Billy Winn will see another injury nullify a season. Attempting to make it to a regular-season game for the first time since 2016, the veteran defensive lineman suffered an arm injury Thursday night that will send him to IR, Mike Klis of 9News tweets.
The Broncos used members of their starting defensive line in Thursday’s Hall of Fame Game but gave Winn extensive reps as well. The arm injury he sustained, however, will move him back to Denver’s IR list — where he spent the 2017 season. Winn tore an ACL in the Broncos’ 2017 preseason opener and was out of football in 2018.
This most recent IR trip will make room on Denver’s roster for Theo Riddick, whom the team signed earlier this week.
A sixth-round Browns pick in 2012, Winn initially surfaced in Denver in 2016. He played 16 games that season, mostly in a rotational capacity. The Broncos return most of their 2018 defensive line corps and added third-round defensive end Dre’Mont Jones, limiting the roster spots available. But Winn, 30, was a fringe candidate to make the team, joining 2017 second-rounder DeMarcus Walker in that regard.
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