Trevor Siemian Did Not Throw During Denver's Wednesday Practice Of Week 5

Trevor Siemian's participation, or lack thereof, in Denver's Wednesday practice doesn't bode well for his Week 5 availability.

The Denver Broncos held their Week 5 Wednesday practice. Staring quarterback Trevor Siemian did not throw. 

Paxton Lynch and Austin Davis took all of the throws Wednesday. Siemian's inability to throw today, doesn't necessarily mean he won't start Sunday vs. the Atlanta Falcons, but it's not a great sign either. 

Siemain says he's making progress but was simply too sore to throw. He's coming of a sprained left shoulder (non-throwing) he sustained in the Broncos 27-7 Week 4 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lynch took over and played a little more than two quarters in Siemain's stead. Earlier this week, head coach Gary Kubiak expressed confidence that Siemain has the ability to start and play without having practiced all week. 

But when the rubber meets the road, and considering the Broncos have a more than capable backup plan in Lynch, there's no reason to rush Siemian back. It might be his non-throwing shoulder, but when he winds up to throw and torque's his "trunk", the sprain causes pain. 

Denver faces a stiff test this week with an Atlanta offense ranked No. 1 in both total yards and scoring. The Broncos defense is formidable but it's doubtful they'll be able to fully shut down Matt Ryan and company.

They're going to need points and production from their offense. Let's hope Siemian can continue to progress as we get closer to gameday. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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