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Broncos elevate LB Josh Watson, T Jake Rodgers to active roster for #DENvsNYJ


The Broncos have elevated linebacker Josh Watson and tackle Jake Rodgers from the practice squad to the active roster for Thursday's game against the Jets, the team announced.

Under a new NFL rule, teams are permitted to elevate two players from their practice squad to the active roster for game day. After the game, the players are able to revert to the practice squad without having to clear waivers.

Neither Watson nor Rodgers has been elevated this year, but Rodgers appeared in 14 games and started one game at right tackle for the Broncos in 2019. Watson, meanwhile, appeared in eight games for Denver in 2019.

Rodgers should provide depth at the tackle position after the Broncos placed Elijah Wilkinson on IR this week. Demar Dotson is expected to get the start at right tackle.

Watson should provide depth at inside linebacker after Austin Calitro was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.

The Broncos will have 55 players available on their active roster and can dress 48 of those players, as long as eight of those players are offensive linemen.

Denver is scheduled to play the Jets at 6:20 p.m. MT on NFL Network.

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