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Broncos place Billy Winn on injured reserve, sign DL Nelson Adams

Posted Aug 12, 2017

The Broncos have made a pair of transactions on the defensive line after Billy Winn's knee injury.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have placed defensive end Billy Winn on injured reserve after he suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Bears. In a complementary transaction, the team signed defensive lineman Nelson Adams.

Winn, fifth-year veteran, injured his right knee when he fell awkwardly with 39 seconds remaining in the first quarter. He became tangled up with multiple Bears linemen during a Ka'Deem Carey run.

Winn was listed as the second-team nose tackle on the team's initial depth chart released Monday. He played in all 16 games in 2016, starting twice, and he totaled 19 tackles and one fumble recovery.

Domata Peko remains the starter at nose tackle. He played two snaps Thursday before the first-team defense exited. Rookie Tyrique Jarrett and second-year player Kyle Peko, who was declared active/PUP (physically unable to perform) on July 24, are listed behind Winn on the depth chart.

Adams, a rookie, was a college free agent signing by the Steelers in April. He was waived Aug. 7. He will wear No. 62 for the Broncos.