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Week 6 Outlook
Broncos OT Garett Bolles (illness) was placed on the injury report this morning after waking up feeling sick, making him questionable against the Panthers in Week 14.
Bolles has played well for the Broncos in the midst of an injury-filled season, allowing zero sacks until Week 9 and playing a key role in their running game that flourished against the Chiefs in Week 13. If the former first-round tackle is unable to play in Week 14, the Broncos might rely more on QB Drew Lock to air it out against a Panthers defense that has allowed 19 passing touchdowns and nearly 375 yards of offense per game.
The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala is reporting that Denver's Garrett Bolles has returned to practice after leaving with a head injury earlier in the day.
This is welcome news to the Broncos. Bolles is a vital cog in what should be an improved offensive line tasked with protecting Case Keenum this season. Denver is banking on big strides being made by their 2017 first-round pick.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Broncos left tackle Garrett Bolles was carted off the practice field on Monday.
The injury is unknown at this time, but it would be a brutal blow to the Broncos offensive line, as they were hoping Bolles would solidify the left tackle position when they selected him in the first-round last year. They did sign Jared Veldheer in free agency, so he'd likely be the replacement while Menelik Watson would step in at right tackle. If Bolles were sidelined for an extended period of time, it'd be a downgrade to the entire offense, particularly the run-game.
Garrett Bolles was back at practice on Thursday in pads and helmet. Bolles went from possible season-ending injury to missing four to six weeks to potentially playing in Week 3 against the Bills.
This is great news for the Broncos' O-Line as they don't have much depth behind Bolles. He's still likely to miss Week 3, but getting him back sooner than later is good news for your Denver fantasy players.
Garrett Bolles suffered an ankle injury (bone bruise) against the Cowboys in Week 2. When the injury initially happened it looked much more severe than a bone bruise so this is "good news" for Bolles and the Broncos.
With Bolles likely to miss a "few weeks," last year's underachiever Donald Stephenson will most likely play the part of "next man up." The loss of Bolles is a downgrade for the offense, but not enough to bench any of the Broncos' playmakers.