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Broncos activate Malik Reed from Reserve/COVID-19 list, designate T Calvin Anderson and OLB Andre Mintze for return


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have regained one of their starting edge rushers.

Denver activated outside linebacker Malik Reed from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Wednesday. The Broncos were granted a roster exemption, so Reed will not immediately count against the team's 53-man roster.

Reed was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Dec. 11 and missed the Broncos' last two games. 

The Nevada product ranks second on the Broncos in sacks with five quarterback takedowns.

The Broncos also designated tackle Calvin Anderson and outside linebacker Andre Mintze to return from injured reserve. Both players are eligible to practice Wednesday, and Denver has 21 days to activate them to the 53-man roster.

Anderson started three consecutive games, starting with a win in Dallas, before suffering an injury against the Chargers. He missed the last three games with ankle and knee injuries.

Mintze was placed on IR following a Week 6 loss to the Raiders. The undrafted rookie has appeared in five games for the Broncos this season, primarily as a special teams contributor.

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