ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Defensive end Clinton McDonald missed Wednesday’s practice and is being evaluated for the same shoulder injury he dealt with in the spring, Head Coach Vance Joseph said Wednesday.
“He’s being evaluated right now as we speak,” Joseph said. “We’ll see.”
McDonald was listed as a third-string defensive end on the Broncos’ initial depth chart, which was released Wednesday.
He signed with the Broncos in the offseason after spending the previous four years in Tampa.
McDonald recorded five sacks in 14 games in 2017.
Other Wednesday availability news:
· Six players received a “vet day” on Wednesday and did not participate in practice. Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas, Von Miller, Derek Wolfe, Chris Harris Jr. and Darian Stewart took the practice off.
· Cornerback Tramaine Brock returned to practice after missing extended time with a hamstring injury.
· Guard Menelik Watson missed practice with a sore pec, Joseph said, and the team is waiting on the doctor’s approval for him to return.
· Linebacker Todd Davis took a helmet to the sternum during practice and walked with trainers into the Broncos’ facility.
“He’s fine,” Joseph said. “[It’s] more precautionary with Todd.”
· Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie left practice but later returned. Joseph said there was no concern.
· Linebacker Joseph Jones missed practice with a sprained foot.
“We’ll see about game day with Joseph Jones,” Joseph said.
· Tight end Jeff Heuerman returned to doing some field work with trainers. Joseph said he has been running and cutting.
· Safety Su’a Cravens did not participate Wednesday.