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Broncos, Briefly: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

The chance for Broncos quarterback Brandon Allen to start a regular-season NFL game has been four years in the making.

"I'm definitely happy," Harris said in a phone interview Tuesday with 9News, minutes after the 2 p.m. deadline had passed. "Now, I can just play and get this behind me and focus on finishing strong the rest of the year. Try and get some wins."

For more than 10 weeks, this former maintenance room has been Lock's practice field, where he takes his reps against the Broncos' scout-team defense from the viewpoint of Joe Flacco. The second-round rookie quarterback was placed on injured reserve after spraining his right thumb in a preseason game, and his on-field work has since been limited to mostly observation. He's still attended daily team meetings and has continued to study his playbook and review film cutups. But the bulk of his training has been in virtual reality (VR), using STRIVR's immersive learning technology.

Lock, who said his thumb is "healed up" and that he's been cleared for the last two weeks, wants to be out on the practice and game fields as soon as possible. But he also said he trusts the organization's plan to help prepare him for the moment when he is eventually able to return to the active roster.

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