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Broncos activate WR Jerry Jeudy, TE Albert Okwuegbunam, ILB Jonas Griffith from IR to 53-man roster


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —The Broncos have officially activated wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and inside linebacker Jonas Griffith to their 53-man roster from injured reserve.

Jeudy, Okwuegbunam and Griffith are now eligible to play against the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

Denver also elevated inside linebacker Barrington Wade to the game-day roster.

If Jeudy plays Sunday, it will be his first game action since suffering an ankle injury in the Broncos' Week 1 win over the Giants. Jeudy caught six passes for 72 yards in a little more than two quarters of play.

Jeudy practiced on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, but he did not participate in Friday's session. Head Coach Vic Fangio said Friday he remained optimistic that Jeudy would be able to play against Washington.

Okwuegbunam, meanwhile, could see his first game action since Week 4 against the Ravens. The second-year tight end suffered a hamstring injury during practice ahead of Denver's Week 5 game in Pittsburgh. Fangio said Friday that Okwuegbunam had not felt any aftereffects from his injury.

Okwuegbunam has nine catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in his limited action this season.

Griffith has not played since Denver's Week 3 game against the Jets. With starters Josey Jewell and Alexander Johnson and backup Micah Kiser all on injured reserve, the Broncos' inside linebacking corps could use reinforcements. Wade has appeared in just one NFL game, as he played 14 special teams snaps during Denver's Week 7 game against Cleveland.

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