ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have elevated outside linebacker Derrek Tuszka and running back LeVante Bellamy from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Under a new NFL rule, teams may elevate two players per week from their practice squad to the active roster for game day. Following the game, the players can revert to the practice squad without being exposed to waivers. Each player on the practice squad is eligible for this protection twice. If a team wishes to elevate a player more than twice, they may do so, but that player must clear waivers before returning to the practice squad.
Tuszka was also elevated in Week 1, and he played 16 special teams snaps. He joins Bradley Chubb, Jeremiah Attaochu, Malik Reed and Anthony Chickillo at the outside linebacker position on the active roster.
Bellamy will be on the active roster for the first time. The Broncos on Friday ruled out Phillip Lindsay from this weekend's game.
With the active roster temporarily at 55 players, the Broncos may have 48 players active for game day, so long as eight of those players are offensive linemen.
Denver protected both Tuszka and Bellamy earlier this week, which prevented other teams from signing the players to their active roster.