ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos bolstered their secondary by activating safety Su'a Cravens from injured reserve on Friday, the team announced.
The Broncos also promoted wide receiver River Cracraft from the practice squad to the active roster and waived wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie.
Cravens is expected to play in his first regular-season game as a Bronco on Sunday against the Texans.
He should be a welcome addition, as safety Darian Stewart will miss the game with a neck injury.
"His body type and skill set as a dime 'backer is valuable, because he can play first, second and third down," Joseph said Friday. "First, second down is run-pass, so if they run the football, he can fit in the A and the B gaps taking on linemen. Obviously, if they pass the ball on first, second or third down, he can cover tight ends. His body type and his skill set is a valuable skill."
Joseph said Cravens will not be on a pitch count in his first game back from injury.
"He's got to play," Joseph said.
The third-year player joined the Broncos in the offseason via trade but hurt his knee during the preseason. The Broncos placed him on IR in early September.
Now healthy, Cravens hopes he can be the missing piece to the team's defense.
"We have ballers everywhere on defense," Cravens said Wednesday. "I just feel like we're not making every play that we should make. We're leaving a lot of plays out there and a lot of our games have come down to one score. Hopefully, I can be the one that comes in and picks up those plays that we're missing on and that's what we need to get this ball rolling."