DENVER — The Broncos will be without a pair of defensive starters for their Week 15 matchup with the Bengals.
Defensive end Dre'Mont Jones (foot) and inside linebacker Kenny Young (concussion) were both among the team's inactive players after previously being listed as doubtful to play. Neither player practiced this week. Jones leads the Broncos in sacks, while Young has provided a spark at inside linebacker. Without Jones and Young in the lineup, defensive end DeShawn Williams and inside linebacker Jonas Griffith could be called upon to fill in.
The Broncos also listed seven players as questionable, but safety Caden Sterns (shoulder/neck) was the only Bronco with that designation to be ruled inactive.
Cornerback Nate Hairston (neck), running backs Javonte Williams (knee) and Melvin Gordon III (thumb/hip), defensive end Shelby Harris (ankle), safety Kareem Jackson (back) and tackle Bobby Massie (hip) are all active after being listed as questionable.
For a complete look at the team's inactives, see below.