Coach Vic Fangio said on Friday that a knee injury from Broncos right guard Graham Glasgow would keep him out of Sunday’s game against Baltimore.
Glasgow, who missed the Week 2 win in Jacksonville after an irregular heartbeat episode during the Week 1 win over the New York Giants, will be replaced by Neten Muti.
Left guard Dalton Risner (leg), who missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, did limited work on Friday and is listed as suspect.
“I saw him a little bit (in practice),” Fangio said. “Everything is open with Dalton – he can be out, he can get dressed and be back-up, he can get dressed and play.” Rookie Quinn Meinerz will take over for Risner if a problem occurs.
Players listed as suspects: Risner, Melvin Gordon (ribs/lower leg), outside linebacker Andre Mintz (hamstrings), inside linebacker Baron Browning (back) and defensive ends Shelby Harris (wrist/sickness) and Dre’Mont Jones (Calf) )
Browning (not rehearsed) and Jones (Limited) were added to the injury report and Harris was limited from full assignments on Thursday.
Back running Mike Boone (quad) lives on injured reserve but practices throughout the week.
“Not sure,” Fangio said when asked if Boone would be active. “We can wait another week on that.” When Boone activates, the Broncos must move the corresponding roster.
Receiver David Moore, signed to Las Vegas’ practice squad on Tuesday, will activate.
Jackson practices. In Baltimore, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (back) took a thorough rehearsal after missing two days of work.
Regarding Jackson and the Ravens facing offence, Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatelle said: “It’s probably the biggest discrepancy in plans you’ll find in the league when you have to play their full attack. He’s special. We’ve got to play our games. It is a challenge for us as coaches and players to have something different to go against them because it is unique in what is required.”
Fangio saluted the Broncos’ scout team for giving good practice to the opening defense this week. He was led by assistant offensive line coach Chris Kuper, defensive quality control Nathaniel Willingham and assistant defensive line coach Mike Heistand.
“Everyone got involved and they all did a great job,” Fangio said.
Tucker’s respect. Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker came to town after hitting an NFL record-breaking 66-yard field goal last week in Detroit to win the game.
Tucker’s field goal percentage of 90.6 is the best in NFL history.
Broncos special teams coordinator Tom McMahon said Tucker has been involved in conversations between the NFL’s all-time greats, including Adam Vinatieri, whom McMahon coached in Indianapolis. He was also on staff at Atlanta when Morton Anderson and Jason Allum kicked off for the Falcons.
“It’s the same ball all the time (for Tucker) and that’s the key to those great guys,” McMahon said.
footnote. Cornerback Ronald Darby (hamstring) did side-field work on Friday and is eligible to come off the injured reserve in Pittsburgh next week. Fangio said, “I have to look at him (work) first (before making a decision).” “Usually with hamstrings, a good rule of thumb is that when they say they’re ready and cleaned up, it’s best to wait a week.” … Fangio said Michael Ozemudia (hamstring) on injured reserve also missed the illness this week.