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Broncos activate OLB Bradley Chubb from IR


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos are on the verge of regaining one of their best defensive players for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

The team officially activated outside linebacker Bradley Chubb from injured reserve to the 53-man roster on Saturday, the team announced.

Chubb is now eligible to play against Los Angeles.

A 2020 Pro Bowler, Chubb has played limited snaps in 2021. He missed the first game of the year with an ankle injury before returning briefly against Jacksonville in Week 2. After aggravating the injury near the end of the first half, Chubb exited the game and underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his ankle in the following days.

If Chubb makes his return on Sunday, the team will monitor his snap count, Head Coach Vic Fangio said Friday.

Denver also elevated tackle Quinn Bailey from the practice squad to the active roster. Starting left tackle Garett Bolles remains on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, while starting right tackle Bobby Massie is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. Calvin Anderson and Cam Fleming are expected to start at left tackle and right tackle, respectively. Bailey saw his first action of the season in Week 10 against the Eagles.

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