Bolden gave the Broncos a huge spark vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, returning his only punt 42 yards, giving the Broncos optimal field position. Although it didn't lead to a touchdown, it did lead to three Brandon McManus points and a Denver lead.
“He has a partial tear, so he’s probably heading to IR here in the next couple days," head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday. "We’ll have to replace him. Don’t quite know which direction we’ll go yet, so we’ll sit down and deal with that here over the next couple days. We’ll miss him. It was good to have him back. Obviously he had an impact play early in the game. Just some bad luck right there, so we’ll miss him. That’s a direction we’ll have to go.”
Bolden also serves as a reserve safety. He's struggled to stay healthy this season. A 2012 fourth round pick out of Arizona State, Bolden is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in March.
Depending on how he recovers from his PCL, expect John Elway and the Broncos to explore bringing him back on a team-friendly deal.
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