustaining a foot injury in Sunday’s 31-3 defeat to New Orleans.

Callahan missed all of 2019 due to damaged hardware in his left foot.

“Same foot (as last year); other injuries, ”Fangio said.

Asked if Callahan can miss the rest of the season, Fangio said, “Too early to say.”

Callahan, the Broncos’ best cornerback this year, has two interceptions and 42 tackles this year. Rookie Michael Ojemudia took over in the second half.

The news was better about Phillip Lindsay running back.

Fangio said Lindsay “sustained a minor knee injury. There is a chance he can go this week. ”

Lindsay was injured in the Broncos’ first streak of the second half when he left the wild formation. After no win, Lindsay’s both knees were clumsily broken when Saints Ryan Glasgow’s defensive tackle landed on him.

Lindsay ran off the field, but was quickly eliminated. This is Lindsay’s third injury of the year – he sustained a peat toe in the week 1 loss to Tennessee and missed the next three games. In his return against Kansas City in Week 7, Lindsay left with a concussion halfway through.

For the season, Lindsay has rushed 82 times for 414 yards and one touchdown.

Three QBs test negative. Fangio said quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles all tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday and will be allowed back into the facility if they test negative on Tuesday.

Fangio doubled down on his post-game comments and took the quarterback to account for the alleged violations.

“We are all disappointed that it happened,” he said. ‘There were four of them and we would like one of them to take the lead and make sure they are far enough apart. They made a mistake that we are ready to move on. ”

Since seeing the Broncos losing to New Orleans wasn’t enough for the quarterbacks, Fangio said that additional team-issued discipline, such as a penalty, is possible.

“We’re going to take all that into consideration and try again to see if the league has anything planned and if not, we’ll take our action,” he said.

It is not known what the fine and trial is for players who were found to be in violation of the COVID-19 protocols. A CNBC article in August said players could be fined for skipping a virus test and up to a maximum fine of $ 50,000 and fines could also be issued for not wearing a mask in the facility or wearing one. their tracking device.

According to ESPN, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins was fined $ 4,833 in October for making a reservation for a family friend to stay at the team’s New Jersey hotel.

Asked if the Broncos will consider isolating Bortles to get a quarterback, Fangio said, “We haven’t done that yet. But that’s something we’ll discuss. I think if we just follow the protocols we’ll be fine. ”

Court date set. The trial of the Pat Bowlen Trustees and his two eldest children, Amie Klemmer and Beth Bowlen Wallace, has been rescheduled for July 12, 2021 in Arapahoe County District Court.

The case remains in Judge John Scipione’s court after he won reelection on Nov. 3.

Klemmer and Wallace want their father’s trust to be violated because they feel their father does not have the capacity to make decisions about his estate. Pat Bowlen, who was battling Alzheimer’s disease, passed away in June 2019.

The original trial date was September 1.

According to a source, the trustees have said there is no urgency to resolve the matter. The source said a possible move for the administrators would be asking Scipione for permission to sell the team.

The process does not need to be completed before the sale process can begin, the source said, because the trustees – Broncos president / CEO Joe Ellis, team counselor Rich Slivka and local attorney Mary Kelly – remain responsible for managing the trust’s assets, which includes the Broncos.

The game is useless. The Saints didn’t have to pass much (9 of 16) and the Broncos couldn’t pass (1 of 9).

The 91 passing yards combined were the fewest since Miami-New England in 1982 (89). The 10 combined completions were the fewest since 2005’s San Francisco-Chicago (nine). And the 25 combined pass attempts were the fewest since that game between Miami and New England (23).

The Dolphins-Patriots match is known as “The Snowplow Game” – a 3-0 victory of the Patriots over John Smith’s field goal after coach Ron Meyer motioned to snow plow operator Mark Henderson to clear the turf for Smith’s kick.

Chargers game set. The NFL completed its schedule of week 16 games, and the Broncos will play in the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, December 27 at 2:05 p.m. Denver time. The date / start time was previously listed as determinable.

The tripleheader on December 26 is Tampa Bay-Detroit, San Francisco-Arizona and Miami-Las Vegas.

Footnotes. The Broncos dropped from 22nd in yards (346.5) to 28th (325.2) in the league after gaining just 112 yards against the Saints. … Kansas City opened as a 13-point favorite over the Broncos, and that would be the biggest spread for the Chiefs in the series in at least 30 years. … All Broncos coaches and executives worked from their homes on Monday and will do so on Tuesday after the league ordered that all facilities be closed for two days. … Fangio would not commit to starting Elijah Wilkinson with a good tackle after replacing Demar Dotson for the second half against the Saints. “It was a tough game for us with the limitations we have and Elijah is a little bit better run blocker and we wanted to give Elijah some action,” he said.

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