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Broncos place DL Jurrell Casey, LB Austin Calitro on injured reserve


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have placed defensive lineman Jurrell Casey and linebacker Austin Calitro on injured reserve, the team announced Monday.

Casey suffered a season-ending bicep injury against the Buccaneers, while Calitro injured his hamstring. Head Coach Vic Fangio indicated earlier Monday that Calitro would miss Thursday's game against the Jets, but he did not suggest if Calitro would be out for the remainder of the season.

Under the NFL's new injured reserve policy, Calitro is eligible to return to the active roster in as little as three weeks.

Casey started all three games for Denver in the early part of the season and recorded 14 tackles, two quarterback hits, one tackle for loss and three passes defensed. Calitro, meanwhile, has appeared solely on special teams after the Broncos traded for him in early September.

The Broncos now have eight players who have been placed on IR since the beginning of the regular season. Casey and Calitro join Mark Barron, A.J. Bouye, Dre'Mont Jones, Von Miller, Courtland Sutton and DeMarcus Walker on the list.

Sutton will also miss the rest of the season, while Miller has a slight chance to return.

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