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Domata Peko Sr. to miss at least one week; Derek Wolfe still being evaluated

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A look at the Broncos' game against the Raiders in black and white. (Photos by Gabriel Christus unless noted)

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —After nose tackle Domata Peko Sr., quarterback Paxton Lynch and defensive end Derek Wolfe underwent MRIs on Monday, Head Coach Vance Joseph announced that Peko will miss one to two weeks with an MCL sprain and Lynch will miss two to four weeks with a high-ankle sprain. Wolfe has a neck sprain, but the team is still evaluating the extent of the injury.

"Starting with Paxton Lynch, he's got a high ankle sprain — right high-ankle sprain — he's out two to four weeks," Joseph said. "Domata Peko's got a right MCL sprain in his right knee — [he's out] one to two weeks. And Derek Wolfe's got a neck sprain. He's still being evaulated, and we're not sure how serious it is right now."

Peko left the game late in the third quarter after appearing to land awkwardly while being blocked on a run play that was called back for holding. Wolfe suffered a neck injury within the first two defensive plays and did not return to Sunday's game.

If the Broncos are without Peko and Wolfe, Joseph said he'd look to the team's youth to fill in.

"We brought Kyle Peko up Saturday and we've got a young guy in Tyrique Jarrett on the practice squad we can bring up if need be," Joseph said.

In Lynch's absence, Joseph said Trevor Siemian will start against the Dolphins.

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