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Broncos claim S Will Parks off waivers, place CB Bryce Callahan on IR, activate DE Shelby Harris from Reserve/COVID-19 list

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Will Parks is back in Denver.

The Broncos have claimed the veteran safety off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced on Wednesday.

Denver also activated defensive end Shelby Harris from the Reserve/COVID-19 list and placed cornerback Bryce Callahan on injured reserve.

Before joining the Broncos on the field, Parks must go through the league's COVID-testing protocols. The Broncos will be granted a roster exemption as he goes through that process. Parks will not be eligible to play this week against the Chiefs.

After this week, Parks should provide depth in a secondary that is currently missing Trey Marshall and will be without Callahan for at least the next three weeks.

Parks, a 2016 sixth-round pick, played the first four seasons of his career in Denver. He appeared in 62 games — starting 15 — and posted four interceptions, 13 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, 149 tackles and a sack.

He signed with the Eagles in the offseason but appeared in just six games and spent the first part of the season on injured reserve.

Callahan suffered a foot injury against the Saints on Sunday, and while Head Coach Vic Fangio has not ruled him out for the season, he now cannot return until Week 16.

"It's a bone issue, but it's not a break or anything like that," Fangio said Wednesday. "It's a different injury than what he had last year."

Callahan recorded two interceptions, five passes defensed and 42 tackles in 10 games for the Broncos.

Harris, meanwhile, returns to the active roster for the first time in nearly a month. He last appeared in a game for the Broncos in Week 8, when Denver overcame a 21-point deficit to defeat the Chargers.

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