Just a few days ago I was writing about Danny Trevathan's return to the Denver Broncos lineup. Unfortunately, in his first game back from injury, he went down, yet again, with another injury to his left knee area.
A year after his breakout season, Trevathan played significant snaps in only 2 games this season, totaling 100 snaps on defense. The move to injured reserve will allow his knee the proper time to heal, without the pressure of getting back into the lineup.
Trevathan's injury further depletes a Broncos linebacking group that has lost Nate Irving for the season, and will be without breakout player, Brandon Marshall, who suffered a sprain in the Lisfranc area of his right foot during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers. The injury is similar to the one that has kept Ronnie Hillman out of the lineup for three weeks. Marshall is expected to miss between one and two weeks with the injury.
Tight end, Dominique Jones, was promoted to the active roster last week, from the practice squad, after the Broncos placed running back, Montee Ball, and safety, Quinton Carter on injured reserve. In his lone game with the team, Jones saw the field on 4 snaps, all as a blocker.
The team is not expected to make an immediate move with the open spots, as they will not have practice until Thursday this week.