Broncos’ Jurrell Casey Likely Done For The Year

Bad day for defensive tackles and their biceps. Just moments after it was reported that Washington’s Matt Ioannidis was done for the year, we’ve got word that Broncos defensive tackle Jurrell Casey also has a torn bicep and is likely out for the season as well, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link).

The hits just keep on coming for Denver, who has been sending players to injured reserve on a seemingly daily basis. Von Miller, Drew Lock, Courtland Sutton, and A.J. Bouye are just a small sampling of the high profile guys to go down with serious injuries. The Broncos acquired Casey in a trade with the Titans back in March, giving up only a seventh-round pick due to the veteran’s healthy salary.

He’s still a very solid player, making the Pro Bowl in each of the last five seasons, and it’s yet another huge blow to the Broncos’ defense. The USC product has had at least five sacks from the interior in each of the last seven seasons.

Needless to say, the 0-3 Broncos will be quit shorthanded for their trip to take on the Jets on Thursday Night Football this week. With Dre’Mont Jones also on injured reserve, this Denver defensive line is being held together by a thread. Casey is signed through the 2022 season thanks to the four-year, $60.4MM extension he signed in July of 2017.

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19 comments on “Broncos’ Jurrell Casey Likely Done For The Year

  1. halofanatic

    A push for the worst team in football this year, Broncos and Jets. Broncos certainly wouldn’t be if they had any form of luck, healthwise.

    Wish my man a speedy recovery!

  2. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    “Get injured for Trevor” or “Get hurt for First (Overall)”?

    Which should Broncos fans chant?

      • forwhomjoshbelltolls

        What would you call someone who thinks chants cause injuries?

        • frank858

          I didn’t say chants cause injuries. If your chanting for injuries that’s the same as hoping for an injury which is demented. To wish harm on someone lively hood.smfh

          • forwhomjoshbelltolls

            Or maybe it was a joke about how the Broncos are losing because of injuries instead of tanking like most recent to pick #1 and a play on the chants said tanking teams fans often employ.

  3. zpgreen

    Throw the damn towel. Broncos need to pack it in for a top pick and then either draft a beast offensive lineman or trade down and stockpile from a team that needs a franchise QB.

    • Oooof

      They should do everything they can to evaluate Drew Lock when he comes back. If you’re going to have a high pick in this draft, you want to test your confidence that you already have your QB as much as possible.

    • crosseyedlemon

      If Elway were to go all-in on a beast OL and end up with another Garett Bolles he’d find himself in the crosshairs of every sniper in Colorado.

      • Oooof

        Now imagine if Lock turns out to be mediocre and he passes on a better QB because of him.

        • crosseyedlemon

          If I’m a GM I don’t want to be chasing after a QB in the draft every year. I’d rather replace coaches that can’t improve mediocre players…because that’s what they are getting paid to do.

          • Oooof

            I don’t know how fair that is. Coaches can improve QBs and scheme to put them in positions to succeed, but I don’t think there are a lot of cases where a full blown mediocrity was coached into being really good. Could anyone have made Paxton Lynch good? I think it’s fine to take a 2nd round upside swing as long as you don’t let that prevent you from taking another swing if it doesn’t work out. No one cares about Jimmy Clausen because he didn’t stop the Panthers from taking Cam the next year, whereas part of Christian Hackenberg being such a disastrous pick is that he stopped the Jets from taking a QB when they were in position for one the next year. Coaches can only do so much. It’s fine for GMs to take swings on QBs, as long as they can admit and act accordingly when they miss.

  4. bumpy93

    wow the Denver injury situation is just as bad if not worse than the Eagles

    • petersdylan36

      I talk about tanking for a high draft pick
      The eagles next three games
      They could be 0-5-1 before we know it
      They need to tank for that offensive lineman out of Oregon

  5. MileHighFan

    Not sure Drew Lock is the answer at QB, but the Broncos have let all their depth leave over the last five years, thus having some higher draft picks available for the next GM and Head Coach will help.

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